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1766 Franklin Boulevard
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Lillian Leach

Lillian Jean Leach (O'Krafka)

Wednesday, November 6th, 1918 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Country Manor in her 102nd year. Lillian was born during W.W.1 at the Hespeler Town Hall, it had been turned into a Hospital during a flu epidemic. She has lived her whole life in Hespeler and very proud of it. She was predeceased by her husband James Leach Jr. (1991). Lillian will be greatly missed by her daughter Jean Kent and husband Roy of Hespeler, ON, her son Richard Leach and his wife Claire of Fredericton, N.B. Grandma Lily will be forever missed by her granddaughter and hairdresser Heather Dene and her grandsons David Kent (Jen) of Cambridge, ON, and Dominic Leach (Sandee) of Fredericton, N.B. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Megan and Samantha Dene, Jordyn and Griffen Kent and Alexandrea and Rogan Leach.
Lillian was the daughter of Henry O’Krafka and Edith (Carr). She is survived by her sister Bess Slater and husband Robert of Goderich, ON.
She was predeceased by her brothers William O’Krafka (2003) (Lorraine), Harry O’Krafka (1990) (Helen), Joseph O’Krafka (1997) (Eileen), Franklin O’Krafka (2003) and her sister Edith Rickert (2008) (Willard). Lillian will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all the people and staff at Cambridge Country Manor who have taken such good care and time looking after Lillian. It was greatly appreciated.
Family will receive guests for a memorial visitation at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, on Sunday, September 13th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. James’ Anglican Church or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Lounsbury Funeral Home
    1766 Franklin Boulevard
    Cambridge, Ontario N3C 1N8
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lounsbury Funeral Home
    1766 Franklin Boulevard
    Cambridge, Ontario N3C 1N8
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  • Interment

    New Hope Cemetery
    235 Cooper Street
    Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2J9
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Ruth Rettinger

Posted at 12:03am
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Leach’s passing. She was a great lady. We have fond memories of her, mostly, at hockey games watching David and our son Joey play. She had a good life, well lived. Our condolences. Bill & Ruth Rettinger.

Judy (Rickert) Norman

Posted at 06:08pm
Aunt Lil was always a caring aunt and Godmother to me. Our O’Krafka Christmas Eve’s when I was child were always spent at Aunt Lil’s house, which was the family homestead with a carol sing-song, like all family get-to-getters, and the Lord’s Prayer was always the last one sung by all! Many wonderful, warm fuzzy memories!

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