Leonard Richard (Len) Franson passed away at Durand
Manor, Golden on Friday, November 25th, 2011 at the age of
83 years. A Private Family graveside service will be held at
the family plot of the Golden Community Cemetery where
Len’s cremated remains will be place in accordance with his
wishes. A memorial reception will be held in Len’s honour
at the family home #8-433 5th Avenue, Golden on Saturday,
December 10th from 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in
memory of Len.
Len was born in Edgewater, B.C. and has been a life-long
resident of the Columbia Valley area. He was a member of
the Golden Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years.
Len was a prominent businessman in Golden owning and
operating the Gulf Bulk plant, the Nicholson Store and the
Golden Dairy Queen. He was a trainer for the Old Timer’s
Hockey and enjoyed his time spent with that organization.
Len’s hobbies were camping and curling. Len was
predeceased by his parents, his son Douglas and his sister
Elsa. He is survived by his wife Pat of Golden; four children:
Gordon of Calgary, Sharon (Ray) Wood of Golden, Terry
(Frances) of Golden and Tami (Derek) Colonna of Golden;
11 grandchildren: Stephanie, Jared, Kyle, Andrew, Raelene,
Brandon, Kristen, Ashley, Chase, Alysha and Robynn; four
great grandchildren: Cole, Sophie, Quade and Liem; two
brothers: Charles (Jackie) Franson of Golden and Fred (Betty)
Franson of Golden; sister Ivy Matthews of Victoria as well
as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Messages
of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Len’s
obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Hindman
Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.