Obituary of Len Guppy
GUPPY – Leonard Edwy “Len”
The Guppy family sadly announces Len’s death on Friday February 15, 2019. He died peacefully, at Eastholme, Powassan, a month after his 98th birthday. Born in New Liskeard and raised in Temagami, he was predeceased by his wives Laurette (nee Dufresne) and Joyce (nee Saunders). The proud and loving father of Diane Doyon (late Peter) of North Bay, Norman Guppy of Powassan, Debbie Charette (Raymond) and Gina Langis (Guy) both also of North Bay, he will also be lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Len will be fondly remembered by Cathy Guppy and Nancy Emms. He was predeceased by all of his siblings; Alfred (late Joyce), Jack (Peggy), Margaret Gerbasi (late Henry), Alex (Irene), Jean Speer (late Ron), Amy Booth (late Jack) and an infant brother Wesley. An auto mechanic by profession Len worked and raised his family in Kirkland Lake. After 18 years in the private sector he joined the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship Program in 1969. Len was responsible for the program throughout Northeastern Ontario. This was a career he loved, and will be fondly remembered by the many students and apprentices, who become fully qualified tradespeople. He retired in the late 1980’s. Len will also be remembered by many for his talent as a bagpiper. He started playing the pipes as a young man growing up in Temagami and continued well into his 90’s. He was a member of several pipe bands and played countless events in the communities he lived in. Please join with his family to share memories and remember Len during visitation in the Martyn Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon and evening 2- 4 & 7 – 9 pm. A celebration of his life will held at a later date at the Callander Legion, his ashes will be interred in the family plot in Callander Union Cemetery. If you’d like to honour Len’s memory with a memorial donation please consider the Callander Royal Canadian Legion. Online condolences at www.martynfh.com.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Len
Guppy 1921 2019..