• T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centr
    Cambridge, ON
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Leanna Bedford 1976 - 2012
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July 20, 2014
There was a red robin came visiting today,
He flew by Your niche and decided to stay.
He sat in a tree and sang a sweet song,
Fluttered his wings and then he was gone.
The song that he sang, it was short, it was sweet,
It was about You and the memories we keep.
We keep them secure, locked up in our hearts,
Memories of You, we are never apart.

Lots of Hugs and Kisses.
June 29, 2014
On Friday June 20th we walked The Relay Of Life for You. You would have been so proud to see the family and friends who support You whole heartedly. "Leanna's Way was illuminated with love from Your Dylan. The "HOPE" sign was dedicated to You from students of Your school, family and friends. We are constantly thinking of You and of Your courage, bravery and love. You are always with us and there You will always stay.

Hugs and Kissed from all those who will love You forever.
June 14, 2014
Today we walked a Remembrance Walk in memory of You and Angela Faith. It was quite touching as we threw rocks into the river and released butterflies for You.

"The Butterfly Release"

Beautiful, beautiful Butterfly,
Fluttering through our days.
Touching us in soft, gentle ways,
You create wonder and awe.

Circling around, up into the light,
Carrying our wishes as You take flight.
Flying our prayers into the sky
On Your wings of faith.
May 27, 2014
Another leaf in our Book of Memories
Is sad and gently turned today.
It has been two long lonely years
Since You left, You went away.
There are many things that have changed,
Many remain the same,
But our love for You
And Your smiling face
With us will always remain.

We love You.
We miss You.
You are always with us.
May 11, 2014
The love You gave,
The way you cared
For friends and family,
Always there.
A Daughter to love,
A Friend who was true,
A Wife to cherish,
A devoted Mom too.
And on this Mother's Day
A promise to You,
Your darling Dylan
Will remember You.

Happy Mother's Day Leanna,
We Love You.
April 26, 2014
White rose petals on the ground
Mingled with my tears,
Every time I think of You,
I wish that You where here.
Sitting and chatting,
Laughing and crying,
You and I together.
You are always in my heart,
That's where you'll stay forever.

Love You Always, Mom.
March 29, 2014
Broken branches litter the ground,
The sun peeks through the clouds.
"Over The Rainbow", the only sound,
My thoughts are focused on You.

Snowbanks receding, Spring is here.
The first red robin, another year.
Your laughter echoes in my heart.
You are always with me,
We're never apart.

Love You, Mom.
February 15, 2014
Leanna...your little Bubba is surrounded by even more loving family now. It's our job to talk to him about you. I missed your SJK birthday lunch but explained to him before he left to go that he's have fun and it was where you worked. When I saw him later he said he had fun but " mommy Leanna wasn't there" ...he'll "get it" soon...attached is a pic of him at last year's Fall Fair ... love ya' Bob
February 14, 2014
We are sending,
To You today
All of our love
This Valentine's Day.

And on this day,
Even though we're apart,
You have a forever
Place in our hearts.

Hugs and Kisses!
February 1, 2014
Dylan and Brayden
Today you are three,
A pleasure to hold,
A wonder to see.

You're as cute as two bugs,
Very precious to hug,
Happy Birthday from Me,
Your Aunt and Mommy.

Lot's of Love My
"Sweet Little Bubba".
January 23, 2014
There are no streamers,
No ribbons, no bows.
No birthday cards or
Birthday cake, no.

But yes there are presents
For you my Dear,
Many fond memories
Of You we hold near.

A luncheon was held
At Your school for You,
With friends and with students
And family too.

In June at the Relay,
In darkness of night,
Your HOPE sign will glow
With warm candle light.

And so dear Leanna our
Present to You
Are our wonderful memories,
Happy Birthday to You.

We love You and miss You
with each passing day,
Always, forever,
In our hearts You will stay.
January 1, 2014
Another year has past,
The horns and whistles blow.
I saw Your Yellow New Year's hat
You wore not long ago.

It's New Year's eve,
The clock strikes twelve
The new year has begun,
Those poppers with confetti,
Fun for everyone.

And as each year does come and go
And we remain apart,
You are never far away,
You're right here in our hearts.

Happy New Year Leanna,
We Love You!
December 29, 2013
I have a special favour
I would like to ask of You,
A special little sweetheart
Has come to stay there too.

She needs lots of hugs and kisses
And someone to hold her near,
Would You, our darling Leanna,
Watch over our Angela dear?

You are a beautiful Mother,
Please take Her under Your wing.
Love and hold her closely
While Heaven's angels sing.

LOVE BOTH OF YOU FOREVER.
December 24, 2013
The tree is standing,
Decorations are hung.
Garlands grace railings,
And carols are sung.

The presents are purchased,
And most have been wrapped.
Little ones wait stories
All cuddled on laps.

The hunt it is finished,
The stockings are hung.
All of them hanging,
Minus just one.

Christmas is treasures
We keep through the years.
Our greatest of Treasures,
Leanna our Dear.

