Leo went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2015 at the age of 92. Leo will always be cherished by his beloved wife Therese of 71 years and 8 children: Roger (Fran) of Duncan, Bert of Duncan, John (Shona) of Campbell River, Louise (Robin) of Williams Lake, Carol (Greg) of Kelowna, Diane (Bruce) of Kelowna, Marie (Rob) of Princeton, Daniel (Wendy) of Williams Lake; daughter-in-law Cathy; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Leo was predeceased by all nine of his siblings and in 2009 by his 3rd son John. Leo was born on October 21, 1922 in Zenon Park, SK to Joseph and Alexina Larmand. Leo was the youngest of 10 children. While growing up in Zenon Park, he met the love of his life, Therese. In 1943, they married in Victoria, BC. Leo worked as a faller on Vancouver Island. In 1966, Leo moved his family to Kelowna and shortly after began a career with Inland Natural Gas. He retired in 1987 after 20 dedicated years of service. Leo and Therese with their servant hearts, never hesitated to help family, church and community. His joy in life was his family and serving God. Leo was a quiet, kind and gentle man whose actions spoke louder than his words. He was a role model to all who knew him.
A special thank you from the Larmand family to Dr. Bobyn for his faithful dedication that always went above and beyond our expectations and to all the staff and nurses at Spring Valley Care Home for all their kindness and loving care of our Dad. Prayers were recited on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, October 23rd at 10:30 am also at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Interment took place at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Theresa’s Church or the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 307-1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.