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Obituary: John C. Leishman, Sr., 75, of Enfield

John C. Leishman, Sr.
John C. Leishman, Sr.
John C. Leishman, Sr., 75, of Enfield, CT, loving husband of Flo (Nordgren) Leishman passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side.

John was born October 8, 1938, in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late Alan D. Leishman and Edna M. (Neill) Allman.

He recently retired after a long career of being self-employed. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1525 in Enfield. He was a sports fan of the following teams, the Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, UCONN Sports, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Hartford Whalers.

In addition to his wife Flo, to whom he was married 57 ½ years, he is also survived by five children, Karyn Oswell, Lisa L. Leishman, Esq., both of Enfield; John C. Leishman, Jr. of Topeka, Kansas; Susan Leishman of Enfield; and Christopher Leishman and his wife, Tracie, of Windsor Locks.

John is also survived by 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and his two feline friends, Josephine and Vanna.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours on Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield.

A Moose memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. and a funeral service celebrating John’s life will begin at 4 p.m. both at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of John may be made to the Enfield Loaves and Fishes, Inc., Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 544, Enfield, CT 06083-0544.

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