Leinweber, Douglas 'Doug' Arthur

Leinweber, Douglas 'Doug' Arthur

March 14th, 2020

With family by his side and in his heart, peacefully on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, at the age of 77. Beloved husband for 52 years of Kathleen ‘Kathy’. Dear father of Mark (Rose), Scott (Stephanie) and Julie (Corey). Loving Grandpa of Abby, Ben, Riley, Alex, Brianna, Grace and Paige. Will be missed by his brothers, John and Paul (Winnie); his sister-in-law, Donna Leinweber; his sister, Kathy Megaro (Rocco); by his brothers-in-law, Pete and Mike; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Pauline Leinweber, and brother, Don Leinweber. Doug enjoyed many memorable vacations with his family: at Disney, in Newfoundland and camping at Killbear Provincial Park. He worked at Via Rail for over 30 years and was an avid golfer, deer and moose hunter, and wine-maker. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Interment of ashes at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or the MS Society of Canada.

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Nicole WalkerJulie, Corey, Grace and Paige, We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Grandpa. Please know you are surrounded by love always. Celebrate the fond memories to keep him close, he’s always in your heart. Much love, Nicole, Jason, Lucas and Inara
Colin HThanks to Uncle Doug's loved ones for having this posted. It is a touching tribute. Uncle Doug was a good man and we will miss him. See you soon. Love, Colin H
Steve & Stacey DwyerMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I have many fine memories of Mr.,Leinweber. He was a fantastic guy! He surely will be missed!
Bryan HeadMark, you dad was a great man and parent. It was an honour knowing him and being a part of his life. From his do it yourself in-ground sprinkler system to his Porsche that was his dream car, he will be missed by all.
Gord&Kim GushulakKathy and Family...We are sending You Our Deepest Condolences at This Very Difficult Time.I Have So Many Great Memories of Our Hunting Trips Together.Doug was a True Friend and He Will Be Remembered By Our Family Forever.....R.I.P. Dougie....Love Gord&Kim.
Jim & ChrisUncle Doug was a very special person and will be missed greatly. He will be forever remembered for his genuine love for life and his family, and his wonderful sense of humour. We were very blessed to have known him and will be forever in our hearts. Jim and Chris xo
Rick GushulakFrom the day I first met Doug Leinweber over 40 years ago, I felt a special connection to this fine man. Through many adventures together since then, some in good times and some in tough times, I came to know Doug as a caring husband, a devoted father, a proud grandfather and just an all round really solid guy. Proud to call him a friend, I now raise my glass and say "Dougie - ave atque vale my good friend, and rest in peace !" and to his family "thank you for sharing him with us, and stay strong !"...Love, Rick Gushulak
Cindy BergSo sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I worked with Doug at Via Rail for many years. He was a great person to work with. He helped me make my decision to leave VIA and move on. He was a man of faith with a heart of gold. He will definitely be missed. I am sure he is in the Lords arms now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family until we see Doug again in heaven. Cindy
Margaret Fowler ParhamDear Kathy; You and yours are in my heart and thoughts. You and Doug had a good, wonderful, and loving life together.Sending fondest love to you.
Donna StrachanDear Kathy & Family, you are in my thoughts & prayers. Doug was a wonderful kind neighbour & such a gentleman. He will be sadly missed.
Catherine DochertyI heard about my favorite fella Doug's passing, I always said what a great man he was and I felt a great connection with him and Kathy, I'm so grateful to have met Doug and cared for him the best way I could have, every time I asked how he was on my visits he never complained, always said he's good! just a gentle loving man who will be missed by all. Kathy my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family,you took such great care of him and he loved you dearly,I could see that on my visits. Rest in peace Doug, God please take care of this special guy, sincerely Catherine X
Randy GALANTAIMark, Prayers and Thoughts to you and your family.
Bonnie & Doug BatesDear Catherine, Doug was a very special neighbor and friend. We felt a great connection with him and you. We will always remember his smile and humor. Kathy, stay strong and remember we are here for you. Bonnie And Doug
Tina HJulie and family, I am truely sorry for your loss. Your dad/husband/grandpa was such a wonderful man. My mom always enjoyed talking with him about wine and just life in general when he would pick up the girls. He had an infectious smile and such a kind nature. I feel honoured that I was able to know him. Thinking about you all during this difficult journey.
