Edward Leavens

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Edward Leavens passed away quietly after a battle with dementia.  Ed of London, Ontario, an extremely successful sports car racer from 1955 to 1962, also competed with Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren and other notables of the day, at Sebring for the BMC factory team in 1959, '60 and '61. In 1959, he helped set two land speed records for Austin Healey at Bonneville. He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997.  Ed was the founder of Leavens Motors in 1958 which has grown into Leavens Automotive Group operating in London and Southwestern Ontario. He is survived by his wife Pat (Finlay); his daughter Kelly Hodgins; sons: Paul and Chris; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  As per Ed’s wishes, there will be no service. Private scattering of his ashes will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.