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GORVEATT – Leonard “Len” Lloyd

June 12, 1957 – May 25, 2010

Len Gorveatt beloved husband of Sandy Gorveatt and father of Adam Gorveatt of Calgary, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the age of 52 years.

Len was the youngest of six children. He married his soul mate Sandy Obrigewitch at the age 20 on August 6, 1977 and became the proud father of Adam Barrie, born May 7, 1992.

Len is survived by his wife Sandy, son Adam, brothers Arnold, John (Joy), sister Betty (Gene) Zelmer and sister-in-law Marilyn Gorveatt. He will be missed by Sandy’s family: parents Tony and Marg Obrigewitch, brothers Mike, Rob and James (Sharon), sister Carol (Scott) Earl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Len was predeceased by his parents Arnold (1990) and Barbara (2010), brothers George and Merwin.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to STARS, Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Foundation – Calgary Base, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9.

In living memory of Len Gorveatt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Harry Klassen :

    Our thoughts are with both families in this time of sorrow.

    Harry, Catherine and Tegan Klassen

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  2. Don & Colleen Whitehead :

    Sandy and Adam. You have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly since I heard the news. I will never forget such a wonderful, generous, funny man. He was such a good friend and PJ and Billy always thought of him as an uncle. He’s going to be missed but never forgotten. xoxo

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  3. Barb LeClaire :

    My heart and prayers go out to Sandy and Adam. Len was such a wonderful guy, he will not be forgotten.

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  4. Doug Menzies :

    Sandy and Adam, as with all your friends my thoughts are with you at this time. I have lost too many friends and family of the past few years to not understand this event to you. I wish you strength through this time. Doug, Brett & Jared.

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  5. Dave Stratton :

    To Len’s family,
    our prayers and thoughts are of you!
    Len was a funny guy, we were part of the “Pool”
    family, all will miss him.
    Strattons, Vancouver Island

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  6. Brock Lounsbury :

    It is hard to see Len go, but it was always easy to spend time with him. . .

    He is a good man – and always will be.

    See you again Len. . .

    Sandy and Adam remember all the good.

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  7. Marie Vernon :

    Dear Sandy and Adam

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. Deven will not forget the time he spent with your family in Hawaii last year and also has very warm memories of Len playing and talking about guitars 🙂
    Marie & Ameer Vernon

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  8. Jo-Ann Byers :

    My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

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  9. Donna Kurtz :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  10. Carol, Chad and Riley Holtzman :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  11. Roberta May-McLean :

    Dear Sandy and Adam,
    I worked with Len at both Alberta Pool and UFA. He was such a sweet man. It was such a pleasure to have known him. As you know people touch you, change who you are, and become a part of you, and I am glad that I knew Len. We always seemed to talk about our darling children. Len always had a smile on his face when he talked about Adam, and always had loving things to say about you, Sandy. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
    Roberta

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  12. Federico Bilotti :

    Sandy and Adam. It is hard to lose someone, especially so young. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Fed

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  13. Kelle Flanagan/ Brad Kuryk :

    Sandy and Adam,

    We are so sorry to learn of Len’s passing. We sure enjoyed the years of hockey and tournaments we spent with you guys. Len was so much fun to be around and he was so great with the kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kelle, Brad, Jacob, Nick and Julien Bergeron.

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  14. Greg Kealey :

    Sandy,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember you, Adam and Len in my prayers.

    Thinknig of you. Take care.

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  15. David Graham :

    Dear Gorveatt family,

    We are shocked to hear of Len’s passing. I looked forward every year to seeing Len at the rink, getting caught up with him on the summer’s happenings, and to chat hockey. Carolyn, Ross (played on Adam’s team a couple of years ago), Ian and I send our condolences.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    David Graham (Blackfoot Coach) & family.

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  16. Yuey and Cheryl Low :

    Sandy and Adam,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. We will remember Len; his smile and his easy going spirit. He was always easy to talk to and we enjoyed his company and conversation at many JDA events. Take care and take solace in all of your wonderful memories.

