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April 25, 1936 – Brussels, Belgium
June 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Leon was born in Brussels, Belgium on April 25, 1936, and passed away on June 8, 2018 in Calgary. Leon came to Canada in 1948 with his twin brother Jack as orphaned holocaust survivors. After spending the next 20+ years in Edmonton, Leon moved to Calgary where he met his wife of 45 years, Sharon. Always the consummate character, Leon loved to tell jokes and his infectious humour touched everyone he came in contact with. Leon is survived by his sons Warren and Harvey, daughters-in-law Coral and Laura, grandchildren Anna and Alec, and so many other relatives and close friends that he loved dearly. Leon was predeceased by his brother, Jack, his parents Wolf and Szywe Wengrowicz, sister Rachel, and his adopted parents Harry and Lillian Cohen.

A Graveside Service and interment will be at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park (122 Shalom Way S.E.) on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. No shiva.

We would like to thank Dr. Bland and the caring staff at Southwood Hospice and his long-time doctor and friend Dr. Mary Gawlinski, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Temple B’nai Tikvah Synagogue or the Calgary Jewish Federation Holocaust Education Fund.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Stanley zahorouski :

    Sharon and family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Stanley Zahorouski

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Charlie & Betty Ann

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