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Leo Eagan

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Following Pandemic protocols on gathering size, a private Family Memorial will be held on Saturday November 28, 2020. A public Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at a time when we can once again gather in larger groups. Please check back regularily as details become available.

Eagan LeoLeo Gerard Eagan
November 24, 1961- November 18, 2020
Suddenly in his home in St. Catharines, Leo Gerard Eagan is survived by his beloved partner Maureen Sheehan and siblings Vincent (Kelly), Jim (Nancy), Rick (Christine), Charles (Robynne), Margaret, Thomas (Jodie), step brothers Malachy Griffin (Emily) and Ciaran Griffin (Joanne). Treasured uncle, remembered with love by nieces and nephews Beth, Allison, Laura, Michael, Christopher, Jennifer, god-daughter Kiersten, Ben, Bailey, Meagan, Stephanie, Jessica, Rebecca, Vincent and Nicholas.
Will be sadly missed by stepmother Bernie Eagan, Tottenham ON, Uncle Peter Hannam of Guelph, ON, Aunt Teresa Hannam of Guelph,ON, Aunt Marlene Eagan of Ottawa, ON, Aunt Mary Eagan of Chilliwack, BC, Aunt Valerie and Uncle Neil McCorkindale of Owen Sound, as well as many cousins and their families, and friends in Tottenham, Toronto, Acton, Guelph, Fort Frances, Seattle, Ottawa and St. Catharines.
Predeceased by his parents Vincent Ambrose Eagan and Evelyn Marguerite Eagan, brother Eddie and uncles and aunts: the late Charlie (Marlene), the late Gerry (the late Anne), the late John, the late Ed (Mary), and the late Rita Eagan Fitzgerald (the late Ed), the late Maurice Patrick Eagan (the late Phyllis), the late Richard (Dick) Hannam (Teresa), the late Sandra Hannam (Peter).
Leo was a skilled tradesman and man of many talents capable of tearing things down and building people up. Leo showed up for people with unparalleled compassion, generosity, and entertaining wit. He will be fondly remembered for his loyal friendship, devotion to family, brilliant humour and big heart. Not afraid of hard work, Leo was always willing to help, and like his Uncle Gerry before him, was an even better worker if you did what he said. When not working, Leo and Maureen shared a love of nature, spending many weekends hiking, camping and exploring. Ever playful and daring, Leo often brought the party.
A man of great courage, Leo confronted fears and challenges head-on, be it by jumping from a plane to quell a fear of heights or going back to school in his 50s. Conquering challenges, Leo reinvented himself in his fifth decade in ways that allowed his best qualities to shine: the dependable brother, uncle, companion, colleague and friend. He was grateful, acknowledging the compassion and strength in others and their roles in his life.
A graduate and valedictorian of Niagara College Civil Engineering Technician class of 2017, and student of Banting Memorial High, Leo became a well-respected carpenter with IntegriMark Contracting and most recently a member of The Laborer’s International Union of North America LiUNA local 837.
A legend in his own right, we are devastated by his loss. Leo will live on in our hearts and as a central character in Eagan lore.

Following Pandemic protocols on gathering size, a private Family Memorial will be held on Saturday November 28, 2020 at Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham. The family service will be posted to the Rod Abrams Funeral Home Facebook page the following day for all to watch at their convenience. Please click here to be taken to the Facebook page video.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be planned for the coming months. Leo’s family invites friends and loved ones to watch this website for information regarding a future date and time when we can come together to celebrate.

Everyone is encouraged to show support of Leo and his family by leaving tributes and condolences at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com. Memorial donations can be directed to Wayside House, St. Catharines (50 Queenston St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 2Y9) or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Memorial Tribute

“Leo Eagan”
  1. Ciaran &Joanne Griffin wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to all the Eagan clan at this sad time. Thinking of you all, may Leo Rest in Peace. Sending love from Ireland x

  2. Kathy Fitzgerald wrote:

    To all the Eagan family
    I extend my deepest condolences to all of you. Our family always had a great fondness for Leo. He was always willing to give a helping hand.

