LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-21 published
CUNNINGHAM, Margaret Elizabeth (née BROOKFIELD)
Veteran of World War 2
Of Lion's Head, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's head on Sunday, May 18th, 2008. Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (nee BROOKFIELD) in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late James Alexander CUNNINGHAM (2001.) Devoted mother of Joanne CORMIER and her partner Robert CLARKE, of Lion's Head, and Mary Louise CUNNINGHAM- SMITH and her husband Greg SMITH, of Oakville. Cherished grandmother of Alexander WHITTAKER (Anne,) David CORMIER (Jessica,) Justin CORMIER, John CORMIER (Christine), Jason CLARKE, and Amanda CLARKE and great-grandmother of Abigal, Annabelle, Lily and Hannah. Sadly missed by her niece Claudia LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of North Carolina; her cousin Penny MUNROE, of Toronto; and Friends Nancy HOWALD, of Miller Lake, Beth MARTELL, of Lion's Head, Linda SCHAEFER of Wiarton, and Al MUTCH, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brother Robert BROOKFIELD. Betty served during World War 2 as an Army Captain stationed at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Cremation has taken place. Betty's daughters invite Friends to join with them for a Celebration of Life memorial at Joanne's home (25 Jackson's Cove Rd., R.R.#3 Lion's Head) on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 3 o'clock. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Bruce Peninsula Clinic (Lion's Head) would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-11 published
TURNER, George Phipps
At G.B.R.H.S. Wiarton on Monday June 9th, 2008. George TURNER of Kemble in his 72nd year. Loving husband and best friend to Mary (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) for over 51 years. Sadly missed by his daughter Darlene (Darcy) and her husband Edward STUBBE of Toronto. Survived by his brother Edward TURNER of Sault Ste. Marie, his sister June SHANNON of Cookstown, and his brother Ronald TURNER of Collingwood. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. George was well known in the community as a local Country and Western musician. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Donations to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
LONG, Elmer James
At McGarrell Place, London, Ontario on Thursday, April 24th, 2008, Elmer James LONG of London in his 102nd year. Finally his prayers were answered and Elmer joined his beloved wife and best friend the late Nellie (WILSON) LONG in Heaven. Mr. LONG was a co-founder of Wood Lynn Farms Limited. Dear father of Ted LONG and his wife Sherri and Catherine MORRISON and her husband Larry all of London. Predeceased by his parents James and Lillian LONG, his brother Wilmer LONG, his sisters Hazel BLANEY, Evelyn LONG, Pearl HAY, Pauline LONG and his son Gerry LONG and his wife Irene. Much loved grandfather to Jim LONG and his wife Sarah, David LONG, Dennis LONG and his wife Mari, Christine LONG and her husband Dean GOCAN, Dan LONG and his wife Amy LEPAGE, Merieh GIBBS and her husband Steve, and Jina STAINBROOK and her husband Duane great-grandfather to Ryan LONG and his wife Nadine, Rhianna LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her husband Jason, Spencer and Aidan LONG, Katie, Bella and Sophia LONG, Bo and Paige GOCAN, Mikaila, Gage and Riley GIBBS and Bridger and Cooper STAINBROOK and great-great-grandfather to Neisa and Arianna LONG. Also survived by Dianne Evans and his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. At Elmer's request, donations would be greatly appreciated to Thames Valley Children's Centre Auxiliary, 827 Headley Drive, London, Ontario N6H 3V7 of which Nellie and Catherine are life members. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (519) 433-5184).

