It is with deep sadness that we, the family of John Alfred ‘Allie’ Leadbeater, announce his sudden passing, at home, on March 17, 2020. Born in New Waterford on February 27, 1963 , he was the son of the late Allie and Mary Leadbeater.
Allie is survived by his loving wife and best friend Leah (Rich), his son, Cody, daughters; Ellicia (Delbert) Shaw, Natacia and Morgan. His pride and joy, grandsons; Brayden and Liam Shaw, who he referred to as Poppy’s boys, sisters; Debbie Walker(Dannie), Karen (Cameron) Rankin, Michelle (Eldon) Merry, Father in law, Mickey Rich, brother’s in law Kenny Rich, Michael (Virginia) Rich, and sister in law Kelly Leadbeater. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, who loved their Uncle Allie. Allie had a special bond with his nephew Cameron, who he took under his wing.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother and best friend Trevor, his mother in law Faye Rich and his nephew Brandon Leadbeater.
Allie worked at the CB Residential Society, as well as the Army Navy Airforce
# 217 New Waterford.
Allie was an amazing all-around athlete. He played crib, horseshoes, lob ball, bowling and basketball, but excelled at darts and pool, where he won numerous league and provincial titles. Allie will certainly be missed by his Tuesday night men’s dart league at the French Club, his crib family for the New Waterford versus Truro annual tournament, and his pool buddies at the Army Navy Airforce.
Allie had a tremendous competitive spirit and loved all sports. He was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and his favorite team, his Boston Bruins.
Allie spearheaded the Trevor Leadbeater Dads for Grads Memorial Dart Tournament, which raised thousands of dollars for Bursaries for BEC Grads.
Allie spent lots of his spare time helping others; from organizing and volunteering for various events like memorial tournaments and fundraisers, to helping anyone in need.
Allie thought life was very precious and because of his love for his family and friends, built a place he dedicated to his brother Trevor that he called TJ’s way. It was here that they gathered every Friday for a friendly, yet competitive, fun night of darts. They sure will miss him and his record collection.
Allie lived his life as a true gentleman and maintained his great sense of humor and kindness towards others. He was always available for advice and support, whatever was needed. If Allie considered you his friend, you were a friend for life, and he had countless friends.
Above all else, what meant the most to Allie was family. His loss will not only be felt by his family and friends, but our entire community.
Visitation for Allie will be on Sunday, March 22 from 3-9 pm (SOCIAL GATHERING LIMITS OF 50 PEOPLE AT ANY ONE TIME WILL BE ENFORCED). A PRIVATE chapel service for the IMMEDIATE FAMILY will be held on Monday, March 23 at 11am with Father Ray Huntley officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500. Donations in Allie’s memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Those we love
don’t go away
they walk beside us
but always near,
So loved, so missed,
So very dear.