In Celebration of
March 18, 1943 -
December 22, 2021
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.
George was an avid reader, and a lover of food, news, politics and a good argument. His many pursuits over the years include sailing, scuba diving, tennis, golf, walking and skiing. He was a big kid at heart, who loved spending time with his grandchildren. Anyone who knew him was touched by his kindness, humour and infectious smile.
We couldn’t have asked for a kinder or more beautiful person to be our dad and GG. He is deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2PM on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at the Belvedere Funeral Home, Senneville, QC, followed by a reception at the George McLeish Community Centre, 20 Morningside Ave, Senneville, QC.