Leah Denise Oakes

In Memorial

On July 18, 2010 Leah passed away: She was the light in our family’s life and is deeply missed by us all- Larry, her beloved husband, Malorie, Jordan, Samantha and Nicole,the children she loved and cherished. Linda Yerex- (predeceased by her father Mike) her mother, sisters, Darlene (Doug) Medhurst, Chis, Nick and Mike, Michelle (Rick) Desjarlais, Brandyn and Brett. Also uncles, aunts and cousins.
Being with family and friends was the most important part of Leah’s life, She supported her community, her church and Job’s Daughters with her gift of laughter and getting things done.
A celebration of life will take place at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church (corner of 222nd Street and Dewdney Trunk Road) at 2pm, Saturday July 24th. Mizpah.
Memorial donations in Leah’s honour can be directed to the S.P.C.A (Maple Ridge) or Katie’s place (Maple Ridge)

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  1. jack&kaila springer

    shocked to hear of Leahs passing We know she thought the world of her family our thoughts are with you

  2. Deanna Bessette

    To the Oakes Family:
    Words cannot express how sad we are for you and your family. If there is anything we can do for any one of you please do not hesitate to ask.
    Leah was a kind, sweet, sincere woman who loved her family with her whole heart. She will be missed greatly.

    Deanna, Mike, Alecia and Shayna Bessette

  3. I am so very sorry to hear about Leah’s passing. She and I talked outside of Cooper’s just a few days ago, and it is hard to believe she’s gone. She was always a lovely lady, a supportive Mom at the school, and loved her family with all her heart….that was evident.
    So, to all of you, my deepest sympathy as you work through such a difficult time. Keep strong for each other, and cherish your memories.

  4. Lorna Estridge/Stirling

    Words will never adequately express our feelings at your tragic loss.

  5. troy norma and meghan moerike

    we are devastated to hear of leahs passing……we loved her to pieces…..and always will…if i knew that today it would be the last time i will see you, i will embrace you strongly to be the gaurdian of your soul…..if i knew that these would be the last minutes that i will see you i would say to you i love you……rip angel……

  6. Heidi Armstrong

    I am sorry to hear about Leah’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will always be remembered as the friend that always put her family first, she was an incredible person we will miss her.

  7. Larry, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care and be strong

  8. Janet & Alex Dryburgh

    May the love of family and friends be with you at this very difficult time.
    Janet & Alex Dryburgh, Edmonton Alberta

  9. Sheri Graphenteen

    I am so sorry to hear of Leah’s passing. I did not know her personaly, but I met her online through MOL (moms online) appr. 11 years ago. We have been in and out of touch. I always enjoyed chatting with her and she seemed like such an amazing person. I will keep all of her family and friends in my prayers as everyone deals with her loss. My deepest sympathys.


  10. Larry and Children,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother Leah passing.
    She was such a sweet and wonderful person.I could talk to her and get receipts and talk about kids and all those great things you did as a family.
    I will miss that on the internet.All of her friends she talked to remembers her. If you need to talk please do so. I am on her friends list. you childrens was the joy of her life! Larry you was and are the Love of her life.

    Take Care, Natesmom( sally)

  11. Jackie Macleod

    Leah you will be missed greatly by all who knew you, my heart goes out to your family.

    Jackie & Rachael Macleod

  12. Shirley, Garrick and Sabrina Jay

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Leah’s passing. I met Leah last year when her daughter, Nicole and my daughter, Sabrina played on the same softball team. She generously offered to host the softball wrap up party at her home and my daughter and I enjoyed a great afternoon. I would regularly bump into her and she always had a few minutes to chat. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  13. I was very sorry to hear that Leah had passed away. So sudden of a loss makes it that much more difficult for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    My memories of Leah are as a very supportive mom to her kids. She was always there to lend a hand when needed, ready to make suggestions and be an advocate for her kids. Sami and Nicole, you are especially in my thoughts.

  14. Leah was my mom. Me and my family are doing much better then we were when this first happened. My dads getting more into his hobbies and spending more time with us. Me said he was to depressed to do anything before. Malorie and Jordan are getting more social, talking to us more. They would stay in there room and talk to only each other before. Samantha and myself were the same, we would only talk to each other and my dad. Now that it’s been awhile. We are more out going. All in this proses, my family and me, have bonded and become stronger together.

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