It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Leon Emmanuel Gieselman. Leon passed away peacefully in Kamloops, B.C November 8, 2015. He was born in Bladworth, Saskatchewan to William and Margaret on February 6, 1920. He is survived by his wife Theresa, son Gordon D. (Judy) Calgary, daughters Brenda L. (Ron) Jasper, Judith L. (Rick) Jasper, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Norman. Leon will be missed by his many friends and family.
Leon was a decorated WWII fighter pilot, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a dedicated family man. He enjoyed summers with his friends, family and especially grandchildren at the Shushwap. Curling and golfing were favorite past times as well. Leon and Theresa had been retired in Celesta and Chase, and Kamloops, B.C. since 1980.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase, B.C. on Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Royal Canadian Legion.
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