We love you and miss you,
We will make You proud.
Merry Christmas LEANNA,
We'll shout it out loud!

Love You and miss You
Each and every day.
December 18, 2013
Our Dear Leanna
Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean we'll miss you
Until we meet again.

Love your family
December 13, 2013
Flowers and angels,
Windmills and beads,
Bracelets and stones,
And sticks that we leave.

Our little mementos
And memories for You,
We feel your presence
In all that we do.

You are my Treasure,
The one I hold near.
You are my Treasure,
The one I hold dear.

Love You, Mom.
November 1, 2013
As I sit here, rain drops falling,
Coloured leaves are swirling around,
Silence, silence everywhere
Except where raindrops splash the ground.

Falling like our silent tears,
Those are tears we shed for You.
You who mean the world to us
And love You as we always do.

Love You. Mom.
October 11, 2013
With the changing of the colours
And the falling of the leaves,
I sit beside Leanna's niche
And silently I grieve.

My thoughts then turn to daughters,
So loving, kind and who
Have made my life a blessing,
And how much we miss you.

Three thoughtful, beautiful sisters,
Who loved with all their hearts
And none of that has changed
Even though they are apart.

Together Forever.
September 22, 2013
To Have Had You In Our Lives
Is More Precious Than Words Can Say
You Were The Sunshine In The Room
Each And Every Day.

A Day Does Not Go Past
Without Sweet Thoughts Of You
Locked In Our Hearts Forever
Are Our Dear Memories Of You.

Love Always And Miss You So Much
Your Family And Friends
September 21, 2013
Tears are streaming down my cheeks
As I stand here alone with You.
The hopes and plans for many years
Have gone away with You.

If ever someone was loved and missed
I know that it is You.
You will remain within my heart
Until I join You too.

Love You Forever, Mom.
September 14, 2013
Broken angels and broken hearts
Is what I see and feel today.
Another day in this thing called life
We live and breathe for You.

You where and are a very large part
Of everything we do and are.
Our shining example every day,
At night our glowing Star.

LOVE YOU!
August 20, 2013
Hazy lazy day of summer,
White clouds in the blue, blue sky.
Breezes rustling through the tree tops,
Lilies crowned with butterflies.
Many sweet and pleasant memories
Drifting slowly through my mind.
A quiet moment spent with You
And many, many happier times.

Love You Forever!
August 2, 2013
Leanna was the rainbow of life,
Dylan the pot of gold.
She the Mother courageous and brave,
He the miracle to behold.
She so loving, so generous and kind,
Her gift of Dylan She left behind.
Her greatest sacrifice of love,
She gave to us the son She loved.

We will never forget!
July 14, 2013
You cannot lose the one you love,
For even though She's gone,
You feel her presence in the hush
Of every breaking dawn.

You see Her in the sunlight
That makes the day so bright,
And in the flowers in springtime
And in the stars at night.

You cannot lose the one you love
For She will always stay,
In all that is bright and beautiful
Around us every day.

"From All Those Who Love You!"
June 22, 2013
"Life is a precious gift",
Words from Your funeral day,
Words that came back to me,
As I walked "LEANNA'S WAY".

Candles flickering in the night
With memories, "HOPE" and love,
Floating up into the night,
The moon filled sky above.

Through the Chapel windows
More candles glowing bright,
And those who always loved you most,
Walk on through out the night.

Now I sit in the Garden of Memories,
Flower petals silently fall,
Tears roll gently down my cheeks
As I read Your Garden Wall.

Our hearts and minds are filled
With You, the way that it should be,
A part of You within our hearts
As it will always be.
June 17, 2013
Friday we walk for you!
We walk in memory of you!
We walk to honour your strength and courage!
I wish instead you walked WITH us!
I miss you and love you!
June 16, 2013
It has been one year of sadness
Since You where lovingly set
Amid The Garden of Memories
Your final place to rest.

We come to visit You often
It brings peace within our hearts.
It's here we feel your presence
Since we have been apart.

It doesn't get any easier,
We miss You every day,
But a part of you is with us,
And that is where You will stay.

Love You and miss You
Our darling Leanna.
May 27, 2013
Love - You are loved deeply by everyone who had the pleasure to know you.

Faith - We have faith and believe you are with us evryday. Smiling when we smile, laugning when we laugh, crying when we cry, and loving when we love.

Hope - Your strength and courage gives hope to us all and we will continue your fight.

You are loved and remembered everyday.

Jena & Alan
May 27, 2013
A leaf in our Book of Memories
Is gently turned to today.
The sadness placed upon that page
Is as fresh as yesterday.

We cannot stop the hands of time,
Or live again the past,
But in our hearts are memories
And these will forever last.

I will love You forever
My darling Leanna!