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
BAXTER, John Elmer
Age 82, of Sarnia formerly of Brigden passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Bluewater Health, Mitton Site Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Marion Jean (LESTER) BAXTER (1999.) Deeply missed by dear special friend Bette CALDER of Sarnia. Loving father of Sheila (Sam) INSKEEP, Les (Kathy) BAXTER, Judy (Rick) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Jim (Darlene) BAXTER, Ken (Margaret) BAXTER, Marybeth (Al) RICHARDSON, Keith BAXTER and John Jr. (Karen) BAXTER. Dear grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Bonnie (late Ross) (2008) LESTER and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary Ellen (ARNEL) BAXTER, brothers Elvin, Franklin, and sisters Helen, Maude and Erma. John was a World War 2 Veteran and life member of the Royal Canadian Legion #635 Brigden. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Legion walk through at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Norm WITHERS officiating. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion #635 Brigden. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-23 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Gertrude Ellen (née PURCELL)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, May 21st, 2008, Gertrude Ellen LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (nee PURCELL) in her 96th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Floyd (October 1999) and two sisters Catherine DEMPCIE and Misa McCANN. Gertrude was the last surviving member of her family. Dearly loved and missed by her son Tom and his wife Karen of West Lorne and her daughter Eleanor and her husband Allan MARKS of Saint Thomas. Loving Gramma and Nana of Kim PENNY (Perry) and their children Stacey and Stephen of West Lorne, Steven LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Bothwell, Kelly MARKS and her children Marcie (Tim) and Curtis MATTHEWS of Windsor, Cheryl IDESON (Brad) and their children Brennan, Stephanie and Shannon of Saint Thomas, Paul MARKS (Laurie) and their daughter Abby of Brownstown, Michigan and James MARKS of Saint Thomas. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment McLean Cemetery. If desired, donations to charity of choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be made at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
THOMAS, William Gordon
At Saint Marys, Ontario on May 26, 2008, William Gordon THOMAS of London in his 91st year. Beloved and loving husband of the late Mildred Jean THOMAS. Dear father of Steven and Mary Anne THOMAS, Nancy and Richard REID, Scott and Kausar THOMAS and Melissa and Graham LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Spirited and loving grandfather to nine. Survived by sisters Marion ROBINSON of Toronto and Jean BRADLEY of Saint Marys and brother John THOMAS of Minden. Predeceased by sisters Aileen FOWLER and Vernice FAZEKAS. Bill served on HMCS Thunder during World War 2 and at retirement was Personnel Manager at Kellogg's Canada. At Bill's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of Bill's life for family and Friends will follow on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Wolseley Barracks, Officer's Mess, 701 Oxford Street East, Building 92, London. Donations to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) (1470 Rue Peel, Montreal, Québec, H3A 1S8) or Ducks Unlimited (1036 Commissioners Road West, London N6K 1C3) would be greatly appreciated.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
LONG, Elmer James
At McGarrell Place, London, Ontario on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 Elmer James LONG of London in his 102nd year. Finally his prayers were answered and Elmer joined his beloved wife and best friend the late Nellie (WILSON) LONG in Heaven. Mr. LONG was a co-founder of Wood Lynn Farms Limited. Dear father of Ted LONG and his wife Sherri and Catherine MORRISON and her husband Larry all of London. Predeceased by his parents James and Lillian LONG, his brother Wilmer LONG, his sisters Hazel BLANEY, Evelyn LONG, Pearl HAY, Pauline LONG and his son Gerry LONG and his wife Irene. Much loved grandfather to Jim LONG and his wife Sarah, David LONG, Dennis LONG and his wife Mari, Christine LONG and her husband Dean GOCAN, Dan LONG and his wife Amy LEPAGE, Merieh GIBBS and her husband Steve, and Jina STAINBROOK and her husband Duane great-grandfather to Ryan LONG and his wife Nadine, Rhianna LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her husband Jason, Spencer and Aidan LONG, Katie, Bella and Sophia LONG, Bo and Paige GOCAN, Mikaila, Gage and Riley GIBBS and Bridger and Cooper STAINBROOK, and great-great-grandfather to Neisa and Arianna LONG. Also survived by Dianne EVANS and his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 16th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ of Mount Zion United Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario. At Elmer's request donations would be greatly appreciated to Thames Valley Children's Centre Auxiliary, 827 Headley Drive, London, Ontario N6H 3V7 of which Nellie and Catherine are life members. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-22 published
YOUNG, Eleanor Frances (formerly MORLEY)
