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LEACH, Guy E. “Ted”

August 30, 1951 – Port Arthur, ON
September 15, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Ted, beloved husband of Cyrene Leach (nee Daly) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 62 years from a 20 month battle with cancer.

Ted and family moved from Edmonton to Calgary in 1994. Ted was employed at Worley Parsons as a Lead Pipeline Designer. His main interest was golf; joining the Confederation Park men’s golf league 15 years ago and enjoyed every Wednesday night game.

Ted enjoyed travelling. He, Cyrene and children traveled to Australia and over the past years vacationed in Mexico and Hawaii. They also took many family vacations from the Okanogan to Florida.

Nothing was more important to Ted than his family and friends. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He spent quality time interacting in every aspect of his children’s lives. He took great interest in their development and supported them with any decisions they made. He cherished his two grandsons. He was blessed to have watched Connor and Kyle grow to be wonderful young boys.

He was a great friend. His friendships were based upon loyalty and trust. Once a friend, always a friend. He will be missed by many people at their RV Park. On the weekends he looked forward to a great game of golf, happy hour, BBQs and evening bonfires with them.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 42 wonderful years, Cyrene; his daughter Keri (Dale); his son Kristian (Lyndsey); his grandsons Connor and Kyle Leach; his siblings Jane (Doug) Diamond, Doug (Maryanne) Leach, Debbie (Mark) Elun, Todd Leach, Shannon Stoyko, Lori (Jim) Olinyk and Sean (Bev) Leach; and many nieces and nephews.

Ted was predeceased by his mother, Lenore Norris and his father Edward Leach.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, #204, 1608 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0E3 Telephone: (403) 255-7100,

The family would like to thank the following medical team for their care and support over the past 20 months: Dr. E Liu, Dr. A Graham, Dr. J Easaw, Dr. R Sinha, Colleen Culthburt, and Dr. E Dixon. Thank you to the medical staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and Foothills Hospital. The family also sincerely thanks the wonderful staff at Agape Hospice for exquisite care and for making Teds last days comfortable and peaceful.

In living memory of Ted Leach, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. To the Leach Family – Keri, Kristian, Cyrene. Sincere sympathy from Dale’s family here on P.E.I. for the loss of a father and husband. I met Ted just the once at the airport in Charlottetown but instantly saw a vibrant man who truly loved his family. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks, and, yes, months to come. Take care of each other.
    Doris Herring

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  2. To Cyrene Leach and Family:
    I have had the very good fortune and pleasure to have known Ted for more than 17 years and have always considered myself a better person because of the time I had in his presence. He was a great co-worker who’s gentle and kind heart made the daily challenges and stresses of the job seem less. We could always count on Ted to get the job done with a smile and sharing his good nature making it a better work enviroment enjoyed by many.
    Unbeknown to Ted, he was a huge inspiration and was a hero to me. His grace, courage and “can do attitude” during his battle with cancer has affected and will continue to affect me for years to come.
    I will miss him dearly and will remain forever grateful that I had the honor and privilege to have know and to be able to say he was a genuine friend and co-worker.

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  3. Frank & Gail Kozak :

    We are so very sorry in the loss of Ted–he will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with Cyrene and family.

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  4. Linda and Terry Muncey :

    we are so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing our thoughts are with the family at this time. We do have another good angel to watch over us all.

    Terry and Linda

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  5. Bill and Joan Macdonald :

    Keri and Family; We are so sorry for you and your family on the loss of such an important member of your family. From his obituary, he most certainly loved life, his family, and all those that he shared with in his work, his sports and his leisure. Our Love, Prayers and deepest sympathy to you, Dale and all family members.

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  6. To Cyrene Leach, family and friends;

    My deepest condolences at the passing of Ted.
    I knew Ted as a good friend, working associate and frequent
    golfing companion.
    Besides being a competent and reliable technician , in addition to other character qualities; he possessed a consistent, sincere, friendly and humorous disposition which he spontaneously shared with those around him.
    It was a privilege and a pleasure to have worked with and known
    Ted and I will always remember him.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.



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  7. To Cyrene Leach and family

    My sympathy for the loss of Ted. I had the pleasure of golfing with Ted at Confederation for 3 years, usually as part of the same foursome. Ted was a kind and humble man and took my ribbing generously even getting in a zinger at me once in a while. We got to share some extra golf time at Cochrane and Fox Hollow after the men’s season ended and had more time to understand each other and share our lives. Alas two years ago I moved to Vancouver and just recently learned of Ted’s illness and passing.
    Ted is one man I shall miss.

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  8. Joanne & Steven Cooney :

    Cyrene, Keri and Kristian,

    Our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time. Ted was a wonderful man who loved his family unconditionally. He also understood the meaning of friendship. Steven and I have many happy memories of our vacations in Mexico and PEI with Cyrene and Ted – the first time he went scuba diving comes immediately to mind. We feel privileged to have shared even a small part of his life. We will miss him deeply.

    Joanne & Steven Cooney,
    Prince Edward Island

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  9. Marie Forest-Smith and Ron Forest-Smith :

    To Cyrene and Family;

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Ted will truly be missed.
    I met Ted 14 yrs ago, he was an amazing inspiration to me in his positive outlook in his day to day life. He loved his family and golf and shared many stories. Loved seeing his pictures of grand kids as his screen saver and hearing about how they were growing so fast. Ted and I shared and celebrated our milestones at Colt/Worleyparsons as well as project challenges and supported each other.
    A funny thought comes to mind when I think of Ted. The phone would ring and in the distance I would hear this “Oh-no!” whenever he knew he was expecting yet another project change. It always made me smile and of course tease him about it in a friendly way. As usual he pulled through and dealt with it.
    Cyrene, we always enjoyed the Christmas parties when Ron and I sat with the two of you. There was never a pause in conversation and none related to work. Ron and I thought of you both as good friends and not only my colleague.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Ron and Marie

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  10. I had the pleasure of working with Ted for a short period of time several years ago. Although I really didn’t get to know Ted very well since, he did make an impression upon me. I remember Ted as one of the very few people I have ever met, that remained positive through any circumstance. I always felt he managed to transfer his positivity to anyone who spent time with him. I am fortunate and appreciate the time I did get to spend with him. My thoughts are with those who will miss him the most through this difficult time.

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  11. Roger & Rachelle Dumas :

    Dear Cyrene and children,
    We were shocked to hear of Ted’s passing and didn’t find out for quite some time after. It is almost a year since Ted left us and Roger and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to you Keri and Kristian . Our memories of Ted were always of him smiling and being kind and generous. He will be terribly missed and sincerely hope you are mending. We are only a phone call away. We hope to hear from you soon Cyrene.

    (Our mail was being re-routed due to our move to Spruce Grove and then we received your Christmas card with the news! We are feeling much remorse in neglecting our acknowledgment of your loss and hoping we can re-connect through this medium)

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