Leonard Walker

Born: Wed., Apr. 27, 1938
Died: Fri., Sep. 4, 2020


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Sep. 09, 2020
Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d'Or


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LEONARD WALKER
Alder Point


With heavy hearts we, the family of Edward "Leonard" Walker, age 82, announce his passing on Friday, September 4th, 2020. Leonard passed away at home, with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Leonard was the son of the late George (1964) and Genevieve (nee Devoe) (2010) Walker of Alder Point.
At a very young age he fished the North Shore and worked on the Wreck Cove Power Plant access road.  Leonard worked at the fish plant in Alder Point on the wharf for many years, and worked his way up to become manager of United Maritime Fisheries.  We have been told by many people that he gave them their first job.  After his career at the fish plant, he scalloped and lobster fished with his brother Greg and good friend Earl.
Da loved hockey and was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan.  In his younger years he played hockey for the Bras d'Or Lakers and the Old Time Hockey league later in life.  In 2015 he was inducted into the Northside Sports Hall of Fame along with his brother Vince.
He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Jean (nee Phalen), his daughters Kim (Doug McNeil), Lynn (Kevin Mercer) and son Todd (Tammy Boutilier).  Also left behind are his 5 grandchildren Shannon, Mitchell, Taylor, Brooklyn and Tristan, seven brothers; Kenny (Heidi), Sheldon, Gordon (Barbara), Donnie (Sandy), Gerard (Susan), Pius (Debbie), and Greg (Joanne) and six sisters; Anne Larade (Bob), Sr. Joan, Betty Graham (Brad), Norma Marsh (Lou), Carol Vickers (Johnny MacNeil), and Vicky Taylor (Jimmy), Uncle Johnny, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  
Dad was a kind and gentle soul who was loved dearly.  His younger siblings looked up to him with great love and affection for guidance and support.
Leonard was predeceased by his sister, Helene (2010) and brothers Gib (2012), Vince (2020), Richard (1961) and James Adrian (1947).  
A private family visitation will be held.
A graveside service will take place Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 1:00 pm in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Leonard's memory may be made to VON Cape Breton or Hospice Palliative Care Society.  Words cannot express our gratitude to these wonderful nurses and doctors. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com




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Madonna Le Blanc
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
My sincere condolences to Jean & her family, & to all Leonard's Brothers & sisters, He was a wonderful person,

Jackie Fraser
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
My Deepest Condolances to you All.Leonard was one of a kind.Always a smile
And a twinkle in his eye.May he rest in Peace.Take care of Eachother.

Jeanette Green Russell
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
My sincere condolences to the all the family you are all in our thoughts and prayers

Dawn Whitty
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
My deepest condolences to you for the loss of Uncle Leonard. He was such a huge presence in the family and in the community of Alder Point. He was next in age to my mother and growing up they were so close. I think he was the heart of the family. He was in the house on the hill looking over grandma and watching over her and all that came to see her. I know you all will miss him so much. In your mourning be kind and gentle with yourselves and know that he will always be with you. May he rest in peace.

Verna and Cameron Mac Neil
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss.Leonard was such a gentleman .Jean and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Verna and Cameroon

Ann Laffin
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
My condolences to the Walker Family. Lennie was a good man and great boss.

Cameron Clarke
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Sincere condolences to the family on Leonard’s passing.

Cathy and George Mouland
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Jean and all the Walker family. Leonard will be surely missed by all who knew him.

David and Sharon Watts
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Jean and family.....our deepest sympathy on the passing of Lennie....

Bev and Calvin Bungay
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
To all of Lenny’s family our deepest sympathy
God bless

William and Anne Bungay
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Please accept our sincere condolence and prayers on the passing of Lenny. I had the privilege of working with Lenny at the Alder Point Fish Plant during the summer student years. I will always remember Lenny for his kindness. Rest in Peace my friend.

Timothy Holloway
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
We are sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. Condolences to all of Leonard's family. RIP dear soul. Sincerely, Tim and Shelley

Gordon and Dorothy Gillis
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Our sincere condolences to all the family. Ken and Donald you have our prayers for your loss.6

BRENDA LEBLANC
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, sincerest condolences to all the family. Take some comfort in the fact that Leonard is now at peace and may you always cherish your wonderful memories of him.

André Mouton
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Dear Ken, Don and family, please acceept my sincere condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times, may Leonard RIP.

Cassie & Norman Brochu
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Lenny.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Adrian and Gloria Blinkhorn
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the walker family. Hugs to all. Lennie will be missed at grandkids hockey games.

Jim and Joyce Paquet of Alder Point
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
We are so sorry for your great loss. Our thoughts all with you all during this sad and difficult time.

Shirley & Carl MacRae
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Deepest Sympathy to Jean & Family. So sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing.

Dave and Lynn Gillan
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Jean and family. I remember my time at the fish plant well and Leonard was a great boss/manager. He gave me a shot when I really needed a job. In later year when our paths would cross (at Kenny's retirement dinner or at the garage in Bras D'or), he was always the same old Leonard who never forgot a face. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss as he will be greatly missed.

Ann Parsons
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Sorry to hear of your loss. Leonard was always the same whenever I met him ,a gentleman , I so feel your pain.

Kevin and Anne Smith
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Todd,
To you and yours, our deepest sympathy. We lost another one of the Good Guys!

Kevin & Anne

Russell&Anne MacDonald
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
We are sorry to learn of Leonard’s passing. From reading the condolences, it is clear that he held a special place in the hearts of all who knew him. May your wonderful memories of him keep you strong.
Anne & Russell

Linda, Armando and family
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
We just want to send our sincere condolences to the Walker family and especially to Jean and the children. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Love and prayers to all of you. The Sanguigni’s

John Coady
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Sincere condolences to Lennie’s family and the many friends who will miss him dearly. Lennie was always a gentleman who greeted everyone with a smile and a firm handshake. His word was his bond. And he was fully committed to both family and community. He will be long remembered and sincerely missed.

Frank and Linda Howell
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Walker family on Leonard’s passing. Know that he is at peace after such a long hard fought battle.

Lorne and Millie Jennex
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Jean and all the family. Lennie was a real gentleman and Lorne always spoke so highly of him. God bless each one of you.

Thomas Gaskell
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Jean, and the entire Walker Family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Lennie. The entire community was enriched by his being there and we have all suffered a loss. Those of us who knew “ our goalie” from on the ice will I’m sure feel a special loss since his always being there, as well as his steadiness and caring, were always so evident.
Tom and Agnes

Brian and Brenda Taylor
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
So sorry for Walker families loss.
He was true gentleman. We will miss him.
God bless.

Terry Power
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My sincere condolences to Leonards family. In my younger years in Alder Point. Leonard was someone who I always looked up to. He was a true gentleman with a great personality. I'll miss his visits to The Mayflower Mall.

Joe & Anne Burton
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our deepest condolences to all of the Walker Family on Leonard's passing! Joey grew up with him, he was a fine man always! May he rest in peace and may God Bless all of you!

Olive Fraser
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Jean and family, our sincere condolence to you and family on the passing of a truly wonderful man.

Marjorie O'Toole
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to all the Walker Family. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time.

Jeanne and Murdock MacNeil
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Dear Norma and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Time tends to help with the healing. Take care.

Darryl & Andrew Walker
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Sending lots of love to Aunt Jean, Lynn, Kim, Todd and families. So many great memories of Uncle Leonard - and will never forget the time he and Uncle Greg took me scallop fishing for the day. xox

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