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TRELEAVEN, Leonard James

October 1, 1921 – February 22, 2012

Leonard Treleaven, beloved husband of Joyce Treleaven, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Care Centre, Calgary on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Len was born and raised in Eston, SK, later graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Engineering. Joyce and Len were married in Brockville, ON in July 1943 after which Len served overseas in World War II with the Canadian Armed Forces, R.C.E.M.E. Following the war, Joyce and Len moved to Calgary where Len worked for the Alberta Wheat Pool for 39 years, retiring as Manager of Engineering, Construction and Maintenance. Len was a life member of A.P.E.G.G.A. and a long time member of the Glencoe Club and Glencoe Golf and Country Club, where he was an avid bowler, curler and golfer. Joyce and Len spent many winters together in California where they enjoyed golfing with their friends. Len demonstrated the deepest sense of integrity, honesty and fairness to all who knew him. A loving family man, he will be sadly missed.

In addition to his loving wife Joyce, Len is survived by daughters Joan (Doug) Biles, Donna (Michael) Crozier, son John (Anne) Treleaven; nine grandchildren Sandy (Pat) Twa, Leslie (Robert) Biles, John (Mary Lee) Biles, Barry Crozier, Kerry (Trevor) Crozier, Bryan (Ashley) Crozier, Stacy (Sean) Rivalin, Shawn Treleaven and Julie Treleaven, as well as four great-grandchildren, Abigail, Victoria, Emily and Adelaide.

At Len’s request, a family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff of Chinook Care Centre for their kind assistance and compassion in Dad’s final days. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 or to a charity of one’s choice.

In living memory of Len Treleaven, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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  1. Brian Palframan :

    John & Anne my condolences to you on the loss of your dad. I lost my dad last year and even though our parents were born in the 20’s and we are no spring chickens I know its so so sad and not easy. Sorry for your loss.

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  2. Warren Stewart :

    Joyce, my very deepest sympathy to you and your family. May Len get nothing but strikes from here on. Warren

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  3. Carol and Doug Fraser :

    Dear Joyce, We were saddened to learn of Len’s passing. How well remember the times the four of us spent on the golf course. Len was always such a gentleman and the two of you made a delightful couple to golf with. May you memories and God’s love uphold you at this time.

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