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  17. Sandy and Adam,
    I knew your dad from Partners. We miss him so much and will always remember what a kind, wonderful, fun loving, generous man he was. He talked often about the many exciting adventures of raising you Adam. He had so many great memories of your latest trip. He loved you both so very much. I pray God will comfort you in this difficult time.

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  18. Marian Rooney :

    Sandy and Adam: I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Len’s death. I have known Len for years thru the Blackfoot Hockey Association and he would always stop and talk about our boys and hockey anytime I ran into him in Riverbend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

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  19. Virginia Posadas :

    My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Len was a colleague of mine at Alberta Wheat Pool and I truly enjoyed working with him. He was always so considerate and helpful.

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  20. Bettelou Stagg :

    Sandy so sorry to hear about your loss. We were notified by Cheyl & Yuey and have read the obituary notice. This will be quite a loss for you and Adam.
    No doubt you will both have very fond memories to cherish. My sincere sympathy to you, Adam and your families.
    Bettelou Stagg

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  21. Barb Davies :

    Thinking of you Sandy and Adam at this most difficult time. Our sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved Len. He always had a smile on his face…..

    Barb and Kit Davies and Family

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  22. John & Joy
    John so sorry for the loss of your brother. Am thinking of you and just remember the memories you have of your brother, and I hope these memories will help you through the difficult times ahead.

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  23. Jim & Donna Pearson :

    Our condolences to Sandy, Adam and the family.
    Enjoyed working with Len at the Pool and have so many fond memories of the great times at Kernels camp outs like finishing a horseshoe tournament at mid night by car lights.

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  24. Marlo Nielsen :

    I met Len a couple of years ago when he was seeking new work opportunities after UFA. He was a really nice man, and was also helpful in referring other people he knew also looking for jobs. I’m terribly sorry to hear of his passing and send my sincere condolences.
    Marlo Nielsen

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  25. Tim and Debbie McDonald :

    Len was always great fun to be with. His quirky sense of humor and joyful laugh will continue to ring on for us… Our sincere sympathy goes out to the entire family.

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  26. Asha and Sanjeev Gupta :

    Sandy and Adam,
    We are very shocked to hear about Len’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

    Asha and Sanjeev

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  27. Roselee Keith :

    Sandy and Adam, I was so sorry to hear about Len. It was always a pleasure to talk to him at any JDA outings… please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you Sandy, Adam and your extended family.

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  28. To the Gorveatt family,

    I remember Len from living and working in Riverbend. I always enjoyed his easy going nature, and his sense of humour. He was a man with a heart of gold, and he will truly be missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences.

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  29. Ravi Srinivasan :

    Sandy,
    My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Ravi Srinivasan

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  30. May the personal memories the family and friends have be a source of comfort, and may the promises that God gives be your source of strength and hope. (John 5:28,29)
    My deepest sympathy.

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  31. Doug and Cathy Olson :

    Shocked and saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you and family.

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  32. karen bennett :

    I am so sorry for your loss. My son Colin and I had many good laughs with Len. He was so great with the boys at the rinks. We were also friends on facebook. He was always so happy go lucky. Sandy and Adam….my thoughts are with you today….Karen and Colin Bennett.

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  33. Corliss & Lorne Moore :

    Sandy & Adam,
    We are so sorry and shocked to hear of Len’s passing. His was a life cut too short. Our condolences to both of you.

    Corliss & Lorne Moore

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  34. Russ & Cathy Tait :

    To Sandy & Son & family:

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Len’s passing. Since meeting him several years ago at the Pool I have always liked how pleasant and cheerful a person he was a great trait for anyone to have. Cathy & I express our sorrow on your loss.

    Russ & Cathy Tait

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  35. Carrie Ollenberger :

    I met Len while I was working at the Partners in Ogden. I could never remember his name, so I gave him a nickname, Mexico. He was always so nice and pleasant when he came in. He was always talking about his family, and his next trip to Mexico. Even after I stopped working at the bar and moved to the landfill he would still make sure he found me on site to say hello and find out how things were going. Im very sad to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful man and a good friend. My prayers are with his family.

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  36. Jill Laxton :

    Sandy,
    I was so sorry to hear of Len’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    My condolences to you and Adam.

