Leonard Emery McDonald

Leonard Emery McDonald passed away at his residence in Enderby, BC on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the age of 88 years.

A memorial tea will be held from the Mountainside Room at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Wednesday afternoon, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant. Honours will be presented by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Padre Norm Russell presiding.  Piper John Angus and family and friends will share tributes.

Born in Lawson, Saskatchewan on December 4, 1920, Len graduated from high school in Salmon Arm in 1939. He was a veteran of WW II, having served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a wireless air gunner, going to Alaska in 1942, then England and Burma. He made 23 flights to Burma; each trip being 16 hours of flying time, in a B24 Long Range Bomber. Len worked for the province for 35 years, with Forestry, Ministry of Highways and Finance in Kelowna, Prince George and Kamloops until moving to Enderby in 1994. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Air Force Association in Vernon, Wing 899 and the Burma Star Association, Vancouver Wing.

Len was predeceased by a son, Hal, in 1980 at the age of 20 years and grandson, Barclay in 2001 at the age of 4 years. He leaves his loving family, wife, Rosalie; daughter, Sandra McDonald of Barrie, ON; son, Cameron (Jane) McDonald of Angus, ON; two grandchildren, Brian and Cara;  and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Email condolences may be sent to sympathy@bowersfuneralservice.com

  Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.