Peacefully at Kensington Village with her family by her side on June 20, 2008, Eleanor Frances YOUNG of London, in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Wilfred James MORLEY (1987) and Lawrence Lee YOUNG (2002.) She will be sadly missed by daughters Geraldine PATON (Robert), Debbie STOKLEY (Dave), Pattie HERCUS (Rick,) Nancy BALDACCHINO (Joe,) Carol LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Mark) and son Dennis YOUNG (Theresa.) Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister and predeceased by 3 brothers. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James PATON officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna at a later date. Donations to Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wish to express their appreciation to Doctor P. PATEL and the exceptional and caring staff and residents at Kensington Retirement Village. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
YOUNG, Eleanor Frances (formerly MORLEY)
Peacefully at Kensington Village with her family by her side on June 20, 2008, Eleanor Frances YOUNG of London, in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husbands Wilfred James MORLEY (1987) and Lawrence Lee YOUNG (2002.) She will be sadly missed by daughters Geraldine PATON (Robert), Debbie STOKLEY (Dave), Patti HERCUS (Rick,) Nancy BALDACCHINO (Joe,) Carol LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Mark) and son Dennis YOUNG (Theresa.) Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister and predeceased by 3 brothers. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James PATON officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna at a later date. Donations to Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wish to express their appreciation to Doctor P. PATEL and the exceptional and caring staff and residents at Kensington Retirement Village. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Ruth
Peacefully in the nursing home on Monday, July 7th, 2008, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1993.) Loving mother of Marilyn (Mrs. Daniel BISSETSMITH) of Ottawa. Predeceased by her daughter Jacqueline VANKERKOERLE (1985) (husband Rennie) of London and her son David (2001) (wife Peggy) of Penetanguishene. Predeceased by 4 sisters Evelyn CRAGG of London, Rosemary YARKIE of Edmonton, Marion SHAYLER of Cornwall and Joan LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto, 3 brothers Gerald GAGNON of Hamilton, Ronald GAGNON of Sarnia and Louis GAGNON of Toronto. Mrs. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART will be sadly missed by her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be said at Saint_Justin's Roman Catholic Church, 855 Jalna Blvd., London, Ontario on Saturday, July 12th at 11 a.m. Family, Friends and neighbours are invited to the mass and reception in the church hall following the mass.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Carl W. " Shorty"
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Carl (Shorty) W. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Denfield in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Joan (Douglas) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Dear father of Terri LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH at home, Kevin and Shannon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Denfield and Paula and Steve MORRISON of Carlisle. Dear grandfather of Jack and Katy; and Ben and Joel. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gerald LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Calgary, Don and Dorothy LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Lucan, Alice and George HALES of Saint Marys, Jean and Marjorie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH both of London, Cecil LEWIS and Betty LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH both of Lucan. Predeceased by a sister Marie LEWIS, brothers Lyle, Jack, Jim, Harold and George, his parents Wilfred and Irene LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and a sister-in-law Theresa LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25th at 10: 30 a.m. with Pastor Paul VOLLICK officiating. Interment Telfer Cemetery, Middlesex Centre. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
Farmer's death a cautionary tale
By Paige AARHUS, Thurs., July 24, 2008
A safety expert is warning older farmers to exercise caution after a 66-year-old man was run over and killed by a combine Tuesday night.
At about 7: 30 p.m., Carl LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Middlesex Centre was combining a field on Fourteen Mile Road with other area farmers.
The group packed up after it started raining, but as the combine was moving back to the barn, LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH was caught under the wheels.
"The combine was in the process of starting and moving into the barn, and the operator called out to see if anybody was close, and didn't hear any reply, and started out," said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Doug Graham. "The combination of weather, noise from combine and not getting any response resulted in a death, unfortunately."
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH was transported to University Hospital in London by Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services and he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Catherine Isaacs, national co-ordinator of the Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance program, said runovers are difficult to prevent.
"We have seen no decline in the number of run-overs a year," she said. "Unfortunately we see the children and elderly people killed far more frequently in the case of bystander run-overs."
According to the injury surveillance program, seniors are more likely to be involved in farm accidents because of reduced hearing and agility.
Between 1991 and 2004, 601 adults age 60 or older were killed in agricultural accidents. Of those, 74.2 per cent of the deaths were machine-related.
