Obokata, Len

Obokata, Len

February 6th, 2019

On the morning of Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, (George) Len Obokata passed away in his home at the age of 71. Len is survived by his loving children, Kristin, Darcy (Heather), and Jennifer; his grandsons, Kirin and Kenjiro; his stepsiblings, Ken (Teresa) Bell and Sharon Bell; and friend and former wife, Betty Obokata. Predeceased by his mother, Mary Chee Soon Lee; father, George Obokata; and stepmother, Ethel (Bell) Obokata. Len served the provincial courts of Ontario for over 40 years as a Justice of the Peace. The family would like to thank Sherry Vergilio, RN; Dr. K. Milne; and Dr. C. Yamashita for their exceptional care. A Celebration of Life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Rd North, London on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of Len are asked to consider the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 

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Emilyn ghannHello Kristen and family I’m sorry for the loss of you dad. Please know that I’m praying for the entire family and may you find peace and Comfort in knowing that God Cares and is looking Out for you. God bless and peace to all of you. ........Emilyn ghann
Ian & Ruth GilesLen will be missed by his Golf volunteer buddies at Golf Canada. We worked many tournaments with him and always enjoyed his companionship and timeout for a cigar. Ian and Ruth Giles
Judge Greg PockeleLenny O. You were so welcoming to me when first appointed. You endured my slice and high scores when we golfed. You made lunch on the road, the highlight of the trip. We will all be sharing stories over the next few weeks. Miss you.
Jacqui HibbertIt was always an interesting and fun day when His Worship Obokata presided in our court. We shared many laughs over the years and I learned a lot about music as he constantly tested my ability to guess the title of a song. You will be missed. Sincere sympathy to Len's family.
Terry Provost Condolences to Betty and Len's entire family.... We still remember all the good times in the Western Fair News headquarters 40 years ago at the fair. ... A nice man and a funny man...Always left us smiling...Rest in peace Len Terry & June-Marie,,,The Provosts
Imran GulamMy thoughts and prayers are with Len’s family. He was an amazing man who I met through golf. He was caring and thoughtful and appreciated everyone he interacted with. Rest In Peace my friend.
Henry LittletonHey Len; When we first met in court I took things seriously; I learned from you that I was wrong, Once I got to that point we established a relationship based on mutual trust. You made me laugh and you made me think and I enjoyed my career in Policing more fully and for this I am greatful that I knew you. Wishing you all the best for your new journey. Henry Littleton LPS Constable (Retired)
Yvonne & Huntley MorrellOur condolences to Betty and her family through this time of loss. It is said In the wake of sorrow, we find our strength together ... knowing that our loved ones are in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with, and go out to each of you.
David Stafford Lenny was one of the good ones. I always looked forward to those days when we worked in the same court. His sense of humor made him popular with the court staff and other Justices of the Peace. He always had a good spot picked out for us to go for lunch. My good friend and fellow Justice of the Peace Bob Gay and I want to offer our condolences to Lenny's family on his passing. We will think of Lenny often, and miss him every time we think of him. Till we meet again....Lenny.
Doug HoggMy condolences to Len's extensive family for your loss. I first met Len and his mother when he was employed as a teen-aged grocery packer at a store in White Oaks Mall. Our paths have crossed over many decades. We were good friends. He was so outgoing and friendly. Doug Hogg, Deputy Chief of Police (Retired) London Police Service.
William RatcliffeLen was a high school friend at Westminster. He was always friendly and upbeat - one of those positive people who added richness to life. I look forward to joining in the celebration of his life.
Ken and Sue NishizakiDear Betty and family, our condolences on the passing of Lenny. Len always took great pleasure in reminding me that I was younger, so that made him the "big brother". Lenny, you always made us smile. You will be missed , old friend.
Chris BirdMy deepest condolences to the family during this time of loss. I have many memories of working with Len at 80 Dundas Street. I would be there today to show my support to the family but am unfortunately out of the country.
Zeljana RadulovicMy deepest condolence to His Worship Obakota's family. I will always remember him as a caring and thoughtful person .
Circelli FamilyYou wore the robe with dignity and respect. You and your smile will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
ERNEST POPOVICHMy condolences to the family. I appeared in his court , in London and St. Thomas, many times, over many years. It was always interesting and enjoyable. He was one of the deans of his judiciary, always exhibiting his extensive knowledge of procedure and the law. Apart from his passion for golf, Lennie was a member of a local breakfast club called P.I.G.S. ………..politically incorrect gentlemen of stature . After your tough battle....REST IN PEACE LENNIE !
Angela RenaudMy condolences to Lenny's family. I worked with Len for over 20 years. He was one of my mentors and I remember fondly his humour, joie de vivre and deep love of justice.
John F. CarterI think Len was the first JP I ever gave testimony in front of. Len was a great guy and guided mayself and many other young officers in the proper ways of giving testimony. I can still recall learning how to swear myself in at his bidding. I recall Len as a friendly, unpretentious gentleman. Len was well liked and I enjoyed havering the opportunity to know him during our numerous brief encounters over many years. Please accept our sincere condolences: John and Marie Carter Staff/Sgt. JF Carter, retired, London Police Force.
Judy SparksI met Len at Metropolitan United Church at the age of 16 and over the years, our paths crossed - on Naomee Crescent, on the Golf Course, at 80 Dundas Street, and in Bayfield. Len was a character, loved to laugh, and loved life. David knew Len from his time on the London Police Service - and the stories that will be remembered over the next while will bring comfort in his passing. Lenny, you will be missed. Rest well Judy and David Sparks , Sgt. D Sparks, Retired. London Police Service
Claus AndersenLen .. A great friend! .. I am going to miss you and your awesome sense of humour lots ... Claus
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