Leo VanSickle

A photo of Leo VanSickle

Visitation:

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/

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Our prayers and thoughts are with the Vansickle family. Always enjoyed a visit with Leo while waiting for the church to start and at the Oaks retirement home. May God give you His Peace and Understanding.

sending thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss Gail and family May your memories give you comfort

Sorry to hear of your loss, Gail & Family. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sending our sincerest condolences to the VanSickle family. You and your loved one will be in our thoughts and prayers. God rests Leo soul in peace 🙏

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Gail, Mark and family, so sorry for your loss.

Condolences to Leo family I had the honour to meet Leo at the oaks retirement village cleaning his room he will be missed

Jeff I’m so very sorry about your Dad. I have great memories of your parents. I hope your wonderful memories help heal your heart. Sincerely Beth

Our sincere sympathy to all the family . Always enjoyed visiting with Leo .

Gail, Marc and family, May God wrap his arms around you at this time and give you comfort. A father’s love is irreplaceable. Cherish your memories.💕

Gail, Marc and family, Rick and I are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sending our condolences to the VanSickle family...so sorry for your loss Rob n Dianne

Gail,Marc and family So sorry to hear of the passing of your father Gail,our sincere condolences . Thinking of you at this sad time 🌹

So sorry to hear this. Blessings and prayers for the families.

So sorry to hear this. Blessings and prayers for the families.

Ken and I send our sincere condolences to you in the passing of Leo.

Leo was a very caring man. He and I had many discussions regarding the responsibilities of care giving when he was looking after Melba. May the knowledge of his caring and devotion keep you uplifted during this difficult time.

My heartfelt sympathy go out to the family. Having a family member living at the Oaks, Leo was very kind in assisting whenever the staff were busy. On one particular occasion I remember he wheeled mom out to my car. Just a wonderful person and gentlemen. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Carol Armstrong

So sorry for your loss. I work at the OAKS and Leo loved showing pictures of his family, especially the grandchildren. We will miss his presence here. He was a very kind and gentle man. Treasure your memories!!

Many great memories of Leo when he delivered milk. RIP Leo

So sorry for your loss and thinking of you.

Jeff, Gail, John and families my deepest sympathy to all of you. Sincerely Shirley Hawkins

Gail, Marc and family. Very sorry for your loss.

Jeff and Janet, Gail and Marc, and families, So sorry for your loss. Hoping the strength of happy and favourite memories will help guide you through this sad and difficult time. Sending you my love and prayers, Eileen Lindsay

Am saddened to hear of Leo's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he RIP

Our deepest sympathy Gail, Marc and family

Gail and Marc, Jeff and Janet, John and Brenda ... and your families ... virtual hugs just aren’t the same ... but I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about you all and send strong huggggggs to share strength and peace ... Jenn

So very sorry for your loss.

Gail, Marc & family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your father, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the memories of love shared comfort you both now and in the days to come.

Sorry for the loss,I remember Leo from my Dresden years.

Jeff, Gail and John, Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Whenever we ran into each other he always had time to talk about times when your family lived on Brown Street. He will be missed by many. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Gerald W , Michael and Linda Wicks

Gail,Marc and all families I extend my condolences To you in your loss, thinking of you. When I see Mr. VanSickle I thought what a quiet, gentle man. So sorry for your loss.

Dear Jeff, Gail and John My sincere condolences . May good memories bring you comfort.

M ark and family Inam so sorry for your loss.Hold onto all your great memories. Love Jacquie and Philip Johnson

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time.

To Marc and Gail Gail we are sorry to hear about your dad and we are praying that God will give you the peace and comfort that only He can give. Danny & Nettie

Uncle Leo will be missed by many of us. Sorry for your loss everyone!

Gail, Mark and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Dear Gail, Marc and family: please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father (father in law, grandfather) you are in my thoughts and prayers Helen