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Allen (Al) Martin Leeder
Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

Saturday March 16

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Followed by a reception

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Allen (Al) Martin Leeder

May 8, 1942 - March 7, 2024

Allen (Al) Martin Leeder, a devoted and cherished father and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, surrounded by his beloved family at Northumberland Hills Hospital. He is deeply and profoundly missed by his daughters, Donna Leeder and Lori (Steve) Nichol and son-in-law Rob Smith (Darlene 1993)
Al was the proud grandfather (grumpa) of four granddaughters: Megan (Mark) Noel, Carly (Nathanael) White, Samantha (Nathan) Leeder and Jessica Leeder and great grandfather to 14 great grandchildren.
Born on May 8, 1942 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Allen spent his childhood living on Horner Avenue in the Alderwood area of Etobicoke. He grew up with his 3 brothers, William ‘Bill’ (d.2015), Bryan ‘Harley’ and Eric (d.) and 1 sister Karon.
At the age of 26 Al was the proud and deeply devoted father to 3 daughters, Darlene (d.1993), Donna and Lori. He never missed an opportunity to let his children know that his greatest joy and accomplishment was raising and loving them.
Al was a career Canada Post Employee (Postie) and in retirement started an Admail business and purchased a 100acre property north of Belleville. After a few years he sold his part of the business and began the dream challenge of his life – building a house from the cinder blocks all the way to the shingled roof. In 2002 he sold his property and moved to a house in Bewdley with a view of Rice Lake. He spent his years in Bewdley hosting family dinners and making many friends throughout Northumberland County. His friends have memories of Al that are filled with his incredible smile, sense of humour and kindness. He was always referred to as a ‘great guy’.
Al loved to dance and thoroughly enjoyed singing the ‘golden oldies’. He had a passion for traveling with a truck and trailer; letting the road take him where it wanted - He always said it was the journey that he enjoyed. As an elderly bachelor, Al truly appreciated and cherished the company of his friends and family.
He was a quietly religious man, so we will honour his faith and celebrate his life on Saturday March 16 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, at 1:00pm, with a service and reception.

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Ronald Dean - March 28, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Wendi(Nicholls)Scott - March 19, 2024

You will be missed uncle Al! Your kind smile and fond laughter always made me happy. I’m so grateful for everything you have done for your sister(Karon)…my mom. From fixing her old appliances to finding her vehicles to drive and then fixing them when needed. I’m especially grateful for how you protected mom and always kept a close watch over her. You asked me to take good care of her and I promise you that I will. Our condolences to the Leeder family..our thoughts and prayers are with you.❤️

Celia Bellissimo - March 18, 2024

Donna, I’m so deeply sorry for the death your dad. Your have told some wonderful things about him❤️❤️ Your friend, Celis

The MacDonald Family - March 16, 2024

Our sincerest condolances.

Karen and Wendi - March 16, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Kidney Foundation of Canada

IRENE I LEEDER - March 16, 2024

My condolences to the Leeder family. I am so sorry I was unable to go to your father's funeral but I am with you in thoughts and prayers. Losing a father is so very painful but he will always be with you in spirit. I know your father was such a loving person and his smile made everyone happy. You will have wonderful memories of time you spent together. Cherish them and know he would want you to smile with fond memories as you look at old pictures and remember such good times. With loving thoughts and prayers to all.

Kirk and Martina - March 13, 2024

We met "Mr. Al" many years ago through his daughter Lori and son-in-law Steve. What a nice and kind man, and what a great sense of humor he had. We had the pleasure and honour to spend many hours with this fine man during holidays and birthday celebrations. Al could never talk and "brag" enough about his family, friends and pets. He loved them all so very much. He never took them for granted and was always very proud and grateful to have each and every one of them. Even though we are not related by blood we always felt like part of the family and we're treated as such. Our hearts go out to the whole family, especially to our dearest friends Lori and Steve. "Mr. Al" you will be dearly missed by us...thank you for letting us be part of your life and your heart. Rest in peace dear friend 🙏💜🌈

Leela Ramtahal - March 13, 2024

Rip AL will sadly miss you my sister Rahana and her friends will never forget your kindness and your humor condolences 🙏 to the family at this time of mourning . Leela

Lucy nichol - March 13, 2024

The down east Nichol’s had the pleasure of meeting Al when Lori married our Steven. He loved a good talk, laugh and was such a generous soul. He always made us so. Welcome when we got together with his beloved Lori and Steven. Al was like a dad to our Steven, and we were so glad that Steven had Al, living close to him. He will remain in our hearts as part of family always, he sure fit in. We are pleased to have known him and considered him our friend. Lucy any Greg……mom and dad Nichol Todd, Oona and Jacob Connie, Allison and Janna

Carly White - March 12, 2024

I love you so much Grumpa. I hope you're dancing up in Heaven with mom. You'll Lwayz be missed but you'll also always be loved. I'll forever cherish the memories I have with you. I will always be your Taz. I hope yet also know that you will find your paradise by the dashboard light. I love you so much. So much.

Celia Bellissimo - March 12, 2024

Donna, please except my condolence for you and your sister. I. Wish I could be with you at this time❤️. You has shared with me some lovely memories, you had with your dad❤️🥰🙏🙏 I’m hear for you when your ready to talk.

Brian Harley Leeder - March 12, 2024

As a youngster I was always trying to keep up to my older brother who had aspirations that did not include a tag along. Allen's first cars were inevitably the source of his experience and sought after mechanical abilities, by friends and relatives to which he would gladly respond. I too capitalized many grateful times on his enthusiasm in keeping me mobile when we were in closer geographic proximity. I will always remember his generosity as we both encountered the trials and tribulations that were bestowed on us. God bless him and may he rest in peace. Harley

Donna Leeder - March 12, 2024

LUBT Daddy ♥️♥️♥️ - You Too ♥️♥️♥️

Bryan Leeder - March 11, 2024

Uncle Al will be greatly missed. He always to time to reach out to my wife Linda and my 3 kids on special occasions. Uncle Al was a generous caring man. He was always humorous and shared lots of stories about my dad /his brother Bill. Love you uncle Al and will miss you always.