Leighton Lee passed away on September 25, 2020, from pneumonia, unrelated to COVID 19. He joined the Ajax Oldtimer’s Hockey League in 1977, after moving to Ajax in 1975, where he played until 2018 making many friends along the way.
Leighton immigrated to Canada in 1950, from Hong Kong, with his brother and parents where he went to elementary and high school in the Toronto area. In 1970 he graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in mechanical engineering. Leighton, however decided to find employment elsewhere with the Canadian Government, from 1971 until 2008, first as an Immigration officer and then as an IT manager.
His passions were hockey and golf. He is survived by his son Jason and brother Clifford. Leighton was a kind man, who lived a simple life, but anyone who truly knew him will tell you he was a practical joker who enjoyed a good laugh, but most importantly, he would do anything to support those he cared about.
Jason has followed in his father’s footsteps and currently plays in the AOHL.
Thanks for the great memories Leighton!