Leopold Verstraete

Obituary of Leopold Verstraete

“Leo” (Leopold) Verstraete January 16, 1946 – Sept 27, 2017 Leo was diagnosed with Lewy Body Disease in early 2007.  It eventually completely overwhelmed & ravaged his body and mind, leaving behind only his ability to hear in his last days.  Nevertheless, he lived his life to the fullest every single day that he was able:  running, riding his bicycle and hiking.  His fun-loving playful spirit was infectious and he shared it with everyone he met.  Leo passed away quietly at 4:55 pm on Wednesday, Sept 27th in the arms of his loving wife, Christine and surrounded by this son, Tien; daughter-in-law, Cathy; grandson, Jules; granddaughter, Zelia; brother, Barry, and sister, Katherine; as well as neighbors, Karen and Derek.  Special thanks to loving friends and caregivers, Sashi, Liza, Elgin and Richard for their help, and to Father Dion for personally administering last rites.  We are so grateful.

Service will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 – 150th Street, Surrey, B.C. at 11:30 a.m. on September 30, 2017.  Reception following.