Dec 26/39 – Sept 15/17 (77 years), died in the Redvers Hospital after a lengthy battle this summer in the Arcola and Redvers hospitals.
He leaves his 4 loving children: Darcy (LeeAnn), Darwin (Leah), Karen (Taylor Gittens) and Amy. 10 Grandchildren: Darian, Averee, Sadie, Hunter, Colten, Riley, Shaelen, Braden, Andrew and Matthew, and many other family members.
Born in Cypress River, MB, shortly after, moved to Saskatchewan. Eventually settled in Forget, SK with his parents and siblings. He went to Forget school to the age of 16 then stayed home to help on the family farm. Lenard was married in 1966, he started his family in 1967 and they moved to Manor, SK in 1970
Throughout the years, Lenard worked at various jobs but found his love for carpentry. He built and renovated many houses and he could build anything from wood . Lenard taught his children his woodworking skills and spent countless hours alongside them helping them learn.
Lenard moved to Carlyle in 2006 where he immediately built himself a shed to “tinker” in. He started fixing lawnmowers for anyone to keep himself busy but mainly he did it to interact and talk with people. Lenard enjoyed talking with anyone and loved having people stop in to see him.
Lenard had a huge heart and an endless amount of love and pride for all of his kids and his Grandkids. He would have the biggest smile anytime he was with his family. Lenard will be missed and forever loved by his children and grandchildren.
Graveside service with be at the Forget, Sask. cemetery announced at the convenience of family.
Lenard Vandermeulen's family would like to send a huge thank you to all of the Supreme Ambulance staff, Arcola and Redvers Hospital nurses, doctors and Home care Aids in the excellent care and compassion you showed our Dad before his passing.
Dad valued everyone's time spent with him and we know he appreciated everything you did for him.
Also, to everyone who went to visit dad and sent us messages and phone calls checking on Dad, all of this meant so much to us all! He was a kind, loving, compassionate soul who truly will be missed by all.