Mom.
May 27, 2013
It's been a year since we had to say goodbye to you. I miss you and think about you all the time...especially when the Jays frustrate me OR do something awesome. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU sooooo much!!
May 26, 2013
Life goes on
But it will never be the same
Pieces of us went with you
The day you went away.
You will always be a part of us
That will never change.
So Strong and Brave Sweet LEANNA
You will always stay.
Love you forever Aunty Linda
May 26, 2013
I still can't believe you're gone and that it's been one whole year without you. Last night, when I was thinking of you, I looked outside and a huge rainbow filled the sky - thank you for always showing up when I'm missing you the most! xoxo

Karen
May 26, 2013
Heading to a B & B overnight in downtown Toronto with Ellen... picked the date to celebrate your life and the gift of the little guy that you gave our son.

Love....Bob
May 25, 2013
It's been a year of our great sorrow,
A year of heartache and pain,
And when we wake again tomorrow
We know it will be the same.

The empty space within us
Cries out to say Her name,
If only Leanna was with us,
If only life was the same.

Leanna was so brave and strong,
We try to be the same,
We never will forget Her,
As long as a breath remains.

We will love you forever
my darling Leanna.

Mom.
May 25, 2013
Having lost the mother of our two precious grand daughters 3 years ago, a 23 year old nephew 2 years ago and then sweet Leanna, our hearts will never be the same.
Long Sol Salden, Leanna
Love Aunt Barb and Uncle John
May 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 12, 2013
Have you ever heard the haunting sound
Of wind whispering through the trees,
Or the rustling of the waving grass
Brought on by an evening's breeze,
Or the mournful cooing of a dove
Calling for her mate,
Or the beating of a broken heart,
I have heard all of these today.
May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day!! To the strongest most courageous mom I know...you'd be so proud of your little bubba!! He's an amazing little boy!! LOVE YOU, MISS YOU!!
May 11, 2013
Sweet memories of love and laughter.
Love you
May 7, 2013
Thinking of you all the time & missing you dearly.
xoxo

Karen
April 29, 2013
Outside it is raining
It looks like spring has come
Inside tears come flowing down
With our missing you.
You are still so close in memory
And very close in heart
Our memories will never fade
So glad we are a part of them.
Aunty Linda
April 28, 2013
We cried when You passed away
And we still cry today,
Although we love You dearly,
We couldn't make You stay.

Remembering You is easy,
We do it every day.
Missing You is a heartache
That never goes away.

LOVE YOU!
April 14, 2013
There are many, many little things
That make me think of you.
That bring me tears of sorrow,
Or maybe a smile or two.

But three little words from Dylan
That almost broke my heart,
"My Mommy coming"
And then the tears did start.

Love You Leanna.
April 5, 2013
Ellen and I bought a special clear container for the kitchen counter today. Plan to fill it with jujubes and give one to the midget every day that's he's here....and tell him how much you loved them...I always bought you bulk ones with one black one mixed in because I knew you'd never eat it...who knows?...maybe he will.
We're already seeing Dylanisms.
Love Bob
April 1, 2013
Yellow feathers flutter on
Leanna's Easter tree,
Along with eggs and bunnies
Placed there by family.

Many thoughts and memories
Of Easter come to mind,
Of family get togethers,
And many happy times.

Today She still is with us,
Remaining in our hearts.
A special place that is just for Her
As long as we're apart.
March 17, 2013
May the winds of Love blow softly
And whisper so You will hear,
That I will always love You
And miss you Leanna, my Dear.
March 4, 2013
Your little Bubba is becoming quite the little man...he has your blonde hair...nose and chin.....and stylish clothes

Love....Bob
March 3, 2013
Your smile was the sunshine
That blessed us every morn.

Your smile was the rainbow
That followed every storm.

Your smile was the sparkle
In the twinkling stars at night.

Your smile was the reason
That made my life so bright.

"Love You"

Mom.
February 14, 2013
Your Love was a gift That we treasure more
With each and every passing day.

Our Love for You just grows and grows
And will never fade away.

Today is a day of thinking of You,
You are always on our minds.

You will always be within our hearts,
Our Special Valentine.

"Hugs and Kisses"

Mom.
February 1, 2013
Today it is a special day
Your darling Dylan is two,
And as you know, our dear, sweet Girl,
Little Brayden is too.

You would chuckle,
And you would laugh
At the things they do and say,
With hugs and kisses
From MOMMY and AUNTIE
A very Happy Birthday.

"Love You"
January 23, 2013
Ellen and I are thinking of your family on this special day...love....Bon
January 20, 2013
Leanna was the music
That brightened up our day.
She brought us joy and happiness
In Her very special way.

Leanna was that precious note
That completed every song.
That made our lives a symphony
Of riches and beyond.

Now that She has left us,
We must continue on.
Her song, it now has ended,
But the Melody goes on.

Mom.
December 31, 2012
I saw the countless Christmas trees
With tiny lights like heaven's stars.
I heard the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear.

And now the clock is ticking down
The minutes to the end.
The year is over, then you know
The new year starts again.

It's been a year of our great sorrow,
A year of heartache and pain.
We miss our darling, sweet Leanna
Our lives will never be the same.
December 25, 2012
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Not the same without you!! We all MISS YOU and LOVE YOU!!
December 24, 2012
The tree is standing,
Decorations are hung.
Garlands grace railings,
And carols are sung.

