Surrounded by his loving family, Leo Dietz passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at the age of 88. Leo was born in Forestburg, Alberta. As a young man he worked at the Eldorado Mines in Great Bear lake, N.W.T. On September 8, 1951 at the age of 23, he married his sweetheart Florence Beaudoin. Their lives together began in Edmonton, later moving on to Keremeos, Copper Mountain, Penticton, Alberta Beach and finally Canoe, B.C. where they decided to retire.
Throughout his married life, Leo worked in the mines at Copper Mountain, in the automotive industry in Penticton, and as a carpenter at the Cross Cancer Hospital in Edmonton.
His passion for hunting, fishing, gardening, wine making, storytelling and most of all carpentry is fondly remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Florence of 66 years, children Janice Ingham (Gene), Deryl Dietz, Shelly Halverson (Bruce), Murray Dietz, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, his sister Bea Bevercombe, brother Mel Dietz and several nieces and nephews.
We thank each and everyone at Mt. Ida Mews, who very generously loved and cared for our dear Dad. Your compassion will be our comfort for many years to come.
We will miss his mischievous smile, quick sense of humor and the love he shared with all who came into his life. There will be no funeral service at his request.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through Leo’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.