LEAHY, Clement Michael 'Clem' - Peacefully at CAMA Woodlands Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, October 5, 2019, in his 88th year.
Beloved and devoted husband for 58 years to the late Kerrie (2018).
Loving father of Kevin (Linda), Marcia, Jennifer (Ward), Mark (Julie) and predeceased by daughter Denise (2017).
Proud grandpa to Samantha, Megan (Nick), Victoria, Sarah, Colin (Monique), Eric and Timothy. Adoring great-grandpa to Thomas and Kristen.
Dear brother to Barbara (Larry) of Peterborough. Beloved brother-in-law to Sally (Tom) of Aurora and Keith (Lyse) of Longueil, Quebec. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Clem was born in Douro Township, Peterborough to the late John Francis and Mary Catherine Leahy and later moved to Burlington to begin his career as a steamfitter. Clem was a proud 65-year member of Local 67 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union in Hamilton.
Clem was a lifelong animal lover and environmentalist. He spent many years coaching Mark's hockey team for BLOMHA in Burlington. A role he loved - spending time with his son, and his favourite sport.
Clem was a conqueror of Miller Lake, Ontario since 1974 where he and Kerrie built a family cottage. They spent their happiest years sharing their love of nature and their family - a tradition and legacy that continues today.
Dad was a kind and gentle soul. He had a wonderful sense of humour with a booming laugh. He was an incredible storyteller. Dad will be loved and missed forever.
The family is very grateful for the love and exceptional care he received from the staff at CAMA Woodlands Long Term Care Centre. He was a loving member of the CAMA family since 2017.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 9th, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. (Prayers at 6 p.m.) at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home Burlington Chapel, 2241 New Street.
Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 10th at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Burlington. Cremation to follow. Private family interment will take place later at Burlington Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Hamilton Burlington SPCA.