Surrounded by his devoted and loving family, Leonard Gerald Putnam died peacefully, Tuesday, June 24th in his 90th year. Born in Chatham Ontario to William and Frances Putnam (nee Dauphin), Leonard was a beloved brother to Richard (Eileen), Reid (Gerda), William (Doris), Harold (Marie), Jack (Donna), Bonnie (Gerry), Catherine (Bernard), Dorothy (Walter), Marylou (Joe) and Carmen (Bill). A World War Two Vet and longtime Kent County businessman, Len and his former wife Evelyn were parents to eight children, Kathleen Putnam, Sean (predeceased), Colleen (Keith Ford), Eileen (Chester Kuratczyk), Evelyn, Leslie (David Bobier), Matthew (Anna Karpinski), and Stephanie Mason (Rob). A man of many self-professed blessings, Leonard was loved by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Guy (Nicole) and Marijke Maclean; Stuart (Katie), Madeline and Gordon Graham; Lauren (Trevor) Power, Crauford and Kendrin Madar and Shalen Trask; Adelaide and Miro Kuratczyk; Anastasia (Michael) Suja and Apollonia Putnam-Karetos; Ella Putnam; Aislinn, Isobel, Ewan and Nigel Mason, and Great grandchildren Griffin and Beckett Power and Evan Suja. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Leonard’s name to The Poppy Fund, Branch 28, Legion, Chatham, Ontario.

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