Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday afternoon, November 20, 2020 in his 69th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Yvonne Morello (nee Horlock). Loving father of Steve (Karen), Paul and Rebecca (Rohan). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Kaysia, Briahna, Devon, Brandon and Leia. Dear brother of Marie (Sonny). Predeceased by his brother Tony. Also lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Joyce and his niece Lisa (Tom) and by his great niece Adrianna and great nephew William. Leo started his career as a cook in a middle eastern restaurant in Scarborough and decided to attend the George Brown Culinary Program. Then he was offered an apprenticeship at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. From there, Leo went to help the Chef open the Millcroft Inn in Alton, it was there that Leo and Yvonne met and fell in love. Roughly two years later, Leo was offered a Chef's position at the Deerpark Inn in Stouffville. After seven years there, both Leo & Yvonne opened a Cafe and catering business in Newmarket. After ten years had passed, they closed up the Cafe and then focused their efforts on catering for weddings and other major events. They bought their cottage property in the Haliburton Highlands with the idea of eventually retiring to the area. That dream was realized nearly seven years ago.
Private Visitation & Memorial Service
A Private Visitation & Memorial Service will take place on Saturday November 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. For those who wish to attend virtually, you may do so by copying and pasting the following link https://join.skype.com/wWKpi51J1sP3 into your web browser on the day of Service. Please be sure to log-in up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Margarets Anglican Church, Wilberforce and The Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME13523 Hwy #118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209.
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Haliburton Highlands Health Services
7199 Gelert Road - P.O. Box 1413, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0