Leonard Blatz

Obituary of Leonard Roger Blatz

 Leonard Roger Blatz

(August 12, 1954 - January 7, 2022)

 

Leonard Roger Blatz of Camrose, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, at the age of 67 years.

 

Len was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1999. He battled and survived cancer for more than 22 years, allowing him to attend graduation ceremonies, weddings and meet his grandchildren; many of life’s proud milestones – a remarkable victory for Lenny.

Len deeply loved his family, friends, and sports and was fortunate enough to put all of those together for some epic trips to Bandon Dunes, Italy, the World Juniors, Blue and Grey golf tournaments, and many Grey Cups over the years. Lenny loved telling jokes and was the life of the party. He was a kind and generous soul, qualities that endeared him to many and allowed him to make friends everywhere he went. Len was a proud cancer survivor and ardent supporter of the Relay for Life in Camrose for many years, often making time to support others with their own battles with cancer. Lenny loved music, playing guitar and singing and spent many years enjoying the Big Valley Jamboree. Len was a private pilot and loved to travel. He especially cherished the winters he was able to spend in Brazil, Arizona, and most recently Osoyoos with his extended family.

Len is survived by his 3 sons Gregg (May), Jordan (Laura), and Chris; six grandchildren Karl, Lian, Cooper, Oliver, Sebastian and Julia; siblings Alex (Dianne), Isabell, Irene (John), and Victor; his best-friend Gary Browning; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Len was predeceased by his parents Alec and Helen Blatz, infant sister Bernice, sister-in law Loretta Blatz, and brother-in law Norman Fuechtmann. Len was a man of faith and we take comfort knowing he is with the loved ones that left before him.

Due to Alberta Health restrictions, a private family service will be held. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022, on the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church website: https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/ and a recording of the Funeral Mass will be available following the service on the St. Francis Xavier Church website under "Recorded Masses."

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Len’s memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Society, or to the Hospice Society of Camrose and District. 

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