Leah Dyer


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Obituary of Leah Mae Kathleen Dyer

DYER, Leah Mae Kathleen, passed away at Parkview Meadows LTC, Townsend, surrounded by the love of her family, on May 20, 2024. Leah was born on December 10, 1940 at Miss John's Nursing Home in Port Dover. Survived by her son Peter Hotz (Lori) and granddaughters Morgan and Sydney Hotz of Windham Centre and daughter Heidi Wilson (Bryan) and grandson Wesley Wilson of Simcoe, and brother-in-law Donald Kennedy of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents Albert Dyer (1987) Rhea (1986), her sisters Lois Dyer (2020), Gail Kennedy (2022) Jill Phipps (2022), and brother-in-law Cliff Phipps (2023). Leah and her sisters enjoyed playing at the National Historic site of Dollier and deGalinee on Brant Hill overlooking all of Dover. She loved swimming at the beautiful beach below Brant Hill, going to the movies, and buying ice cream. Leah worked at Ivey's Flower Shop as a teenager and at the Commercial Fisherman's Co-Op. Leah lived most of her adult life in Turkey Point, taking care of her children and enjoying the hobby farm life. She sold eggs every Saturday to the locals on Clubhouse Road and doing chores twice a day. There was always room for more animals, the geese and the sheep were her favourite. Any cat that set foot on the property was instantly taken hostage. She enjoyed writing letters to the editor of the Port Dover Maple Leaf, expressing her love for her children and in getting a job after her divorce. She was a member of the Turkey Point Craft Club, where they made a beautiful quilt reflecting all aspects that Turkey Point had to offer. Leah was seasonally employed at the Side Door Market and the SunTan Restaurant. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humour. She was great at genealogy and would often take Wes to remote cemeteries to search for a relative. She enjoyed pro wrestling and took us as kids to a few shows at the Talbot Arena in Simcoe, to see Billy Red Lions, Andrea the Giant, The Sheik and The Wildman. She was still entertained by wrestling on Sunday afternoons in the LTC home.  She had special fond memories of her friends Dianne Williams, Marsha Anderson and Jackie Saiza. We would like to thank the entire staff at Parkview Meadows in Townsend for their care of mom, they went above and beyond, especially the last few weeks. They were very professional and compassionate. Special thanks to Theresa the pastor who showed mom the spiritual side of life and prayed for her during her worsening illness. They had a real connection. Leah's request was to have a private graveside service at Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.com.

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