TILBE LeonardPosted: September 19th, 2013
Leonard (Len) Francis Tilbe born December 6, 1938 in Macleod, Alberta. Suddenly passed away August 25, 2013 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 74 years. Lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, of 54 years, Janet (Lubin), son Wayne of Fort Macleod, daughter Carrie (Rob) Sproviero, of Richmond, BC, grandchildren Joshuah Roy (Tanya), of CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Isabela & Anthony Sproviero, of Richmond, BC, and great grandchildren, TJ and Hailey Roy, of CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Smith, of Sundre, AB & brother Jim (Sharon) Tilbe, of Calgary, AB, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Lillian Elizabeth & Ronald Thomas Tilbe, long time residents of Fort Macleod.
Len lived most of his life in Fort Macleod, except for three years as Post Master in Valleyview, AB. He was, in his youth, a Boy Scout, achieving the position of Queens Scout. He participated in Fort Macleods well being all of his adult life, as a Volunteer Fireman, to the level of Deputy Chief and long term Elks Lodge member, with upper positions of Exalted Ruler & District Deputy. He was ardent supporter and volunteer with the Girl Guides Camp Okeekun, completing his contribution there doing flood restoration work just days before his passing. He also served on the Economic Development Committee, for several years. Len was a tireless and devoted member and Director of the Riders of the Plains Commemorative Troup, dedicated to restoring the Historic History of Macleod through the 1884 NWMP Barracks restoration project. He was also involved with many other projects, too many to mention. Len retired as Fort Macleods Postmaster in 2000, after a 34 year career, with Canada Post. In his retirement he enjoyed camping with his RV, and renovating his home, which to some was known as the “Pinder House”, but was their home for fifty years. Len loved driving and put this love to work as a car transfer driver, for Scougalls Garage. A Celebration of Lens life will be held at his home in Fort Macleod on Saturday, August 31st starting at 1:00 PM.
Donation, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Girl Guides of Canada, Chinook Area, Camp Okeekun, or to the Fort Macleod Fire Department.