Leonard Minor

Obituary of Leonard Randell Minor


Leonard "Len" Randell Minor


Over the hill and around the bend, Len has headed on to his next adventure. Len passed away on May 13, 2023, due to a short battle with cancer. Len, fondly called Lenny by those closest to him, was a remarkable individual whose life was filled with boundless exploration and an insatiable zest for life, which will continue to inspire and resonate with all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Born on March 19, 1952 in Magrath, AB, and moved to Coutts, AB, where he spent his childhood and teen years.   Len was a true adventurer at heart; where he chased his passion for discovery and the great outdoors through kayaking, hiking, fishing, camping, and photography. Len embraced every opportunity to satisfy his curiosity about the world around him and to experience life lived to its fullest. Len’s infectious enthusiasm and quizzical mind were matched only by his genuine kindness and warm heart. He had the uncanny ability to connect with people from all walks of life, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to cross his path.

Len’s early life included a short time in the Navy, where an injury had him seeking new passions.  He returned to Milk River AB, married Elaine Ellert, raised a family and after attending SAIT in Calgary opened Consumer Electronics.  This led to a lifelong love of electronics, working many years at Motorola, and with the City of Saskatoon. As an electronics expert, he soon became well-reputed within the industry. He became the chief implementer of Saskatoon’s city’s communication system for police, fire, and ambulance.

“Every job needs a new tool!” was an all too familiar motto of Len’s as he was also incredibly skilled working with his hands and spent many hours performing beautiful house renovations along with creative and innovative woodworking projects in “Possum Lodge.”

After retirement, Len spent many months travelling with the love of his life, Linda, to warm destinations in their mobile home away from home. On each journey down South, the family requested regular check-ins because you never knew where Len’s “next shortcut” would take those two. However, friends were always made wherever they landed, and fabulous tales of more adventures were sure to follow.

Len is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Eunice Minor. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda Minor, as well as his children Jenn Minor (Ben & Brogan), Jerry Minor (Olga )(Aleesa & Milana), Janeece Seaman (Rob)(Mason & Hadley); and Elaine, the mother of his children. His step-children: Candace Reznechenko (Perry), Curtis Funk, Clinton Funk (Marlene)(Carson & Austyn), along with his sisters Lori, Shelley, and Holly.

Though we mourn his departure, we find solace in knowing that Len has embarked on his final adventure, exploring a new frontier beyond our reach. May his well-lived life be a continual reminder that life is meant to be lived to the fullest.


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