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Steven McCleneghan Leonard (aka Barney the Plumber)

April 24, 2024


April 24, 2024

In loving memory ~

1955 - April 24, 2024

Born in Trenton, Ontario, Steve lived in many places as the firstborn Air Force brat of Rose and Barry Leonard. Big brother to Ronna-Rae (Ron Eby) and Cory (Mariana Bralic), and beloved father of Stefanie Leonard (Chris Kopp-Barry), grandfather of Bodhi and River Kopp-Barry, Uncle to Chelsea, Ryan, James and Nicole and cousin to many on both sides of the family.

Steven moved to BC in 1975, where he worked many careers, from commercial fishing off the West Coast out of Ucluelet to seismic surveying, where he traipsed through BC's wilderness with a 75 pound pack on his back; to inside work in sales at a stamp and stencil outlet to service plumbing, where for 35 years, he helped people and businesses throughout Maple Ridge, the Tri-Cities and anywhere he was called. He was a kind and generous, gentle man, always "up" to lend a hand to anyone. He and his former wife, Inder, shared their greatest lifelong joy - their daughter, Stefanie.

He will be fondly remembered by his faithful daughter for their camping adventures and teachings on how to survive in his favourite place - in the wild.

Celebration of Life planned for June 9, 2024, 12p.m. - 2p.m. at the Maple Ridge Legion Downstairs Hall, 12101 - 224th Street.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 9, 2024
12:00 PM
Maple Ridge Legion Downstairs Hall, 12101 - 224th Street

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