Leonard F. Burns
It is with great sadness the family of Leonard F. Burns announce his passing on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Father Dennis Dickson will officiate and burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in the Veteran Section. Legion Rites will be conducted by Roscoe Steele of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59. Len was born in London, England on November 23rd, 1920. He received his education in England and joined the R.A.F. at the age of 16 years. During World War II he was posted to the Moose Jaw Airbase. He met Enid Durnford at St. Barnabas Church and they were married there on November 6th, 1943. In 1944 Enid followed Len back to England where their son David was born. In 1948 they all returned to Moose Jaw. Len was employed at SaskTel for 32 years, retiring in 1982. Len was a faithful servant for the Anglican Church for 80 years. He was a lay reader, server, and a sub Deacon at St. Barnabas Church until its closing. He then joined the Traditional Anglican Communion where he continued to serve until his passing. Len was an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and received the Meritorious Service Award. Above all Len loved his wife and family. He was predeceased by his mother and brother Frank (Min) in England. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years Enid; his son David (Caroline); daughters Dianne (Larry) Hellings, Pam (Kurt) Husi and Cathy McKinnon; 8 grandchildren Laurie (Patrick) Kinequon, Lea (Aaron) Jones, Amanda (Gary Radtke) Burns, Rebecca (Charles) Colenutt, Scott Hellings, Michael Burns, Camille Burns, Brett McKinnnon; 6 great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Sam, Brianna, Elizabeth, Zander and Kaleb. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations in Len’s name may be made to the Poppy Fund, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59, 268 High St. West, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 1S8 or Palliative Care, Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 455 Fairford St. East, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 1H3.