For over 50 years Leonard gave back to the Vancouver community. Now, often not leaving the comfort of his home, he relies on Meals on Wheels for a hot meal, a social visit and a check on his well-being.
Leonard was born in Shanghai, where he attended Cathedral School for Boys and later was interned in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp at Santo Tomas University during WWII in Manila, PH. Following liberation, he and his mother moved to Victoria, BC. Here, he worked at places such as Spencer’s and the Pacific Club before landing work at the new CBC television operation in Vancouver in the 1960s.
50 多年來，Leonard 熱心奉獻於溫哥華社區。現在他經常足不出戶，只靠 Meals on Wheels 的送餐服務，他就能享用一頓營養均衡的熱午餐，並有義工友善探訪及確認他的一切安好。
Leonard 出生於上海。 在二戰其間, 他曾受雇於菲律賓馬尼拉的日本戰俘營。 解放後，他和他的母親遷居到卑斯省的維多利亞, 並在斯賓塞和太平洋俱樂部工作。 其後 他在1960 年任職於溫哥華CBC電視台。
1968 年，Leonard 做了溫哥華海洋博物館的主管。被評為 “本地人最富於當地的海洋歷史知識。” 他因維護了海洋歷史, 在1992年 他接受了溫哥華歷史學會的頒獎。這個獎項是每年頒發給一個或多位對溫哥華歷史作出重大貢獻的人。
Leonard 現年86歲，他行動也大不如從前方便。30年來獨居於同一柏文，他沉浸於早年在中國的回憶，他依賴朋友，鄰居以及看護來協助他每天的生活所需。他期待 Meals on Wheels 送餐服務的原因是他可以每天見到不同的人和與他們聊天。 熱心送餐的義工在每星期一至五探訪他，並確保他能收到健康的營養餐。 我們很驕傲能回報給對本地社會有貢獻的人如 Leonard。
By 1968, Leonard was working as the Curator at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Noted as the “most knowledgeable local person on local marine history,” he was awarded the Vancouver Historical Society’s Award of Merit in 1992 for the conservation of maritime history. This award is annually given to one or more persons who have made significant contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Vancouver history.
Leonard is now 86 years of age and much less mobile than he was during his days at the museum. Living alone in the same apartment for over 30 years, surrounded by memories of his earlier days in China, he relies on friends, neighbours and care aides to stop by to assist with his daily needs. Leonard looks forward to Meals on Wheels because it allows him to “see different people every day and they often stay and chat awhile.” Dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers check up on Leonard each weekday to ensure that he receives healthy and nutritious meals. We are proud to give back to local champions like Leonard, who have helped our city grow and be remembered.
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