Leonard Roy Acreman
27 July, 1931 – 22 January, 2020
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Leonard Acreman passed away at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Marjory, their two daughters, six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter to be.
Leonard, or Roy, as he was known by those close to him, was born July 27, 1931 in Toronto, Canada, to Ida Mae Gibbons and Leonard Roy Acreman Sr. He grew up the younger brother of sister’s Jean, Muriel, and Doris and enjoyed his younger years playing hockey, baseball, and attending school.
He met his wife to be, Marjory, in 1954 while working at The Banff Springs Hotel; he as a gardener and she a chamber maid. They were married four years later in 1958 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Finch, Canada. Roy and Marjory moved to the United States and enjoyed family life with their two loving daughters Christine and Debra. The little family loved to take camping trips, Roy once had to save both girls on a rogue toboggan, tearing all the ligaments in his leg. They also housed a zoo of pets from dogs to parakeets, all of which he pretended not to like.
Years later Roy was blessed with 6 grandchildren and transitioned into the role of “Papa” with ease. Time with Papa can be characterized by old western movies, gardening, kicking butt at the crossword puzzle, getting picked up from school in his giant green diesel truck, special holiday prayers before dinnertime, and side hugs that could shake you to your core! Being a grandfather suited him perfectly. One of his biggest joys was being so involved in his grandchildren's life and activities. He would wear the school spirit shirts out in his everyday life, not just to games. Papa was your biggest fan, and also had no problem telling you exactly what you did wrong. He would tell you what was wrong with the other team too, so no one was left out. Papa had a great granddaughter on the way and was ready for that new adventure as well.
During the retired years, Roy and Marjory enjoyed each other's company, and traveled to various campgrounds in their RV. They loved to travel up the coast into Oregon for vacation to get fish and chips and enjoy the sites. When home from their travels, they solved jigsaw puzzles together, grew vegetables in their garden, spent time with family, and ended every night with a cup of tea.
Roy had a beautiful life that we all can strive for. His kind eyes and smile will always be remembered by everyone that knew him. He was a committed member to many organizations and clubs from the Shriners to the Elks, dedicated to serving the church, an avid golfer, hockey player, son, loving husband, hardworking father, fantastic grandfather, and a loyal friend.
We will miss him.
- Graveside Service Friday, 7 February , 2020
Leonard Roy Acreman
February 4, 2020
I have very fond memories of uncle Roy and his family ! I recall the great times we had when he and aunt Marjory would come to Canada to visit and the times I would visit them in California . Uncle Roy was a quiet guy but often had a little smirk , side joke or comment that would make you laugh . I only wish that there were not so many miles between us all .
It was a beautiful obituary about a wonderful man ! ❤️