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Born In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Born: June 11th, 1974

Passed on: January 17th, 2013

With heartfelt love and sorrow, we regret to announce the peaceful passing of a loving mother, daughter, wife and friend after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Leah was received into the loving arms of her Lord while surrounded by family at her bedside in prayer at the Hospice on January 14, 2013.

Leah is survived by her loving husband Corey and her cherished daughter Aubrey, who was the light of her life. She is also survived by her devoted mother Marilyn Hadley, father Ray Gaddy, half-sister Caitlyn, father-in-law Dayle Davison, mother-in-law Carol Davison, sister-in-law Collette MacNeil, niece Emily MacNeil, maternal grandmother (Nannie) Ruth Boak, and other special aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Leah was born in Edmonton and spent her childhood in BC. After high school, she moved to Kelowna to complete her Bachelor of Education with distinction. While in Kelowna, she met her future husband Corey. After university, Corey and Leah moved to Kamloops. Upon her return, she taught in a number of schools in the Kamloops North-Thompson School District over the past 13 years, most recently at AE Perry.

Although Leah was a private person, she was loyal, dedicated and passionate about her family, friends and teaching. Leah's greatest joy in life was found in her precious daughter Aubrey. Leah will be remembered for her determined, competitive spirit, as she approached every challenge head on. This was clear as she worked her way through university, pursued her love for golf and softball, and strove for excellence in her academics and teaching. However, nowhere was Leah's determined spirit more evident as when she waged a valiant battle with cancer, as she fought to live for everyone she loved, especially Aubrey.

A heartfelt thanks to Leah's Auntie Shinnie and the caring staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

A Candlelight Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Summit Baptist Church (1975 Summit Drive) with Pastor Harry Bicknell.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leah can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9.

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