Aug 19, 1938 – Jan 20, 2016
On Wednesday January 20th, 2016, Len Mandziuk of Osoyoos, BC passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 77 years.
Len was born in Winnipeg, MB, the elder son of William and Mary Mandziuk who predeceased him in 2007 and 2008.
He leaves to mourn his passing, Lois his wife of 51 years; his son Glenn; his daughter-in-law Alleson and his beloved granddaughter Emma.
Also surviving him are his brother Bruce (Terry); nieces Lisa and Heather; sister-in-law Linda Trypka (Brian); niece Kathleen Schuller (Shawn);nephew Geoff Trypka; grand-nephew Kaleb and grand-nieces Sicily and Sawyer.
Len worked at Sovereign Life Insurance Co., Retail Credit and Statistics Canada in Winnipeg.
Then along with his brother Bruce bought and operated the Towers Hotel in Dauphin.
In 1984, he moved to Osoyoos, BC and with his wife owned and managed the Bella Villa Motel for over twenty years.
His passion and knowledge of the aircraft industry was well known and his collection of clocks was almost overwhelming especially when he wound them all.
He also liked to travel, especially back roads. During his retirement he took great pleasure in taking his granddaughter Emma and her friend Kenzie on trips through Western Canada and as far south as San Diego, CA.
Lois would like to thank her neighbours Felix and Joan who gave their help whenever needed. Also a special thank you to the Ambulance Service and volunteer firefighters who came to Len’s assistance during his illness and Dr. Tarr and the staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital.
A graveside service with family and friends was held on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 at the Scattering Gardens in the Oliver Cemetery.
If friends wish they can make a donation to the Parkinson’s Society of BC, #600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC