Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday May 21, 2021
Friends wishing to attend the visitation
must call for a visitation time.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario
mandates that everyone must wear a
face covering in the Funeral Home.
Leo VanSickle, husband of the late Melba (Fox) VanSickle passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday May 17, 2021. Born in Chatham 86 years ago to the late John & Myrtle (Sayers) VanSickle, Leo was the last surviving member of his family having been predeceased by Doris Houston, Grace Harrett, Roy and Byron VanSickle and an infant sister.
He will be remembered with fondness by his children Jeff VanSickle (Janet) of Chatham, Gail Eskritt (Marc) of Blenheim and John VanSickle (Brenda) of Florida, by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Leo and Melba farmed for many years with the help of their sons, just outside of Dresden. After working as a milkman, he took a job and eventually retired from Fram in Chatham. In his spare time, he enjoyed working with horses.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday May 21, 2021. A private family interment will follow in Dresden.
Friends wishing to attend the visitation must call the Funeral Home at 519-676-9200 to schedule a visitation time. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario mandates that everyone must wear a face covering in the Funeral Home.
Those wishing to remember Leo with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice https://www.chathamkenthospice.com/donate/