Leonard Brillinger

Leonard Leslie Brillinger

Sunday, March 28th, 1948 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Leonard Leslie Brillinger passed away at home surrounded by his precious family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Leonard was pre-deceased by his parents Les and Irene Brillinger and his sister Joan Sprague. He is survived by Nancy, his beloved wife of forty-six years, and their children Lori (Scott), Leslie (Dan) and Ian (Ashley). He was a loving Poppy to his grandchildren whom he adored and who brought such joy to his life: Kathleen and Grace, Ryker, Ella and Mason. He will be remembered by his dear nephews Bruce (Karen) Fisher and Ron (Manon) Fisher and Leonard’s canine pal Mojo and farm cat Lilly. Leonard was born on March 28, 1948 and the farm on the Sixth Line was his home for the majority of his life, moving to Stayner only nine years ago to allow Ian to follow Leonard’s legacy, his love of farming, of cherishing the land he rode his trike on, went to school from, and a community that supported one another through hardship and celebration. Leonard lived his life with grace and kindness, in service to his family and community, a rare kind of man jumping in wherever needed, wherever he could help, whether it be tilling the land or baking a lasagna for his family’s dinner and asking for little in return. He watched in wonder as his children grew, taking such pride in them, feeling so blessed as he and Nancy shaped and cheered on their children. Leonard had a giggle, slipping in a joke wherever he could, sometimes so seamlessly it could be missed, but his grin and laugh could not be matched. Leonard left his mark on everyone he knew and loved, leaving them better for having known him. Leonard was cared for with extreme kindness and Leonard’s family thank Dr. Mark Quigg and the team of PSWs and nurses from the VON, St Elizabeth’s and CBI. Their compassionate work allowed Leonard to pass peacefully in his own home with his family at his side, watching family videos and remembering the many happy times they spent together, celebrating the glorious privilege of being family. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26 Stayner, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. Donations in Leonard’s memory may be directed to Parkinson Canada or Centennial United Church in Stayner.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel
    7313 Highway 26
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 2:00pm
    Centennial United Church
    234 William Street
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    Reverend Jennifer Irving


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Jenn and Gary Gudalefsky

Posted at 10:07pm
Many heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you, Jenn and Gary.

Linda Winchester

Posted at 04:34pm
Nancy and family: My deepest sympathy on the passing of Leonard. May the wonderful memories you created together help you at this difficult time.

Linda Winchester

Deanna Orsi

Posted at 03:47pm
To the Brillinger family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. Brillinger was a great man and will be dearly missed. My heart and prayers are with you all.

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Posted at 10:08am
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Gordon and Carolyn Cave

Posted at 01:54pm
Sending sincere condolences to Nancy and the entire Brillinger family. Leonard will be sorely missed at all our family gatherings especially our August long weekends at the cottage. He always had such a pleasant personality and never lost his sense of humour even as his disease progressed. Nancy, you are probably the strongest most caring person I’ve ever known and you gave Leonard the very best care every step of the way which allowed him to stay at home surrounded by love right to the end. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

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