Leonard passed away December 3 at age 94, surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Diane, and children, Mark (Sam), Billy and Roberta (Ron).
He was the youngest of five children and was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Anne, sisters, Deby (Lou) Blank, Syma Harris and Ethel (Sam) Birks, his brother Harold (Laura) Harris, and by Mark’s mom Dena.
Leonard was a devoted husband, father, uncle and friend. He loved with all his heart. He loved to laugh and make others laugh with his own kind of humour.
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
Funeral services were held on December 5 at Etz Chayim Synagogue with interment at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ron Corby, Charles Birks, Richard Altman, Marc Kipnes, David Stern, and Brian Scharfstein. Honorary Pallbearers were Jule Dashefsky, Sheldon Altman and William (Bill) Silverberg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Reh-Fit Centre (1390 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 3V8, 204-488-8023) in care of Leonard Harris. He was a regular member there for over 25 years, going three times a week, until he was 89.