LEONARD, Jeffrey Charles - August 25, 1957 - June 27, 2014 Jeffrey Charles Leonard passed away peacefully in the company of his wife and family in his 57th year, after a long struggle with cancer. Jeffrey was the beloved husband of Betty (Alebetsovitis) and cherished father of John (Laura), Christina, Alexander and Daniel. He is survived by his mother Jean (Younger) and siblings Lawrence, Paul, Norman, Gregory, Elizabeth, Edward, Mary Jean, Robert, Christopher and Michael, as well as sister-in-law Bessie Anagnostopoulos. Jeffrey was predeceased by his father Warren Colin Leonard and he was son- in-law to John Alebetsovitis. Jeffrey led a very active life as a stock trader, talented guitarist and writer, avid hiker and volunteer for Scouts Canada. He was known for his kindness, generosity and great sense of humour, as well as his boundless energy. The family expresses its gratitude to the doctors, nurses and all the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital Palliative Care for their excellent care, kindness and compassion. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Centre (50 Overlea Blvd.). Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12 p.m. at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church (115 Bond St.). Interment will follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. Directions and online condolences may be found at www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
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Published in the Toronto Star on June 29, 2014