Owen Killeleagh, CD

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    We regret to advise of the death of Owen Killeleagh at St. Joseph Hospital in Comox BC on 28 December 2004.

    Owen was born in Brantford, ON, the first of eleven children - five boys and six girls.  He was a veteran of the Second World War and Korean War.  He enlisted in 1943 at the age of sixteen with the Canadian Technical Training Corps as a Boy Soldier. After the war, he re-enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers serving on the Northwest Highway System in Canada's Yukon until the Korean War started where he served two tours.  Following Korea, Owen continued his Army career serving in Vancouver, the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt, Vernon, Winnipeg, finally retiring in 1973 in Calgary. He received the Canadian Forces Decoration in 1956. Following his retirement from the Army, he moved to Vancouver where he worked for many years for London Drugs.  Owen finally retired in 1991 and moved to Courtenay, BC.

    Visitation will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #160, 1825 Comox Avenue, Comox at 1:00 PM on 5 January.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.