Jeanette Mary Leeds

02/14/1947 - 04/26/2023


Obituary For Jeanette Mary Leeds

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Jeanette Mary Leeds announces her passing after her long fought battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully on April 26th, 2023 surrounded by her family at the VG palliative care site.

Jeanette (or Jenny as she was fondly called) was born and raised in Halifax, NS. She was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Briand) Leeds.

In her 76 years she loved to play bingo, shoot darts, and spent many weekends on the Halifax Commons watching baseball and having an ice cold beer with her friends. Jeanette was a strongly opinionated woman who told it like it was, she lived life on her terms, and didn't take crap from anyone. She was small but mighty and was sure to leave an impression wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by many.

Jeanette retired from the N.S.I.T after over 30 years of service. She worked very hard her whole life but make no mistake; she played even harder than she worked.

In her final weeks she was surrounded and supported with love by her family, her good friends Claudia, Colleen, and cousins Barbara and Jeanette. As well as her favorite grandchild Ryan, who never missed an opportunity to set her up for one of her famous one liners.

Jeanette will be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by her daughter Cheryl (Wayne), grandchildren Natasha, and Ryan, her great grandchildren Alaina, Mina, and Liyla. Sister Donna O’Neill(Frank), niece: Nicole Maurice (Jody), nephews Phil (Shea), Jay Stothart (Deb), great nieces Emily (Nauffts), Amanda, Jessica, and Samantha (Shea) and great nephew Carter (Maurice) and grandson in law Mark (Crosby) .

Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her sister Carol Stothart (Bill), brothers Ricky, Randy, and Robert Leeds and nephew Shawn Stothart and partner David Oickle.

The family wants to send their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff on the palliative care unit for all of the amazing care and kindness they gave Jeanette in her final days.

Plans for a celebration of life to be announced at a later time.

Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Food bank.

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  • 05/18/2023

    Sorry to hear the sad news of Jeanette's passing. I used to play darts with her. R.I.P. Condolences to the family, From: Bonnie Cluney

  • 05/06/2023

    R.I.P. Jeanette. Yes Rod and I knew her for a long time and spent many times having a cold beer with her n the Commons and many other establishments. 🍻 we had a lot of fun and will miss her dearly. I used to call her The Fudge Lady. 🤣 Rest In Peace our Friend. Rod & Jean 😇. ❤️

  • 05/04/2023

    Sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Leeds family from George and Jane Briand (Hillsvale, Hants Co).

  • 05/04/2023

    My sincere condolences to Cheryl and the family . I have good memories of Jeanette and had lots of talks, laughs and fun at Jenny's Place. You will be missed and it will not be the same not seeing you there. R.I.P

  • 05/03/2023

    I am so very sorry to hear of another loss to the Leeds family. Jeanette was always kind to me when all of us young teenagers descended on the family home. I hadn't seen Jeanette in the last few years but she certainly was never forgotten. I thought of her often but as we do I let time pass until it was too late. I am sending much love to you Cheryl and to Donna and the other family members. Take care of each other. Shelley Grant

  • 05/03/2023

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Jeanette's passing. I remember her as wonderful person. My sincere condolences to Cheryl and the entire Leeds' family. May you rest in peace, Jeanette.

  • 05/03/2023

    Our sincere condolences to Cheryl Leeds and the Leeds family. Jeanette will be dearly missed and never forgotten for her brave struggle with her illness to the very end. Henry mah & Helen Hayden

  • 05/03/2023

    Sorry for your lost.My condolences to the Leed's family

  • 05/03/2023

    So sorry to hear about Jeanette. Our condolences.

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  • 05/03/2023

    My condolences to the Leeds family. Jeanette was a good woman who always welcomed friends of her brothers to the house back in the day. This family has suffered much loss during the past few years. God Bless.

  • 04/30/2023

    Cheryl and Donna amd family. I'm so sorry to read about Jeannette's passing. I have many fond memories of Jeannette and will think of her often. She was one spunky woman and I appreciated that spunk in her. She was very kind to me over the time I was hanging around with Robert. We had some good times and good laughs. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. 💔

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  • 04/30/2023

    Cheryl and Donna, so sorry to hear that Jeanette has passed away. We have many fond memories of her over the years since we were kids! She always kept in touch with mom and we enjoyed the times at the club catching up with her. The last time I called her she was moving in with you Cheryl. You took care of them all! God bless you! Valerie and Jim Rudolph

  • 04/29/2023

    My sincere condolences to Cheryl and the family . I have so many amazing memories of Jeanette and many great times with her . She will be missed dearly . Jeanette you were an amazing friend . You will greatly be missed and I love you dearly . 🙏🙏🙏😥

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