Eugene B. Leask, 69: Courageous, humorous and positive

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HARPSWELL — Eugene B. Leask. 69, died April 12 at his home surrounded by many family members.

Leask was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Bath, the son of Bertram and Hattie Webber 
Leask. He was a 1960 graduate of Morse High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Calcaterra from 1960 to 1963.

He worked for 31 years at Bath Iron Works in various positions, retiring in 1994 as a systems analyst. He then worked as a sexton and clerical treasurer for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

In the following years Leask worked with his son, Robert, in the woodworking, carpentry and home improvement business. He always did what needed to be done without being asked.

In his younger years Leask was a member of the Morse High School Rifle Club and was awarded the Expert Rifleman Medal. He was also involved in JV basketball, intramural basketball and went on to coach a championship Little League team and midget league basketball team.

Leask’s primary passion was his family, friends and loved ones. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Sage Swingers Square and Round Dance Club. He also loved golf, fishing and anything to do with the sea. He had a quietly adventurous spirit and loved travelling with family and friends to many parts of the world.

He is survived by the love of his life, Linda Ann Bohan, and her family; his children, Anne Leask of Bath, Robert Leask of Dresden, Joseph Leask and his wife, Misty, and their three children Joey, Daniel and Amber, Melissa Leask of Lisbon and April Benner of Bowdoin and her four children, Tyler, Tim, Kaiden and Isabella; six cousins and their spouses and families; and a vast network of special friends from Maine to California.

The family would like to express their thanks and deepest appreciation for the care Leask received from the medical and nursing staff of Midcoast Hospital, Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice.

A celebration of Leask’s life will be held at 3 p.m. April 28  at Linda’s home in Harpswell. Donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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