Cookies in the oven,
And chocolate on the stove.
Stores filled with shoppers,
They go there in droves.

The presents are purchased
And most have been wrapped.
Little ones wait stories
All cuddled on laps.

The hunt, it is finished,
The stockings are hung.
All of them hanging,
Minus just one.

Christmas is Treasures
We keep through the years.
Our greatest of Treasures
Leanna our dear.

We love you and miss you
And will try to make You proud,
Merry Christmas LEANNA,
We'll shout it aloud!
December 20, 2012
DO NOT STAND AT LEANNA'S GRAVE AND WEEP
Do not stand at her grave and weep,
She is not there. She does not sleep.
She is a thousand winds that blow.
She is the diamond glints on snow.
She is the sunshine on ripened grain.
She is the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
She is the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
She is the soft stars that shine at night.
So do not stand at her grave and cry.
Leanna is not there...She did not die.

.... I miss buying her lunch....Bob
December 18, 2012
Leanna,

We got your little Bubba on the CBC TV Morning news yesterday... the picture of him with the Christmas tree at daycare. He didn't stay on the Winter Wonderland wall long though...this morning he got bumped off by a lizard in an elf's cap.....Bah Humbug.

Love ya'
Bob
December 16, 2012
I miss You in the morning
And I miss You late at night.

I miss You when some things go wrong
And when some things go right.

I missed You in the summer
And I missed You in the fall.

But as Christmas time approaches
I miss You most of all.

Love You, Mom.
December 8, 2012
The church was dim and silent
Music filled the air
With notes of joy and sadness
And candles every where.

Memories of times gone by
Of occasions through the years
The memories are sweet and joyful
But still they bring me tears.

One by one the candles are lit
Their flames are burning bright
Silent thoughts and memories of you
Float into the night.

Mom.
November 28, 2012
Christms will be tough..Leanna was a Christmas nut and I always teased her that Christmas should start at noon on the 24th so people could buy gifts...put up the tree....wrap gifts....get to bed early....and end on noon on the 25th...hey people get up early exchange gifts.,.have breakfast in pjs...and get rid of unwanted guests....but she never agreed....well, Leanna, we put the decorations up early this year so your Dylan can see the magic....and there's pictures of you everywhere.
My thoughts every day are with your parents.

Love ya.....Bob
November 27, 2012
MISS YOU!! LOVE YOU!!
November 26, 2012
The trees stand stark and naked
The sky a metal gray.
It's been 26 weeks of sadness
Since you went away.

There have been moments of laughter
And there have been moments of joy.
We see you in your Dylan,
Your darling little boy.

We never know what today may bring
Be it smiles or be it tears.
We try not to be sad because you are gone
But happy because you where here.

Mom.
November 10, 2012
Red balloons float up high
They carry a message or two
For someone being remembered,
As I remember You.

Red poppies adorn the place
Where I come to visit You,
Red rose petals dance around
A memory of You too.

The poppies are for honour,
For strength and courage too.
The petals are a symbol of
My undying love for You.

Mom.
November 4, 2012
Friday we were remembering
The school you loved was too
And just the mention of your name
Brought a tear or two.

Heads where bowed, Your Jason there
With Your spirit we where blessed,
A symbol of your courage
Pinned upon his chest.

It really was an honour
For us to hear Your name,
We love and miss you every day
Our darling You remain.

Mom.
October 22, 2012
He knows how to count to ten, he knows his left hand from his right, he knows his colours, he knows what animals say.

He can sing "The wheels on the bus..", he loves to dance, he can remember what he did weeks ago and can respond to direction and is very polite.

He remembers everyone's name he meets, he remembers buildings and houses when we drive to grandma's/grandpa's house.

But most importantly he remembers you every time he sees your picture, every time we talk about you and every time we visit you.

We love you more everyday. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Dylan and Jason
October 21, 2012
Today the sun is shining.
Today the sky is blue.
Today it has been twenty-one weeks
Since the last time I saw You.
You will always be here with me
Through the days, and weeks, and years.
You will always be remembered
With my smiles and with my tears.

I love You Leanna.

Mom.
October 13, 2012
So many things have happened since you had to leave I wish we could have shared. In other ways it seems like it was only yesterday!!

I think about you everyday!! I MISS YOU and LOVE YOU!!
October 8, 2012
I am sitting here in the deafening silence,
And then the whisper of a breeze,
It stirs the leaves, they frolic around
Skipping and spinning across the ground.
Today is Thanksgiving, I have been so blessed
With family and memories too.
What a blessing it is to have so many thoughts,
Of previous Thanksgivings with you.

