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"BUO" 2008 Obituary


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BUONO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
BRAMSON, Leonard 'Len'
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Sandra (LAURIN.) Adoring father of Samantha and Alexandra, and her husband Matthew MONTGOMERY of Australia. Loving Poppie to his grandchildren Neve and Madeleine. Dear brother of Alec and his wife Dorothy, Beverley and her husband Des PETERS, and their families. Sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Donna ING and Kim (Sal) DE BUONO, and by his former wife Judy and her husband Ted STEEVES, as well as his many loyal Friends. Sincere appreciation extended to the nursing staff of K1C for their compassionate care. Len served in World War 2 as a naval signalman aboard the HMCS Barrie. He began a brilliant career in the communications business, as writer and editor of the Hockey News from 1950 to 1957. Len went on to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Broadcasting Systems, where he developed the first coast to coast satellite radio network giving Canada the radio voices for baseball and hockey with Tom Cheek, Jerry Howarth and Joe Bowen. In 1990, Len left Telemedia Broadcasting Systems to become President of The Movie Network, where he launched Canada's first pay per view network, Viewer's Choice. A dedicated sports fan, Len's love for the game lives on. Cremation and a private family service have taken place. A celebration of Len's life for Friends and family will take place on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Rogers Centre, 400 Summit Suite, Gate 13 from 12-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Len's name to the Ontario Special Olympics or Sunnybrook Veterans Grant A Wish Program. Online condolences may be left at www.aftercare.org

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