December 8, 1938 — June 14, 2022
Leander John Wegleitner was born December 8, 1938 in Fulda, Saskatchewan to Frank and Agnes (née Pollreis) Wegleitner, their only child. Predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Carol Anne (née Watson), in 2008, Lea passed away peacefully at the age of 83 surrounded by family.
Lea is survived by his four children, Donna (Nick) Toulmin of Sooke, BC, Dean Wegleitner of the Dominican Republic, Lynn (Dean) Best of Red Deer, AB, & Michael (Nicole) Wegleitner of Vancouver, BC; nine grandchildren: Trevor, Grant, Marc, Kayla, Tyson, Gunnar, Teah, Kade, & Lexi; and four great-grandchildren: Aliza, Mason, Avery Wegleitner & Tage Toulmin.
Lea dedicated 23 years to the Kelowna Fire Department and an additional 20 years to the City of Kelowna as Occupational Health Safety Supervisor. He also assumed the role as coordinator for the Provincial Emergency Program B.C. and Red Cross Search and Rescue. He was often found volunteering with St. John Ambulance, attending local events such as triathlons and concerts, or teaching first aid courses. Lea was heavily involved with Kelowna Minor Hockey for many years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund.
A Funeral Service will be held on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A private interment will take place at a future date at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
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The service for WEGLEITNER, Lea is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.