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Leo Michael Ver
October 28, 1952 - February 4, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Leo Michael M. Ver <br />October 28, 1952 - February 4, 2016 <br /> <br />Our beloved husband, father, friend, neighbour, avid sports fan, tropical fish species identifier, and long-winded storyteller Leo Michael M. Ver, has left us physically but will forever remain with us in our hearts. <br /> <br />Leo was born in Butuan City, Philippines to Felicisimo Sr. and Priscila. He was the last in a quartet of siblings: Adoracion (known as Dory), Felicisimo Jr. (known as Boy) and Juliet (known as Bubut). <br /> <br />Leo received his Bachelor of Science in Fisheries [1974] and Masters of Science in Marine Biology [1981] from the University of the Philippines. He was an officer in the University Reserved Officers Training Course and was a member of the Vanguard Fraternity. For his Master&rsquo;s thesis, he studied the early life and development of the Philippine oyster Crassostrea iredalei. He moved to Iloilo City after marrying the love of his life Leah May in 1980. There, he did research on the sabalo, the breeders of the Philippine national fish, Chanos chanos (milkfish), and the aquaculture of oysters, clams, mussels and abalone. <br /> <br />Leo and May welcomed their daughters Ana Cecilia in 1981 and Felisa Beatrice in 1984. The Vers moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1986, where Leo worked as a marine biologist for the University of Hawaii, doing research on shrimp and oyster aquaculture. <br /> <br />Leo and his family moved to Richmond, Canada in 2003 where he established his floor carpentry business until his retirement in 2014. <br />Leo and May finally settled in Ladner where he began a third career as babysitter to their first grandchild Kennedy, born in October 2014. <br /> <br />Leo loved to sing! He was a member of the prestigious University of the Philippines Concert Chorus and North Vancouver's Burstin' with Broadway (where he hosted many karaoke night specials). He was an avid sports fan, even learning to love hockey after moving to Canada. He loved watching his home team University of Hawaii Warriors, even travelling to away football games in Idaho, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. He rooted for the Raptors, the Blue Jays, and the Seahawks; the underdogs, and the winners. <br /> <br />Leo was predeceased by his parents Felicisimo Sr. and Priscila and brother Felicisimo Jr. He will be missed by his loving wife May; daughters Ana and Felisa and son-in-law Dane; grand-daughter Kennedy; sisters Adoracion (Fred) and Juliet (Edwin); sister-in-law Josephine; nephews Immanuel, Mark, Josef, Edward, Felicisimo III, and Karl; nieces Ivy, Iolanda, Isabella and Jasmine; many loving Bermas and Friesen relatives; and grand-dogs Malia and Petey. <br /> <br />A viewing will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 23 at Delta Funeral Home (5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta). A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00pm at Sharkey's Ladner (4953 Chisholm St., Delta). <br /> <br />Leo's ashes will be scattered in the ocean, which he loved and studied, in Kailua, Hawaii. <br /></div>