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Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON

OBITUARY

John Thomas Leland EADIE

January 1, 1927October 19, 2019
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Eadie John Thomas Leland Left this world on Saturday October 19th 2019 in his 93rd year to be reunited with the love of his life, Juliette ( 2008 ) . Leland was born on Manitoulin Island on January 1st 1927. He left the Island at the age of 16 to join the Merchant Marines and sail the Great Lakes. It was on one of these voyages that he met the love of his life Julie. They married and settled in Montreal where they raised 4 children Carol ( Dale ) Larry ( Penny ) Anita ( Sam 2017 ) Dianne ( Harry ). He was predeceased by two granddaughters Shannon and Shelby in 1982. Lee had a long and rewarding career in many varied capacities with Coorsh Meats and Noranda Mines. In his retirement years he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Michael ( Tatiania ), Doug ( Olivia ) Graham, Shane ( Michelle ) Bobbi ( Jim ) Lisa ( Chad ) Mat ( Sarah ) Chrys and Denise. He is also survived by great grandchildren Andre, Maria, Elliona, Carson, Camryn, Dilynn, Rilee, Mackenzie, Trinity, Linkin, Kylie and Landen. Lee will always be remembered as an innovator.There was no problem or challenge that he wasn't able to put his mind to solving. He served on many boards and councils in various capacities over the years He especially enjoyed playing his country music on his guitar. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and a devoted member of St. Basil's parish in Brantford. A funeral mass will be held at St. Basils Church in Brantford on November 13th with a private family reception to follow.

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Christiane Fortier

November 5, 2019

Tante Pauline called me to give me the news.
I am sorry for your loss
My condolences to all of you

When you talked about my uncle singing country songs it reminded me about a French song he used to sing : Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes et que la nuit rencontre le jour .....
I remember being very surprised and happy that he sang in French
He was my only English uncle .... I didn’t know he could sing in French

I will give the news to mom ( Simone )

Graham Duboy

October 30, 2019

My favorite memory about my grandfather was when I was upset about my car that had so many problems with it. I had no money and was going to call the scrap yard to pick it up. My grandfather said why don't you go and get the book about your car and fix it yourself. I went to the scrap yard and fixed the necessary parts. He knew the value of a $ and not to waste money so hastily. He grew up in the great depression and knew what it was like to have no money. I learned to appreciate the beauty of it all because of this man. The satisfaction of fixing something that would be other wise be garbage. He was the grand scientist. Such a beautiful spirit that will always be with me. I am so lucky to have had the most wonderful and intelligent man as a grandfather. I would not want it any other way. He is me!!! and I am him a grandson. I love you Grandpa RIP!!!! go HABS GO!!

Nancy Schneider

October 27, 2019

My family and I are so sorry to hear of my Uncle Lee’s passing. To all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, we send our deepest sympathies. It’s never easy to lose a parent no matter the age.

We spent so much time with Uncle Lee and Aunt Julies family when we were all younger. I have such happy memories spending Christmas, family vacations, and visits together.

Uncle Lee had a wonderful sense of humour and a great laugh. It was always fun to be around him. I loved hearing his stories about life on the Manitoulin Island and his experience as a merchant marine.

Although I saw less of Uncle Lee as the years went by, I will always treasure the memories of knowing such a wonderful and compassionate man.

Thank you Uncle Lee for being my uncle and for all the memories.

Nancy Schneider

Judy Renwick

October 27, 2019

Amazing uncle. Our mom always spoke of her big brother Lee.Always very hard to lose a parent. My condolences to all of uncle lee’s family.

Joanne Owens(Snyder)

October 27, 2019

I have great memories of Uncle Lee. He was very special to me as he was my godfather. I remember all the get togethers as a family on the island. He always had a great sense of humour and could make everyone laugh.

To Carol, Larry and Anita, I’m so sorry for your loss but hope the memories you have of him will bring you comfort through this sad time. Rest In Peace Uncle Lee, you will be missed by many.

Wendy Godglick (Houle /Eadie)

October 23, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Lee as a child during his visits to Kitchener with our family xoxo. The best was listening to his stories. Uncle Lee was funny and witty, he told it like it was and never rude ❤️ Life got busy like all families do and later on we reconnected. We were in Manitoulin Island, (my mother, his sister Gloria and I) uncle Lee took us around the island revisiting their childhood memories, from where they use to live on the farm, and learning how they use to all meet and barter for food, to where they went to school and much more, I really enjoyed learning about our heritage. For his 90th birthday celebration we left early from Florida so I could join in with the family to celebrate this huge milestone ❤️ I really did not want to miss it and thankful that I did not Uncle Lee holds a special place in my heart. I am so lucky to have had the chance to see him again and to hear all of his stories. ❤️ All the memories will always be tucked in my heart ❤️ XOXO Thinking of and sending love to all my cousin's during this difficult time XOXO ❤️ RIP uncle Lee 🙏 untill we meet again XO Love you

Brad Eadie

October 22, 2019

I have many great memories of Uncle Lee and Aunt Jullie but the most memorable was the summer of 1972. Spent the whole summer in St. Hubert with them and going to the summer place every weekend. Will always remember Uncle Lee telling stories by the camp fire of our family and ansestors. It was the best summer a 15 year old boy could have. Love and miss you Uncle Lee.

Tammy Cuglietta

October 22, 2019

I have so many fond and beautiful memories of Uncle Lee. He will be forever in my heart. Love Tammy (Eadie) Cuglietta. 💙

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