It is with sadness we announce of the peaceful passing of Leonard Treflin on Nov. 14, 2000 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Man., following a brief illness, in his 88th year.
Leonard was born Aug. 4, 1913 in Elm Creek, Man. but moved to the Rainy River District at an early age, where he would call home forever.
On Nov. 25, 1948, he and Frances Desrosier were united in marriage and began their life together in Morson, Ont.
He is survived by Frances, as well as daughter, Maxine and husband, Kim Hannam, of Winnipeg, and son Glen, and wife, Kathy, of Fort Frances, Ont.
Also surviving are the grandchildren of which he was so proud, Matthew and Elliott Hannam, and Tracy and Bryan Treflin.
He was predeceased by his parents, as well as brothers, Clarence and Arnould, and sister, Lizzie Pearson.
During his time with us, Leonard could best be described as a person who always looked at what he could do for someone, not what they could do for him. From his days at Cedar Island to serving overseas with the Army in World War II, and then his years working in the Morson area and on Lake of the Woods, he always had the other person’s interest at heart.
Not to go unmentioned should be Leonard’s love of music. In early years, it would not be unusual for him to snowshoe or ski across the lake from Cedar Island to Morson with his accordion strapped to his back to provide entertainment at a dance.
His extensive collection of Scandinavian accordion music provided him with countless hours of entertainment.
Prayers were held Thursday evening, Nov. 16, 2000 at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. Father James Panikulam officiated, with interment in Morson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Miller, Jim Miller, Lawrence Fadden, Milton Kreger, Lee Johnson, and Leonard Moen.
Honourary pallbearers were Willie Almers, Murray Meyers, Colin Dalseg, Jim Meek, Fred Miller, and Ron Bernardi, who also gave the eulogy.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care for Dialysis, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.