On Friday, November 10th, 2023, on her own terms, surrounded by the people she loved, who loved and adored her, Leah took to her broom one last time and went to be with those who were waiting for her.
Born in Berwick, Nova Scotia in 1942, Leah is predeceased by her parents Bob and Vi Huntley and her siblings Marie, twins Robert and Ronald and Betty Ann.
Leah’s kind, gentle and loving soul led the way for her to be lucky in love three times in her life. She is predeceased by her husband George Wood and her husband Bob Abernathy. Leah leaves behind her dearly loved partner Doug Greer (Dennis, Allison, Michael, Kate and Ben).
Fiercely independent, Leah strongly believed that women could do whatever they set their mind to. She was not above using a butter knife and a hard healed shoe to complete construction projects. Leah instilled the same belief in her daughter Kelly. She whole-heartedly supported Kelly in every aspect of her life and was especially happy that Kelly’s partner, Steven, came into the family.
Leah’s unbounded love grew as she welcomed four grandchildren into her life: Bo (Alishia), Trevor (Maggie), Colin (Nicole) and Emma (Conner). Nanny, as her grandchildren lovingly called her, created a wonderfully unique relationship with each of her grandchildren. Although they love her to the moon and back, they know she’ll always love them more.
Leah’s family continued to expand as she proudly welcomed six great grandchildren into the family. Alexa, Easton, Oliver, George, Damon and Naomi held a special place in Great Nanny’s heart.
Leah’s tender- and warm-hearted nature provided for many other loving relationships. She will be greatly missed by her son-in-law Fred Fraser, her brother-in-law Charles Jones, her sister-in-law Dorothy Summerhayes as well as her nieces and nephews.
Never one to limit the number of people she loved, Leah had many close friends, too many to mention, but please know that she loved each and every one of you. We have no doubt that Joan and Nancy were waiting for her arrival, planning a whole lot of shenanigans.
Leah became passionately involved in anything that interested her. She was a founding member and is reigning Queen of a local Red Hat Society chapter. Also, an active member of knitting, sewing and quilting groups, Leah built many long-lasting friendships.
Leah was a very spiritual person. She believed in crystals, tarot cards, tea leaf readings and all things “witchy”. Leah was also a Reiki Master. Those left behind know that she will visit.
Visitation for Leah will take place on Friday, November 24th, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, November 25th, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 A.M. All will take place at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), Parry Sound, Ontario.
Donations in Leah’s honour may be made to the Parry Sound Salvation Army (Toy Drive).
Big hugs to all who loved this wonderful lady💖-Tom and Joann Burke
Doug, I am very sad about your loss. Your love was unique and beautiful to see. In this difficult moment I am close to you and all family. Tiziana-Tiziana Hurd
Will be missed greatly.-Jerry & Judy Holland
Leah was a wonderful lady. Condolences to all of her family. 💕
Condolences to the entire family. I know that Leah will be greatly missed by all.-Sue Osborne
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Leah as the driving force helping hold our quilt group together. She was a kind, compassionate, creative woman. She will be missed.❤️-Laurie McDonald
Doug and Leah's family...we were sorry to hear of Leah's passing. She was a 'tough' lady but with a caring compassionate heart. In the midst of her own illness (unknown to us at the time), she had spoken to Dan and had offered to come out and help us! We will not forget her, selflessness and kindness in the midst of her own health challenges. Thank you Leah.-Dan & Gail Galley
My sincere condolences to the family.-Michelle Madigan
Condolences to the families and friends...R.I.P. Leah Huntley Wood G.B.N.F-Brian Huntley
Leah held a beautiful place in my heart and always will.
My sincere condolences to everyone. xo ox
It's been many years since Ken & I were in touch with Leah. Leah was such a kind and gentle person, a pleasure to know.-Wanda Evans
What a beautiful story about a beautiful soul. Leah will be truly missed by so many. Thank you for the memories Leah, love you❤️-Tammy Green Fisher
My deepest condolences.. Leah has a huge place in my heart. I spent quite some time with her and we were definitely kindred spirits.-Natalie