Mom.
October 6, 2012
The days are getting colder,
The leaves are on the ground,
The wind is whistling through the trees
With a sad and mournful sound.
Thanksgiving is upon us,
We will greet and we will eat,
And there amongst the family
Is Leanna's empty seat.
October 5, 2012
It Is Time To Give Thanks For So Many Things
But Also The Heart Break This Time Brings
Leanna You Touched Our Lives In So Many Ways
We Miss You So Much And Think Of you Every Day
Your Spirit Shines Bright But We Still Miss You So Much
September 29, 2012
Evening is falling,
Night time is near
I visit Leanna,
I sometimes shed tears.
When She was with us
The laughter was sweet,
Now that She's gone,
I sit here and weep.

Mom.
September 16, 2012
A soft and gentle rain is falling,
Or maybe the sky is blue,
The weather changes every day
But not our love for you.
The days are getting cooler and
The leaves are drifting down,
Summer is gone and Fall is here,
Autumn is wearing her crown.

Mom.
September 14, 2012
Today at Brett's school they are having a Terry Fox run with donations going to cancer research. Brett wore his special shirt and his name tag today will say Leanna. Thanks to my friend Julie as her kids too are wearing their name tag in memory of Leanna:) When I was dressing him this morning and we were talking about Leanna he reminded me to make sure his socks matched_ I was famous for dress...ing Brett with similar but unmatching socks until the day Leanna told him to make sure his mom matched his socks in the mornings, since that day he has refused to let me put on unmatching ones again.

We miss you so much, every day there is something that reminds us of you and our time together. Hugs my sister!
September 12, 2012
I hear her laugh
That gentle voice
Her eyes her smile
I miss the most.
To have her near
But oh so far
In clouds soft breezes
Way up high
In rainbows bright
Stars at night
And humming birds in flight.
Her strength and courage
Will carry us on.

Aunty Linda
September 3, 2012
The plans we made, the trip complete, we now are back where Leanna sleeps.

The family together, the journey is done, the time was great but we were missing one.

The one so special, courageous and strong, we have been without Her, it seems so long.

It's been fourteen weeks since She went away, we miss her each and every day.

Mom.
August 21, 2012
Walking down the Garden path
Pine cones fall at my feet,
They lead me to the marble niche
Where our Leanna sleeps.
Thinking of the plans we made
It seems so long ago
And now it's time for us to go,
We will miss her so.

Mom.
August 16, 2012
"They" say time heals all wounds.  I don't know who "they" are but as we approach three months I can confidently say "they" are VERY wrong!!  It is still so very hard to believe you are gone!   It still amazes me how incredibly courageous and strong you were!  I am grateful that you did not have to suffer any more...BUT there isn't a single goes day that goes by that I don't think about you and am reminded how much I MISS YOU and LOVE YOU!!!
August 10, 2012
Every day I think about you. Today I remember you as a beautiful, happy, smiling bride. I will never forget your wedding day, as that was the day we became sisters. I miss you with all of my heart Leanna and will remember you as my sister always. xoxo
August 10, 2012
August 10th, 2002
What a wonderful day it was
With a Beautiful Bride
And a Handsome Groom
Who were both so much in love.

They had ten wonderful years to share
Their love would strengthen and grow
And then an added blessing of
A bouncing Baby Boy.

We have these golden memories
Of happier days that are gone
And thinking of them often
Will help us carry on.

Mom.
August 3, 2012
As we are approaching Leanna & Jason's 10th Wedding Anniversary, we just wanted to share a few of our memories of their Wedding Day. First of all, we were so moved by the heartfelt emotion as Jason & Leanna shared their vows. That we will never forget. We arrived early at the recepton hall and I was showing Ellen that I was going to leave a book that she wanted under the table. Leanna saw this from across the hall and said, " Aunt Barb, are you leaving bibles at all the tables for our wedding? That's so sweet." (I have worked at a Church for the past 25 years.) Leanna and a few of her bridesmaids saw John and I as we were leaving the reception and she called out, "Uncle John, did you bring any piggies to our wedding? I would have loved to of had some piggies at our wedding!. (John has been a hog farmer most of his life). The last time we saw Leanna was in February of this year. We visited the three of them in their lovely home and had brought along a lst birthday card with a little something in the envelope for Dylan. We asked her if she would please take it and buy Dylan a little something for his first birthday. She smiled her beautiful smile and said "I would love to!" This is our last memory of Leanna --- standing at the door of their home with Jason & Dylan. But, we think about her short life often and all that she accomplished and especially her extraordinary courage & grace. With love, Aunt Barb & Uncle John XX0X
August 1, 2012
The lonely cawing of a crow
Echos in my soul
The last I saw Her lovely face
Seems so long ago
And yet I feel her presence near
And never far away
As I sit upon this garden bench
And visit her today.

Mom
July 22, 2012
Eight weeks have passed since the night that you left,
Eight weeks of heartache and pain.
The clouds unleashed a torrent of tears,
Others thought it was rain.
But I know they were weeping for you
And to tell us how much you are missed,
How we miss that goodbye hug
And that sweet, gentle goodbye kiss.

Mom.
July 19, 2012
Miss you <3 xoxo
July 8, 2012
It was just six weeks ago today
That our Leanna went away,
Off into eternity
No more Her lovely smile to see.

A grieving heart still remains
No longer is my life the same.
I miss Her each and ever day
Though in my heart she'll always stay.