The leading causes of fatal agricultural injuries in older adults were machine rollovers (24.5 per cent) and machine runovers (22.3 per cent).
Isaacs said people should never walk next to or near running farm machines, even though that's common practice on many farms.
"Standard practice gets a lot of people killed… It's not good practice from a safety point of view," she said.
Farmers exposed to high levels of noise should also wear headphones or earplugs to protect their hearing and prevent accidents, Isaacs said.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
SIMPSON, James Hamilton Ross
Peacefully, after a brief illness, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Marian Emily (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH.) Dearly loved father of Susan HUGHES (James) of Dumfries, Virginia; Catharine DUNLAP (James) of Newport Beach, California; and Elizabeth KUSH (Fred) of Burlington. Dearest grandpa to Sarah DUNLAP, Emily and Julia HUGHES, and Hilary KUSH. Visitation at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (At Drury Lane) Burlington, Ontario (905-637-5233) on Sunday, January 13th, 2008 at 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, a donation to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-11 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Marian
Passed away peacefully on January 8, 2008, at York Central Hospital. Marian will be deeply missed by her family and Friends for her dedication to the nursing profession, her mentoring of nurses, her sense of humour and vibrant personality. A loving and much loved aunt, she was an enthusiastic traveller and lover of nature and the arts. She was predeceased by brothers Arthur and Jim, and is survived by sisters-in-law Evangeline LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Erica LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, nieces Kathryn SCARLETTE, Pamela LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Karen ETHERIDGE, and nephew Richard LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat. January 12, at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
SIM, Gordon Edward Royal
(October 4, 1952-March 9, 2008)
Our dear friend Gord passed away peacefully, at home, during his Sunday afternoon nap after a long, courageous and dignified fight against cancer. He was triumphant in the face of inevitable defeat for he valued Friendship above all else, and the value of his Friendships was never more unassailable than at his life's end. Kind, loving, fun, surprising, honest, dedicated, dependable, all those wonderful qualities bundled into one great person. Predeceased by his father and mother, Clarence and Dorothy SIM and nephew Richard REID. He is survived by his sister Patricia REID (Don,) nephew Rod REID (Heather) and their children Parker and Brooklyn; Uncle and Aunt, Ted and Celia GRIGG, cousins Janine LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Peter), Kenneth GRIGG (Sue) and Catherine FREIVOKH and their families, and his godchildren: Morgan McCONVILLE, Scott TINDLE, Willie SCOTT, Peter SEHMER, and Taylor JACKSON. Gord had an incredible circle of Friends from every spectrum of his rich life, but in particular his family would like to thank his oldest Friends for their support and care in the last year: John and Mary McCONVILLE, Blake and Dorie POTTINGER, Maud KILLAM, Cathy NOEL, Margaret ROBINSON, Robyn WOODWARD, and Peter ARMSTRONG. The support and love Gord has had from his many Friends in the class of 1970 at St. George's, colleagues from his years in federal politics, and from Friends at Rocky Mountaineer Vacations has been much appreciated. We would also like to thank Doctor John Sehmer, and the physicians and staff of the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Gord's political career began with the Young Conservatives of Canada. He graduated from University of British Columbia - Class of 1974 and worked for many years for the Hon. John Fraser, P.C., O.C., OBC, Q.C. in Ottawa and Vancouver before joining the Rocky Mountaineer Vacations as a train manager for the last 14 years. Gord served on the boards of numerous community organizations and was a life long participant in the campaigns of many civic, provincial and federal candidates. Gord looked as great decked out in his kilt for the Sir John A. MacDonald Society as he did riding with Friends at Douglas Lake. A bit of a George Hamilton, our Gord liked to tan year round either in some exotic local or on the sunny shores of Savary and Gambier Islands. He enjoyed traveling, watching the Canucks, celebrating the achievements of loved ones, and cooking dinner for Friends. He has left us with amazing memories. 'How wonderful life is when you're in the world' surely was written for our Gord. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gord's memory to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. A service in memory of Gord will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church at 2490 W. 37th in Vancouver on March 25, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, William Lindsay
