In Memory of




Obituary for Leta Iris McCleary

Leta Iris McCleary (nee Lowes) Peacefully passed away in Toronto on December 8th, 2022. Born November 23rd, 1928 at the family farm in Downers Corners. Predeceased by her lifelong friend and husband of 74 years, George. Loving mother to Margaret Anne, Darlene Braybrook (Rick), Linda Prior (Lynn) and doting grandmother to Michael, Jennifer (Daniel), Christopher and Bradley. She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ana and Rowena, her long-time caregivers were beloved by Leta and became an important part of her family. Leta loved entertaining. Her and George’s gatherings were famous and, when she wasn’t busy cooking, she could be found laughing with family and friends. Leta loved spending time gardening and took joy watching the birds and butterflies amongst her flowers. She also spent many hours cheering on her favourite hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The family would like to thank the staff on 10 South at Mt Sinai Hospital for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, on Sunday, December 11th from 2-5 pm. The funeral service will be held at Marshall Funeral Home on Monday, December 12th at 11am followed by interment at Prospect Cemetery. You may watch a livestream of the chapel service through Youtube. Please see service details for the link. Donations may be made to the Sinai Health Foundation in memory of Leta.