Leigh Trafford

It is with great sadness that the family of Leigh Trafford announces the sudden death of this very special man. Leigh leaves behind to love and miss him forever, his best friend and beloved wife, Anna, and his stepson Rick Ahtila. He shared a special love for his sisters-in-law, Helena Kankaanpaa, Hilkka Kivirinta, Ulla Grant and their families. Leigh is also survived by sister, Jacqueline Trafford of Victoria, and nieces Cydney, Shannon and Alison. Leigh was born in North Vancouver, but grew up in Peach Valley, Summerland with his parents Ben & Lucy Trafford. It is there that began his lifelong love for the orchards. Throughout the years, he always had a little peach block to work on, sharing the fruits of his labour with family and friends. In 1994, he met the love of his life, Anna, and they began to build a life together of love and mutual respect. Leigh owned and operated Allstar Spraying for many years, pruning and spraying backyard fruit trees for the people of Summerland. Leigh loved his books, reading was his passion, and writing at one point a newsletter, The Midweek Tattler. Leigh loved to travel, and together he and Anna travelled throughout the world learning, and at times writing about his travels, but his happiest moments were sitting on his front porch with his Anna talking about the world around them. Leigh fought courageously and without complaint for the last two years of his life against kidney failure, always grateful to the wonderful people that made it possible for him to be here a little longer. His highest regard and thank you to Dr. K. Hendry, Dr. Brian Forzley, and especially to Hilary DaCosta of the Renal Clinic. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Summerland Funeral Home, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Pastor John Briscall officiating. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

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