Leonard Robert Forbes passed away peacefully on 12 April 2019 at the age of 87 years. Leonard was predeceased by his parents Allan and Bertha Forbes, first wife Gwen (White), brother Ken, sisters Ella and Agnes.
Leonard (Len) was born 15 June 1931 in Maple Creek Saskatchewan, to Allan Robert Forbes and Bertha (Ensinger) Forbes. He grew up with 5 sisters and 5 brothers on the homestead farm just outside of Maple Creek. Len spent most of his working life as an Esso Bulk Agent. He and his wife Marcy retired 31 years ago and together they travelled throughout Canada, United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, NWT, Yukon, UK, and Portugal. Len enjoyed watching hockey and baseball. He loved to bowl, curl, golf, and he especially enjoyed playing pool which he was able to enjoy up until days before his passing.
Leonard will be lovingly remembered by wife of 42 years, Marcy (Blackwell) Forbes, his five children Colin & Marina MacArthur, Doug MacArthur, Don & Lisa Forbes, Elizabeth Forbes, and Allan and Jackie Forbes, his brothers and sisters, Soddy, Elsie, Betty, Helen, Elmer, Ralph, and Dave, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family invites you join us for a celebration of the life of Leonard Forbes at the Maple Creek United Church on 4 May 2019 at 2:30-4:00. Family members are invited to a graveside memorial at 1:00 that same day. In lieu of flowers we respectfully ask you to consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge, #40-1202 2nd Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.
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