25/04/1949 - 27/07/2021
Obituary For Leonard Yaceyko
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Leonard Yaceyko, resident of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the QEII Hospital.
He left this world surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with ALS.
Len was born on April 25, 1949 at Vilna, Alberta. He married his wife Louise in 1970. In 1971, with their newborn son Brad, they transferred to Grande Prairie from Edmonton where Len worked at Eecol Electric. In the next few years two more children came into the family, a daughter Leslie and another son, Patrick.
Len worked at Prairie Truck and Trailer for a number of years at H&M Meats and at Ed Pardell Sand and Gravel until his retirement.
Len loved the outdoors. Camping, hunting and fishing were his passions. His happy place was at the cabin near Spirit River, Alberta. There he could take the kids and grandkids fishing in the dugout or show them all the quadding trails through the bush. “Don’t go in the mud!” was commonly heard but rarely done.
Len loved hunting and enjoyed all the time he could with his great “Hunting Buddies”.
He will now be able to watch over us with his favorite four legged friends, Molson and Hunter that passed before he did. He will be telling us where to look for the deer and elk.
Len is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Louise, son Brad (Kristen), daughter Leslie and son Patrick, grandchildren Carter, Abbie, Nash, Addison and Kyler, father Metro Yaceyko, brothers Ron (Peggy) Yaceyko, Terry (Terri) Yaceyko and Richard (Evelyn) Yaceyko, sister Elaine Allen, brother-in-law Toni (Chris) Selzler, sisters-in-law Carol Mandzie and JoAnne Fisette, as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Len was predeceased by his step grandson Avery Stoetzel and his mother Sophie Yaceyko.
There will be a graveside service at the Grande Prairie Cemetery located at 11101 84 Avenue on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:30 am with a Celebration on Life to follow at the Brad Yaceyko acreage, 6710 -77 St County of Grande Prairie starting at 1:00 pm
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com
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Louise and Len's loved ones. Len became a wonderful friend and hunting and fishing buddy many years ago. He had a BIG heart. I always felt really welcomed by him at the 'cabin'. He will be missed by many. God bless you Len... until we meet again. Jerry Nessman
Louise, Brad, Leslie and Patrick....I am saddened by the news of your loss. I have many great memories of Len, "Tuba" and I chasing around Bear Lake at 4:00AM looking for the next Flock of "honkers" to come into our sights. Maybe he can Scout for the next Field and Flock UP There until we can all join together again in the Future. Sorry For Your Loss my Friends.; Dave Reiniger
RIP Len. Although we are unable to attend the service, we send our thoughts and condolences to all family near & far who will continue to hold Len's memory in our hearts. - Leanne, Paula & Linda Reitan
We're so sorry to hear of Len's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We curled together for quit a few years and those time will always be remembered.
Louise & Family - our condolences on your loss. Just to let you know we're thinking of you. Marianne, Maria, Garth, Robert - General Accounting
Louise and Family My prayers are with you at this time. I will always remember the good times on the farm as kids. I ln loving memory Debbie Klimchuk
To the family of our cousin Leonard. We were so sorry to hear of Len's passing. There is no time long enough to prepare our hearts to say goodbye to the ones we love. Our sympathy and heart felt thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Phyllis, Claire and Bill
My sincere condolences to Len's family, both immediate and extended.. His passing leaves a big hole in our Yaceyko family and he will be missed.
Len was part of Ed Pardell Gravel for many years and was a valued friend of Ed Pardell (Sr). He will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with go out to Lens family during this time. Ed Pardell Gravel (Ed, Donnie and Joan)
I worked with Len in Edmonton at EECOL. He was a fine man. My condolences to his family
Louise, Metro and families: Our deepest condolences to you all on your loss of Len. We will always remember him as a kind and generous person who loved life and his family. We bless that you remember Len at his finest. Compassionately yours, Ken & Sheryl Klimchuk and Helen Klimchuk
I'll always think of him while elk hunting around Blueberry. " All you got to do is slow down and listen " Doesn't just apply to elk hunting. Thanks Len for some great memories. Rob.
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