JOSEPH ALEXANDER HARRIS LEONARD
Born In: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Born: February 9th, 1943
Passed on: November 18th, 2012
Left us November 18, 2012 after a short stay at the Royal Inland Hospital. Buddy was born in Kamloops, B.C., on February 9, 1943.
He is survived by his loving mother Florence Oakland and step mother Vivian Leonard. He is also survived by his son Bob (Lorraine), his daughters Bonnie and Relissa and grandchildren Reanna, Ashley, Elliott and Breanna, his brothers Martin and Russell Leonard, Robert and Howard Oakland, Dave, Sonny, Neil, Dale and Ricky Leonard, sisters Sissy, Carrie and Connie.
Pre-deceased by his father Joseph Alexander Sebastian Leonard and brother Douglas and sisters Sandra Oakland and Virginia Leonard (Bisaillon)
Buddy was raised in the Chase, B.C. area. His chosen career as a millwright started in 1967 at Holding Lumber, Adams Lake, B.C., where he was employed until 1986. While living in Adams Lake with his family he spent a great deal of time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and loving the great outdoors.
In 1986 he moved to his home on the Kamloops Indian Reserve, where he became known as "the brown man in the little blue house". Buddy was mechanically inclined and although he had many friends he made many more while working on their vehicles and those that he couldn't fix sat in his yard, waiting for inspiration.
Buddy was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Our family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to his attending physician Dr. Birdie and the Nursing staff at the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital.
A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tk'emlups Indian Band old gymnasium, located 325 Yellowhead Hwy, Kamloops, B.C.