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LEONARD, Helen Webster (nee Martin)

September 25, 1918 – March 2, 2012

Helen Webster Leonard of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Eau Claire Retirement Residence on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the age of 93 years.

Helen was born on September 25, 1918 in Lajord, Saskatchewan to Scottish immigrant parents, David and Elizabeth Martin.

Helen and Grant married in 1945 and spent twenty-five wonderful years with the R.C.A.F. traveling extensively with postings in Vancouver, Ottawa, Metz, France, and finally retiring in Calgary in 1966. Helen was employed with Sears for thirty-two years and made many long-lasting friendships.

Helen is survived by her two daughters Faye (Gurvin) Lee of Houston, TX, and Maggie (Bob) Hunt of Calgary; six grandchildren, Grant (Kathleen) Lee, Gary Lee, Ryan (Kim) Hunt, Graham (Teresa) Hunt, Jamie (Jennie) Hunt and Samantha Hunt; three great-grandchildren, Garrett Lee, Sydney Hunt and Avery Hunt; as well as two half-brothers, Bill (Marg) Martin of Saskatoon, SK and Ian (Bev) Martin of Calgary. She was predeceased by her parents and by her husband Grant Leonard in 1981. She was also predeceased by brothers John McKay, David Martin (twin), and by sisters Esther Hedman and Connie Channon.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the nurses and staff at Eau Claire Retirement Residence for their kind and compassionate care these last three years.

In living memory of Helen Leonard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Debbie Hunt :

    Dear Maggie and family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great lady and had a wonderful life. Always remember the good times.
    Debbie Hunt

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  2. Linda Wright :

    We were saddened to hear of Mrs. Leonard’s passing. I will always remember her smiles and laughter. She loved to tell stories of her grandchildren and was so proud of each one. She was such a good friend to my mother (Charlotte “Lottie” Watts) for many years starting in Metz.
    Please always remember her with smiles, we will.

    Take care,
    Linda, Rick and Michael Wright

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  3. We were so sad to hear of Mrs. Leonard’s passing I think of her often and will always remember her laugh and her stories of the grandchildren. She was such a good friend to my mum (Charlotte Watts), a friendship that started in Metz so many years ago. Take care and always remember the good times.

    Linda, Rick & Michael Wright

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