It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved dad and best friend, George McLeish, on December 22nd, 2021 at the age of 78.
George was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and three brothers when he was in his teens. They lived in Toronto, Ontario, where George completed high school and a chemical engineering degree at U of T, and where he met his future wife, Barbara. They married on July 1st, 1966, and eventually found their way to Senneville, Quebec, where they raised 3 children and were actively involved in the community. He was a municipal councillor from 1990 to 1994 and Mayor from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2006 to 2013. He loved the town of Senneville and could not have imagined living anywhere else.
George is predeceased by his parents, Margaret Bruce and George McLeish, and his three brothers, Robert, Bruce and Charlie.
George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, his three children, Kristin (John), D’Arcy (Kira) and Adam (Caroline) and his grandchildren, Brody, Jules, Callum, Campbell, Tess, Quinn and Cohan.
You were our hero, G. We couldn’t have asked for a kinder or more beautiful person to be our dad and GG. You were our teacher, our mentor, our guide and friend. You were always quick with a smile and a kind word and loved those around you for who they were, without judgement. We will miss you until the stars wink out. You were the best example anyone could ever ask for and you taught us humility, love, tolerance and fire (and lots of swear words).
Due to current restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring.