Leonard Joseph Pecore

Born: Sat., Feb. 25, 1928
Died: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Funeral Service

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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Location: McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home

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Len Pecore, February 25, 1928 - August 27, 2017


After living a great 89 years his way, he is continuing his  journey onward. Len died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.  Elder son of predeceased parents Ranald and Pearl Pecore and brother of Ranalda Tracey (Henry) and Rod (Dianne). Predeceased by his wife of 42 years, June (Cameron).  Survived by his daughter Joy McNevin (Richard) and son Barry (Jim Poulos), and granddaughter, MacKenzie McNevin.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.  After the loss of June, Len enjoyed the embrace of a loving second family, the Mastermans: Joan, Mike, Heather, Kyle and Ryan, their spouses and children. 



Dad enjoyed a rich quality of life and support in his elder years due to the love and kindness of Tom and Carol Harpur and his brother Rod and Dianne Pecore.  And numerous others including the Picards (Ray, Shirley, Cathie, Alan), as well as the community of staff, residents and neighbours of Riverdale Terrace Retirement Home.  An avid lifelong sportsman, Len was a Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame inductee in recognition of his prowess in hockey and lacrosse.  He played with heart.   Len proudly crafted a legacy with his strong, skillful, creative, loving hands in stone, wood and metal: testimony that he was here. 


Funeral Arrangements


Visitation at McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home, 428 Second Street East, Cornwall on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Private family interment at Salem United Church Cemetery, Summerstown.  Memorial donations to Salem United Church Cemetery Association gratefully acknowledged.  Condolences may be left at www.mcarthurbrosfh.com


Charitable donations may be made in Leonard's memory to the following organization:

Salem United Church Cemetery Association
c/o Ms. Christine Jeffrey, Treasurer, 6896 Richmond Road, Summerstown, Ontario K0C 2E0

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Allison (Urquhart) Main
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Joy and Barry and family, my sincere condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. Your Dad was a kind and gentle man who will always be remembered with a smile. May your good memories help you through the difficult days.

Harry Valentine
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Farewell Len,

Was certainly great to have known you

Sympathies to Rod, Diane, Ranald Jnr, Ranalda, Henry, Mrs Joy McNevin and family

Len and I had an interest in old cars . . . he used to reminisce about the Chrysler cars he drove over a period of many years . . . and a British built Morris Minor that he also once owned. Len often reminisced about the Pecore home and the technical skill of his dad who was very adept at dismantling, repairing and rebuilding machinery.

Kenneth Fisher
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Sincere condolences to Joy and Barry and your families on the passing of Len. He was a mentor to all of us when we were young. I fondly remember painting his shop one summer holiday. He will be missed.

Bud & Bernice MacDonald. (Brockville On.)
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Salute Len; (Elbows)

Our condolences go out to all of Len's family members at this time of personal sorrow.

Len's passing brings back the good old hockey days (of the 60's) when a lot of the guys from the area were playing hockey for the Lancaster Dodgers in the Senior Border League.
Len will always be remembered as our leader, both on and off the ice. He was our enforcer, and if an elbow was needed, he took care of the situation.
We all have many, many, great memories of games, hotel game meetings, and a few laughs on the long trip home, and often, the OPP not far behind to make sure we all got home safely.
Len, I agree,...." comes a time when one must take yourself out of the game."

Bon Voyage Pal.......you will be missed.


Ron MacGregor
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Rod ,Ranalda and family our deepest sympathy in the loss of a dear brother. May he Rest in Peace......Ron MacGregor and Pauline McTaggart

Yvon and Carol Gaudet
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
So sorry to hear of Len's passing, our sympathies to Rod and Dianne and the Pecore family

Ryan Masterman
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
To the family and friends of an amazing man, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Len was a truly special person and will be missed. I'm lucky enough to have called him family, and he'll always have a very special place in my heart. Love always, Ryan.

Faye Booth and June Bough
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to all Len's family,

My sister and I spent quality time with your Dad at Riverdale Terrace. June was able to find out more about her parents (Bill & Lucille Bough), by talking about Pearson Hall, with the "Big Bands" and their love of dancing. Len was able to enlighten June about her Uncle Jack & Aunt Lily, from Summerstown, along with The Murray Hill Motel (Tabu Room). We laughed about The Edgewater Hotel! Faye was a short term resident at Riverdale Terrace and shared the love of hockey, cars and life. He always called Faye "Pilgrim", when walked by her in the dining room, with a smile. June & I loved to bring him model cars of yesteryears and coffee table books of cars, which he loved to read. The look on his face was so precious to us, when we would bring in more books and models. Len, we know that you are in heaven playing hockey with the "big boys" and giving them the elbow! And he always told us that he couldn't wait to see his beloved "June" and dance again, along with taking her on car rides.

We now know that you are at peace Len, because you touched so many peoples hearts.

Sincerely, Faye Booth and June Bough

John vipond
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Hi Joy , Barry and family. I was unable to attend the wake for your father, but I wanted to extend my sympathies and condolences. I enjoyed your father and our talks of boxing, hockey and lacrosse when I lived on skid row for 4 years. I have a lot of great memories of your mom and dad growing up on the front in summerstown. God bless you all,

Don Lapierre
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Dear Barry and Joy. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please accept my deepest condolences. I always loved coming by your house as a youth as your parents were always so welcoming and fun. We've just passed the one-year anniversary of my mom's passing. It takes time, but it gets easier to focus on the warm memories. Big hugs to you both. Don

Nicole Claude Boudrias
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Rod Diane

Our sympathies on the loss of your brother. Nicole Claude Boudrias

Madelyn Herschorn
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
Dear Barry and family:

I was so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved dad. I am thinking good thoughts for you in this sad time. May the fondest of memories be a source of inspiration to move forward in life with good health and happiness. Fondly, Madelyn

Chris and Rob Doherty
   Posted Sat September 02, 2017
Our sincere condolences to all of Len's family. We were unable to attend the wake as we are in Newfoundland getting our boys settled for university. Last Friday before leaving we visited Len one last time. He will be missed and will forever have a special place in our hearts. We have very fond memories of Len; we will all miss his interesting stories and friendship. It was an honour to have known him.
With deepest sympathy from Rob, Chris, Nick and Evan Doherty

Raquel T
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Dear B,
All your SenFam is thinking of you and your loved ones during this time.
We wish you and your family our deepest sympathy.

Maria Wallin
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
To Barry,

I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Your dad sounded like a wonderful man and a true inspiration. May you treasure the many memories you have together, and find comfort among your family and friends. Sending much love and support.


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