It is with gratitude that we celebrate a life well-lived. Graham Richard Lea,
beloved husband, father, brother and friend, passed away April 3rd with his wife Roz at his side. A
self-made man, he lived an exciting, fulfilling life that many could only hope to – from lead smelter worker in Trail, to R.C. A.F. flight mechanic, to CBC broadcaster, provincial politician and corporate executive officer- Graham lived his life to the fullest, renowned for his quick wit, intellectual curiosity, love for debate and side splitting humour. As MLA from 1972 through 1986, where he served as Minister of Highways in the Barrett government and opposition critic for a number of economic portfolios, and during his many years as Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association, Graham was a strong voice in provincial economic and resource related issues and policies. He loved his
family unreservedly and will live on forever in the hearts of Rozlynne, children Melanie (Rick),
Marni (Chris), Alex and David (Denise), grandchildren Tristan, Kyle, Alexis, Mathew, Sara, Anthony, Brenden, Davey, and Hannah, sister Doris, brother Donald, and the many special friends he made and kept over the years. Graham Lea will be sorely missed.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2pm, April 21st at Royal Colwood Golf Course in Victoria.