It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard Scholte announces his passing on Thursday January 23, 2014 at the age of 80 after a 13 year battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1933 in Haarlemmer Holland and moved to Canada in 1947.

Len will be remembered by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Anneke, his five children Wendy and John Bosma, Judy Scholte, Caroline and Frank Bonanno, Richard Scholte and Trina Scholte. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Dan and Sarah Bosma, Sarah and Trevor Blackwell, Gino, Nico and Maria Bonanno, Braedon Scholte and Miranda Harbour; and three great grandchildren, Annika, Haydn and Henrik Bosma. He is also survived by his six sisters, Nellie, Gerty, Marie, Margaret, Cory and Reka. Len was predeceased by his brother Hank Scholte and grandson Jonathon Bosma in 1981 and grandson Mike Bosma (missing since 2006).

He will be forever remembered as a caring, compassionate man who loved all creatures as shown by his dedication to working his farm in Garnet Valley for 28 years.

Len lived in Summerland for forty years and had a passion and joy for sharing stories of the past, making him our family historian. His greatest gift is the unconditional love that he gave his wife, family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm January 31, 2014 at the Summerland Baptist Church 10318 Elliott St. Summerland, BC.

Those who so desire may make a donation in memory of Len to the Moog and Friends Hospice House P.O. Box 1105, 1701 Government St. Penticton, B.C. V2A 6J9

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