Charles Leonard WATERS


Charles Leonard Waters (Len) passed away at the age of 72 years on October 16th, 2013 at the Stettler Hospital.

Leonard was born May 17th 1941 at the Hanna Hospital, to proud parents Meta and Ralph Waters. Len was raised on the family farm north of Endiang and went on to receive his teaching degree from the University of Calgary. Len started his teaching career in Gadsby and went on to teach in Big Valley, Byemoor and at the Byemoor Colony. Len lived most of his life in Big Valley, were he served as Mayor and Councilor and also worked for many years with the historical society. Teaching St John’s Ambulance courses also took Len all around the district. Flying, snowmobiling and restoring old vehicles were some of Lens favorite hobbies.

Leonard leaves to mourn, his sister Ethel Hayden of Calgary, many nieces, nephews, students and friends.

Len will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his dedication to his students and his community.

A celebration of Len’s life will be held at the Big Valley Hall on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 12 noon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Youth Centre c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.

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