January 26, 1934 – August 28, 2018
Leone Letitia LaJeunesse, beloved wife of Bob (deceased), passed away at Columbia View Lodge in Trail, BC on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the age of 84 after battling cancer.
Leone was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan to parents, Flossie & Johnny Scheidt on Jan 26, 1934. She had one brother, Harvey of Salvador, Saskatchewan (deceased).
Leone met Bob at the young age of 14 & 16 respectively in Salvador, Saskatchewan. After dating seven years, they moved to Fruitvale where she went to business college and began working in the secretarial field at Cominco in Trail. They married and made Gray Creek their home. They raised four children, Maurice of Fruitvale, Janine of Stoney Plain (deceased), Nanette of Balfour, and Corinne of Chemainus.
While raising the children, Bob worked for Cominco at the Bluebell Mine while Leone was a stay at home Mom. They grew large vegetable and flower gardens while also running a small farm with animals. Leone loved flowers, sewing, reading, camping, playing cards, cooking and sometimes golf. Later years, they moved to Creston and purchased a bit larger farm. She went back to work there part time in an insurance firm and then for the probation office. In 1980 They moved back to Fruitvale and in 1990 they bought property in Balfour where Bob built their third home.
With another large garden they spent many years there until Bob passed away in June of 2011. Leone then sold home and moved to Mountainside independent living home in Fruitvale in 2012. She resided there until her passing.
There will not be a service or celebration of life but as an expression of sympathy, donations in Leone’s name may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation at 150-686 W. Broadway,Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
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