(September 5, 1926-May 4, 2008)
William Lindsay LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Bill,) passed away peacefully, with family by his side on Sunday May 4th, 2008 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, after a long struggle with Inclusion Body Myositis. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara Ann LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH for over 55 years, loving and devoted father of Thomas B. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, his wife Carol of Stittsville, and granddaughters Victoria and Rebecca, daughter Lindsay A. LACKIE of Cambridge and grandchildren, Jeffrey, Virginia Kate and fiancé Rob BOOTH, Andrew and Ian, and daughter Kate D. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto. Favourite uncle to Stephen and A. Ryder (Sandy) KINSMAN of Montreal and Suzanne CARLAW of Midhurst. He was predeceased by his sister, Aubrey Ellen KINSMAN and great niece Victoria KINSMAN of Montreal. Growing up in Montreal he was an avid skier, golfer, squash player and all time 'Tinkerer' (he claimed he could 'fix' anything). He graduated from University of Toronto where he met Barbara. He worked for many years with Cabot Carbon of Canada, in Toronto and upon retiring, moved to Kitchener Waterloo. He was a dedicated volunteer at Community Care Access Centre and sat on many committees at Luther Village on the Park. The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary kindness and professional care he received during his stay at Saint Mary's Hospital. At Bill's request, there will be a quiet immediate family only service, followed by visitation on Thursday May 8th, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo 519-745-8445. A celebration of his life will take place in Toronto near the end of May. Details will be posted in the Globe and Mail prior to. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital or Sleeping Children Around the World.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Gordon
(former employee of Dupont of Canada)
Gordon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH beloved husband of Barbara (née FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving father of Jim and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Steve and his wife Candee of Port Hope and Sandy and his wife Suan of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Greg, Andrea, Jeff and Jamie. A private family funeral will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Gordon
(former employee of Dupont of Canada)
Gordon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH beloved husband of Barbara (née FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving father of Jim and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Steve and his wife Candee of Port Hope and Sandy and his wife Suan of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Greg, Andrea, Jeff and Jamie. A private family funeral will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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LEADER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
LEADER, Phyllis and Stanley
In loving memory of our parents, Phyllis, April 15, 1997, Stanley May 24, 1980. Mom and Dad: Our lives go on without you both, But nothing is the same, What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Loved and missed by daughters Bev, Marg, son Jim and families.

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LEAFLOOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
BURDON, Marian GRACE (MITCHELL)
(February 18, 1921-June 19, 2008)
Passed away suddenly with her loving family by her side at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital Windsor, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late J. Arnold BURDON (1991.) Dear mother of Elaine and husband Dave MICHENER (Forest) and Carol and husband Bob MIDDAUGH (Windsor.) Beloved grandmother of Darlene ABBEY (Sarnia,) David and wife Tracy ABBEY (London), Sean and wife Kelly MIDDAUGH (Windsor) and Colleen MIDDAUGH and friend Anthony PANICCIA (Windsor.) Also survived by four great-grandchildren: Connor and Taylor MIDDAUGH and Faith and Cole ABBEY. Special aunt to Donna SHORTT (London) and treasured friend of Jean LEAFLOOR (Windsor.) Predeceased by parents Robert and Maude MITCHELL (Alvinston) and sister of the late Sam and late wife Pearl MITCHELL (Alvinston,) the late Margaret (Maddie) and late husband Russell SHORTT (Alvinston,) the late Raymond and wife Betty MITCHELL (Port Huron,) and Alice and husband George McINTYRE (California.) Also adored by several nieces and nephews (Ontario and California). Long time member of Chalmers and Saint Paul's United Churches where she developed many cherished Friendships. Grace loved bowling, gardening, euchre playing and being a surrogate grandmother to many of the children in her neighborhood. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Monday, family and Friends are invited to meet at Saint Paul's United Church (937 Pillette Road) after 9 a.m. followed by service of celebration of Grace's life at 9: 30 a.m. Rev. Olav KITCHEN officiating. Interment at Alvinston Cemetery (River Street). Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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LEAFLOOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
