John Leach

John Allen Leach

Friday, August 29th, 1947 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Sgt John Leach, loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend to all, passed away at the age of 72.

A proud man! John was born on August 29, 1947, in Toronto, Canada. He grew up all over the globe including Barbados, Trinidad, England, and Canada. Married the love of his life Patricia Leach (nee McCusker) on March 21, 1970, in London England. They made the big Move to Canada in 1974 and lived an amazing life!

Loved by his 3 children and their partners; Christine (Michael) Quinn, Sandra Leach (Jason Padgett), and John Leach Jr. (Yvonne). Adored by his 3 grandchildren Kora Patricia Leach, Lukas John Leach and Jane Monroe Leach. He will be sadly missed by his 2 sisters Susie (late Lew) Gilvear and Johanna (Bob) Harris, his 2 brothers in law Terry (Marilyn) McCusker and David McCusker, and lifelong friends Janet and Derek. Equally adored by all his nieces and nephews, Catherine, Nicole, James, Lee, Kellie, Scott, and Luke, Our Village, THE TPD family and all that knew and loved him.

An avid card shark, golfer extraordinaire, camper, animal lover, outdoor traveler,
collector of fine t-shirts, and A RUM in hand/sand between the toes kinda guy!

“It's 4 o’clock somewhere” – Signing off “The Sarge”

A private cremation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one light north of QEW) Burlington, Ontario, L7P 2S7 on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., until the start of the Service of Remembrance, at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Reception

    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Continued visitation following Funeral Service


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Private Condolence

Mary Price

Posted at 09:28am
I am heartbroken to learn of John’s passing. An amazing man! Every time I think of my beginnings as a police officer, I include a story or two of him. He made such an impact on my career. I hope the family doesn’t mind me sharing a picture of him and Pat at my wedding. Love Mary

Chris Holliday

Posted at 09:15am
Dear John, you were a real friend to us and the children. We loved our visits to you and Pat and our kids got on like a house in fire. You will be sadly missed by us all. At peace now and no restaint on the rum in heaven! Fond love from us all Chris Den Liz James Rich and Lou and the girls xxx

Norma J Jack

Posted at 09:07am
It is with sadness that David and I learned of Johns passing.
Our thoughts and love go out to the Leach family in this time of sorrow.
My best memory of John was seeing him coaching the girls soccer team in Burlungton.
Always so positive and caring.
Rest in peace John you contributed so much to so many peoples lives.
The Jack and Shouldis family.

Bill Hurley

Posted at 03:32pm
I have known John since his early days in policing in Toronto. I found him to be a jovial guy who was a pleasure to know and made a positive contribution to the esprit de Corp of all he supervised.
I am overseas on vacation and regret I am unable to attend funeral service. Sincere condolences to family and close friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Dennis Holliday

Posted at 01:23pm
Fond memories of you John, we worked together and roomed next door to each other in the sixties. Coppering in SE London was never the same when you left, nor was the section house when you dropped a bottle of whiskey in the corridor one Christmas. Always kept in touch and so pleased to have seen you and Pat earlier this year. Rest in peace John, you have left many friends behind. Dennis Holliday

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