In Loving Memory of
1941 – 2012
On December 28, 2012, Leverne Burnell passed away suddenly at his home in Blackpool, BC. He was 71 years of age. Born in Summerland, BC on October 11, 1941, Leverne is survived by his wife, Marnie; children Carole (Jim) of Dawson Creek, BC, Kathy (Garry) of Kamloops, BC, Allan (Kriss) of Dawson Creek, BC and Sharron (Tom) of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren Daniel, Deidra (Matt), Jocelyn (Bryan), Chance, Jessica and Tasha; great grandchildren Todd, Simon, Raya and Sienna; sisters Lorraine Tomyn (Earl) and Linda Hutchsons (Lee); and nieces Marie, Gillian, Jennifer and Julie. Leverne was predeceased by his parents, Laurence and Ruby Burnell, and by his sister Joyce Burnell.
Leverne was a resident of the North Thompson valley for most of his life. He was actively involved in numerous organizations including the Elks, the Blackpool Fire Department, Highway Rescue and the Community Forest. He was also a first aid instructor and he helped to found the Skills Centre. Leverne will be deeply missed by his entire family and his many friends throughout the Valley.
A Memorial Service for Leverne Burnell took place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Clearwater Baptist Church, with Mr. Lloyd Strickland presiding. All were invited to gather immediately following the service at the Elks Hall in Clearwater for refreshments and to share memories of Leverne.
The Memorial Service may be seen on line, and condolences may be sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com. Donations in memory of Leverne Burnell would be appreciated to the Elks Fund for Children, c/o Unit 3 – 19299 94th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4N 4E6 or to the BC & Yukon Hearth and Stroke Foundation, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6G 3V2. Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.