BURDON, Marian Grace (née MITCHELL)
(February 18, 1921-June 19, 2008)
Passed away suddenly with her loving family by her side at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital Windsor, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late J. Arnold BURDON (1991.) Dear mother of Elaine and husband Dave MICHENER (Forest) and Carol and husband Bob MIDDAUGH (Windsor.) Beloved grandmother of Darlene ABBEY (Sarnia,) David and wife Tracy ABBEY (London), Sean and wife Kelly MIDDAUGH (Windsor) and Colleen MIDDAUGH and friend Anthony PANICCIA (Windsor.) Also survived by four great-grandchildren: Connor and Taylor MIDDAUGH and Faith and Cole ABBEY. Special aunt to Donna SHORTT (London) and treasured friend of Jean LEAFLOOR (Windsor.) Predeceased by parents Robert and Maude MITCHELL (Alvinston) and sister of the late Sam and late wife Pearl MITCHELL (Alvinston,) the late Margaret (Maddie) and late husband Russell SHORTT (Alvinston,) the late Raymond and wife Betty MITCHELL (Port Huron,) and Alice and husband George McINTYRE (California.) Dear sister-in-law of Marian and husband Clarence McCAULEY (Windsor.) Also adored by several nieces and nephews (Ontario and California). Long time member of Chalmers and Saint Paul's United Churches where she developed many cherished Friendships. Grace loved bowling, gardening, euchre playing and being a surrogate grandmother to many of the children in her neighborhood. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Monday, family and Friends are invited to meet at Saint Paul's United Church (973 Pillette Road) after 9 a.m. followed by service of celebration of Grace's life at 9: 30 a.m. Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating. Interment at Alvinston Cemetery (River Street) at 2 p.m. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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LEAH b@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-16 published
LEAH GRACE HEINEN
Parents Amy and Fred and big brother Luke joyfully announce the addition
of Leah to their family. She arrived March 28th weighing 9lb 10oz and
measuring 23”. Proud grandparents include Bill and Martha Heinen of
Manitowaning and Bill and Grace Sawyer of Tehkummah, a second
granddaughter for all. Special thank you to Christian Therrien of
Manitoulin Midwifery for her calm professional and compassionate personal
care during our stay in hospital.

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LEAH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
MALEK, Mary Jane " Lucille" (née BLACK)
(October 5, 1921-March 7, 2008)
Suddenly on Friday, March 7, 2008, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Louis E. MALEK. Loving mother of Joseph (Doreen) of Aurora, Edward (Shelley) of Richmond Hill, and Theresa of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Stephanie, William, Oliver, Jordan, and Luke. Predeceased by her sister Kathleen Sarah WARD (nee BLACK). Aunt of Mary LeNoir KIERANS, Kathryn LEAH (Philip), Eleanor BIGUS (Sam,) and Mariette SERRAO (Pat.) Lucille will be sadly missed by her Friends Mary JOHNSTON and Jean JONES. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Prayers at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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LEAKEY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-03-28 published
COX, Barbara (née McDONALD)
Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 25th at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 61st year. Barbara, beloved partner of Ed LEAKEY and cherished mother of Heather and Louise, will be always be remembered by her precious granddaughters Brittany and Keziah, sons-in-law Peter HILSON and Harry BURGLER, as well as many Friends she considered to be family including Evelyn and Linda PARKER, Wendy FARNESS and Barb LEAKEY to name just a few. Surviving siblings include Betty, Reginald, Ross and Gloria, as well as siblings of her late husband James COX including Ron (Eve,) Irene (Norm) HENDRY, Ann (Bob) RAWN, Bill (Karen) and the late Barb (Earle) OSBURN. She was also predeceased by sisters Marg (Doug) JEFFRIES, Frieda, Doreen and brothers Albert and Bob. Barb was also a special Aunt to Sharon