Harold Albert Leigh
1921 – 2013
It is with sadness that the family of Harold Albert Leigh announces his death on November 16, 2013, with his sons by his side. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marthe, sons Ronald (Patt), Ken (Jackie) and Raymond (Elaine); grandchildren Harla, Scott, Therese, Steven, Cat, Chris, Shawna and Steven; 9 great-grandchildren, and nephews Bob of London, ON and Jack and Steven of Australia.
Harold is predeceased by beloved daughter Janet (Tony Szary) in 1993.
Chief Petty Officer Harold Leigh served with the Royal Canadian Navy throughout WW2 on convoy duty in the North Atlantic, after which he moved to Vancouver Island with his young wife and two sons.
He was a long-time resident of Campbell River, working as an electrician on much of the hydro-electrical infrastructure of CR, before becoming foreman with Franklin Electric for many years.
Harold loved to fix anything and to garden, especially when he could give away his vegetables to family and neighbours. The Leigh house, by the Big Rock Store, was the highlight of the Christmas lights tour when the children were growing.
Service to be held Saturday, November 23 at 2pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Refreshments to be served at Yucalta Lodge at 3pm. No flowers by request. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society if desired.