Lenard Lawrence Backman

7 juin 196523 mai 2021

Lenard Lawrence Backman was born Monday, June 7th 1965 and passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Lenard is survived by his beloved mother Thelma Hall, his love and life partner Melinda LaRose, stepchildren Courtney (Junior), and Dylan. Len is also survived by his sister Donna as well as his nieces and nephews. Len was predeceased by his father Lawrence Backman and his stepfather Bill Hall.

Len grew up in Humboldt Saskatchewan where he attained his grade 12 diploma. He enjoyed playing hockey and was an avid Montréal Canadiens fan. Len also participated in most sports, as he was very athletic. Len moved to Saskatoon and began driving truck for Jay’s Moving and Storage in 1987. He was employed with the company until 2016. Len was a very good driver and missed driving truck the last few years of his life. Len was a lover of music and learned to play guitar when he was younger.

I have heard for a while now how blessed Len was to have me caring for him, loving him, filling the void, even from his doctor and palliative nurses ... HOWEVER, we were blessed to have each other 💙❤️

Len was a caring, gentle, generous, funny man, and was a comedian at heart. If his family or friends needed help in anyway, he was there! He was generous with his time, his life, his jokes, his finances, and his love ❤️. We made many memories over the years! We laughed together, we shared our love of music, and I loved spending time with him.

Len suffered this last year and was in a lot of pain although, one would never guess .... he was stoic and NEVER complained. He showed me strength, courage, and humour in the face of a terminal diagnosis!

The one thought that will keep us going is that he is no longer in any pain and that he’s up there playing hockey on his days off from driving an 18 wheeler.

Len was dearly loved by his mother, they were very close and they shared a bond that was unbreakable. She often referred to Len as her “baby boy.” Len loved his mother immeasurably ❤️ they spoke on the phone every day at least once, sometimes twice a day! He was at peace knowing that I have taken over that role of caring for her and helping her when she needs anything!

I will miss him and his hugs! I love you Len ... from your Beauty 🌹RIP

In true Len fashion… “Why do seagulls fly over the sea? If they flew over the bay, they would be called bagels.”


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Lenard Lawrence Backman


Joe Von Doelln

10 juin , 2021

Thelma, my sincere sympathy. Lenard(Cuzzy) will be missed he was a great person and my best friend. I will never forget him!!
June 08, 2021

Linda & Barry Cole

10 juin , 2021

Sad to hear of Cuzzy's passing. You will be remembered for your off-the-wall jokes and goofy sense of humour. Rest in Peace.
May 30, 2021

Terry Schoonbaert

10 juin , 2021

RIP Cuzzy .
May 30, 2021

Anita Dutka

10 juin , 2021

Melinda. So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
May 30, 2021

Lynne Davidson

10 juin , 2021

Fly free, Cuzzy! All your earthly pain is gone.

Love, Lynne & Woody
May 29, 2021

Roy Holmes (David)

10 juin , 2021

Sorry to hear of Lenards passing.I met him a few times and liked him very much.Sad to hear of step father Bill Halls passing so soon also. Condolences to the whole family,and especially to you his wife ,

and mother Thelma Hall.God Bless and comfort you in this trying time.
May 29, 2021

Cathy Katelnikoff

10 juin , 2021

Thelma and Donna:
I'm soooo sorry to hear of Lens(Cuzzy) passing. Years ago we all had some good times and alot of laughs. I hadn't see him in years but ran into him recently and he still had the amazing sence of humor.
Melinda I never met you but I know you lost a wonderful man. My love and prayers go to all of you.
May 29, 2021

Mark Larocque

10 juin , 2021

So very saddened to hear of Len’s passing. I haven’t seen him in about 20 years and met him through Dave Chuckrowski, a close friend of his who left us too young as well. A good man with a pleasant sense of humour. RIP Len. You will be remembered.
May 29, 2021

Louisa H

28 mai , 2021

I met Lenny when I visited his Mum Thelma and my father Bill in Saskatoon some years back. He welcomed my sister Colleen and myself into his home with great kindness and warmth. We had lots of laughs and chats and great fun when he brought us both out in his truck and gave us a guided tour of his neighbourhood. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. He was a gentle and kind guy who I am sure will be sorely missed by those who loved him throughout his life. xx Louisa, Ireland

Colleen Ó Neill

27 mai , 2021

I met Len for the first time 12 years ago went I travelled from Ireland to Saskatoon to spend time wit my dad Bill Hall.... Bill was Lens stepdad... Len made me and my sister Louisea feel so welcome.... I met Len several times on each of my visits.... He took me on a drive threw the praires and I truly felt at home.... I told you Len that I felt you were like a brother to me and felt proud when you said I felt like a sister to you.... I will so miss not being able to meet you again when I visit Canada.... Sleep peacefully Lenny..xx.. Colleen O Néill Ireland