Date: Wednesday 28th June 2023
A service of Thanksgiving for Len and his life will be held in St. James Church, Clitheroe followed by a private family committal
Leonard Green – Len
On 8th June 2023, Len passed away peacefully at the age of 73, following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia, with his loving wife Janine Green by his side. A cherished father to Bethany, Emily, Florence, William and Amelia and a much-loved grandfather to Eloise, Brody, Ava, Aurora and Max.
There are no words that can encapsulate a life-time of achievements and fond memories and Len will be sorely missed by many. He loved to spend time in the garden with his yellow rubber gloves, take long walks with the dogs (and the children, much to our dismay at the time!), and ride his motorbike as soon as the weather turned fine. He loved to tinker with anything that moved in the house, and his DIY skills will remain legendary – even if it meant he was late to every single meal! There was always a song being sung, or a silly phrase being shouted across the garden, especially at inappropriate times just to make us all laugh and giggle. Len was a devoted husband, and we all love hearing the stories of the treats and surprises that he would come up with just to bring a smile to Janine’s face. Of course, his real passion was always Greenplant Stainless – and we consider this his first baby. He started the business in 1986 and steadily grew a reputation and respect that still precedes him even now. This can be seen in the number of work colleagues and business associates who became friends, and Len was the type of person who would make time for anyone if they needed help.
Len was kind, loving, well-respected, and caring, and our family will be missing a key part that we won’t be able to replace. He will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.
Donations in lieu of flowers are being gratefully received on behalf of Lewy Body Society. To donate, please click on the blue donate button at the foot of this page.
Please feel free to leave a message for Len’s online memorial book by completing the form below.
Pam and Peter Lavery
Dear Janine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your lovely family at this sad time.
We first met Len over 30 years ago when we became neighbours at Waterside news Padiham he was a true gent and a very good friend. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him especially Janine and the family RIP Len
Thinking of you all at this very sad time, from Joan’s daughter from Belvedere Care Home
Janet & Alan Cornthwaite
Rest in peace to a lovely gentleman,thinking of all the family at this sad time god bless you xx
Pauline, Katie and Mark
If ever a life is well lived, Len’s was. Len’s soul was gentle, his kindness overflowing and his love for his family and friends so evident in everything he did. Although he is at rest, he will be ever present in his lovely family. We are better for having known and spent a little time with Len and our thoughts and prayers are with him and everyone at this time. Sad to see him go, but lucky to have known just a little bit of him.
Wonderful man with a beautiful heart – sending much love to Janine and all the family. Stay strong and know that you are loved. All my love Jessica
I’m so sorry for your loss, Len was a true Gentleman and I was lucky enough to have known him for a number of years and have lots of fond memories, which I will cherish, sending love to you all ❤️???? RipLen
Janine and all your lovely family, What can I say that hasn’t been said already about Len a lovely human being that will be missed by all who ever knew or even met him. Yes his physical being is gone but I am sure he will never be far away when you need himMy love and prayers are with you all.
Sending prayers and condolences to all of the family . Janine has lost the love of her life. There are no words to fully express how deeply she touched my heart as these last few years have been woven through with love , fear and mostly compassion. Our prayers are with you as Len continues to always remain a blessing in all of your hearts.
It was a pleasure to know and to care for Len. Len had a fabulous personality and so obviously devoted to his lovely family. A true gent and a true pleasure to know and care for. Rest in Peace.
Angel wings have been gained for the much loved Len, never far away from his loved ones, giving strength when he is near. Much love to all the family.
I had the honour an privilege of knowing Len for over 40yrs.He was my best man at my first wedding and although we lost touch after Greenplant closed down we stayed friends in our Hearts.He will be sadly missed.
I remember Len as a lovely caring man and a true gentleman Message for the family of Leonard.
We will cherish the fondest of memories of the marvellous Len. Very sadly missed. All our love to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
A truly lovely man, good memories of waterside mews Padiham xxxxx
Through life we meet people, some for just a short time some that remain in your life much longer! I met Len Green some 30 years ago when we became neighbours in Padiham! We became close friends, playing Squash together, socialising together, visiting Len at his Villa in France and Len Janine and Florence visiting us in Cyprus! We would House sit/dog sit for Len n Janine when we returned from Saudi Arabia/Cyprus, We worked together on projects at his new property at Park Head Farm sharing some great moments together. Len passed away after battling Lewy Bodies Dementia for 3 yrs. It is with a broken heart and Great sadness to say farewell, long before his time! You will be greatly missed my dear friend. RIP Len!
Jilly and Alastair
Len was a true gentleman of kindness and humour.
Gail and Martin Larkin
Len was such a wonderful man we hadn’t seen him for a number of years, but always remembered that cheerful smile, thinking of you all at this sad time, taken to soon . Xx
Thinking of you all at this time ???? may Len now rest in eternal peace and serenity ????
Good friends from Waterside News in the early 90’s. Happy times. A lovely man. R.I.P. Len xx