Robert Leckey

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Robert Leckey

November 15, 1956 - May 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Forsythe Leckey at Northumberland Hills Hospital on May 13, 2020 after a brief illness with metastatic cancer.

Rob was the son of Molly (M.J. Rutherford) and the late Dr. Robert Griffiths (Bud) Leckey. He was devoted to his brother Griffiths (Jane) and to his sister Jane. He will also be greatly missed by his adoring cat Zeke as well as his Rutherford and Box cousins.

He attended Upper Canada College and Wilfrid Laurier University and had several careers before establishing a home decorating and improvement business called Rob Art. He was a real people person who lived life to the fullest. In addition to his family, his loyal friends and clients were very important to him. Rob cherished his classic Harley-Davidson and played golf at every opportunity.

His family will be forever grateful to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the hospital for the thoughtful and compassionate care Rob received. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit) would be appropriate and appreciated.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be planned later this year.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Willy Hjorngaard - May 22, 2020

I am very sorry about the los of Rob Leckey My deepest condolences to Molly Griff Jane and Jane I feel I have lost the best friend I ever had RIP Rob Willy Hjorngaard

Don & Jean Rutherford - May 20, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Charles Lennox - May 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Joanna Dwinell - May 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Susan Lennox - May 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Donna Senese - May 17, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Rob's passing. It has been many years, Rob was a dear (and entertaining!) friend in our undergrad years at WLU in Waterloo. Deepest condolences to Rob's family and friends, especially to Griff who also joined us in the adventure in Waterloo. Looking at the many messages of condolence, and the lovely video tribute posted by his friends in Newcastle, Rob continued to be a cherished friend to many throughout his life.

Putz - May 17, 2020

Sorry to the Leckey family for your loss. Shmuck i will always miss you buddy 😔 you were a great neighbor and friend for 2 decades.. how time flies..gonna miss you alot buddy, wont be the same here without you, rest well my friend, i am here if anything or help is needed 🍻✌🏽🕊

Joan Leeson - May 17, 2020

I was sorry to hear that you lost a son Robert. With deepest sympathy, Joan

Dianne Tollan (Archer) - May 17, 2020

Molly Sorry for the lost of your son my thoughts are with you and your family.

Sheila and Donald Webb - May 17, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss Molly.

clare prendergast - May 17, 2020

I was so sorry to see the notice about Rob's passing. My condolences to the family. Our parents were close friends (Medical studies at U of T and Scottish Dancing). They danced at my wedding! Rob and I connected over the years, and it was always as if we had just spoken the day before. He had a gentle soul, was compassionate and funny. He loved his family above everything else. I loved spending time with him, in person or on the phone, always feeling better for the time spent with him. I regret not being in touch recently. I will miss him and never forget him.

Donald W Robins - May 16, 2020

Robs family: it is with shock and sadness that we discovered our friend and neighbor across the street had passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers are with you. Donna and Donald Robins.

Cecilia Morris - May 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about Rob. Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy. Cecilia

Leslie Hill - May 16, 2020

Griff, I'm thinking of you and Molly especially and sending sympathy. It's hard to cope with loss. It sounds as if Rob's death was fairly quick, something to be grateful for. Leslie Hill

irene osborne - May 16, 2020

Thinking of you and sending love as you say farewell to your Rob after such a short warning of his illness. I know you will miss him and the care he showed to you, his wonderful mother.

Don & Jean Rutherford - May 16, 2020

So sorry to hear hear of Roberts death please accept our sympathy to you and your family Don & Jean

Mary O’Shea - May 16, 2020

Dear Molly, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Rob...& for Griff & Jane the loss of their brother. RIP Our condolences, thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Jim & Mary O’Shea.

Marg Godawa - May 16, 2020

Molly: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please call if we can help in any way. Marg and Ed

Wendy DeWilde - May 16, 2020

Molly ,Griff and Jane my deepest condolences to you all. I am so sorry for the loss of Rob, he will be greatly missed. Special place in my heart for Rob and how he touched my life. Rob was my son Mason's Godfather and was friends to so many lucky enough to have crossed paths and share his love for life.

Jan MacKay - May 16, 2020

Griff, it’s been years, I know, but I saw this and just wanted to reach out and tell you I’m sorry your brother’s gone. It must feel like a huge loss, especially in these bizarre times. I hope the years have been kind to you and that your family doesn’t have to be too distant getting through this. Thinking of you, Jan

Jayne Atkinson - May 15, 2020

Dear Molly, Griffiths and Jane, Jane and Families Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your son and brother, Robert. Hold tight to the wonderful memories and cherished moments together. Prayers, thoughts and hugs to you all. Jayne Atkinson and Lorenzo Cimetta.

Rachel Randall - May 15, 2020

Thoughts are with your family at this difficult time

Herm Jansen - May 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Jane. Herm Jansen

Judy Bournier - May 15, 2020

Molly - so very sad to hear this news. My heart is with you and your family. Take care

Philip Calnan - May 15, 2020

My sympathy at your loss Muriel Jean

Julie and Dennis O'Connor (Lola's daughter) - May 15, 2020

Muriel Jean (Molly) .... so sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Keith and Donna Wheeldon - May 15, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this very sad time. With deepest sympathy: Keith and Donna

Mary Mouse Checkley Ainsworth - May 15, 2020

Molly and family, please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved son Rob. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rob was a very nice, happy, jolly, friendly young man every time I seen him. It was a pleasure to know him.