Leonard Paul Paramor
June 3, 1941 – August 15, 2021
Leonard passed away on the afternoon of August 15, 2021 at the Neepawa Hospital, at the age of 80. He was born to parents John and Gertrude (Ma) on the farm near Woodlands, MB. Leonard was predeceased by his parents; brothers Walter (Velma), Lawrence (Pearl and Gib), Ed (Ardyth), Gordie (Carol) and sisters Evelyn (Bill) and Bonnie (Dave). He is survived by his wife Cleo, step-children: Ron Brodie (Susan), Lynn Boyd (Lane), Ben Brodie, Jackie Paramor (John) and Deb Thorkelsson (Kent); and by sister-in-law Velma Paramor and brother-in-law Dave Baskerville. Leonard also had 10 grand children, 11 great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leonard attended schools in Woodlands, Glenholm and Arden, graduating in 1959. He was a voracious reader and continued to learn for his whole life. He made the decision to stay on the farm and help his father and then expanded his farm holdings, and continued farming in some form for many years. Leonard also gained a second career by earning his journeyman welders certificate, graduating from Keewatin College. Leonard would continue to weld until his retirement. A few of his proud achievements are helping build the Landsdowne Centennial Park sign, the swinging bridge pillars, the Arden sign by the Millenium Crocus, as well as the World’s Largest Crocus itself.
In 2000, Leonard and Cleo decided to buy and operate McCamis store in Arden. He really enjoyed discussing the issues of the day with all his customers until he truly retired in 2013. During this time, Leonard also ran and was elected as a councillor in the R.M. of Landsdowne for 3 terms. Among his accomplishments was helping install a water and sewer system in Arden, which was quite satisfying to him. Politics was Leonard’s passion and he was able to argue with anyone who did not share his point of view. One of his favorite pastimes was to write letters to the editors of many newspapers (particularly the Neepawa Banner). His opinion and feelings were always honest, and he was always willing to share his opinion with everyone.
In his retirement, Leonard spent a lot of time in his garden and many, many hours at the Arden Seniors Crocus Club. Many cups of coffee, followed many discussions with good friends.
Friends and family were what Leonard loved most. He made friends with everyone who came in to his presence, and definitely left an impression with them. Mostly for the better.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Landsdowne Centennial Park followed by a small family graveside service at Landsdowne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated.
Leonard was a loving and caring son, husband and father. He would do anything for those he cared about. The family wish to thank everyone for their friendship and support given to Leonard throughout his life. Your love and remembrance are appreciated.
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