Len Tyerman passed away peacefully on March 31st. He was a man who wore many different hats, a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His early years were spent in the Kelwood area, he was the oldest son of Fletcher and Mary Tyerman, brother to Effie, Elda, Roger, Ron and Bryan.
Growing up he was interested in gardening and had a top 4-H garden, winning him a trip to Ottawa but due the polio epidemic he was unable to fulfill his dream of going. He was an avid curler, curling in the high school provincials, losing out in the final game in Winnipeg but won the Ressor Event in Brandon.
As an adult he was an active member in the Boy Scouts of Canada in Killarney and Plumas. He coached ball and minor hockey. As he aged, he became an avid supporter of his kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as they were involved in various activities.
He taught school for a total of 25 years in Winnipeg, Killarney, McCreary and finally Plumas. He met and married Gwen Dear of Arden. They both taught in Plumas, where Gwen still lives. They raised three children Gayle (Arnold) Hogg of Brandon, Shannon Yandeau of Plumas and Garth Tyerman of Ft St. John. Grandchildren: Matt (Casey), Ryan, Chelsey (Chris), Zac (Leah), Parker and Kylee (Sean). Great Grandchildren: Cassandra, Keeran, Liam, Tristen, Tyson, KC, Everett, Jemma, Gunner, and Wyatt.
Len was involved in many organizations over the years, President of the Sports Com. and Plumas Curling Club, where he curled until his health prevented him from doing so. He was an avid bowler and bowled in the Western Canadians. A member of the Plumas United Church and the Plumas Seniors Club. He spent many hours at the seniors club after retirement, competing in senior sports. Charter member and President of the Plumas Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for outstanding dedication and Humanitarian service.
Every May through August Len worked for Barkers of Brandon as an insurance broker, field man and a chief hail adjuster. When he wasn't working he was honing his golf game. He loved a good game of golf and took every opportunity to take in a round. Even after the accident, he enjoyed the game. Gardening was a favorite pastime, often being the first to have peas in the ground. He shared the love of working in the dirt with all three of his children. Camping was also an activity he enjoyed, he made friends at every campground. Otter Lake and the wonderful spot by the water was a welcome getaway. Many memories made around the fire, in the canoe or sitting on the deck. A life well lived.
Predeceased by his parents Fletcher and Mary, his brothers Bryan and Roger, Sister Elda, In-laws Teddy and Lydia Dear, and brother-in-law Bill and his wife Louise.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. G. Ong, Neepawa and Gladstone Hospitals, the staff at TCM for their compassion, friendship, care and concern over the past three years.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Plumas United Church - Box 67 204, Anderson St. Plumas MB, R0J 1P0 / Manitoba Brain Injury Association - Sherbrook St., Winnipeg MB R3A 1M5.