and Doug (Gina) JEFFERIES, Calvin McDONALD; Randy, Roxanna (George), Rob (Gayle), Joyce, Jerry (Marie), Greg, Earl (Sue,) and the late Rick (Connie) OSBURN; Sharon (John) VANDERKRABBEN, Robert, James (Carl), Michael and Jeffrey (Katrina) RAWN; Sherry (Wayne) PFEFFER and Terry (Sherald) COX; Doug (Lois), Jane, Norm, Bob, Ann and John HENDRY; Joshua and Bradley. Barb will also be sadly missed by the younger generation in her network of family and Friends including Jennifer and Jessica ROLLING, Jesse and Carlee LAWSON and numerous other great nieces and nephews. Throughout her life Barb showed incredible determination in overcoming adversity and always appreciated having her days brightened by family, Friends, former neighbours, Bendix co-workers and Laundry Factory customers. She choose to be grateful for what came her way rather than to complain about what didn't and, while receiving excellent care from Doctor QUIGG, Community Care Access Centre, hospice workers and nursing staff on the second floor of the G&M Hospital during her final months, was able to eloquently remind us all about what is truly important in life. May her spirit live on to help make the world a better place. Visitation will be held Friday, March 28th from 7-9 p.m. with funeral to follow on Saturday March 29th at 1 p.m. all at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. Luncheon to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Collingwood. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Doctor Mark Bernstein/Brain Tumour Research c/o Toronto Western Hospital or locally to the Collingwood G&M Hospital. For further information and to sign the on-line guest book please go to: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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LEAL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-09 published
KEPE, Steven
Passed away peacefully on Saturday April 5, 2008 at the Stayner Nursing Home in his 85th year. Steven of Stayner, beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Regina and her husband Bill HAYWARD, Mary and her husband Ken RICHARDSON, Steven KEPE and Elizabeth and her husband Steve LEAL. Steven is survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. He is predeceased by 1 grand_son. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances in Steven's memory may be made to the Jubilee Presbyterian Church or The Terry Fox Foundation. For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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LEAMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
CAIN, Mary Gertrude " Teddy"
Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Sarnia on Sunday, February 24, 2008, aged 95. Predeceased by her parents Joseph Bernard and Margaret (REAGAN) CAIN and brothers Norman, Harry, Earl, Jack and her sister Margaret. Survived by her sister Catherine BRADY of Petrolia; nephews Bernard (Beverley) CAIN, their children Michael, Terry, Greg, Dan, Leslie DELL and Lisa LEAMAN (Bill), and their grandchildren Mitchell, William, Christine, Nichole, Terry Jr., Andrew, Isabella, Ashley, Brittany, Catlin, Johnathon and Celia; James (Barbara) CAIN, their children Kelly and Patrick Tim (Karen) Brady, their children Kristen (Jim) McLELLAN and Steven (Erin) BRADY, their grandchildren Sarah and Josh; and Paul BRADY, his children Shannon BRADY, Julie (Jason) CAMPBELL, and his grandchildren Nicholas and Allison KATE. Gertrude retired as a registered nursing assistant from Beck Memorial Sanitorium, London, Ontario in 1972. She compiled an extensive family tree tracing her heritage dating back to 1798 in Ireland. She loved travel, puzzles, watching baseball and attending the Royal Winter Fair. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 27th from 9-10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church by Fr. Jim HIGGINS following the visitation at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Lambton. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, 89 Norman Street, Sarnia N7T 6S3 or to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Gertrude Cain in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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LEAMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
MARSH, Evelyn G. (née FREEMAN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, May 16, 2008 Evelyn G. MARSH (née FREEMAN,) of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Ross M. MARSH (1998) and her daughter Anne PATTERSON (1981.) Loving mother of John of Toronto, Carol NICOL and Peter (wife Doris) all of Gladstone. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorene LEAMAN and Marion LAZENBY (husband Bill) and predeceased by brothers Reginald and Fred. Arrangements are not complete. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester 519-268-7672 entrusted with arrangements).