Tina HJulie and family, I am truely sorry for your loss. Your dad/husband/grandpa was such a wonderful man. My mom always enjoyed talking with him about wine and just life in general when he would pick up the girls. He had an infectious smile and such a kind nature. I feel honoured that I was able to know him. Thinking about you all during this difficult journey.
Emerson and Betty Anne GillKathy and Paul and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Sheryl & Fred WaeijenAunt Kathy, Mark, Rose, Scott, Stephanie, Julie, Corey and your beautiful children, Uncle John & Uncle Paul, Winnie, Aunt Kathy & Uncle Rocco, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Doug will be truly missed. Such a kind, generous, loving person, we will always remember many happy times with him. I still remember receiving my first silver dollar from Uncle Doug as a little girl, up to him being our MC at our wedding, to many happy family gatherings throughout the years. We are sending you all our love and although we will not be able to attend Uncle Doug's services, we will be with you all in spirit. Much love always, Sheryl & Fred & family xo
Marina PeersJulie, my deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts, virtual hug.
Derek & Sharon HendersonMark - so sorry about your dad passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond high school memories of being at your house in the summers and talking to your dad - he was definitely one of the 'cool' dads. Sharon and I are sending 'big hugs' to you.
Bill & Mary Jane GushulakKathy and Family: We hope that fond memories of happy times will provide comfort and support during this difficult time. "Rest in Peace Doug " Love, Bill & Mary Jane Gushulak
Julius & Adele ZemaitisKathy and Family :We are sending our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Julius & Adele
Scott and Erin BellMark, Rose, Abby and Ben and all your relatives who we did not know, our sincere condolences and hugs from Oakville. May he Rest in peace and enjoy some good rounds of golf.
Grant BeamishDear Julie, Corey, Grace & Paige, I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful Dad, Father-in-Law and Grandpa. I hope his funny habits, expressions and idiosyncrasies – the ones that have made you smile over the years – resonate with you more deeply than ever. Visit them often in your mind, as they'll never stop warming your heart and reuniting you with a very special person who will always be part of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Grant
Paul and Marg ShearonKathy and Family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of a great husband, father and grandfather. We only got to know him due to our children's school and sports activities. He was always a pleasant, upbeat type of person and a great family man. Doug's passing will leave a giant hole in the lives of each of you, Hopefully, the fortune in memories he has left you will ease the pain. We will keep you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace! Paul and Marg Shearon
Ian, Karen, Janelle and Karly MartinWe were all so very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was such a sweet man that always made us smile. We truly enjoyed all our "driveway" chats with Doug and Kathy on Rockford Crescent. We will always remember the familiar sight of Doug on his front porch enjoying some of his favourite things. He was a kind, thoughtful neighbour and a friend that is missed by us all. We are thinking of you Kathy and your entire family at this very difficult time.
Ashok ModiMark, please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Judie and Gerry WheatonKathleen and family; We were very sorry to read about Doug’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Frank VandersteenDear Kathleen: you already miss Doug’s booming laughter. If laughter makes us holy, then we are all holier , & Doug’s a saint. May all the days we were so privileged to have with him turn into gratefulness & peace. May you & your loved ones imitate his spirit & love. Be sure of our prayers and send heartfelt condolences to all who loved Doug too. All of the Vandersteen Fam send you our love and prayers. Your classmate Frank
Bonnie VerbruggenI am in shock and saddened at the news of Doug's passing. It is May and someone just called me today and let me know. Last I saw Doug was at my husband's funeral. He said to me "I am not well, but I had to come for Billy". It is truly who Doug was in my mind. Even when he was suffering, he was there for someone else. Had I'd known, I would have been there for him! My heart goes out to Kathy. I am so sorry for your loss. He was special. Fly with the Angels Doug. Give my Angel a hug up there for me!
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