In Memory of
Jacob Henri
de Leeuw


Condolence From: Rob and Lise van der Bliek
Condolence: Our condolences to Doug, Catharine, Martine and others. Your father and my father met at the engineering school in Delft in the early 1950s and became lifelong friends. Jaap was closely involved with our family during their early years in Canada, before he met Sue, and I was able to become briefly involved with your family some twenty years later when I moved to Toronto. Your house was a base for me during the late 1970s and I have very fond memories of dinners and pool visits and stimulating conversation. I last saw your father at my father's funeral in 2003 and we had a good chat about this and that, reminding me a little bit of the discussions he used to have with my father. Both were men of the world, intensely interested and engaged with everything they read and heard about. They are and will continue to be missed.
Saturday March 10, 2021
Condolence From: Nathalie LEGENTIL & Michel - Elisabeth & Bernard LEGENTIL
Condolence: En ces moments douloureux, nous vous adressons nos sincères condoléances et vous rejoignons dans la prière. Nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer et connaître Jacob au cours de son voyage en France avec JANINE.
Saturday March 10, 2021
Condolence From: Bev McClain
Condolence: Thinking of you all at this time...
Sunday March 04, 2021
Condolence From: Daniel D. Zakaib
Condolence: Our prayers with Jacob's family and Jeanine at this sad time. He will be sorely missed at Claridges, his recent home in the last five years
Sunday March 04, 2021
Condolence From: Hugh Liu
Condolence: I would like to offer my deepest condolence to Dr. de Leeuw's family. I got to know Jaap since I started my academic career at the UTIAS in 2000. I am always grateful of his encouragement, support, wisdom and mentoring to a new and rather naive faculty member. I will always remember his open mindedness, integrity, kindness and availability to students and colleagues. Due to a trip arranged in the week of March 11, I won't be able to attend the funeral home to pay my respect in person. Hugh Liu, Associate Professor and Associate Director, UTIAS
Sunday March 04, 2021
Condolence From: Terri Sider
Condolence: I am very sorry to hear about uncle Jaap. I have fond memories of our families being together for dinners at your house when we were kids. Terri
Saturday March 03, 2021
Condolence From: Claudine, Antoine, Corinne CESARI-LEGENTIL et Manu
Condolence: All our thoughts and prayers are with Jacob's family, and Jeanine, at this sad time. He will be greatly missed by his french and corsican friends.
Wednesday February 29, 2021
Condolence From: Carrie Cockburn
Condolence: I was so lucky to know Jacob, to see his irrepressible curiosity in almost anything new. To hear he had decided to learn to play the piano after retirement and taking lessons alongside 8-year olds was very much how he approached life. I will miss his lovely smile and gentle nature but in his children and his grandchildren I see shades of him live on. Many thoughts go to his family and those that loved him. Our family was honored to know this lovely man. Carrie Cockburn, Timothy, Owen and Finn Hellum
Monday February 27, 2021
Condolence From: Wah and Jo-Anne Kung, Genevieve Urbanowicz
Condolence: We give our sincerest condolences to the de Leeuw family and to Jeanine. Wah will always remember his former thesis supervisor as an understanding and benevolent mentor.
Monday February 27, 2021
Condolence From: Rudy Scholaert & Mimoza, Fatmire, Zelihe
Condolence: We would like to express our sincere sorrow for the loss of a great friend and someone who we knew as a father and grand-father. Jacob's great sense of humor always put a smile on our faces no matter what the circumstances. Jeanine (Mom/Grandma), may you take comfort in knowing that an angel is watching over you.
Saturday February 25, 2021
Condolence From: Gordon and Ann Proudler
Condolence: Our thoughts and prayers are with Jacob's family, and Jeanine, at this sad time. He will be greatly missed by his friends and fellow residents at Claridges.
Saturday February 25, 2021