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LEITCH: Donald “Don” Arthur of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On September 16, 2019 @ 6:01 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 45 Comments

LEITCH: Donald “Don” Arthur of Lucan

Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Monday, September 16, 2019 of Lucan, at the age of 83. Cherished husband of Dorothy (Miller) Leitch for 63 years. Loving father of Diane and Ray, Donna and Randy, and Karen. Adored grandfather of David and Kristen, Donnie and Angie, Stephen and Patti, Courtney and Steve, Scott and Brittany. Great-grandfather of Katelyn, Hudson, Asher, Matthew, Bryce, Eva, Leah, Adalyn, and Noelle. Don will be missed by his step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alice and George, Jean, Marjorie, Betty, Joan. Predeceased by parents Wilfred and Irene, his granddaughter, and siblings; Harold, Gerry and Theresa, Marie and Cecil, Jim, Jack, George, Lyle, and Carl.

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Thursday, September 19th from 12 noon until time of service at 1 PM. Cremation to follow. 

Donations to Parkinson Society, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “LEITCH: Donald “Don” Arthur of Lucan”

Condolence from Keith and Jeanette Simpson on September 16th, 2019 6:34 PM

Dorothy, girls and all the Leitch family we were sad to read about Don. As the pictures show you had many good times over the years. Remember them.

Condolence from Gary & Donna on September 16th, 2019 7:41 PM

Aunt Dorothy & family
Our thoughts are with you at this time. Uncle Don will be forever in our hearts.

Condolence from Heather Louise Benner on September 16th, 2019 8:50 PM

Dear Dorothy , Leitch girls and family….So sorry to be reading about the passing of Don…I truly loved getting a glimpse into the “pictures” of Dons life…I can almost hear the girls laughter in those photos as they tease their Dad and enjoy many family fun-filled get togethers complete with crazy antics and mischief…Don left behind a wonderful legacy with many treasured memories….Hold each other close as you travel this difficult journey…Sending sympathy and Hugs…Don and Heather

Condolence from Tom Hearn on September 16th, 2019 10:24 PM

I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. A lot of great memories as shown through your pictures. You have my condolences.

Condolence from Jeff Young on September 17th, 2019 6:58 AM

So Sorry to hear of Dons passing

Condolence from Evelyn Vincent on September 17th, 2019 7:53 AM

Dorothy and family,
Sincere sympathy in your great loss. I remember Don well. Praying that the good memories help bring peace and comfort

Condolence from Louise McKnight on September 17th, 2019 9:02 AM

My sincere condolences to all the family, I have some great memories with Don and looking at these pictures you all do too.

Condolence from Brenda Montpetit (Parnall) on September 17th, 2019 12:57 PM

Mrs Leitch, Diane, Donna and Karen
So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope all your memories help you get through this very difficult time.
You now have a new Angel to watch over you always.

Condolence from Carrie morgan on September 17th, 2019 1:07 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family.

Condolence from Louise Gennaro and family on September 17th, 2019 3:03 PM

My condolences to your family at this time of loss I have fond memories as a child with Don and the whole family. Such a sweet and adoring family. Much love to you all at this time.

Condolence from Dave & Sharen Newman on September 17th, 2019 4:56 PM

He,s been great friend, I will miss him, condolence to all.

Condolence from Nancy Bieber on September 17th, 2019 5:09 PM

Dorothy girls and families. I am so sorry to hear fo Don’s passing. All the wonderful memories you have of your years together will help you through this difficult time. I know there was always lots of laughter when you all got together. Thinking of you all. Nancy Bieber

Condolence from Harry & Judy Bond on September 17th, 2019 5:21 PM

Dorothy, girls and family… we are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, I will never forget his laugh and all the fun we had whenever we were in his company. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Harry & Judy Bond

Condolence from Jan Berman on September 17th, 2019 5:21 PM

Very best neighbour anyone could ask for! We rarely agreed on anything but the Leafs! We did have lots of laughs finding a compromise on the rest though! I will miss him.

My heartfelt condolences to all you girls and please give your Mom a hug for me.

Condolence from Margaret Prout on September 17th, 2019 5:41 PM

Dorothy and girls and the Leitch family.

Sincere condolences to all of you. Don certainly enjoyed his family life as you can see by all
the happier times. May you find comfort in your photos and special memories that each and
everyone of you hold. One well lived life makes a difference forever.
Thinking of you!

Condolence from Vic & Denise Capitano on September 17th, 2019 7:27 PM

Dorothy, Diane, Donna, Karen and families,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May you find comfort in your cherished memories, as they will keep him alive in your hearts forever.

Condolence from John and Debbie Wonnacott on September 17th, 2019 8:02 PM

Diane, Donna and Karen…so sorry to hear about your dad. It’s heartbreaking to lose a parent.

Condolence from Dave & Linda Smith on September 17th, 2019 8:52 PM

Dorothy, Diane, Donna & Karen – sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Condolence from Brenda and Gord Moon on September 17th, 2019 11:03 PM

Dear Dorothy, Diane, Donna, Karen, and families,

We’re so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.. He will be remembered. The pictures show he was always surrounded by Love.
Our sincere condolences are sent to all of you.

Condolence from John & Mary Walls on September 18th, 2019 2:11 AM

To the Leitch Family;
Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Gary and Linda Hayter on September 18th, 2019 7:03 AM

Dorothy and Family. Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We to have a lot of good memories. Prayers, and thoughts are with you all, at this difficult time.

