Leonard Raymond DeMelt

May 7th, 2021

TO KNOW HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM
We celebrate the life of Leonard Raymond DeMelt who died peacefully in North Vancouver, B.C.
He was a loyal champion of men, a mentor, a pioneer, a team player, but the most important things in his life were his family, his dog Matilda and many friends.  
Len lived 1000 years in his 75 calendar years we had with him because he attracted life with a purpose and intestinal fortitude very few men could replicate.
Len grew up in the small town of Yellowknife as a precocious young man who loved animals and people and had global ambitions to see the world.
In the early years, Len attended the Haileybury School of Mines and received his degree and the appropriate accreditations to pursue a career as a Mining Engineering Technologist.  
After being involved in many mine start-ups and discoveries in North America, Len decided it was time to see the world. So he decided to build his mining empire and legacy in Peru by pioneering and championing numerous explorations and mining development initiatives in Peru including Norsemont which now represents 2 % of Peru's GDP.  
Len will be deeply missed by all the people he mentored and touched spiritually and emotionally. He is survived by his wife Jean, children Derrick, Stacy and Joshua, his mother Viviene, sisters Hazel and Linda, his grandsons Justin, Tyson, Isaiah and Khourey, and his beloved dog Matilda.  
Please go to Holy Trinity website for services information   https://holytrinityparish.ca/?page_id=1947.  Interment will be on 20 May 2021.
In lieu of flowers send donations in honor of Len DeMelt to Cancer Research and a local animal shelter.

Messages:

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. My condolences. May he rest in peace.

Our Deepest and Most Sincere Condolences. We pray for Uncle Len that he may rest in peace as well as our Beloved Aunt Jean that she may have the strength to persevere in this challenging times. Our thoughts and prayers will always forever be with you.

Sad to hear about the loss of a loyal friend and classmate. Len was a true entrepreneur who was never afraid to get his hands dirty. He represented all the best in his chosen field. I always referred to him as "Big Lenny" because he was truly larger than life. RIP old friend!

Dear Len, Was my pleasure knowing you in my life. Thanks for being such a great friend and all I learned from you. We will miss you. Peace upon your soul ,

Len will forever live in my heart. He lived 10 lives in one. My condolences to Jean and Lens whole family

We are saddened by the news of your loss. May God grant you the strength. Our sincere Condolences...

Our Condolences to you and your Family on the passing of LEN, May our prayers ease you this difficult time.May He (Len) rest in Peace...

Len was a huge influence in my life. He was generous beyond measure, and one of the most respectable and honest men in the industry.

From our family to yours during this difficult time. Rest in peace Len.

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs to you Jean.

Sending my condolences to you and your family. I am keeping you in my thoughts.

My sincerest condolence to Jean and the rest of Len’s family. RIP Len and you will be missed.

Words can’t describe how sorry I am at this loss. You’re in my prayers

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