Leonard Bawtree

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Bawtree on June 7th, 2014 with all his family by his side in the Vernon Hospital after a short illness. He was born Jan 7th, 1924 Enderby, B.C. He was a decorated WWII pilot. While stationed in England, met Ruth Swaby and married her July 2, 1945. He Logged for himself for many years both with horses and a small caterpillar. Worked for Riverside Forest Products for many years. He served as MLA representing the Shuswap in the 1970’s. Leonard was a long time director of the B.C. Cattleman’s Association and a founding member of North Okanagan Livestock Association. He was also a founding member of the Okanagan Shuswap Woodlot Association. He was a director to the North Okanagan Regional District. He is survived by his wife Ruth, Daughter Angela Bawtree and Son Leon (Jane) Bawtree, grandchildren David Bawtree, Christopher (Lysa) Solic, Shannon (Dale) Almass, Meloday (Elamine) Soufi. Great grandsons Liam, Jordan, Rio and Mavrick. Also his sisters Edith Bawtree and Jean Cleator and brother Alfred Bawtree. Also by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Noelle Bieber, Phyllis May and grandsons Peter, Lauren and Francis Callaghan. A Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 14, 2014 at Riverside Hall, 3784 Trinity Valley Road, Enderby B C. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca . Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Vernon Morning Star

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