LU grad and Sudbury songstress Aimee Leonard to be remembered

By Callam Rodya

Updated Feb. 2 @ 1230 p.m.

Laurentian University graduate and Sudbury music scene mainstay Aimee Leonard will be remembered this Saturday, Feb. 5 at a service in Sudbury.

Leonard, 27, and her unborn daughter, Maren Elizabeth, died unexpectedly at their home in Ottawa on Jan. 29.

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Leonard released an independent album entitled What Happened, performed at various folk and music festivals, including Sudbury’s Northern Lights F

estival Boreal, and was featured by CBC Radio 3.

Her father, Robert Leonard, spoke of her long-time love of music.

“She always loved music, always wanted to sing,” he told local media. “She was five years old when she started piano lessons. She asked for that.”

Friends and relatives can contact the family at A Facebook memorial group has also been established.

Friends and relatives are also invited to attend a brief service at Bryston’s on the Park at 5 Creighton Road in Copper Cliff at 2 p.m. on Saturday followed by visitation until 4 p.m.

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In addition, close friends have organized an event, “A Song for Aimee”, at the Townehouse Tavern on Sunday, Feb. 6 starting at 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join in celebrating Leonard’s memory.

Those who wish to do so may contribute to the Aimee Leonard Memorial Music Bursary either at the visitation at Bryston’s on January 29 or at Laurentian University.

Callam Rodya
Arts & Entertainment/Online Editor