OBITUARY

Charles Leitrants

April 17, 1951July 14, 2019
Obituary of Charles Leitrants
Charles Leitrants April 17 1951 ~ July 14 2019 It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Charles Leitrants on Sunday July 14. He passed away quickly while working in the garden with his adored wife Margaret. Loved and respected by all who knew him this lovely gentle man brought innovation, humour and often unique perspective to every part of his life. He attended Lakehead University majoring in history and later became a master carpenter and there are many examples of his craft gracing Thunder Bay homes to this day. As a young man he joined Kam Lab Theatre an experimental theatre troupe as an actor, performing at local theatre houses and touring throughout Ontario. He happened to arrive in Vancouver in time to join the then nascent film business and continued to work in it his entire life. Charles took great pride and loved his work whether coordinating the scenic carpenter and paint crews or working as an art director. His professionalism, competence and intelligence ensured outstanding success in this his chosen field. Charles was a man of intellect and curiosity always ready with a book recommendation and an erudite analysis of it. Of his death “It is as if an entire library burned down.” Travel, art, fine food and exploring life to the maximum, always engaged, caring and interested. Charles felt fortunate in love, in friendship, in family and work. All who had the privilege of having this man in their lives profoundly feels his absence. Charles is survived by the love of his life Margaret and a loving devoted host of cherished cousins on both sides of the country as well as his half sister Lilita Rugina of Riga Latvia. In Thunder Bay he leaves Ieva Vilcins Maija Vilcins Erika North, Lisa and Ansis Rozenbergs, Colin Leitrants (Stephanie Niemi) Cameron Leitrants (Claire Farrow) And in Vancouver Anton North (Heather McAlpine), Anna North (Jeff Cuffe) His beloved mother Olga Leitrants predeceased Charles. The family would like to thank the Bowen Island paramedics for their rapid response and thoughtful care Take someone you love to a sunny meadow or the beach and have a picnic and make a toast to one of the best. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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