LEASON Arthur George. Born November 22, 1914 in Victoria to Edward E. and Dora Leason. Papa passed away at Glengarry Hospital on January 16, 2004. He is survived by his loving family, wife Delores (nee Grant) of 57 years, daughters Ronaele Hahn of Victoria and Michelle Paisley (Len) of Comox. Also survived by grand- daughter Dana Hahn (John Bomans) and adored great granddaughter Jaden-Rae, granddaughter Devon Stuart (Aaron) and their father Robert Hahn and grandsons Daylan, Garreth, Andrew, Matt and Callum Jones and Nathan and Christie Paisley. Survived by brothers Thomas and Frederick and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Herbert, Joseph, Roy, Richard and Robert. Papa was a long time member of the Victoria Fire Department, retiring as Chief Fire Prevention Officer. He was an avid gardener and had been a member of the Victoria Men's Garden Club. His greatest joy was spending time at the family cabin at Shawnigan Lake where he taught his children and grand-children to swim, fish and ski. Our grateful thanks to Papa's caregivers on Chandler B Unit at Glengarry Hospital. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Papa. We love you. Funeral Services will be held at First Memorial Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. If desiring, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (107-1001 Cloverdale Avenue, V8X 4C9) would be appreciated.

Published in The Times Colonist on Jan. 20, 2004
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