Condolence from MARY AND ED PEMBLETON on September 18th, 2019 9:01 AM


Condolence from Linda Upcott on September 18th, 2019 10:48 AM

So sorry to hear. Wish I could be there. Sending hugs to you all

Condolence from Elizabeth (Betty) Marlene White on September 18th, 2019 12:35 PM

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing, condolences to all the family members. Take care of yourselves

Condolence from Sharon and Gord Blane on September 18th, 2019 12:43 PM

Our sincere sympathy go out to your families. May all your treasured memories of Don bring you comfort.

Condolence from Barry & Cheryl Leitch on September 18th, 2019 3:18 PM

Aunt Dorothy, Diane, Donna, Karen and all of the Leitch family. we are so sad to hear about Uncle Don. The pictures you shared are a wonderful tribute of his life, clearly filled with joy, happiness and much love. You are all blessed to have had so many wonderful times (even though it’s never enough), that will now be memories forever in your hearts. May God hold each of you in the palm of his hand to comfort you in the days ahead. Hugs to all.

Condolence from Bev & Isa Rabbets on September 18th, 2019 4:00 PM

Alice & George Hales: Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. We are thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Jean Bieber Deluce on September 18th, 2019 5:23 PM

Sorry to hear of Don passing Dorthy. He was always laughing & joking. I send my condolence to the Leitch family. He will be missed by many friends.

Condolence from Dennis/Kim Burt on September 18th, 2019 5:38 PM

I would like to send my condolences to both Randy/Donna and family. My wife and I grew up in Lucan knowing Don and his lovely family. I especially got to know Donna as a friend/coworker along with her husband Randy. It is never easy to say goodbye to a close family member. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Don’s entire family under these extreme emotional times. I know he will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather and a great grandfather. His accomplishments as a person speaks for itself.
Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Lori Hodgins on September 18th, 2019 6:40 PM

Diane Donna and karen and your mom , I am so sorry to hear about your dad and husband. It is absolutely devastating to lose a parent and friend . Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Helen Ryan on September 18th, 2019 9:09 PM

I’ve known Don since high school. Heaven has gained a wonderful glint and gleam of eyes, that will be a memory and treasure left behind as you mourn the passing of your loved one.
Thoughts, prayers and sympathy to the Leach family
Helen Ryan

Condolence from Jim and Helen Hearn on September 18th, 2019 10:46 PM

Dorothy, Diane, Donna, Karen and families,
Our sincere sympathy to your entire family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you.
Jim and Helen

Condolence from Sheila Butchart on September 19th, 2019 7:09 AM

Dorothy, Diane. Donna and Karen
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Don had a privilege of being loved by three beautiful women and a zest for life
Sheila Butchart

Condolence from Tracy Harrison on September 19th, 2019 9:05 AM

Dorothy, Girls and Families,
Sending you all our warmest and biggest HUGS…..you are in our hearts.
So sorry we can’t be there today, will definitely touch base this week.
Tracy, Kim Harrison and Family

Condolence from Joyce Sovereign on September 19th, 2019 9:49 AM

Dear Dorthey,girls and families
Sending each one of you my sympathy on Dons death,may God comfort you all in these sad days .Hope you can get a bit of comfort from the fact he is at peace now.Still hard to say that final goodbye.

Condolence from Hazel MacLeod on September 19th, 2019 12:12 PM

Dorothy and family,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of Don. Cherish the many memories.

Hazel & Wayne MacLeod

Condolence from Cathy and Bruce Cornish on September 19th, 2019 9:10 PM

Dear Dorothy, Diane, Donna and Karen and Families. Please except our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts in this difficult time.

Condolence from Clive and Marilyn (nee Hearn) Bowden on September 20th, 2019 10:22 AM

Sending deepest condolences to the whole Leitch family. The pictures are beautiful, so many wonderful family memories. It reminds us of the fun and laughter, and the good times that will always keep your husband, father, and grandfather close. His light will shine on in your hearts and memories. Hugs to all of you!

Condolence from Susan Rollings on September 20th, 2019 11:44 AM

Dorothy, Diane, Donna and Karen: I am so sorry that I missed this visitation. We had wonderful times together and we offer our sincere condolences. He was one of a kind and always called me “the old boot”. Thinking of you all at this sad time but memories last forever and Don will be remembered with fondness. Love to you all. Sue and Glenn Rollings

Condolence from Linda and Dale Froats on September 20th, 2019 12:19 PM

Dorothy and family, Thinking of you at this time and sending our sympathy in the loss of Don. He will be remembered by us as a Lucanite neighbour with a friendly smile and greetings always shared.

Condolence from Nancy Park on September 21st, 2019 12:58 PM

To Dorothy, Diane, Donna and Karen: My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband and loving father. May you find joy and peace in all the happy times of your life together, and cherish those memories.

Best regards,
Nancy Park

Condolence from Wayne Hall on September 21st, 2019 11:58 PM

Dorothy, Diane, Donna, Karen and Families. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. It was so nice to get to know the Leitch family through Jim and Betty & Family. I used to have great chats with Don when we met on the street. He will be missed. Cherish the good times.

Condolence from ROBERT DAWE on September 22nd, 2019 4:20 PM

My deepest condolences to all of Don’s family , My mother Pat Dawe worked with Don at ODC in Huron Park. . They all had many laughs together over the years.

Condolence from phyllis gilbert on September 22nd, 2019 9:09 PM

Dear Dorothy and girls. I,m so sorry to have missed Dons funeral… I just found out tomite… We had so much fun with you guys!!!!! He was so blessed to have such a great and happy family!!! I sure enjoyed your photos and you can get great comfort from them… A life well lived…!!!! take care…

Condolence from Renee Kellerman on September 23rd, 2019 10:05 AM

My condolences to Dorothy and Family. I have many great memories of Don. He was always welcoming!

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