March 21, 1919 – April 15, 2012
Roy Leard, beloved husband of Phyl Leard of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the age of 93 years.
Roy was born in Saskatoon and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He served in the RCAF overseas as a Flight Lieutenant and subsequently as a navigation instructor in Hamilton, ON. During his time in Hamilton he married the love of his life Phyllis Stewart. They relocated to Edmonton where they lived happily for sixty-five years before moving to Calgary in February 2010 to be closer to family. Roy was a Chartered Accountant and FCA retiring from Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in 1982 where he served as a partner. He was an active member of the community throughout his years in Edmonton.
Besides his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Roy is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Dale Alsager of Maple Valley, WA and Patti and Lyle Edwards of Calgary; a son and daughter-in-law Don and Shari Leard of Airdrie; eleven grandchildren, Kim (Mark), Dalene (Leo), Jay (Sharon) and Troy; Jeff (Kel), Kyle, and Leanne (Joe); Scott (Winnie), Camie, Kari (Dave) and Mandy; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Ryden, Amanda and Taylor, Noley, Deegan, Bode and Matty, Layla, Emily, Kellan, Kayla and Jayden. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law Marion and Art McRobbie of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Roy’s family would like to thank Jan and Al Davey of Edmonton for their love and care over the years. He was predeceased by his parents Elvin and Jean Leard; his step mother Ada Leard; brother and sister-in-law Don and Wynn Leard; and his nephew Jim Leard.
A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive SW) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. We wish to thank the wonderful staff at Eau Claire Retirement Residence and Dr. Stacey Davies for their kind and attentive care for our dad.
In living memory of Roy Leard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences