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Old 06-27-2014, 11:00 PM
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Ken Leach (Newbee)

It's with a very heavy heart that I have to post this. While on our journey to attend XSNorth 2014, my friend Ken had lost control of his motorcycle and struck 4 guard rail posts on Hwy. 28. Unfortunately, this afternoon, Ken lost his battle and succumbed to his injuries. Ken was my riding partner and friend.

You are and will be sadly missed.
Rest In Peace Ken.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:32 AM
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I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. I hope there is some warmth in memories of him and knowing that he was doing something he loved.
Positive thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:56 AM
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Wayne,

I know this loss sits heavy with you. It does with me and I had never met Ken. Witnessing the loss of someone close to you, delayed or not, allows your mind to play tricks on you that somehow the outcome could have been different only if...

My prayers go out to you and Ken's family and you take care of yourself.

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Old 06-28-2014, 07:50 AM
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So sorry to hear this, losing someone close I very hard. I will pray for you and kens family.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:20 AM
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My condolences to Ken's family and loved ones. Very sad to hear.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:14 PM
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In the wind forever

I had first met Ken Leach on the North Bay Rally of 2011 and instantly Ken and myself got in stride together as if we had known each other a lifetime I believe its because he was that kind of Guy, easy to get to now....

I had just gotten an email on the XS forum from Ken a few days back wishing me well with my recovery and his hoping to see me at next years rally.....well, sadly it cant happen. I would like to pass on my regards to all his friends and family at this time who now are at a complete loss in sorrow and heartbreak.

This happened at what normally is a time of great joy and comraderie, the "XS Rally".....and we are left standing here trying to carry on as hard as it is we must; Ken would have it no other way.....Good by Ken.... In the wind forever.....
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:18 PM
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MAY THE SUN RISE IN FRONT OF ME

MAY THE RAIN FALL BEHIND ME

AND THE WIND FOLLOW ME

MAY THE ANGELS OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS

WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME

GUARD MY TRAVELS

FOR THEY KNOW THE PERILS

OF THE ROAD AHEAD OF ME

KEEP ME SAFE THROUGH THE ROUGH CITY STREETS

ON MY WAY TO THE LAND OF SWIRLING TURNS

AND ROLLING HILLS

LET THE COLOURS OF FALL KEEP ME WARM

LET THE EAGLE GUIDE ME TO THE MOUNTAINTOPS

LET THE MOONS LIGHT GUIDE ME

THROUGH THE NIGHT

MAY MY TYRES NOT FAIL ME

NOR MY ENGINE GROW OLD

MAY MY BIKE DRAW LIFE

FROM THE STREAMS I PASS

KEEP MY SEAT SOFT AND MY MIND SHARP

LET THE AIR OF SPRING BREATHE LIFE

INTO MY SOUL

TO JOURNEY TO ANOTHER ADVENTURE

BESIDES MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS



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Old 06-29-2014, 06:16 PM
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Damn. Sad to hear that.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:25 PM
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Sorry to learn this. Condolences to Ken's friends and family.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:27 PM
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My condolences, Wayne, to you and Ken's friends and family.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:00 PM
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Kenny

Here are a couple pictures of Kenny during the XS north rally last year. He will be missed greatly. RIP brother.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:20 PM
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Sorry To Hear

This kind of news is always the kind you don't want to hear. But life is not always a happy time. Did not know Ken. Prayers go out to his family.

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Old 06-30-2014, 06:18 PM
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Sad Day

my thoughts go out to Ken his family and xs11 brothers and sisters,, stay strong Wayne!All in my prayers
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:03 AM
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I'm very sorry to read your post. Please pass my condolences to Ken's family. Awful news indeed.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:04 AM
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Funeral Arrangements.

Here are Ken's funeral arrangements.

Memorial service for
Kenneth Gordon Leach (Ken) Viewing will be held Thursday, July 3'14 from 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral will be Friday, July 4,14 at 2 pm both will be held at


McEachnie Funeral Home
28 Old Kingston Rd.
Ajax Pickering Village ON
L1T 2Z7

Wayne
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