Leo Eric Fleming

02 Nov 1933 - 08 Aug 2020

Leo Eric Fleming

02 Nov 1933 - 08 Aug 2020


Peacefully on Saturday 8 August 2020, aged 86.

Dearly loved husband of Kathleen for 63 years.

Much loved and cherished Dad of Brian and Donna, Kevin and Vernessa, Terry and Colleen, Donna and Jeff Clement, Leonce and Brim Doyle, and Carol and Brian Dravitzki.

Adored Grandad and great-Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Messages to the Fleming family may be left on Leo’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/leo.

A Funeral Mass for Leo will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 106 Powderham Street, New Plymouth on Thursday 13 August 2020 at 11am, followed by his burial at Awanui Cemetery.  Rosary will be prayed in the church on Wednesday evening at 7pm.


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Sorry for your loss Aunty Kathy and family. RIP Uncle Leo xxx

Pam Knutsford nee Williams ( 16 Aug 2020 )

Dear Kathy & Family,

Our condolences on your loss he will be surely missed.

John, Moira and Family ( 14 Aug 2020 )

Condolences to Mrs Fleming and family. Leo worked for my father Jack Luxton on the farm at Onaero for quite some time back in the 1960's I think it was.

Kind Regards,

Stephen Luxton ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Condolences to all the family, Thanks for the live stream of uncle Leo funeral, great service, Great man sadly missed , rest in peace Uncle.
Keith ,Sandra & family.

Keith Pedersen ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. We will always remember Leo with his cheeky smile. Love from Ronny and Riki ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ronny ( 13 Aug 2020 )

On behalf of the Agnew Family, we are saddened to hear that Leo has passed away. We are so blessed tho to have known Uncle Leo...as we called him and to have had him enrich our lives. We all have very fond memories esp at Pihama and Okato. We are thinking of u all at this sad time and send u our sincerest condolences and loads of love...
Kind Regards to u all..

Daralyn Read ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. It was a wonderful tribute to Leo, he was always such a kind generous man. Loved by many including my late husband Boof. Maire Fleming and Family.

Maire Fleming ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Moe mai Uncle, Auntie would be very pleased it was a wonderful tribute to you. I learnt so much about you during the service My guess is that you would have been about 21 when Auntie bought you home to Tawa St to meet the whanau. You made a huge impression with my parents Sunny and Irene, we were all just so happy when you married our Auntie because she was a favourite of ours especially when she babysat us.
To the whanau kia kaha kia mai kia manawanui. Arohanui stay well Auntie Kath
From the Teki whanau.

Sunny (Bodgie) Teki ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Dear Kath Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lovely Lovely service watch it here in Aussie. My Dad Brian Barrett and Leo were great mates I can see them now up there having a beer trying to pick the winner of the next race.
Love to you and your Family Raewyn Barrett Melbourne Australia

Reawyn Barrett ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Our thoughts are with the family, it was very special to be able to view Uncle's lovely service. Sue and Brett xx

Sue Millward ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Lovely service Leo - and only right that you had a say - Rest in Peace. Love to all the family.

Bob Fleming ( 13 Aug 2020 )

all the best, and deepest condolences to the fleming family

love Rhys

Rhys Dravitzki ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Sorry I wasn't able to attend Leo's service today as I intended to but offer deepest sympathy to Kath and all his family. May you rest in peace Leo, Trevor & Cherryl

Trevor WYLDE ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Dear Kath and family. We are so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Love and best wishes.
Colin and Pauline Christie.

Colin and Pauline Christie ( 13 Aug 2020 )

To kath and family so sad of the passing.of leo he was a awesome husband dad greatgrand dad and granddad he taught as all so much in life and was a very wise man thinking of you all today with love you all

Deborah Thomson ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Dear Leonce, very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We'll be thinking of you all today.
Big hugs-Chris and Gavin

Chris and Gavin ( 13 Aug 2020 )

To our very special lady Aunty Kathy and to my cousins, I'm so sorry to hear of uncle Leo's passing. Sorry I cant be there to give you all a very long lost hug at this sad time but I will watch the live stream and be sending all my hugs and prayers over the ditch to you all.
Stay strong, love to each and every one of you.
Rose Hamilton and family here over the ditch in Brisbane.

