John D. Leitch, O.C., known to everyone as Jack, a shipping industry leader, long-time friend and significant supporter of Georgian, passed away on May 12. He was 99.
Jack’s remarkable life story is shared and honoured in The Globe and Mail.
In 2013, Georgian’s largest and most sophisticated marine navigation simulator, part of the Centre for Marine Training and Research, was named The Jack Leitch Bridge.
Read more about Jack’s generosity to Georgian.
Jack’s legacy is deeply rooted at Georgian and the impact of his support will inspire and educate future generations of students to come.
For those visiting the Owen Sound Campus, you’ll note that Jack Leitch also generously donated the shipping memorabilia displayed around the campus.
Georgian extends heartfelt condolences to Jack’s wife Catherine, his children and all the family.
As requested in the obituary, any individuals wishing to make a gift in honour of Jack can do so online.
Contributions are being directed to Georgian’s Centre for Marine Training and Research.