It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gregory Francis Leonard on April 1, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved best friend and husband of Mary (Bitonte) Leonard for over 38 years. Cherished father of Sarah (Andrew Cooke), Victoria (Phillip Tripp), and Laura (Dave Persaud). Adoring grandfather to Oliver, Noelle, and Alexander. Lovingly remembered by many siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, colleagues, neighbours, and friends.
The 4th child of Jean and the late Warren Leonard, Greg grew up in a large family of 11 children. Owner of Furs by Leonard, he worked tirelessly for his customers and was a respected member of the Furrier’s Guild and Fur Council of Canada. He was talented and hard working in everything he endeavored to do. Beloved by all, especially children and animals. A steadfast friend, car and racing enthusiast, and constant helper; he never hesitated to offer his time and compassion to anyone in need.
Due to Covid-19, a private funeral mass and internment will be held. A public celebration of life and memorial mass will be held for Greg’s family and friends at a later date. Our heartfelt thanks to our family, neighbours, and friends for their outpouring of love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Greg’s name can be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, specifically designated for the Dr. Natasha Leighl Research Fund, or the Lung Cancer Research fund. Our sincere gratitude to Dr. Andrea Bezjak, Dr. Natasha Leighl, and the entire team at Princess Margaret Hospital for their professionalism, compassion, dedication, and appreciation of Greg’s humor, persistence, and fighting spirit.
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Our deepest condolences for your great loss Mary, Sarah, Victoria, Laura and families.
May all the happy memories comfort you during this very difficult time.
Grace and Pal Di Iulio
Dear Mary and family, we share in your sadness as you grieve the passing of a wonderful person. I have fond memories of Greg. He had great wit and sense of humour; always with a smile and a story to tell! His love and devotion to family and friends was endless. Accept our heartfelt condolences. May his spirit and soul soar with the angels in eternal rest. May the Lord give comfort to those who mourn. Maria & Vince Petramala
Dear Mary and family, we share in grieving the passing of a wonderful person, Greg. I remember Greg’s great wit, his smile, and a story to tell. His love, dedication and time for family and friends was abundant. May his spirit and soul be at eternal rest. May happy memories of the years you shared together become an album of remembrance.
Our sincere condolences. Maria & Vince Petramala
Dear Mary, Sarah, Laura and Victoria,
We are so sorry for your loss. Greg will be terribly missed! Sending you lots of love and comfort.
Hugs and kisses, ❤️ Edina & Dirk Sell
Dear Mary & family,it was with great sadness that I learned of Greg’s passing. My thoughts are with you all. I had the pleasure of working with Greg, while employed at Paula Lishman, he was a wonderful guy, so helpful, happy and always informative. He will be missed.
Our deepest condolences.
Lidia, Matthew, Valentina and Sebastian Di Vona
Our deepest condolences to Mary and the whole family. Much love and strength during these hard times. Much love, Michelle, Steve, Ayden, and Bodhi Delottinville