Obituary of Leonard Jansen
LEONARD DUANE JANSEN
Leonard, late of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, SK, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Sarah Jansen; brother Jim (Jenny) Jansen; nieces, Holly Thome and Lori Ruszkowski; sister Gladys (Arnold) Derksen; and parents-in-law, William and Irene Stadnyk. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marcella; daughter Sandra (Darren) Stoppler, Simone (Mike) of Calgary, AB and Derek of Regina, SK; daughter Terry (Ron) Krasilowez, Jared and Chelsie all of Regina; son Bradley (Rachel) Jansen, Ella, Carter, Ava, and Gretta, all of Trail, BC; brother Abe “Les” Jansen of Swift Current, SK; sister-in-law Eleanor (Leon) Proznick of Warman, SK; brother-in-law Bell (Gwen) Stadnyk of Edmonton, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard and family lived most of their lives in Leader, SK and hold that community close to their hearts. He was employed there as District Operator for SaskPower, until his MS diagnosis forced him to retire early from a job that he absolutely loved. Leonard was such a hard worker and the surrounding rural area was so fortunate to have someone so dedicated in restoring their power, whenever there was an outage. Leonard also served on the Credit Union Board and was a volunteer firefighter. We were so lucky to have a loving and caring husband, father, and grandpa, and we can’t imagine our lives without him. Thank you so much to Pastor Jeff Tank for coming to say prayers and to the Wascana Rehabilitation Staff, we can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care he received while a resident there for eleven years. We will miss you all!! Everybody there knew Leonard and he would often greet each person with a smile and a warm hello. A private family service will be held. Donations in memory of Leonard, may be made to the MS Society of Canada, 150 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4R 2N2 or to the Salvation Army, 2240 13th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3M7.
Dad, you are now pain free, “Long May You Run”. We love you and will really miss you.