Leonard Antoine Douziech

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leonard Antoine Douziech on December 19, 2019 at the age of 61.

His memory will be cherished by his loving wife Dessislava Gavrailova; sons Daniel and Justin Kautz; mother Ann Marie Douziech (Adelard Ouellette); father Louis Douziech; brother Laurent Douziech; sister Louise Croome (Guy); stepbrothers Father John Paul Ouellette and Leo Ouellette; nephews Sheldon (Andrea) and Andrew; niece Laura (Jared); as well as great nieces Blakely and Avery and great nephew Tyler.

He will be sadly missed by his father in law Nikola Gavrailov; mother in law Tianka Gavrailova; brother in law Atanas Gavrailov (Miroslava) and their son Velislav.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10:00am at Paroisse St. Thomas d’Aquins 8410-89 Street, Edmonton, AB.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Darsaut and his team at the U of A Hospital Neurological unit; the Cross Cancer Institute Oncologist Dr Easaw and his team; St Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital Palliative Hospice for their tender care; numerous friends and family (Lenny’s Angels) whom have provided much needed help, love and support to Leonard & Dessilava throughout this battle with brain cancer.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made directly to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. www.braintumour.ca

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

8410 89 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 4N3

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Regine L’Heureux O’Neill

My heartfelt condolences to Leonard’s beloved family and friends. I was quite upset upon hearing about his passing from brain cancer. Leonard was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humour and a true gentleman! We knew each other from high school, were in many of the same classes, and we loved to compete for marks! I will not forget you Len, you are an angel now looking out for us all, especially your loved ones. Rest In Peace, mon ami.
Regine aka China

Bernie Thauvette

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences go out to Dessi & Family and friends. Leonard has a warm place in our hearts:) Bernie + Giselle

Lanny and Arlene

Our deepest sympathy for your loss Dessi. We’ll always remember Len as a happy, kind and sincere man who was extremely devoted to you. He will be missed by many who knew and loved him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. <3

Tammy-Jo Mortensen

So sorry for your loss Dessi. I will always remember Len as generous, kind, and quick with a laugh and smile.

Slavica Damjanovic

My condolences to Len’s family. We will miss his cheery smile around the office.

John Friedel & Theresa Fagnan

What a great picture choice. Sorry we won’t be able to attend Lenny’s Funeral Services.
However on December 30 all of us cousins & our spouses out here in Az will share a special dinner together in our home in his honor. We will always hold a little piece of him in our hearts.

David C Loree

Blessings,to Len’s family. It is hard to keep in touch with all those we have met and spent time with in 20 some years in this close community. Our times singing and celebrating are remembered. I know there is another angel now to help his family cope with the loss of the physical man they knew and loved . Sing on Len.

John and Raymonde Schile

Dear Dessislava and family,
We share in your sorrow for the loss of Leonard. We will keep you in our prayers and also make a contribution to the Brain Tumour Foundation in Leonard’s memory

Lees Miskulin

My heartfelt condolences to Leonard’s family and friends on this deep loss. I met Leonard in Grade 9 and knew him to be funny, kind, with a gentle heart. Though I haven’t been in touch for a very long time, he has always held a special place in my heart . Godspeed, dear Leonard, and Rest In Peace. ❤️

Jim & Sharon Croome & Family

Our deepest condolences, love and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Nicole and Matt Crawford

Sending our Condolences and wishing love, light and love to all family and friends. Xo

Naomi Rankin

I am so sorry for your untimely loss. Len always seemed so energetic to me – we are contemporaries but I always thought of him as a young man..


My sincere condolocense! I was blessed to have met Lenny in 2004. A man with a sincere smile and a gentleman nature. May you rest in peace.

Denise Leclair

I am so sorry to read of Leonard’s passing. We knew each other in grade school and occasionally connected after that. I knew him as a kind man. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Marie Lavoie

Mes condoléances chère Dessy ainsi qu’à toute la famille Douziech! Ce fut un choc d’apprendre le décès de Léonard. Comme j’aurais aimé lui parler de vive voix avant son départ définitif… Je me promettais de lui téléphoner dans le temps des fêtes, mais il a décidé d’aller passer Noël au ciel! Bonne envolée mon bel ami! Tu seras à jamais dans mon coeur!

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