Dr. Leonardo M. Abelardo, known to his family and friends as Ding, peacefully passed away at the age of 86 on February 3rd 2022. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Leonila, his son John, his daughter Lysanne (Ray Daoud), his sisters Herminia and Florencia and his beloved grandchildren Aleah, Leo, Anabelle and Oliver and many nieces and nephews.
Born 1936 in Manila, Philippines to Leon and Aurora, Dr. Abelardo graduated from Manila Central University with a Degree in Dentistry. He then met and married his wife Leonie and they moved to the United States so he could pursue his post-graduate studies at the University of Rochester. In 1967, he moved to Montreal to teach Pediatric Dentistry at Université de Montréal and later became Director of Médicine Dentaire at L’hôpital St-Justine. Dr. Abelardo’s passion was teaching and for over 50 years he was dedicated to training and mentoring many generations of Montreal’s finest Pediatric Dentists. He was so devoted to his profession that he continued teaching and practicing dentistry until his final days.
Above all his life was devoted to his beloved Leonie and his children. Leonie and Leonardo traveled the world together enjoying cruises to different countries and trips to Vermont. He fostered a love of tennis in son John and they spent hours playing together which led to John becoming a successful teaching tennis professional. His daughter Lysanne also followed in his footsteps by becoming an accomplished elementary school teacher who like her father, has a passion for mentoring. Later in his life, his greatest pleasure was becoming a Lolo to his four grandchildren and he would spend countless hours with them just telling stories, laughing and playing.
Leonardo was renowned for his contagious smile, his easy laugh and his passion for all kinds of food. He loved to sing, to dance with wife, play tennis with friends and spend time in his garden. His greatest joy was helping those in need by providing his advice, time or anything else needed to his family, friends or colleagues.
Leonardo enjoyed a full life, worked hard and now deserves a well-earned rest. He was truly one of kind and he will be missed.
La famille accueillera parents et amis au :
1255 Beaumont, Mont-Royal
Heures des visites
le 07 février 2022
11:00 à 13:00
18:00 à 20:00
Les funérailles auront lieu le 08 février 2022 10:00 à l’adresse suivante: Our Lady of the annonciation .
Envoyez des fleurs
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Leonardo Abelardo 2022..
Death notice for the town of: Mont-Royal, Province: Quebec
His was a life that experienced the unconditional love and devotion of his whole family and friends.
He will be remembered by us all.
Mes plus sincères condoléances à votre famille et amis.
J’ai appris avec tristesse aujourd’hui le départ de Dr. Abélardo, un de mes mentors durant ma résidence en Dentisterie Pédiatrique à l’hôpital Ste- Justine de 1991-93. Sa grande dévotion pour ses patients et ses résidents et son enseignement a marqué et influencé ma carrière…Je suis heureuse de dire que je fais aussi carrière en milieu hospitalier.
Il est vrai que son sourire était contagieux!
Mes pensées et prière ssont avec vous.
Hôpital pour Enfants de l’Alberta