Leo Sears Sr.

March 1, 1932 to May 8, 2020


It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather at his residence in Paradise on Friday May 8th, 2020, just three weeks after the passing of loving wife Beatrice on April 14th.

Predeceased by infant son Noel, May 25, 1955, parents Leo and Catherine Sears, sister Marie Porter, brothers Allister, Virden, and Bennett, mother and father-in-law Max and Sal Hussey.

Left with cherished memories daughters Barbara (Frank Stratton), Doreen (Rick Tobin), Joan (Calvin Tuttle), Brenda (Ronald Lingley) and Bernice (Barry Lingley); sons Barry (Jackie), Stephen (Kathy) and Leo (Tanya); grandchildren, whom he adored, John, Christopher, Richard, Kathryne, Bryon, Amanda, Nathan, Ashley, Heidi, Mark, Mitchell, Natalie and Leo; great grandchildren Serena, Tristan, Javan, Hudson, Kara, Harlin, Jaxon, Rylan, Emma, Hunter, Carter, Arianna, Jaxon, Tyson, Jayden, Brandi and Chloe.

Also survived by his brothers Donald (Sheila), Melvin (Jane), Malcolm (Frances); brother-in-law Don Porter; sisters-in-law Janet Sears and Brenda Skanes.

Due to COVID-19 will be no visitation or funeral. Funeral burial service will take place on Monday May 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Non-Denomination Cemetery in Paradise. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross

He never looked for praises.

He was never one to boast.

He just went on quietly working

for those he loved the most.

His dreams were seldom spoken.

His wants were very few.

And most of the time his worries

went unspoken too.

He’s there a firm foundation

Through all our storms of life

A sturdy hand to hold unto

In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we could turn to

When times were good or bad.

One of our greatest blessing

The man that we called “Dad”!


A Dad leaves his mark in the world through

the love he gives his Family.


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I was heartbroken to see that you lost your Dad so soon after your Mom. Deepest sympathy to the Sears family on behalf of myself and the family of the late Mary Wade.

To all the Sears Family,
We were sadden to hear of the passing of both Beatrice and Leo and want to send our love and sympathy to all the family. They will be saddly missed in Paradise. We appreciated so much their love and support to us while we were in Brigus. We are glad they are at rest in our Father’s hands.
With Love & Sympathy,
John & Elaine Williams

To the Sears Family,
So sorry for your loss on the passing of both Leo and Beatrice. Leo was a very diligent, steady and loyal employee of Modern Paving Limited. Always thinking, he had good ideas on the best way to get the job done. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


Our deepest condolences to Tanya, Leo, Natalie & Leo Jr. & all ur family. Hold tight to one another, much love & hugs coming ur way. Cherish all the beautiful memories u shared with him.

Tanya, Leo and family.
Our hearts are completely broken for you all, please accept our deepest condolences.

Leo Jr & Family,
So sorry to hear of both your Mother and now Fathers passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Take Care & God Bless.

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad. I know your heart must be broken at this double loss so close together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Calvin and all your family.

Our thoughts are with you all these days!! Both Leo and Beat hold special memories for us as this is where our little family would meet for several years. They were true pillars in the community.

Doreen, Rick and all the Sears family – I am saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing, so soon after your dear Mom. They are together in the eternal peace and rest of Heaven, after living a good life, working together for their family. May they Rest in Peace.

To the Sears Family,
So very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing and your mom’s just a short while ago. I will miss hearing his testimony in our meeting when i go home to visit he was a faithful man who humbly filled his place. Thinking of you all at this sad time and may the memories you have give you comfort and strength.
With love Tanya (Clarke) Guignion

To the Sears family
Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time our hearts go out to you so soon after the loss of your mom. When I think of Leo I think of quiet strength. Such a gentle man. Thinking of you all with care and compassion .
Bill and Tanya

To the Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

To the Sears Family
We are so sorry for what ye are all going through
these days, for losing both your parents in such a short time..
We think of Leo today & had the privilege of being in Fellowship with him a few times over the years &
know of his true & faithful life.
May you find comfort in all the good memories
you have of him.
With Care & Sympathy

Wish we could find the words to express our sympathy for your loss today. Your father, father-in-law, grandfather was a wonderful man, a strong pillar of truth to all in our community; and an encouragement to so many. We have many great memories of him through the years. May your memories and thoughts of what he lived for help comfort you all in the days ahead.

So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Leo years ago at modern paving.. leo was the most passionate man I ever worked with his main concern on any job was his co worker..leo I quess you swung the bucket for the last time on earth but I am sure you are swinging it again in heaven to make it a better place for those who will follow you. Leo rip until we meet again

So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He is now reunited with the love of his life, your Mom. Am thinking of you all as you go through this most difficult time. May they rest in peace.

