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Obituary for Gary Leonard

Gary Brian LEONARD

It is with sadness we share that Gary Brian Leonard of Stirling, Ontario, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2023.

Gary was born on March 16, 1947, to Cyril Leonard and Helen Margaret Read in Toronto, Ontario. He was predeceased by his sister Jan Bryant. After his school years, Gary went on to become a chartered accountant. He proudly worked with Price Waterhouse, BDO Dunwoody, Hill & Company, World Vision and as a consultant.

In 1981, Gary met Linda Coish in Montreal where they married and had their first child, Tyla Coish-Leonard. Soon after, moving to Bramalea where they had their son, Jonathan-Reid Leonard. Gary also leaves behind beloved nephews Scott and Mark Bryant, son-in-law Arad Jalali, grandson Ryka Coish-Jalali, stepmother Barbara Leonard and step brothers, Brian Leonard Barlow, Bruce Leonard and stepsister LouAnn Leonard.

In 2010, Gary retired and spent his time doing what he loved most. Spending time on his boat, sharing his faith, chatting with anyone in his path as no one was a stranger to him, and attending the weekly men’s breakfasts.

He is now participating in the divine dance, something he spoke of often. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to World Vision, an organization Gary felt strongly about.

Gary will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Ameliasburgh at his family plot.