    May Leo Rest In Peace. Sending my love. Kathy

  3. Ted & Wendy O’Leary wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to Maureen and the entire Eagan family. I have many great memories of Leo as a youngster. Thinking and praying with you all at this very difficult time.

  4. Chris Bergin wrote:

    On behalf of the Bergin family we offer our Condolences to all the Eagans and extended family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of growing up with all the Eagans. Chris, Janet, Josh & Emma.

  5. Dennise Cochrane wrote:

    Dear Charlie and all the Eagan families. I am so sorry to hear about Leo. My condolences to everyone.
    He was such a crazy and funny character, always lots of laughs.

    A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.
    Cherish all the great memories and all the great stories your families had with him over the years.

  6. Maureen Biegel wrote:

    Sad to hear this news. Leo was one of a kind and has left us with many great memories. Sincere condolences to Maureen and all the Eagan families from the Biegel family

  7. Kay Healy / Jim Stone wrote:

    Oh so sad to hear of Leo’s passing!
    I have some very fond memories of Leo ever since he was a teenager coming to our home and seeing him often at the farm! He had a very generous heart and I loved his sharp wit which he came by honestly!
    Please accept both Jim and my sincere condolences! Our hearts are truly saddened dear Maureen and the entire Eagan family!
    Leo you will be sorely missed!
    May You Find Eternal Rest.

  8. Bernadette and Mark Bailey and family wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and others during this very difficult time. Cherish the memories and share the stories that Leo has left behind to reminisce. Leo was a very unique fun loving guy who will never be forgotten.
    Rest In Peace Leo ❤️

  9. Terry Coles wrote:

    I have thought about Leo many times over the years. All the great times we had at the White House ,my place and working for Joe. I regret we drifted apart but I am happy to see he had done so well. A great stand up guy with a great sense of humour. Condolences to Maureen and all the Egan Family.

  10. Enza Trentadue wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the Eagan family and to all his friends and loved ones. I only met Leo a few times but it didn’t take me long to know Leo was a generous spirit with a kind heart. Rest in peace Leo

  11. marc ronan wrote:

    May we once again exchange birthday gifts when we meet in another world some day. May God bless you always Leo. Marc and the Ronan Family

  12. Rebecca Hannam wrote:

    Eagan family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Leo. It is heartbreaking that we cannot gather with you during this difficult time. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Love, Rebecca

  13. Colleen Chafe wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Leo’s sudden passing.Sending lots of love and prayers to all of you.

  14. Martina Keogh wrote:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved brother, companion, uncle and stepson. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  15. Matthew Culliton wrote:

    A lot of great memories, from St. James, BMHS, the farm, Christmas barn Mass, and our parents antics. Condolences to the entire Eagan family. From the Culliton family.

  16. Carol-Anne Bandiera wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Maureen, Margaret and the entire Egan clan. I did not know Leo however my daughters Kimberly-Anne and Mary-Ellen did
    so sad, so young. RIP Leo.

  17. Kymm Graham wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Maureen and the Eagan family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Kymm & Dave Leslie

  18. Malachy & Emily Griffin wrote:

    Our condolences to Maureen and the Eagan family. Will always remember Leo for his genuine personality and generous nature. Rest in peace Leo.

  19. Vernon Burnie wrote:

    Loved by everyone who knew him, going to miss you. Condolences to the families

  20. Cathcart Family wrote:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Eagan family. We will hold you close to our hearts and in our prayers.

  21. Theresa Wainwright wrote:

    To all of the Eagan family, my condolences on the loss of Leo. I wish we could all be with you in person to show our support during this time. The closeness and love of a large close family will be a comfort to you until we are all together again❤️

  22. The Smith Family wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Maureen and the entire Eagan Clan. We had a lot of good times with Leo and great memories.
    Kate, Dave, Jerrad and Josh

  23. Debbie & Rick Richard wrote:

    Our condolences to Maureen and the Eagan family. Leo was one of the best there was. He will be greatly missed.

