OBITUARY

Leo Callaghan

August 29, 1931November 23, 2018

CALLAGHAN, Samuel John “Leo” Peacefully passed away on Friday November 23, 2018, with his loving wife of 63 years by his side and surrounded by 4 generations of family. Son of John Leo Callaghan and Kathleen (nee Wilton). Beloved husband of Mary Catherine (nee Morgan). Father of Tim (Kim), David (Sandra), Marjorie (Dan) Braatz, John (Laura) and Laura (Jayson Chabot). Grandchildren & (Great-grandchildren) Tim & Kim Callaghan's Family: Tim & Chantelle Callaghan (Sophie & Ryan), Marianne & Steve Damaren (Emmett & Levi), Colleen & Shane Annand, Steve Callaghan (Nate), Christine Callaghan & Craig Dakin, Step Grandchildren: Robert & Karen Briand (Emily & Tegan), Corinne & Timesha Warren (Jaxson) Dave & Sandra Callaghan's Family: Matthew & Diana Callaghan, James Callaghan & Jeff Ibbitson, Anna Callaghan Marjorie & Dan Braatz's Family: AJ Braatz & Kate Bryant Braatz (Evelyn), Alex Braatz, Leah Braatz & Mark Gibson, Brianna Braatz John & Laura Callaghan's Family: Johnathon Callaghan & Ola Fields, Kathleen Callaghan & Zack Emery, Benjamin Callaghan. Friends and family are invited to St. John the Divine Parish (390 Base Line Rd W, London, ON N6J 1W1) on Thursday November 29, 2018 for a Celebration of Life visitation from 9:30am to 11am with a Memorial Mass to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations made to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Friends and relatives are invited to sign Leo’s online book of condolences at: www.needhamfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, November 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leo Callaghan

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Richard Banks

December 10, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. I was an Assistant Administration Officer in Cambridge in 1975. I remember the air conditioning failing in the office and it must have been close to 30 C in that office. All the girls were in mini skirts at that time, but the guys had to wear suits. Leo said: " If I can wear my jacket then so can you!" So we did.

A very fair manager and well respected across Southern Ontario as an excellent "credit" man. I enjoyed my stay in Cambridge. I met my wife while working at that office and quit smoking as well. Some very important milestones.

I see Tim is in Barrie. I think he was just starting as a trainee when I was in Cambridge.

Diane and I extend our condolences to the entire Callaghan clan.

Don and Shirley and family Stephenson

December 5, 2018

Leo and I worked together in London, Ontario when the Ontario South West Region was established in 1976. He led our Marketing Department with enthusiasm and his infectious personality enabled him to quickly develop strong relations with our customers and our personnel. He was so well liked and regarded throughout the Region. Our personal relationship evolved to include our families and over the years we spent many enjoyable times together and have so many happy memories to reflect upon and remember.

Leo and Cathy were such giving people with the strongest of family ties. We will remember Leo with smiles and happiness and offer our prayers and condolences to Cathy and the family during this difficult time.

With warmest thoughts,
Don and Shirley Stephenson and family

Youssef Mohamed

November 29, 2018

I had the great fortune of meeting my friend Leo in April when I moved next door to him and Cathy.
I was trully honored to have the privilage of meeting the kindest, funniest and most humble man i had met.. despite all the choes around us, he truly showed me that the world was a nicer place with people like him in it
God bless all and safe journey Leo.. We love you..
Youssef and Rima Mohamed

Patricia Learmonth

November 28, 2018



Mrs Callaghan and family

My thoughts and prayers are with the Entire Callaghan FAmily during this time of goodbyes to your Dad, Husband and Grandfather.

Love and Peace

Patricia Learmonth

Ann Clarke

November 28, 2018

Dear Marjorie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. May your hearts be filled with the joy of his life shared with you and your minds have the strength and courage to carry you through these days. + Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. +

Les Wares

November 28, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Les

Patti (Middleton) Howatt

November 28, 2018

Leo Callaghan was a wonderful man. He was my first manager at CIBC, Main and Water, Cambridge in the 70's He was kind, caring, loved his family and he had a great sense of humour. I clearly remember him with coffee in hand saying good morning to each staff member. My heartfelt sympathies to the Callaghan family. Remembering you with fondness Leo. May you rest in peace.
I too have a copy of the CIBC flood picture, good memories of the fun years at Main and Water

Paul Cantlon

November 27, 2018

To Cathy and family,

I offer my condolences to you and your family.
The loss of my oldest and closest friend, leaves me deeply saddened.
For some 60 years we have shared laughter and tears.
Cathy you and Leo were there for me, when my world came crashing down, now I find myself at a loss for words, as I say farewell to my friend Leo and pray that God will hold him in the palm of his hand.
Paul.

Paul Frocklage

November 27, 2018

Uncle Leo was often in my thoughts. A fond memory I have of him was when he said he wanted to soar like an eagle before a skyjumping experience near Simcoe. He called me at work to say "The eagle has landed". I admired how he valued family and friends and going to the cottage to spend some time with people he loved. Loving memories.

Paul & Heather James

November 27, 2018

Heather and I didn't have the honour of meeting Leo but after getting to know David, it's easy to see Leo's a beautiful soul. Praying for God's continued blessings on his soul and the peace and consolation for Mary Catherine, their children and Leo's entire family.