Mom.
July 6, 2012
Another very hot day in July
And again I ask the question Why?

Why Leanna so young is at rest?
Why the dearest, the sweetest, the best?

So much to love, so much to give,
Should she not be allowed to live?

Maybe an answer will come by and by
Until then I can only ask WHY?

Mom.
June 30, 2012
It was a day of celebration
Canada Day was here,
A day Leanna and Jason
Celebrated every year.

With family and friends gathered
In mutual company
And Dylan having so much fun
With just one rice krispie.

And as the evening ended
With fireworks loud and bright
Leanna's lighted lantern
Floated up into the night.

We certainly do miss Her
Though Her spirit is still here
And memories stay with us
And keep Her near and dear.

Mom.
June 29, 2012
Wind is rustling through the pines
Singing a symphony
Of love we've lost
And grief we share
Wafting through the trees.
Memories of Leanna
Gentle, sweet and kind
And how she touched the many souls
Of those She left behind.

Mom.
June 17, 2012
I sit here alone in the Garden of Memory
Red rose petals silently fall
Tears flow slowly down my cheeks
As I read Her memory wall.

My broken heart and spirit
Weigh heavily on my breast
My darling, sweet Leanna
Has been gently put to rest.

This is a place of serenity,
Of peacefulness and love
Memories flow freely here
Surrounded by our love.

Mom.
June 7, 2012
To the Dunstall and Bedford family:
I was so sorry and shocked to hear of the passing of Leanne. My heart and prayers go out to you at this very difficult time. May God Bless you all.
Sharon Cantlon (BMO)
June 6, 2012
There is nothing in this world that brings such happiness as that of a dear sweet daughter to love and to caress.

There is nothing in this world that brings such heartfelt sorrow as to hold her in your arms one day and find her gone tomorrow.

There comes a time in everyone's life when we are faced with what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle. We have faced such an obstacle in the past week and found that there is no such thing as insurmountable when one is surrounded by such wonderful, caring family, friends and colleagues.

The outpouring of sympathy and love from all of you has helped lift our hearts and ease some of our pain.

The courage and inspiration we need to go on comes from our darling Leanna, who has been so brave, strong and courageous, from Jason her adoring husband, who has incredible strength and unspeakable love and from the angelic face and bubbly laughter we see and hear in their beautiful son Dylan.

We thank each and every one of you so much.
June 6, 2012
Jason, although I did not know Leanna personally I caught a glimpse of her through you. You both have taught me about courage, strength and dignity and joy - it is so obvious that these are the attributes which you both lived by.
You and Dylan are in my thoughts.
Roni Milani
June 5, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the Dunstall and Bedford families. Although it has been many years and I have not seen you since our Southwood days, I am very sure you will be playin ball up there and you are now Dylan's guardian angel.
June 4, 2012
I will forever be a better person for having Leanna in my life.

When I am frustrated her patience will calm me.

When I am sad her love will warm me.

When I am happy her smile will comfort me.

When I am lonely her voice will console me.

When I am afraid her courage and strength will uplift me.

Her leaving brings us closer to the son, cousin, nephew, and grandson she left behind and all the joys the future holds.

I will see her everyday in Dylan and he will see her everyday in me.
June 3, 2012
I will miss you forever with all my heart and soul!

You were there for me when I was sad
You brought a glow of life whenever you stepped in the room
You were loved by everyone and loved everyone in return
Your smile brought happiness to everyone you saw
And you always thought of others before yourself even when you deserved the most help of all!

I am glad to have had you for an Aunt and wish you will look over me and everyone else and give us a sign that you're okay up in heaven.

Also I promise to you that Dylan will remember you and what an amazing strong person you were. I will share every memory of you with him so he knows his mommy was always there for him, and still is!

Even though you're not here in your body on earth, I know you're with us in our hearts!
June 2, 2012
Today we said goodbye to our darling Leanna. Our hearts are broken. We miss the sunshine of her smile and the twinkle in her eye. Our hope is that the magic of our memories will heal our broken hearts. We will love you forever. Mom.
June 2, 2012
A life ended far too soon, so sad, so unfair but I know you wouldn't want us to dwell on the bad or the sad so here is what I am thankful for:

Dylan, a little piece of you left behind to hug. He will know you and all your love.

Jason, whom I always thought was special, filled your life with so much love and laughter and took great care of you till the very end.

Memories, so many so good.

Forever through those you will live, laugh, and love. We will miss you everyday so much. Thank you for showing me courage and strength, thank you for being my sister, but most of all thank you for being my friend.

KISSES and HUGS Larissa.
June 1, 2012
Judy and Ron, Judy, it has been many years since we have seen each other. Sending your family my deepest sympathy and was devastated to hear of your lovely Leanna's passing, Thinking of you, Karyn Peterman (BMO)
June 1, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Leanna, you will be always in my heart and memories. I will miss you.
With deepest sympathy
June 1, 2012
Leanna - Your smile will be missed. It always lit up a room. Be assured that Jason & Dylan will be looked after. Rest in peace. Sleep, Leanna, Sleep. Love, Ellen.
June 1, 2012
Judy, Ron and family,
So very sorry to hear of your beautiful daughter's passing. What a tragedy for your family and especially her baby boy. Our thoughts are with you at this very trying time.

