McLEOD, Rev. Maurice - Peacefully at Bridge Street Retirement Home on Friday, February 1st, 2019 in his 97th year. Son of the late William and Mabel McLeod. Beloved husband of the late Norma (nee Hill) McLeod. Loving father of Brian and his wife Chris of Kingston and Sheila Jane of Brighton. Proud grandfather of Michael, Colin and Liam. He is also remembered by his niece, Susan (Rob) Farough, by his nephew Chuck (Sherry) Reeb and by his cousins, Betty (Gordon) Priest, Margaret (Elwood) Hughes and Don McLeod, as well as by their families. He is predeceased by his son, James Barry Stewart McLeod. Maurice spent his life in the service of others and for the past 53 years he lived long and full for the communities of Belleville and Prince Edward County. For a man who only had to work one day a week, he kept busy with the Ameliasburg Museum, 7th Town Historical Society, Ameliasburg Garden Club, Belleville Presbytery, Pastoral care at Belleville General Hospital, Religion classes at Kente and ok, I can now hear him saying "they know what I did, just get on with it". So, where two or three are gathered, have a glass of wine and take some time to remember how Maurice was part of your life. A Memorial Service will be held at BRIDGE STREET UNITED CHURCH on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Following the service there will be an opportunity to visit and share memories with the family in the church hall. Inurnment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the STEELE FUNERAL HOME , Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to Bridge Street United Church would be appreciated by the family.
You taught my religious studies class at Kente Public in the early 80's. It is because of you, I have a relationship with God. And your work carried on, as my family now has that same relationship. You had a major impact on me. I want to thank you for all you did for me and the other students. I am sure Jesus will call you his good and faithful servant.
To the Families of Rev Maurice McLeod
With Heartfelt Sympathy:
It will be the little things that you remember
The quiet moments,
The smiles, the laughter,
And, although it may seem hard right now
It will be the memories of these little things,
That will help to push away the pain
And bring the smiles back again.
A Elizabeth Dempsey Whan
Daughter of Dr. Ethel A. and W. Allan Dempsey, Rednersville Ontario
Sister of A. Lawrence Dempsey.
Maurice officiated our wedding in 1978 and baptized our daughter Leah. He also officiated some of our friends and family members.
He was a lovely man.
I will miss seeing you Maurice at the Retirement Residence, you always made me smile.
God bless you Maurice.