FITZGERALD, Leonard “Len” James

FITZGERALD, Leonard “Len” James
1948 – 2021

Leonard passed away unexpectedly July 3, 2021, while visiting family and friends in his hometown of Smith Falls, Ontario at the youthful age of 73. Born in March, 1948, Len was eldest son of James Anthony Fitzgerald and Dorothy Marie Harrison.
Leonard now joins his wife Barbara of 44 years in eternal peace. Len is survived by his children: Andrea (Robert), Jamie (Wayne) and Codi (Michel), grandchildren: Raylene, Isaiah, John (Lisa), Amanda (Paul) and Jolene, great- grandchildren: Jordan, Lily, Liam, Leif, Zoey, John Wayne, and Handsome Jack. Len will also be remembered by his siblings: Dennis (Rhonda), Robert (Nancy), Sister-in-law Denise and sister Donna, as well by many nephews, nieces, and dear friends from across Canada, the United States, and Jamaica.
Leonard was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Patrick, sister Kathryn and daughter Stacy.
Len’s joyful optimism could be seen by all who knew him and that passion for life led him to many great adventures! A wise and strong leader to both his families in Alberta and Ontario and a loyal comrade to his trucking and biker family. He was a nature lover and had a soft spot for his dog Bella and all his children’s pets.
Visitation will be held from 7-9PM, Friday, July 9, 2021, at Serenity Funeral Service – North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
Funeral Service, 2:00PM, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Serenity Funeral Service – North Chapel. Cremation will follow. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery for Leonard, Barbara and Stacy will take place on Monday, July 12 2021, at 3:00pm

Serenity Funeral Service – North Chapel at 780 477 7500

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Julie Barriault

To Codi
We never got to meet Leonard(your dad), but blessed to have met you and have as part of our family (sister-in-law), to me…if he is as good as a person as YOu are ..he was a GREAT man.
To you, Codi, and families….Leonard and Pepe Eric, will sure get to know each other in heaven….
Thinking of you, lots here one PEI

Kelly Cassidy

I met Leonard back in the 80’s,when I had became good friends with his daughter Jamie.I remember the very first time I met him he sat us down and told us a story.I will always remember him for all the stories & words of wisdom he had to give us throughout the yrs.R.I.P Leonard you will be missed.My deepest condolences to all his family,my prayers to you all at this difficult time.Love and hugs❤from
Kelly & The Cassidy family

Tammy

My cousin Richard and Leonard were truck driving buddies. Unfortunately Richard passed away three years ago. I was planning a memorial ride in his honour for this month and messaged Leonard to join me. I am so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. I will ride in honour of both of these men now. May they rest peacefully. My love and hugs to the entire Fitzgerald family.
Tammy

Melanie Fyfe

Codi’s dad was the most welcoming man. From the first time I met him, he would tease Codi and had nothing but kind, encouraging words for her. His love for her was very evident. When I got brave enough to ride my motorcycle again, he spent the time to help fix my bike and ensure I had all my documents in order.
He will be much missed by everyone and the kindness that He and his wife Barbara showed everyone was passed down to all of theirs daughters.

Christine Smith

Leonard was full of life, joy and positivity. he didn’t take himself or life too seriously. He welcomed people by teasing and laughing, I’ll miss his spirit in this world.

Sandy Simmons

My condolences to Leonard’s family, his children and grandchildren.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Leonard’s passing. I’ve known him for years as he was my brother-in-law. One of my earliest memories is of him picking up my sister Barb in his convertible and getting to go for a ride. He was always happy to see anyone who walked in the door. I’ll miss his big greetings, laughter and his sense of humour. Rest in peace, Len.

Barry Bradley

Leonard and I moved from Smiths Falls, Ontario to St. Albert, Alberta, at different times during the month of July, 1969. Our first job, in the wild west, was for Wally’s Amusements. Although we never got together as often as we should have, when we did get together there was always loads of laughter and lots of reminiscing. Our prayers and condolences go out to all of Leonard’s family and friends.
Barry & Patti Bradley

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