Rocky Bay, NS

We are saddened to announce the passing of our brother, Leo, on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

Leo came into the world during an unexpected March blizzard in 1963, and he was a force to be reckoned with from day one.  He was lucky to have his best friend, Ronnie next door who seemed to be always sporting a Band-Aid on the same side of the head as Leo did. Together they enjoyed many hours of their form of “demolition work” and once, they accidentally set the neighborhood on fire.  He was a hard worker and liked to keep himself in top physical condition, loved to tease and tell you when you weren’t.

After high school, Leo was accepted at the Surveying Institute in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.  He excelled in the course, but his illness prevented him from completing the program.  Leo struggled with schizophrenia most of his adult life, but he never failed to ask how the family was when they visited. He had an uncanny memory and enjoyed having endearing nicknames for people.

Leo is survived by his sisters, Maria Mury (Francis), Lower Sackville, Gail Hearn (Tommy), Rocky Bay, Alice Fraser (Mike), Calgary, and Ellen Hall, Rocky Bay; brothers, Paul Hearn (Rosalie), Frankville, Michael Hearn (Michelle), Rocky Bay; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Leo will be fondly remembered by everyone. As his nephew, Jonathan said, “He had a warm heart and generous nature.”

A Celebration of Life for the late Leo Hearn will be held at a later date, when the family can be together.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Evy Landry and Pier Community Funeral Home.

Leo, you will always be in our hearts and we will miss you dearly.

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