McLeod, Kenneth

February 1, 1954 ~ December 22, 2022

McLeod, Kenneth John – Age 68 of Oil Springs, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Laura McLeod (nee Young). Loving father of Christine (James) White and Katie (Glenn) Karnas. Cherished grandfather of Brantley, Stephanie, Colton, Michael and Brooks. Dear brother of Penny Whyard, Judy (Vic) Brown, Pat (Michelle) McLeod, Linda McLeod (Bob), Tom (Pearl) McLeod, Kathy (John) VanBommel. Loving son of Justa Gilliland (nee Bardawill) and the late Neil Alexander McLeod. Predeceased by his step-father Frank Gilliland. Survived by many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ken worked for too many years on the road with CN Rail. Ken was a proud member of the Oil Springs Optimist Club and you could hear him at the local Optimist Club meat bingo’s calling the numbers; Or you might find him on the golf course with his brothers-in-law and golf buddies! With his girls, he used to enjoy camping at Rondeau. The rest of the year they would play cards on Saturday or Sunday evenings and listen to Ken’s extensive Columbia House music collection. And we can’t forget the cats that he “didn’t” like. His grandchildren were one of his greatest joys in his recent years, lovingly known as “grumpy grandpa”! But his girls will always remember “Daddy’s hands”. Special thanks to the Bluewater Health Doctors and nursing staff as well as Lambton EMS.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm followed by a graveside funeral service held at Oil Springs Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society ( or Canadian Lung Association (


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  1. Dear Laura, we send condolences to you and all your families for the loss of your beloved Ken. He was so well known in a community that he gave so much time to improve: generous and kind he treated everyone like a friend. We couldn’t have had a better neighbour, someone devoted to the Optimist code. God bless you all.

  2. Sorry to hear this sad news, he will be missed by so many, Had such a big heart. John, Richard and Bonnie send our condolences to the whole family. Our hearts to go out to you at this time, his memory will live forever.

  3. Dear Justa, So sad and sorry to hear of Kens passing. I know you loved him dearly and often spoke so fondly
    of Ken and his family. Maureen and Jim

  4. Worked and roommates with Ken for many years.Never a harsh word a kind and gentle man.Many good memories.Sorry for our loss.

  5. Sad to hear this. Please accept my heart felt condolences to his family and friends.
    Ken was a great guy. I never worked directly along side Ken however we crossed paths
    often at work. He was always there to lend a hand. He will be missed. Take care. RIP bud.

  6. Laura, Chris snd Kate, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. He will be greatly missed. It’s always hard to lose someone close but even worse at this time of year. Sending our hugs.

  7. Laura and family So very sorry to hear of the passing of Ken Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    Will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. Condolences to all and you have our Deepest Sympathy.
    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  8. Laura, Chris, Katie and the whole family. So very sad to hear of Ken’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We will never forget the years of good times we had down at the Courtright Bowling Lanes. Sending all of our Love your way … Rick and Brenda

  9. Dear McLeod family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Ken. I. Dale am Ken’s first cousin but unfortunately we lost touch so many years ago. A family loss at anytime is tough but takes on more feelings at Christmas.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Dale and Dianne Whitelaw

  10. Laura, Chris and Katie and families we are so sorry to hear of Kens passing. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

  11. Laura and family. I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. In the early days Uncle Bob and I spent a lot of time with him and the other kids when they were young.

  12. Laura, Chris and Katie and families,
    Sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Thinking of all at this time of sorrow.

  13. Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing… Thinking of all the McLeod & Young families at this most difficult time!

  14. Laura, Chris, Katie, and families,
    So very sorry to read about Ken’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  15. Laura and Family. Sorry to hear about Ken. You were great neighbors and friends. Thinking of you and your family.

  16. Sending sincere sympathy to you, Laura and your girls, Chris and Katie and their families. Saddened to hear of Ken’s passing.

  17. Laura, Chris, Katie and family,
    We were sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. Sending our sympathy to all the McLeod and Young families.
    May your good memories help you through this sad time.

  18. We are sending our deepest condolences to Laura, Chris & Katie and all the family. We will miss him at the meat bingos and the golf course.

  19. Katie
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from your Brigden Fair Family,

  20. Laura and family, so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. But Alan and I have good memories of being in the sheep business together and Ken being DJ at our 25th anniversary. God give you comfort and many memories warm your hearts. Huge to you all. Alan and Marie

  21. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ken. My heart felt sympathies to Aunt Laura, Katie and Chrissy. RIP Uncle Ken.

  22. It doesn’t matter if you are expecting it, when someone you love dies it still hurts. My condolences to all your family

  23. Laura , Christine and Katie plus your entire Families. So saddened to hear about Ken . He would always speak when seeing him . Thinking of you all at this difficult time ! Love Always Maureen Bailey and Family xoxo