Doreen,Just learning of your mother & fathers passing so quickly after reading this.

To the sears family.
So sorry for the loss of your Dad so soon after your Mom..
Hugs to you and your family’s

To the Sears Family:

When we got the call early Friday morning, we could hardly take in the message we were told. Shocked to say the least. Our hearts go out to you all and especially to Bernice, Brenda (spouses) and the grandchildren who would do anything to come home. We wish we could hug you, comfort you, cry together, and share stories but please know we are with you all as you go through this sad experience once again.

We’ are thankful for their open home. Mom spent over 45 years going there for fellowship meetings and it was the first home I went too as well. We’re thankful for their faithful lives, pillars in the way. They carried the torch for many years but now the torch is passed.

Hugs to you all,
Love from cousin Madeline and
Charlotte, Darren, Olivia, Olena, Felicia-Beth, Devon

To the Sears family,
So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing so soon after Beatrice. Enjoyed having him in our meeting. His life a testimony of beginning, continuing and finishing.

To the family of Uncle Leo
Please accept our sincere condolences of the passing of Uncle Leo.
Cherish your good memories .
Thinking of you all at this most difficult time

So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. May you find comfort from sharing your memories with each other.

So shocked and saddened to hear of brother Leo’s sudden passing, so soon after Beat. Our hearts are with you all as you go through this time of grief and sorrow. We may be far away, but you are all close in thought. Precious memories, how they linger…..With deepest love and sympathy. ❤️

To the family:

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I am Sure your Mom was their to greet him. May both of their gentle soul’s RIP.🎚💐🌹

Leo, Tanya and Family:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Thinking of you all these days. May you find great comfort in knowing the faithful life he lived.

What can I say? My heart n thoughts are with you all so much. Your parents touched many lives with their example of their love for Truth.. We loved the peace in their home. I have such special special memories ! Just want to express my sympathy too. Love Lucy

To ALL of Leo & Beatrice’s family and friends, I offer my sincere feelings of Sympathy in your great loss. Leo & Beatrice have touched the lives of many people outside their home Province, and will be remembered with love & appreciation for their fellowship, kindness and the care they bestowed. Phyllis Drover

We are thinking of you all at this time. They will both be greatly missed.

Thinking of the Sears family to day as you mourn the loss of a loved one your dad enjoy the previous memories that will be a comfort in days to come. Jj

Leo, Tanya and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Dear Sears family
You are all in my heart these days ….such a great loss of both a Mom & a Dad in less than a month.We do feel for you .
The poem at the end of the obituary describes Leo perfectly…it is very fitting . Your parents(grandparents,great grandparents) were such sensible,steady,faithful people.No matter what life brought ,they just sailed on & made the best of things .It was a priviledge to know them both ….Diane Anderson

My condolences to you and your famaly Brends.

We are so thankful for faithful lives ….. that cause and influences us …. to want to keep on going. Thankful for Leo’s faithful life. Thoughts, love and care to you all💕

The Sears Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom and Dad’s passing. We feel privileged to have shared fellowship with them in Christ. We are thinking of you all today and in these coming days. May you find comfort and peace knowing that we share in your loss.

We’re so sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences.

A Pillar has passed in Paradise. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord thou good and faithful servant. Thou has fought a good fight. Thou has kept the faith. Today my heart hurts for my wife and her seven siblings. Special thoughts to Bernice and Brenda who for the second time in three weeks are not able to say Goodbye to their wonderful parents. Blessed Memories How they Linger.

The Sears family,
Thinking of you all again as you go through these very difficult days. Very glad to have known Leo and appreciated the many chats we had over the years.

To The Sears Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you…hugs.

Sorry for your loss Doreen. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Words cannot express the shock of loosing two of your parents so quickly together. May the thoughts of the love they shared for you their family, and things eternal give you comfort in the coming days! Sending our love and prayers to you all as you face the coming days! Hugs!

So sorry to hear about your dad and mom, praying for comfort. . God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble Psalm 1-3

Doreen and family we are so sorry to hear about your dad passing so sudden our deepest condolences to your family . Jerome and Donna Lawlor .

Leo and family so sorry to hear of your father’s passing our condolences to all and may he RIP..

Fair are the prospects all ahead…. Such men are few and hard to come by. A true mentor, silent witness and a solid pillar in the Way. Hoping in the coming days his faithful life will encourage all and his wonderful memories will cause joy to fill your hearts.

Joan,Calvin and family
We are so sorry to hear of your father’s sudden passing.. Find comfort in knowing he is with your mom..Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aura and Jerry Farrell