Sincerely, "cousin" Carol (Kendrick) Blakeley and family, Brooklin, ON
June 1, 2012
Words cannot express our grief and sorrow for the Bedford and Dunstall Famillies. SJK shares in your loss - she was an amazing person and I will miss her dearly.
June 1, 2012
Judy,Ron & family,
I can't begin to say I feel your pain! I am so very sad for the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, wife & mother. I will miss seeing her smiling face. My prayers & thoughts will be with you always. God obviously needed her to brighten up his garden!!
May 31, 2012
With deepest sympathy.I will keep you in my prayers.
God be with you during these hard times. May 30
May 31, 2012
All love.

The Pecks
May 31, 2012
We are so saddened. We will always remember Leanna's beautiful smile. hearts break for all of you. with all our love, Ed, Gloria and family.
May 31, 2012
It is with shock and overwhelming sadness that our hearts go out to you. I stare at the page wondering what to write as words cannot express the sadness. Leanna was a beautiful person who always managed to make us laugh. Full of life and happiness she will remain in our memories.

I know the hurt you feel….. no words can comfort that but one day you will laugh instead of cry when you think of her smiley fun spirit.

STRENGTH ~ COURAGE ~ FRIENDSHIP ~ LOVE
May 31, 2012
Jason and Dylan,
With the passing of Leanna, it is so difficult to express the sadness we feel. We are at a loss for words...Suffice to say that we love you and that you are constantly in our thoughts. Love Erin, Simon, and James Elston
May 31, 2012
We are so very sorry for the loss of our beautiful cousin Leanna. She brought much joy and we remember her lovingly at so many family holidays and celebrations. We will miss her very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deborah, Brian, Julia and Emily
May 31, 2012
Favourite times with my daughter-in-law were taking her for lunch on the 3rd floor patio of the K-W brewery/pub when she worked in Kitchener while Jason'e fiance... then the week after their wedding.... I had a lunch date with her and asked the receptionist for Mrs Bedford and she wasn't sure who I wanted...it was just her and me during those many lunches.... Leanna always had the chicken club sandwich.... Ellen and I promise you Leanna that we will always watch out for your little Dylan...love Bob
May 31, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 31, 2012
Jason, Dylan and Family,
We are grieving with you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May 31, 2012
Our hearts go out to Jason, Dylan and family at this time and in the days ahead.
Heather, Heather and the 839 Sales Team
May 30, 2012
Jason,
We are thinking of you and your precious Dylan at this very sad time. Our hearts and our thoughts are with you both. Sincere condolences.
Terry and Janice Prokopy
May 30, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of Leanna's passing. My deepest condolences for your loss. She sounds like a beautiful person.
May 30, 2012
Jason, Dylan, Judy, Ron, and family - I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Leanna had a heart of gold and a spirit and smile to match!
May the love and support of those around you help you through the days ahead, and may your memories of Leanna give you strength and bring you comfort.

Julie Andrews
May 30, 2012
I am so broken hearted to say good bye to my dear cousin. Leanna, you will be truly missed but will always be in my heart. I will miss your beautiful smile and how you lit up the room. Thank you for being you and making the world a better place.
May 30, 2012
Aunt Leanna you where, are, and always will be the most kind loving and fun person In the hole world you are the most amazing aunt ever you always would play sorry with me at grandma and grandpas you were always yellow and I was always blue, I love and miss you VERY much <3 <3 <3
May 30, 2012
Jason: We canot begin to imagine the depth of your sorrow. Know that we share your sadness and will always treasure the memories we have of Leanna. Uncle Don and Aunt Sylvia.
May 30, 2012
To all of Leanna's family... I was terribly saddened to hear of Leanna's passing. I will never forget her incredible strength and passion for living. She was a pure spirit, one person who just by knowing her, your own life cannot help but be enriched. A devoted mother, loving wife and great daughter. My sympathies are with your entire family.
Elaine Moore
May 30, 2012
Judy Ron
Your daughter was a kind and caring person her smile always lit up my visit with her. She is truly an angel and will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences for the loss of your lovely daughter.
John Kowalchuk
May 30, 2012
We were so saddened to get your news Ron and Judy - our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of sorrow - sometimes words are so meaningless but know we are thinking of you and asking God's blessing upon you!

