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Celebrate the Life of Glynn Arthur Leyshon (1928-2018)

December 19, 2018

Saturday, January 5, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University


Please join the Leyshon family in a celebration of the extraordinary life of Dr. Glynn Leyshon, husband, father, Olympic coach, professor, author, singer, wood carver and raconteur.

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”.

Program Overview:

1:00 p.m.  Informal gathering to meet and greet fellow friends and to peruse Glynn’s books, publications, memorabilia and wood carvings.

2:00 p.m.  Hosted program of tributes, videos and well-earned roasts!

Refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon.


If you wish to say a few words about Coach Leyshon, please forward your name to John Park [email protected] by Jan. 2, 2019. Please include a brief 2-3 sentence bio to include your connection to Glynn and your affiliation (i.e. athlete/ friend/ schoolmate, etc.) and if you attended Western.

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been set up at a discounted rate at The Park Hotel London. Please call direct at 519-642-4444 and ask for the “Glynn Leyshon Celebration of Life” block or follow this link to reserve your room: Click Here for Hotel Information

Those wishing to make a donation in Glynn’s name are asked to do so directly to the Western Wrestling Scholarship in his name, the Dr. Glynn Leyshon Award www.westernconnect.ca/leyshon

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