Douglas Gordon LEATHERDALE

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LEATHERDALE, Douglas Gordon February 11, 1931 - December 24, 2012 Passed away peacefully on December 24th in Saanich Peninsula Hospital, North Saanich, with wife Marg by his side. He is survived by his son Gordon Charles Leatherdale, brother Frank James Leatherdale, stepchildren Tracie Hicks and David Howard, and beloved grandchildren Clare and Luke. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on February 11, 1931. Doug joined Bell Canada in 1949. In the early years of his profession, he worked in Canada's high arctic on the DEW Line. For the last two years of his career he worked as a Staff Engineer on the Bell Canada contract in Saudi Arabia. After moving to Vancouver Island in 1999, he enjoyed cruising the British Columbia coastline in his boat "Shukran", travelling as far as the Alaskan border. Together with Marg, he also enjoyed travelling through numerous countries in Europe and South America. Many thanks to the SPH Nursing Staff and friends for your support... (P.S. You are all AWESOME!). He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and by his loyal pet, his Cairn Terrier "Skye". In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation at www.sphf.ca/donate "> www.sphf.ca/donate or (250) 652-7531, would be much appreciated. A Celebration of Doug`s life will be held on Saturday January 19th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario.

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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Jan. 5, 2013
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