Obituary of Leonard George Zimmer
Leonard George Zimmer
(December 3, 1933 - April 14, 2022)
Leonard George Zimmer of Daysland, AB, formerly of Spring Lake, AB, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the age of 88 years.
Leonard, known as Lenny to family and friends, was the youngest son of Carl and Martha Zimmer born at home December 3rd, 1933. Lenny grew up on the family farm in the heart of Spring Lake; first farming with his dad and brothers and then later working with his son. He never lost his love for the farm or the Spring Lake community.
Lenny married Marion Enright in July 1962 and raised a family of four, Cathy, Karen, Elaine and Darren. Family was important to Lenny. He looked forward to his children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews visiting. Faith, family, friends, and farming brought much joy to his life.
Although most days were spent working the farm, Lenny made time for slow pitch games, old timers hockey, playing cards with the neighbors and friday auction day. He was a long-time member of the Heisler Elks and volunteered with various organizations in the community.
He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Marion of 59 years; his daughters Cathy (Peter Brown), Karen (David Chizen) and Elaine (Kerry Brown) and his son Darren (Cheryl Tourond); five grandchildren Mathew, Kristin, Colton, Breccan and Joshua; and step-grandchild Cory (Tori). He is survived by his sisters-in-law Peggy Zimmer and Jean Zimmer, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
Leonard was predeceased by his granddaughter Julia Brown; his parents Carl and Martha; his sisters Sophie Stefanishion, and Barbara Weremczuk; infant twin sisters Rosa and Rita Zimmer; and his brothers Alfred and Joseph.
A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church in Heisler.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Leonard's memory may be made to the Spring Lake Cemetery Fund, or to the charity of one's choice.
We find comfort in knowing Lenny will forever be looking over us and his cherished fields of wheat and canola. He will be greatly missed and the comfort and support of his family, friends and neighbors are appreciated.