Sincerely, Shirley Mitchell and Henning Grumme
May 30, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart. To your entire family, please accept my deepest condolences. She was a wonderful human being who always made me smile. Hang onto the wonderful memories that she leaves behind. She leaves her greatest gift now, her son. She lives in him.
Miranda (Veglia) Meadus
May 30, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Jason & Dylan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May 30, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Team Newmarket 885
May 30, 2012
Leanna, words cannot explain how broken hearted we all are right now. I won't lie to you we are devastated by the recent events. Being at Mom and Dad's is incredibly difficult because we are all here as usual but you are not. I mean you are my baby sis. We've been together for 36 years. I'm suppose to look out for you and protect you...instead you were so courageous, brave, and strong you protected us. Please be patient with us...it may take us a while to learn to hold on to you with our hearts instead of our arms. I promise we'll help Jason take good care of Dylan. LOVE YOU, MISS YOU, NOW and FOREVER. Jacinda
May 29, 2012
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
May 29, 2012
How do you say goodbye to a daughter who has been such a large part of your life? She was the sunshine in the morning and the starry sky at night. Her smile as wide as the ocean and a heart made out of gold, she made us all so happy, a treasure to behold. Goodbye my dear Leanna you are always in my heart, a piece of me went with you, we will never be apart. "I love you my darling" your Mom.
May 29, 2012
Jason,
Words cannot express how my heart is aching for you. Ian is with me now and remembering how much fun we had together. Her smile lit up a room. Know that we are here for you and Dylan. Much love,
Beverley, Alex, Ian and Justin.
May 29, 2012
Our deepest condolences. It was very sad to have heard this news.
Carol Wagner & Bill Beadman
Friends of Bob & Ellen
May 29, 2012
It is with deep saddness that myself Tim, Sam and Taylor share in this celebration of Leanna's life. It has been a privlidge and an honor to have been in her life for the last 20 plus years. I have truly lost my best friend and my heart has a empty spot where her laughter used to be, over time my tears will dry and I will carry with me the memories we have shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dunstall and Bedford families as you go through this difficult journey. Rest in peace my beautiful friend
May 29, 2012
The Claus family sends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Leanne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Claus and Family
May 29, 2012
To our dear godson & nephew, Jason,(& Dylan), to Bob & Ellen, Karen & Dave and to Ron & Judy and all of Leanna's family, Our hearts and prayers are with you. It was such a privlege and joy to have Leanna as part of our Bedford family. She will be missed and she will be remembered. All our love, Aunt Barb & Uncle John xo
May 29, 2012
Leanna's kind soul touched many people; she will live on through our memories of her. May you find solace in your own reflections of your lives with her.
May 29, 2012
Dear Judy and Larissa, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family at this most difficult time.
May 29, 2012
Jason,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Mark Hopkins & the Cintas 827 Eddystone Team
May 29, 2012
I wanted to express my heartfelt regret at the passing of Leanna! She was one of the most kind and generous people I have every know. She was always so much fun to be around, even when she wasn't feeling well. I will miss her smile and fun loving spirit! Hold tight to good memories, lean on your family and friends for support, and always know how much you are cared about!
My deepest sympathy at this sad and difficult time.
May 29, 2012
I will always remember Leanna as an integral part of one of the closest families I have ever met. She will remain part of your family forever in your hearts and through her sweet son. I am so sorry for you all that you have to face this tremendous loss. I am thankful that you all have each other for support. Thinking of all of you.
May 29, 2012
I wanted to express heartfelt regret at the passing of Leanna. She was one of the most kind and generous people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She was always so much fun to be around, even when she wasn't feeling well. I will miss her smile and fun loving spirit. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about!
My deepest sympathy at this sad and difficult time. ~Corianne
May 29, 2012
To the Dunstall family ,,So sorry & shocked to hear of Leanna's passing. Please be assured that you are all in my thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time.. sending hugs from Linda Kearley ( Bank of Montreal)
May 29, 2012
Judy, Ron, Jason, Dylan and family. Our hearts are broken at the passing of our dear niece Leanna. She was a sweet, happy person who was taken far to soon. We will hold her in our hearts forever, and our deepest thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness.
May 29, 2012
Judy, Ron, Jason, Dylan and family. Our hearts are broken at the passing of our dear niece Leanna. She was a sweet, happy person who was taken far to soon. We will hold her in our hearts forever, and our deepest thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness.
May 29, 2012
Judy & Ron;
We cannot find the words to express how sorry and saddened we were to hear of Leanna's passing. Thinking of all the family with our sincere sympathy. May fond and loving memories of her comfort you in this difficult time.
May 29, 2012
The SJK community mourns the loss of a dear person whose life was much too short. Leanna was a wonderful colleague and friend to many here at SJK. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of tragic loss.

Norman Southward
Headmaster
SJK School
May 29, 2012
The sweetest most beautiful smile.
The kindest and purest of heart.
Always in our memories and forever in our hearts.
Love you forever my dear.
Auntie Linda
May 29, 2012
We are so devistated to hear beautiful Leanna is gone. We will miss her smile and laughter forever. We cannot imagine the grief you are all going through, since you were blessed to spend each day with her. You are all in our hearts and prayers through this trajic time, we love you all very much and are sending big hugs your way. Leanna we love you very much, we will miss you every day, give Grampa and Grandma a big hug from us. xoxoxo
May 29, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the family. Very sorry to hear this news. Love, Cliff and Rebecca Weight
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