  24. Lori (Maher) Laevens wrote:

    There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers

    Love your 3rd line neighbour

  25. Jim and Shirley Hanrahan wrote:

    We extend our sincere sympathy to Maureen and the Eagan family on the loss of Leo. Treasure your memories.

  26. Bill McGoey wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Maureen and the entire Egan clan. Leo was one of a kind; Cherish the good times and great memories that Leo was so well known and loved for. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  27. Jackie Maher wrote:

    To Maureen and The Eagan Family
    My heartfelt sympathy❤️

  28. Joyce and Keith Western wrote:

    We are deeply saddened to learn of Leo’s passing. He touched many hearts and left many good memories. Our deepest condolences. Rest in peace.

  29. Pat and Linda O’Leary wrote:

    Since condolences to the family.

  30. Mike and Anne Sledz wrote:

    Our condolences to the Eagan clan on the loss of Leo. I remember what a little character he was in his younger days, and my brothers have often related stories over the years that highlighted Leo’s on-going wit. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you gather together in your Family Memorial.

  31. Maureen & George Benson wrote:

    Our siblings carry a piece of our hearts in theirs. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. With love to you all.

  32. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Maureen & all the Eagan family
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Leo.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  33. Nolin and Shirley Morrow wrote:

    We are so sorry for your loss.Your family is in our prayers and

  34. Tracey Coveart wrote:

    To Charlie, Robynne, Kiersten, Ben, Bailey and all of the Eagan clan, I offer my deepest sympathy. I only had the pleasure of meeting Leo a few times, but in those fleeting moments I discovered a lovely man: kind, funny, brave, tenacious and welcoming. He was no stranger to struggle – and a champion at overcoming – but he is at rest now and for that, at least, we can be thankful. Thinking of you, Leo, and your courage.

  35. Dave and Jennie Murdoch wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the Eagan family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  36. Eileen Kearney wrote:

    To the Eagan Family & Dear Maureen
    So saddened to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers.

  37. I Mary Eagan wrote:

    Very sad to hear Leo left us so suddenly. I have wonderful memories of Leo’s many stays with us in B.C. He would park the motor part of his huge transport truck in our backyard and then ask what jobs he could do for us. – always so willing to help, always great company and a wealth of knowledge. You will be in my prayers Leo – Rest In Peace.

  38. Jim Handley wrote:

    As a fellow brother of L.I.U.N.A. 837. RIP my friend.
    God Bless You.

  39. Cindy Brent Kollhosser wrote:

    so very very sorry for your loss. RIP Leo

  40. Keegan and family wrote:

    Maureen and Eagan Family,

    May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  41. Karen & Jamie Grehan wrote:

    Our condolences to Maureen and the Eagan family.

  42. Sharon Duggan wrote:

    Dear Maureen & Eagan families
    Leo’s kind & generous nature will be missed by so many. Such a talented knowledgeable guy taken too soon. Thank you for your contribution to other people’s lives.
    Rest In Peace Leo

  43. Murray & Debbie Foerter wrote:

    So very sorry for your loss Rest in peace Leo

  44. Bill Warrington wrote:

    To Maureen and The Eagan Family
    My heartfelt sympathy❤️

  45. Bob & Margaret Milligan wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  46. Rick McCullough and Family wrote:

    Condolences to Maureen and the entire Eagan family.

  47. Pat and Ben Bergin wrote:

    Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Leo. You will be in our prayers.

  48. Karen Pace wrote:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother, Rick. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  49. Ceri and Viola Stephens wrote:

    Our condolences to Tom and all the family.

  50. Greg Skelly Toronto, Ont. wrote:

    To Maureen and All the Eagans I am so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing.I remember him well all those years ago at the farm and Eagan gatherings.
    My sincere condolences and prayers to you all.

  51. Paul, MaryLou and Jessica Maher wrote:

    Sharing in your sadness at this very difficult time and fondly remembering Leo. Thinking of you all…..

