It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our father, John (Jack) Leadley on May 11, 2021 at the age of 84. Dad is survived by his daughters Susan (Russ), Tammy (Don) and his sister Audrey Chambers, sisters-in-law Sharon Culig, Joan Windatt and Paula Leadley and brothers-in-law Doug McCauley and John Bell. He is predeceased by his wife Winnie (2012), son in law Rick Begin (2014), infant son John (1978), brother Tom Leadley (Doreen), brother Ted Leadley (Alice) and brother-in-law Bill Chambers. Dad will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Dad was born to Jean (Wheeler) and Earl Leadley on June 29, 1936 and was the youngest of four children. Growing up in the Effingham area, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his good friend Ardell Beckett. His love for the outdoors continued with vegetable gardening at his home on Quaker Road as well as seasonal camping in the Peterborough area.

Dad worked at the Atlas Steel Company in Welland from 1955 until his retirement in 2001. After retiring he filled his new found time with coin collecting, stamp collecting, and enjoyed lots of time with mom at their trailer home on Pigeon Lake.

Many thanks to the caregivers who helped our family during the past year, Corissa, Michelle, Teri-Lynn and Eleanor. Your love and concern for our dad is so deeply appreciated! We would also like to thank Dr. Janzen, the staff at Plymouth Cordage, the staff at Royal Rose and those caregivers from Mind Ourselves and Right At Home.

A family service is being held on Saturday, May 15 with interment at Lane’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations would be appreciated by family to the Church of Christ in Fenwick (765 Welland Rd. L0S 1C0).

6 thoughts on “JOHN “JACK” LEADLEY

  • Saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. He was a great man, with a sneaky whit that could make anyone laugh. He held onto great memories and was always eager to share. So very proud of his girls and thankful for everything they did. I very much enjoyed my time with your dad, doing various activities and catching glimpses of his silly side. He will be greatly missed.

  • It was such a pleasure to know John and meet his family. He has been missed and we grieve with you. XO

  • Dear Family of John (Jack) Leadley ~ My sincere love & sympathy goes out to the family on the passing of Jack Leadley ,my husbands brother (Thomas Leadley passed) A good man & brother-in-law ~ Forever in memory ~ Paula Leadley

    • Hi Lydia
      So kind of you to remember me from our days at PCHS so long ago. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge the loss of my dad. It has been an extremely long and difficult year for all of us dealing with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Tammy

  • Tammy and Don
    Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean you’ll miss them until you meet again. My hear goes out to you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Sandy Severin ❤️

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