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  37. Sue Furanna :

    Dear Sandy and Adam,
    Former JDA’ers so kindly advised me of Len’s passing. At JDA functions I remember how cheerful and friendly Len was. He spoke so highly of you and Adam; he was so proud of you both.
    My deepest sympathy to you, Adam and all the family. Heartfelt thoughts are with all of you.

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  38. Jim & Donna Pearson :

    So shocked and saddened to hear of Len’s passing.
    Our condolences to Sandy, Adam and the family.
    When we worked at the Pool he was always ready to discuss a computer problem and share a laugh.
    I especially remember the Kernels camp outs and completing a horseshoe tournament by car lights at mid night.

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  39. Ed and Bonnie Dunay :

    To: Sandy and Adam;

    Our sincerest sympathy to you, Sandy and Adam on the loss of your beloved husband and Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and also with Tony and Marg.

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  40. Roger and Leslie McMechan :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the months to come. May your many fond memories of your time together comfort you when you are feeling low.
    Take care,
    Thinking of you.
    Roger and Leslie

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  41. carol noonan :

    My sincere condolences..I’ve known Len for a few years from awp and ufa work and he is a kindhearted down to earth guy, and I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  42. Grant and Karin Jollimore :

    Sandie, we were very saddened to hear of Len’s sudden passing. Thinking of you and Adam.

    Karin and Grant

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  43. Bill Scollard :

    Sandy and Adam

    Condolences. Len will be fondly remembered.

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  44. Shannon Girouard :

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Len at the Wheat Pool and then we both worked for U.F.A. Bought our very first holiday trailer from him 18 years ago which belonged to his mom! He was also my computer “guru” for years.

    Wonderful co-worker, friend and overall person. He will be missed by many.

    Shannon and Paul Girouard
    Leduc, Alberta

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  45. Fred & Heather Chen :

    Sandy & Adam,

    It was with surprise that we received word of Leonard’s passing. Our thoughts are with you both at this very sad time. We trust that all the happy times and memory’s you have and with support from family & friends you’ll get through this very tough time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

    Fred, Heather & Trevor Chen

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  46. Lorraine Wardrop :

    Sandy,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Adam

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  47. Kailee Hong and family :

    To the Gorveatt Family:

    Len was a great man. I worked with Len in the IT department at AWP-which was my first job . He always had lots to share and great stories to tell. One of Len’s most memorable lines was at AWP hockey tournament in Southern Alberta in which he stated “Flexible guys like you stretch before a game, guys like me who have not touched their toes in a while, simply have a hot shower before the game. It loosens up the muscles, is way less effort -not to mention I am the best smelling player on the ice!”

    Our deepest condolences,

    Kailee Hong and family

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  48. John & Darla Cain :

    Sandy & Adam
    We haven’t seen Len for years but have very fond memories of our younger days playing men’s hockey. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  49. Rick Fortier :

    Dear Sandy and Adam,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Rick Fortier

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~From a headstone in Ireland

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  50. Sandy

    I am sorry to hear about Len passing. I had the opportunity to know both you and Len many many years ago. I would have first met Len at Central Memorial High School. After High School I eventually ended up going to SAIT where I met Sandy who was finishing up her last year there. Some how a few years later I ended up working with Sandy at Genstar, (I am the guy who shaved off half his beard off for my last day at Genstar). I know my time with Len and Sandy occurred a long time ago but in the last few days I have talked to many people who have had an opportunity to meet with Len over the years. The same theme appears in all of the conversations Len was a very very nice person to be around, the same comments can be said for Sandy too.

    My deepest condolences to Sandy and Adam

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  51. Peggy,Jay and Cindy Hall :

    We were so sorry to hear of Lens passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you both. The Hall family St. Catharines Ontario

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  52. Michelle Gotziaman-Mohamedali :

    My deepest condolences…

    Len was a part of my everyday when he came in to Boston Pizza, with a smile on his face and said a friendly hello. I had some great conversations with Len and he always made me laugh. I will always remember him.

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  53. Sandy sorry about your loss.

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  54. Sandy and Adam,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Randi

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