After a lengthy illness, Leon Carl Kielczewski, 57, passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 with family by his side.
Leon was born to Paul and Margaret on May 16,1951 in Fort Frances, Ont. He lived most of his life there, but travelled often to Edmonton, Alta. to visit with family and friends.
Leon was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed the time he spent with family, friends, and by himself at Kettle Falls and on Rainy Lake.
At the age of 18, Leon enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served on the USS Okinawa.
Leon is survived by his two children, Brandi and David; and grandchildren.
He also is survived by brothers and sisters, Harvey (Barb), Pat (Vera), Keith (Betty), Gail (Bill Shields), Ray (Dee), Laurie (Rick Sutherland), Bonnie (Bernie Limoges) Deder, and Shawn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Leon was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Margaret; brother, Kevin; sister and brother-in-law, Barb and Terry Johnston; aunt, Rita; and uncles, Allan and Alton.
Cremation has taken place and a tea will be held in his honor on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances.