Leckie, Ulla Merete

DOD – June 9, 2020 In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ulla passed peacefully with her family by her side in her home in the Town of Blue Mountains, after a short but courageous fight with cancer.

Ulla packed a lot into her 69 years. She had a life that was filled with travel, adventure, and family. Ulla loved her Danish family dearly and came to North America in 1976 to continue her life as a mother and pursuing her education earning an MBA at York University. She shortly entered the field of banking, where she met her husband, John. Ulla was passionate about exploring art galleries, with a special love of Paris’ Musee d’Orsay. Paris was apparently the short cut from Toronto to Copenhagen, when she frequently went to visit her Danish family.

Our family offers our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers within the Ontario Health system who provided Ulla with what she required during this turbulent time. Ulla is survived by her Danish Jensen family, including her sister Birte and brother Erik, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her two children David Shiller and Alana Leckie (partner Marco Szawlowski) and her loving husband John.

There will be a celebration of Ulla’s life to be announced when we are once again able to gather in her favourite local haunt; The Dam Pub. Meanwhile, a small family service will be conducted locally by Rector: The Reverend Grayhame Bowcott of St. George’s Anglican Church. Our family offers our heartfelt appreciation to the congregation for their support. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in Ulla’s memory are welcomed at the Meaford Hospital Foundation: https://mhfoundation.ca/pay-tribute/ or through the Ferguson Funeral Home www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca.

Details

Service: Family service at St. George's Anglican Church, Clarksburg

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Mike and Nancy Pickering
    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Dear John, Alana , Marco and David,
    Mike and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you all at this time. Ulla was always a bright spark in the room and a lady with class, style and charisma. Her love of travel and the stories she shared from those experiences were always so entertaining. She loved her Family and and lived her life to the fullest. We will miss her but Ulla’s spirit will remain with us and carry on.

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  2. Dave and Sonja
    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    John

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you are able to have the comfort of family close, despite these challenging times.

    Dave and Sonja

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  3. John and Laurie Thorne
    Friday, June 12, 2020

    Dear John, Alana and David
    John and I offer our deepest sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Ulla was a very happy positive person who always had a smile on her face. Ulla will be forever missed by us and the neighbours of West Ridge and Landry Lane who have become like family after 10 years of good times and celebrations together. May she rest in peace.
    John and Laurie Thorne

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  4. Greg & JoAnn Pinder
    Friday, June 12, 2020

    Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to John and the family on your loss. Know that you & the family are in our thoughts and prayers
    Greg & JoAnn Pinder

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  5. Avril Edwards
    Friday, June 12, 2020

    To John, David and Alana,
    You all continue to be in my prayers. My sincere condolences. Ulla was such a good friend and brought much laughter into my life over the decades. Time would pass, but when we reconnected, it was as if we were never apart. She will be missed.
    Avril

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  6. Yvonne Hamlin
    Saturday, June 13, 2020

    Dear John, Alana and David,
    We wanted to extend our heartfelt sympathy at your tremendous loss.
    Ulla was a delight – interested in everything, full of energy and so caring.
    Hugs from former TBM folks,
    Yvonne & Harold

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  7. Nick Stitt
    Saturday, June 13, 2020

    I was sorry to learn of your loss John.
    I wish you comfort and peace through this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Nick Stitt

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  8. Line and Steven Troster
    Saturday, June 13, 2020

    Our most sincere condolences. Ulla was so full of life and always deeply engaging.
    John, may your family, friends and all the fond memories be a source of support to you at this time of loss .
    Steven and Line

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  9. Abdallah Abdula
    Sunday, June 14, 2020

    John:

    Nasreen & I were extremely sad to hear of the passing away of Ulla. Please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. We pray her soul rests in eternal peace.

    I have fond memories of both of you and am sorry I did not keep in touch. Please look me up when you are next in Toronto.

    Abdallah

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  10. Norman Seidler
    Sunday, June 14, 2020

    Dear John, Alana and David
    Sharon and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ulla. Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all no more sorrow.

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  11. William Fearn
    Sunday, June 14, 2020

    John

    Claudia and I were very saddened to learn of Ulla passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  12. Danuta Szawlowska
    Sunday, June 14, 2020

    My deepest condolences and prayers for the whole family.

    – Danuta Szawlowska

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  13. Ruth
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    John and family,
    My codolences for your loss. It’s even more difficult during this time when we can’t have the comfort of hugs from our family and friends.
    Thinking of you. Ruth Juniper

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  14. Deb Crosskill
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    John and family
    Treasure all the wonderful memories .
    With Sympathy
    Deb Crosskill

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  15. Janet and Herbert Denton
    Monday, June 22, 2020

    John and family – Our condolences to all of you at this very sad and most difficult time. Herb and Janet Denton

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