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Leon Walter Tower


Leon Walter Tower

Leon Walter Tower, 77, of Sackville, NB, peacefully passed away on December 1st, 2020 in the Sackville Memorial Hospital.  Born March 28, 1943, Leon was a son of the late Alonzo and Roberta (McPhee) Tower of Dorchester.

As a young man, Leon left to pursue a career in the Canadian Armed Forces.  He was stationed in many places, including Germany, from where he enjoyed traveling Europe.  Leon retired as a Sergeant.

He returned to his childhood hometown of Sackville, NB, with his wife and children.  Leon enjoyed the outdoors as well as hunting for moose and deer, and fishing with his brothers.  In particular, he enjoyed his walks and car drives in search of wildlife.

He was a great storyteller, an accomplished baker, helpful neighbour, and a wonder dad and grandfather.

Leon will be sadly missed by his wife of twenty-seven years, Isabele (Ross), Sackville; his children, Michael, Banff, AB, Tanya Mohan, USA, Kimberley (Andrew) Goreham, Clark's Harbour, NB and Stephanie (David) Ilse, North East Point, NS; grandsons, Joshua (Megan) Goreham, Halifax, Matthew Ilse, Victoria, BC; granddaughters, Falyn (Aaron) Smith, Wood Harbour, NS, Jessica Ilse, Halifax, Madison (Jon) Carr, Talitha, Jesserah, and Meridith, all from USA; great grandchildren, Emily Smith and Joshua Phillip "JP" Smith; four sisters, Madge Coyle, Smith Falls, ON, Phyllis Milner, Westcock, NB, Wendy (Joe) Knockwood, Dorchester, and Lorna Cawdle, Moncton; three brothers, Terry (Linda) Tower, Cornwall, PE, Victor (Marlene) Tower, Jolicure, and Keith (Barb) Tower, Dorchester; a sister-in-law, Joan Tower, Oromocto, NB, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Leon was predeceased by his brother, Malcolm "Bud" Tower, Oromocto; a sister, Evelyn Reid, Dorchester; an infant brother Nelson Tower.  He was also predeceased by his first wife Verna Gillis.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300).  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring.

Donations in memory of Leon may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Leon's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Location
Memorial Service To Be Announced In The Spring

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society; Donor's Choice