Obituary of Leonard Wilfred Ryks
Leonard (Len) Wilfred Ryks passed away on June 6, 2021 with his loving wife by his side in Boswell, BC at the age of 76 years.
Len was born on May 9, 1945, in Barrhead, AB to parents Robert and Marie Ryks. He left the family farm at the age of 17 to work in the oil patch. The oil industry gave him the opportunity to travel across Canada, the United States of America, and overseas. Len also owned a trucking company called “Blue Heron Trucking”, supplying water to the general public as well as the oil field. He retired from the industry in 2007, at which time gardening and woodworking became his passion. Len had an artist’s eye when it came to wood, he could look at a piece and envision the final product.
Len will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharlene, son Wayne, daughters Lenora (Shawn), and Angela (Ian), stepson Shawn, brother Elmer (Pam), four grandchildren Shantel, Cameron, Erin, and Ryan, as well as five great grandchildren Eli, Grayson, Sadie, Asher and Jaxson.
Len was predeceased by his parents Robert and Marie, brothers Harold, Wilhelm, Walter, Werner, and John.
No Celebration of Life Service to be held at this time.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Boswell Memorial Hall, c/o Linda Brown, 12374 Boswell Road, Boswell, BC V0B 1A4, or to the Boswell and District Emergency Volunteers (BADEV), 12019 Hwy 3A, Destiny Bay, BC, V0B 1A3.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.crestonvalleyfuneralservices.ca
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Creston Valley Funeral Services.
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