SCHLEMM, Leonard Gardner Wortham
1913 - 2013
Peacefully in his sleep, in the early hours of Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Place Kensington in Westmount after a long and wonderful life. Leonard was predeceased by his beloved wives Roslyn and Christine, and by his brother and best friend, Garry. He leaves to mourn his two sons Leonard (Annick-Isabelle Marcoux) and Anton (Sally), his eight loving grandchildren (Leonard Jr., Courtney, Tyler, Alana, Sara, Amanda, Anton Jr. and Elsa) and his step-daughters Marian and Jean. He is also fondly remembered by his friend and long-standing companion, Nancy Lloyd, his sister- in-law Joyce, his nephew Christopher and nieces Wendy and Jennifer, and his cousin Philip Brown and his children (Judy, Patrick, Kathrine and Philippe).
Leonard had two main passions in life: his racquet sports at The Atwater Club (formerly MB&SC) and his close friends and family at Lac Brule. In the words of Gavin and Derek Drummond from their book 'The Atwater', 'Leonard is in virtually everybody's opinion but his own the best all-round athlete to have ever competed for the MB&SC.' He won numerous provincial and Canadian championships over the years, both in badminton and in squash. He was still a regular on the courts well into his eighties. He is also a past president of the Club. On weekends and after retiring, Leonard's life was at Lac Brule where his father had first bought a country home in 1923. As the Schlemm family expanded, Lac Brule became the home base future generations returned to. Leonard's Brule residence was his home with Nancy until November of last year, when he moved to Place Kensington. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Place Kensington, and particularly Carol and Sharon, for all their assistance.
A celebration of Leonard's life will be held in the vicinity of Lac Brule in May, to coincide with what would have been his 100th birthday.
Thursday February 14, 2013
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