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LEAMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
MARSH, Evelyn G. (née FREEMAN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, May 16, 2008 Evelyn G. MARSH (née FREEMAN,) of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Ross M. MARSH (1998) and her daughter Anne PATTERSON (1981) and son-in-law Harold PATTERSON (1999.) Loving mother of John of Toronto, Carol NICOL and Peter (wife Doris) all of Gladstone. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorene LEAMAN and Marion LAZENBY (husband Bill) and predeceased by brothers Reginald and Fred. Also sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Helen MARSH and Dorothy FREEMAN. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Harrietsville-Mossley United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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LEAMONT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
JOHNSON, Charles Calvin
At Bluewater Health - Mitton Site, Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Charles Calvin JOHNSON, 75 years, of Petrolia and formerly of Saint Thomas. Beloved husband of Hellen (née LEAMONT.) Dear father of Eric and Karen LEAMONT of Calgary, Ernie and Jo-Ann JOHNSON of Mississauga, Bonnie and Kevin HARRIS of Petrolia, Charlene and Brian MUMBERSON of Petrolia, Pamela and Don HAMBLETON of Saint Thomas, Dean and Barb JOHNSON of Ingersoll and the late Donald and John JOHNSON. Also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister, Barbara. Visitors will be received on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Nancy ADAM/ADAMS of Christ Anglican Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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LEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
LEAR, W. Margaret
Age 87 of Sarnia (formerly of London), died with her family at her side following a brief illness on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Predeceased by husband Ron in 1997. Survived by dear sister Myra and brother-in-law Jack of Saltash, England. Beloved mother of Heather, Graham and partner Penny. Special grandmother of Jodi, Donnie, Sherri, John, Brian and Trevor. Adored granny of Rachel, Kaitlin, Kasey, Evan and Joshua. Very special thanks to Doctor R. SINGH for the compassionate care given to Margaret throughout her illness. Cremation to take place in London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Parkinson's Society.

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LEAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
LEAR, Joan
On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Joan's cancer defeated her body, but not her soul. She has now rejoined Jim, her beloved husband of 45 years. Sadly missed by her loving son Duncan, his wife Sondra and her many dear Friends. Joan was a long-time member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and its choir. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday with prayers at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville at 11: 00 a.m. Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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LEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
LEARD, Elinor Katherine (née HARWOOD)
Died suddenly in the early hours of January 8, 2008 at the Sunnybrook Hospital. She was 85 years old. She leaves to mourn her husband of 59 years, Rev. G. Earl LEARD, her son William LEARD of Yellowknife, her son John LEARD and his wife Patricia of Oakville and her daughter Katherine LEARD also of Oakville and her two treasured grand_sons Max and Simon LEARD. Elinor was the daughter of Macel and Orval HARWOOD. She was predeceased by her elder brother Walter and is survived by her sisters Margaret JOHNSON and Hazel HILL and her younger brother Leonard and his wife Rosemary and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Elinor distinguished herself as a student at Chatham High School and the University of Western Ontario from which she graduated at the age of 19. After a year teaching at Alma College in Saint Thomas, Ontario, a year studying at the Women's College of Harvard University, she attended the United Church Training School and Emmanuel Theological College in Toronto for one year. For two years she served as Personnel Secretary for Women's Work in the United Church, a position in which she travelled extensively across Canada.
Following her marriage in 1948 she studied at Emmanuel College in Toronto and in 1949, she and her husband studied at Cambridge University where she completed her theological studies and received her Bachelor of Divinity from Emmanuel College. Following graduation the LEARDs began work in India with the United Church of North India. In 1956 during a years furlough they studied at Columbia University in New York where she received a M.A. in Education. Also in 1956, she was ordained by London Conference, the first married woman to be ordained in the United Church of Canada. In 1960 the LEARDs returned from India and Elinor served as minister of the Grahamsville Charge. In 1962 she became the first minister in the Bramalea United Church. In 1964, she began a teaching career and taught for a year in the Halton School Board before transferring to the Etobicoke Board of Education. She served there until her retirement in 1988.
Throughout her life she was an eager learner with special interest in the classics and especially enjoyed summer courses in Rome and Athens.
Elinor LEARD was a highly competent and loving person much endeared to her family and many Friends.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada or to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of Elinor's life will be held at Eglington St. George's United Church at 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2008.

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