Rose ( 12 Aug 2020 )

To Kath and family very saddened to hear of the passing of Leo our sincere condolences to you and your family thinking of you at this difficult time

Bryan & Sandra Lewer

Bryan & Sandra Lewer ( 12 Aug 2020 )

Dear Aunty Kath and Family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Leo, will cherish all the moments we had with him and forever hold all the memories we created with him.
Hugs and thoughts to all the family thru this sad time. Lots of Love Tracey, Ryan and the girls xoxox (kevin castles side)

Tracey ( 12 Aug 2020 )

⁣⁣⁣Dear Carol, Brian, Corban & Bria,
⁣May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences - Leo was always a cheerful and thoughtful man. Much love Joss, Jason, Dylan, Myles Bines and Phyllis Sharpe. xoxox

Joss Bines ( 12 Aug 2020 )

Kia ora Kath and family. I was saddened to read of Leo's passing. He was a much respected taxi driver when I joined him as a "young lad" in 1998. I worked alongside him for 15 years until he retired. He was a great man for a yarn about his experiences from his years of driving. It was also pretty easy to start him on racing too. Sorry I can't be with you all on Thursday as I'll be out of town. RIP 6014 Leo.

Terry Stowers ( 11 Aug 2020 )

Dear Kath and family.Sorry to hear of Leo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love from the Steele family.

Norm Steele ( 11 Aug 2020 )

Dear Kath sorry to hear of Leo's passing. All our thoughts to you and your family at this time.
Steele family.

Norm Steele ( 11 Aug 2020 )

To all the Fleming Family, we are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
So sorry for the loss of your Dad, who was always available to be there to help anyone in need. A very kind caring man, who always enjoyed a good laugh.
A time for all to come together and remember all those special memories.
Sending you love and support to get through this tough time.
Love from Laurie & Diane Castle and family.

DIANE ROSS-CASTLE ( 10 Aug 2020 )

To the Fleming family: So sorry to hear of the passing of our dearest Uncle Leo, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to aunty Kathy and to all my cousins, love always, Kia Kaha Delveen and family

Delveen Teki ( 10 Aug 2020 )

⁣⁣Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers to Aunty Kathy and family at this sad time of loss. We wish we could be there to say our goodbyes and support your families however due with this pandemic we can only watch on live stream from Australia. We have so many wonderful happy times and fondest memories to cherish. Uncle Leo, you will never be forgotten and always in our thoughts. Love from us all. Margret, Laurie, Craig & Nicole

Margret Wolfsbauer, Laurie, Craig & Nicole Masefield ( 10 Aug 2020 )

A lovely man, one of those patients who I will never forget. I enjoyed my daily catch up with him and his stories of the old days on the coast. A true character.

Nicole (Sim) ( 10 Aug 2020 )

Kia ora aunty Kathy and whanau, so sorry to hear uncle passing.
We have great memories of uncle he wil be greatly missed.
luv you aunty, big hugs to you and our cuzzies
Zohnia, Nepia and Whanau in Christchurch xxx

Zohnia Reweti ( 10 Aug 2020 )

hi whanau, I am sending loads of love to Aunty Kathy and to all my cousins.
Uncle Leo truly was a wonderful blessing to our whanu. i know uncle will be sorely missed.
lots of love always Susie.

Susie Teki ( 10 Aug 2020 )

Thinking of you all with the loss of a much cherished loved DAD. Many great memories. R.I.P. Leo

Leonce Sharrock ( 10 Aug 2020 )

As a young boy uncle Leo played a special role in my life after losing my father at a young age by being my BF and a mentor in a different way than anyone else in my life. Those years are filled with happy memories we had together. RIP uncle LEO

Brian Wolfsbauer ( 10 Aug 2020 )

thinking of you all on this sad day. unfortunately dave has not been long out of hospital and cant walk as yet. our love to you all will be watching the live stream, will be with you all in spirit.

Colleen brophy ( 10 Aug 2020 )

To aunty Kathy and family.
So sad to hear of uncle Leo's passing. condolences to all.

Thomas clan

Allen Thomas ( 10 Aug 2020 )