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Edna G. (Heffernan) Leonard

Edna G. (Heffernan) Leonard

Born In: Port Blandford Newfoundland

Passed in: Halifax, Canada
Passed on: June 19th, 2015

Edna G. (Heffernan) Leonard of Halifax, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2015, at the age of 96.
Born in Port Blandford, N.L., the daughter of the late Edward and Janet (Chinn) Heffernan.
Edna was employed as a Personnel Services Supervisor at CFB Halifax (Dockyard) retiring in 1991. Edna was a loving and devoted mother to her three children and a super “Nanny” to her grandchildren. She touched them with her kindness and true sense of caring. Edna’s life was a reflection of her love of Christian values and commitment to her family and friends, expressed in her generosity, kindness and devotion.
Edna loved flowers and took pride in her small (unprofessional) garden. She also found great joy and contentment in her music and playing the piano. Always mindful that "music is good for the soul."
She is survived by two daughters, Judith (Judy) Cyples; Debra (Debbie) Taylor (Patrick); one son, Richard Leonard (Heather); grandchildren, Billie and Gary Cyples, Keri (Erik Jensen), Krista, twins Kyle and Katie Taylor, Erika (Christian Sykora), Andrew Leonard; great-grandchildren, Jillian, Ava, Sofia, Ella, Jakob, Zoey; great-great-grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie, Landon, Lucas. Also survived by her sister Gwen, Toronto, Ont., Shirley, North Vancouver, B.C., and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold J. (Dick) Leonard, sister, Marjorie, brothers-in-law, Joe and George, Garfield and Fred, brothers, Bramwell and Edward Heffernan, who met death tragically in 1933, son-in-law Bill and nephew, Randy.
Body resting at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at West End Baptist Church, 1986 Preston St., Halifax, on Thursday, June 25 at 11 .a.m., with reception to follow. Burial following Reception at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.Donations can be made to Salvation Army, Barrington Street or West End Baptist Church.
Special thanks to our friends and family for their support during this difficult time. To Bev Douglas, Unit manager of 9 Abbie Lane and her outstanding nursing staff for the kindness shown to our mother. Also thank you to medical staff of Geriatric Assessment Unit.
To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.
“Mom” We’ll miss you – “Till we meet again”.



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