LENETHEN – Percy Owen, of Greenfield, Queens County, died suddenly at home May 30th, 2012.
Born in East Port Medway on November 28th, 1917, he was the son of the late Manfred and Muriel (Shupe) Leneten of East Port Medway, Nova Scotia.
A veteran of World War II, Percy served as Craftsman, R.C.O.C. in England, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany and was discharged home September 1946. He married Vivian Esther Zwicker, Greenfield, Queens County, NS and settled there where he built his own home. He was a former owner of the Medway River Rural Telephone Co. until 1963 when he commenced work at Bowater Mersey. He retired from Bowater as a carpenter millwright in 1982, but continued to remain active in the community and his woodlands. He was a founding and honorary life member of the Greenfield Fire Department, a member of the Greenfield United Baptist Church, former treasurer of the Greenfield United Baptist Church Cemetery and Pine Rest Cemetery, a member of Zetland Lodge #9, A.F. & A.M., a life member of the Royal Arch Masons Rossignol Chapter #6, Antiquity Preceptory No.5 K.T., Philae Temple, Halifax and the Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool as well as former president of the Veterans Club.
Survived by his wife of 66 years, Vivian (Zwicker), his son LeRoy (Pat) and children Echo and Ryan; daughter Phyllis Anne (John) Latka and son Joshua; daughter Valerie (Carson) Smith and son Ian (Jo-Anne) and children Nathan, Savannah and Jacob; his sister Ruby (George) Leslie and brother Douglas (Susan) Leneten as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his twin daughters Maxine and Maureen, sisters Thelma Leneten and Inez Brideau and brother Horace.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 from 2 until 4 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Greenfield United Baptist Church, Pastor Wade Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church or the Greenfield United Baptist Church Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge Dr. Garry Morash for many years of compassionate care. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com