In Memory of




Obituary for Leanne Ruth Davis

Leanne died in a drug poisoning accident on October 30, 2022, at her home in New Westminster. Leanne suffered severe pain from a hernia and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but she was looking forward to seeing the costumes of her friends on Halloween, one of her favourite holidays.

Leanne was strong, kind, unpretentious, and passionate about helping homeless and vulnerable people.

Leanne and her brother Glenn were both adopted, bringing joy to their parents Louise and Ted Davis.

As a child, Leanne was raised with an abundance of love in New West, and enjoyed family vacations. She had musical talent, singing in choir as a youth and playing guitar throughout her life. She liked country and rock music. As the daughter of a tugboat captain she also loved being on the water.

Her father died in a car accident on July 30, 1974, a devastating loss that could never be recovered.

As a young woman Leanne partnered for several years with Terry Clarke, finding community and family on Hollyburn Mountain in West Vancouver and in Clayoquot Sound where they conceived her only child, Taylor, born in 1982. One of her favourite activities with her son was playing cribbage.

Leanne most often worked as a cook. In her forties she spent time living with and caring for her Aunt in Chilliwack, where she also forged a new and healing bond by meeting the woman who had given birth to her.

People will miss Leanne's laughter and exclamations of "too funny!", her crêpes, company, and comfort. It is impossible to list all the close friends she made throughout her life but each will know their dearness.

Leanne is fondly remembered and deeply mourned by surviving family, in particular: her son Taylor, mother Louise, brother Glenn, cousin Cathy, cousin Jim, stepchildren Kirsten, Kaethe, Kenneth, and Torrey, and (step) grandchildren Charlotte, Taryn, Marko, Jaynie, Ava, Kefryn, and Miller.

Leanne's ashes will be interred at Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.