  52. Francis Rosemary Sheehan wrote:

    Sorry for your loss Maureen
    and the entire Egan Family

  53. Tim Fitzgerald wrote:

    Summer visits to the Farm in my childhood remain fresh in my mind. Hard work was an inevitable part of the deal when you came to stay. If you were unlucky enough, uncle Vince would assign me as your “helper” in some heavy task, like bailing the hay – which effectively meant you would be working twice as hard. Leo made the best of such times and always managed to make me feel like this city slicker was a big help. A generous spirit and a good soul. Rest in peace my good cousin.

  54. Dave Kearney wrote:

    My sincere condolences to you Maureen and the Eagan family. So sorry to hear and am thinking of you at this difficult time.

  55. Ted Fitzgerald wrote:

    To all our dear cousins

    Our most sincere sympathy and love as you mourn the loss of Leo. He will always remain a big part of fond memories of our visits to the farm.
    May his soul find peace and comfort.

  56. Mary Doldersum wrote:

    Dear Maureen and all the Eagans
    Ralph, Todd, Julie and David and I send sincere condolences to you all on the sad passing of Leo.
    I know he and Ralph had many conversations about construction and it was always so nice to bump into him in the later years.
    We have so many fond memories of gatherings at the farm with you all.
    As Julie wrote, when I told her, “I have very fond memories of all the Eagans, and everything 3rd Line.
    Wish I could recreate that magic for my kids!”
    That says it all.
    We send you love.

  57. Pat & Melissa Sullivan wrote:

    We are so sorry for your loss. So many great memories with Leo. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

  58. Anne Griffin wrote:

    To Bernie & all the Eagan family
    Your family chain is broken. We were so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. You will surely miss him; cherish all the good memories you have of him. Your down East family sends love and prayers.

  59. David Russell wrote:

    My condolences to the entire Eagan family on the loss of Leo. Ny thoughts and prayers are with you.

  60. Cheryl Maher (McCabe) wrote:

    My condolences to the entire Eagan family.

  61. Shirley Lagrou wrote:

    My deepest condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time. Our hearts are with you as you make your way forward, never the same, but stronger together.
    The Lagrou family

  62. Mary & Jack McBride wrote:

    Maureen & all the Eagan clan, we are shocked and saddened to hear that Leo has passed. He was a unique person, so witty and funny. He represented the Eagan family well.

  63. Patricia and Judy Milner wrote:

    We offer our condolences to all the Eagan family and extended family during this difficult time.

  64. Jane Schilling wrote:

    My sincere condolences to all the Eagan family and extended family. Leo had such a kind heart and was always willing to help out anyone. He will be greatly missed.

  65. Jerry and Claire Wallace wrote:

    To say Leo was one of a kind is an understatement… we all know that
    Jerry and I have many great memories of Leo through the years .

    But one of our favourites and most recent one was working on Margs roof in 2018.
    What a great time!
    Great food , great company and such laughter…
    and they actually put on a new roof‍♀️
    The “roofing crew “
    would agree?
    Leo was in his element ..n he knew what needed to be done …
    RIP

  66. Mark Eagan wrote:

    My Condolences to Maureen and the Eagan Clan.
    We had some great times in Colorado when Leo visited back in the 70’s. I remember on one outback trip Leo chasing off some cows that were aggressive, us city folks didn’t know how to handle, then then were the rattle snakes that we came across, Leo was calm as always.
    We will miss you buddy!

  67. Laura Clouthier wrote:

    I am so saddened to hear this, I haven’t seen Leo in years, but I grew up visiting the Eagan Farm with my parents when I was a kid and Leo was always so nice to my sister and I. Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.

  68. Rick and Peggy Bell wrote:

    Sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. We will always remember him for his smile and kindness to everyone he met and his willingness to help anyone who needed it. He was taken far too soon and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  69. Maureen Hasselmann wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. Leo was a fun and happy guy. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

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