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Leonard, John Samuel (Sam) (Died on 9 May 2013)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 17 May 2013, p. 36

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LEONARD, John Samuel "Sam" April 21, 1938 - May 9, 2013 These wonderful words were composed by Sam's beautiful granddaughter (as he called her, The Great Kate). Whether you knew him as John, Sambo, Grandpa, or Pa, Sam Leonard has made an impact on everyone that knew him. Full of endless knowledge about the world and its history, he never failed to let everyone else know as well. Sam will always be remembered by his loving family and friends as the carefree spirit he was. As a player, coach, umpire and die hard Blue Jays fan, Sam loved his baseball. And with all the trophies he acquired over the years, we will never forget he was a champion. Sam taught us all to see the humour in life and to see the shiny side of the coin, or in his case, the greener side of the field. Our family continues to stay strong during this difficult time and as Sambo would say, "there is no crying in baseball". Hoping you hit a home run in your field of dreams Sambo, we love you, Annie (Kenny), Mike (Anne), John (Yvonne) and grandchildren, Katie, Jason, Kyleigh, Jackson, Dylan and Kole. And of course the other half of the team our dear mom Marlie. Private cremation has taken place. A memorial to celebrate Sam's life is being planned.

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17 May 2013
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9 May 2013
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Leonard, John Samuel (Sam) (Died on 9 May 2013)