June 1, 1952 – March 16, 2021
After a battle with lung cancer Len Sprague passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021, with his wife Dianne at his side. Sharing Dianne’s loss are his daughter Marianne, son Steve, step-son Dave’s family, and step-daughter Deneen and her family, as well as Len’s siblings – brothers Glen and Dale and sister Margaret – and their families.
Len will also be deeply missed by his “out-laws” Judi, Les and Phyllis and their families. Len was predeceased by his parents Earl and Anna Sprague and his step-son Dave. Len was a man of many stories and careers. From working with racehorses to a job in sales that sparked his entrepreneurial spirit, he experienced many adventures in his lifetime. Some of his ventures included Surrey Lake Resort, a Chevron Town Pantry, and a convenience store in Maple Ridge.
Then in 2001, he and Dianne moved to the Cariboo where they bought and operated Fawn Lake Lumber until retiring in 2016, at which time they moved to their perfect home in 108 Mile Ranch.
Len had a very dry sense of humour: with a glint in his eye and a small smile he would say his piece and it was up to you how you took it. His keen attention to detail could elicit both frustration and appreciation from those around him. Len loved his gadgets and was the person his friends and family went to for “techie” advice.
Len enjoyed many hobbies. Building “Wood n Things” with Dianne to sell at area farmers markets and craft fairs kept him busy in the warmer months. Being an avid stamp collector kept him occupied in the colder months. Len was actively involved in the Big Horn Archery Club, serving as treasurer for many years. He was also the ultimate haggler and could get a deal on almost anything.
Len really enjoyed playing (preferably winning at) cards. However, his biggest passion, besides Dianne of course, was camping and fishing. He loved to be out on the lake and spent countless hours fishing various lakes in the Cariboo. In the last few years Len and Dianne enjoyed going to Dugen Lake to fish and camp in their campervan. So, if you’re headed out that way, be sure to throw a line in for Len because he knows how to catch the fish there (so says Len).
Many thanks to Dr. Montgomery, Dr Geerts, the Home Health workers, and the Palliative and Acute Care nurses in 100 Mile House.
A service will be held in the lower mainland at a future date.
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