After a long and hard-fought battle With Alzheimer’s, Veronica succumbed to this relentless disease on December 28, 2021 in her 92nd year .
Born in Toronto and predeceased by her parents Audrey (Cruikshank) and Ralph Duncan. Predeceased by her brothers Murray (Evelyn, Sheila), Allen, Earl, Walter (Pat) and survived by her youngest brother Paul (Myrtle), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband John Holtby Leet. Survived by her children Carol (Greg), Susan, and Jim (Jo-Ann) as well as grandchildren William, Rosemary, Stephen, Taylor, and Emma.
Veronica grew up in a big family in poverty when there was no government support. She and her siblings had to make many sacrifices (as did her mother). In her turn she was a wonderful mother to her children and a great support to her husband. She was smart, beautiful, and funny and always there to help others out.
She leaves a huge hole in our hearts.
We would like express our sincere thanks to Gerry and Sylvia and Andrea for their loving care as well as to everyone at Shepherd Lodge and the Shepherd Day Program for their extraordinary care.
The family would ask any donations be sent to Shepherd Village or the Alzheimer Society.
Due to Covid we are foregoing an indoor ceremony and having a private graveside visitation for immediate family only. We will have a celebration of her life at a later date.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
Info: For those invited to the burial please arrive at 11 am in our main parking lot in front of the Funeral Centre. The direct route is to enter through the East Gate Entrance off of Mount Pleasant Road and follow the signs to the Funeral Centre. You can also meet at the grave in Section 48 by following the solid White Road Line to the very end. The section will be on the left. If you should have any issues please call 416-485-5572.