Passing of Gerrie Leebody

December 1, 2014

I'm sad that I have to tell that another former Optimist is no longer with us. We have just learned that Gerrie Leebody has passed away. Gerrie marched in the Optimists Alumni snare line in 2006 and 2007. Most recently he had been drumming with Simcoe United Alumni. Gerrie's history with drum corps goes all the way back to the Jolly Jesters, with whom he marched. Gerrie will be missed by all who knew him.


Passed away suddenly at his home on November 29th, 2014 in his 77th year. Beloved husband to his wife Janet. Loving father of Scot/Kanika and Steven/Julie. Proudest Papa to Jessie, Brooke and Nyala. Sadly missed by sister Ileene, brother-in-law Doug and sisters-in-law Elaine and Kim. His loss is also mourned by his many cherished nephews and nieces. Gerrie was a man of music and a master of the drum. His talent and passion won him the respect and admiration of all those that music brought together. He was a proud man. Always loved, always respected, always to be remembered. Cremation has taken place.

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