WILLIAM ELI JAMES LEASK October 5, 1932 - November 15, 2012 Died peacefully at home surrounded by several of those who loved him. Bill was born in Taunton, Ontario. After serving in the army in Germany, Bill returned to the Bowmanville area and started up Towne T.V. Antenna. In 1966, he founded Oshawa Cable T.V. (later renamed Pine Ridge Cable). Later in his career, Bill was actively involved in numerous property development projects throughout the G.T.A. and the Parry Sound District. Bill's community service included significant contributions to Kinsmen, K-40, the United Way, the
, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Liberal parties of Ontario and Canada. He will be deeply missed by Barbara, his wife of 57 years, his children Susan, Rick (Dianne), J.D. (Shelley), Tony (Faye) and Andrew (Jeff), his granddaughters Alex, Gillian, Lyndsay, Megan, Sydney and Jocelyn, his sister Barbara (predeceased), Bob, Marilyn, Don. Visitation will be held at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held in the funeral home starting at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to send a thank you for the extraordinary care provided by the staff of the Lakeridge Health Cancer Centre.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 21, 2012