Roy Leonard Death, Obituary – Roy J. Leonard, who had spent the majority of his 87 years living in Glen Alpine and had passed away at the age of 87, was able to pass away calmly in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his wife of 69 years, five children, and grandchildren. Roy J. Leonard had lived in Glen Alpine for the majority of his 87 years. He was the son of Ben and Alma Leonard, both of whom had passed away before the time of his birth on September 13, 1935, as well as Eula Leonard. Before he was even born, both of his parents had already passed away. Roy’s entire life had been spent in the community of Glen Alpine, which he considered to be his home.
Before reaching the age at which he could retire from the company, he put a lot of his years of experience to good use at Great Lakes Carbon working as a painter there. Roy’s greatest friend, J.E. Mull, also happened to be one of his closest companions, and the two of them spent a lot of time together. On Sunday mornings, they would often go for long bike rides around the lake, which was one of their favourite things to do together. Roy Leonard is survived by Mavis Hart Leonard, the woman he has been married to for the past 69 years; his children, Libby Eubanks (Eddie), Jeff Leonard Jr. (Alice), Lynne Mould (Rob), and Betty Biggerstaff (Randy); 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and his siblings, Mabel Walker, Mary Simpson, Betty Lyle, Rachel Watkins, and In addition to this, Roy lost both of his parents when he was still a small child.
There were also two additional Leonard brothers who were Roy’s siblings. Their names were Jack and Charles Leonard, and they were Leonards. On the afternoon of Saturday, December 17, at 12 o’clock, there will be a graveside service performed at Calvin Heights/Bridge 42. The Reverend Andrew Whisnant will preside over the occasion. When the family has finished saying their final goodbyes to their loved one during the burial, they will subsequently address their friends and neighbours. In lieu of sending flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in the honour of the individual who has passed away to the Calvin Heights/Bridge 42 Church or the Amorem Hospice. Both of these organisations serve the local community.