03.23.2016 12:00 PM

Leon Korbee, RIP

I am very sad to hear of Leon’s passing. I have known him since we were both students at Carleton – more than 30 years. I worked with him when he was a journalist at ‘OH, and also on campaigns for Dalton McGuinty. He was always the most cheerful and optimistic guy in the room.

My deepest condolences to his family. He was a shining light in a business that is often too dark. 


  1. NVW says:

    I remember him too. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  2. Matt says:

    Holy smokes it’s been a bad couple days for Canadian politicians and political staff.

    First Rob Ford died yesterday, then today the deathes of Conservative MP Jim Hillyer and forme Liberal staffer Leon Korbee.

    Now this afternoon word Liberal MP Arnold Chan’s nasal cancer has returned.

  3. John Woodcock says:

    We first met Leon when he coached hockey to tykes in Don Mills. Mr Korbee’s rules” were a mantra by which our very successful children now adults have lived their lives! Have fun, try your best, always back check and pass the puck. Always happy, always smiling regardless of the circumstances. He was one of those people who always left you feeling better being in his presence. Thanks Leon from all of us for the positive influence you had on on a young fmily many years ago!

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