POWELL, Leendert Anthony (TONY)

Leendert Anthony (TONY) Powell
October 5, 1956 – October 25, 2021.
Peacefully, at Hospice Prince Edward, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Cherished husband of Ann Marie (née Bacon). Proud and loving father of Jamie (Stephen) and TJ (Michelle), and devoted grandpa to Landon, Brooklyn, Preston, Aiden and Isabella. Dearly missed by his sisters Donna Graham and Jackie Powell-Loree. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Petronella (née Lekx), and his brother, Daniel. Tony was born in Guelph, Ontario, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 ½ years as Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class, and continued to serve as a civilian for the following 13 years as an expert in submarine assessment and repair. He enjoyed traveling the world extensively, and was a wonderful storyteller and friend to all who crossed his path. He was an avid runner, cyclist, and kayaker, and would often go for walks out in the country for hours at a time. His heart was always full and generous to others, and he enjoyed his volunteer work with Community Care for Seniors and the Loyalist Humane Society. He had an uncanny ability to nurture animals of all kinds, and he enjoyed many hours tending to his beehives in the field behind his home. Tony was also a wonderful gardener, and grew the best organic vegetables and the most beautiful flowers his wife had ever seen. Most of all, Tony enjoyed time with his family.  His most beloved memories were of his children and grandchildren, who all brought tremendous joy to his life. He was so very proud of them, and loved them deeply. Tony, we will all miss you and love you for the rest of our days. At Tony’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Care for Seniors, Loyalist Humane Society, or Hospice Prince Edward would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com