Leigh Ralph Archibald
September 19, 1934 – October 28, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Leigh Archibald announces his passing at RIH on October 28, 2019 at the age of 85. He peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family.
Leigh is survived by his daughter Jackie (Brian), Kamloops, BC, granddaughters Shauna (Cory), Kamloops, BC and Amanda, Victoria, BC, great grandchildren, Layne, Connor and Henley, Kamloops, BC
He also leaves to mourn his niece Sharon (Edmonton) and nephews Joel (Kelly) (Teulon) and Dean (Susan) (Saskatoon) and their families.
Leigh was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years Lorraine in 2018, parents Maude Ellen (Nellie), and Walter Ross, his brother Hugh, sister-in-law Marg and niece Sandy, his brother’s-in-law Les (Kay) and Lionel (Faye) and sister-in-law Vivian (Elmer).
Leigh was always a huge part of his daughter’s life and later on, his son-in-law’s and grandchildren. He loved being a great grandfather to three amazing kids. His eyes would light up whenever they were around.
Dad spent a lifetime building memories with his family and dear friends. He loved to go to the casino, playing skipbo with Pat and Barb, going fishing and camping with family and spending time with his furry friends Rambo and Teeka.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the nurses and Dr’s of 5 South at RIH who went above and beyond in their care of dad. We would also like to send a huge thank you to the nurses and staff at the Hamlets, both in the Assisted Living area and the D2 staff for their exceptional care of dad. Special thanks also to Dr. Cribb and Dianne for their support and care.
As to Leigh’s wishes there will be no formal service. The family would like to thank all the family and friends who made Leigh’s life so full.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.Print This Obituary & Condolences