Brock Demus McLeod
March 31, 1979 – September 20, 2017 Duncan, BC
Brock passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
He was 38 years old. Brock leaves behind his wife Heather and son Isaac, his parents Debbie and Randy, his brother Craig (Sharon), his grandmother Sylvia, and many other family and friends.
Born and raised in the Cowichan Valley he enjoyed a happy childhood camping with family, playing with neighborhood friends and excelling at a variety of sports including: ice hockey, skiing, and badminton.
He was a brilliant student and always loved reading and learning, going on to complete a Bachelor of Education and then a Bachelor of Liberal Studies. After a short stint teaching he changed paths into politics and government completing a 6-month Legislative Internship Program.
He then changed direction again purchasing 10 acres and starting a farm with Heather. Together they grew Makaria Farm into a full-fledged family farm providing organic produce to hundreds of happy customers.
Brock was a staple at the Duncan Farmers Market and savoured the first sugar snap peas, strawberries and asparagus each season.
Brock was diagnosed with kidney cancer in late 2014. The couple closed down their farm after the 2015 season to spend their remaining time together camping, reading, and being with family and friends.
In the summer of 2016, Brock, Heather and Isaac completed a two month, 21,000 km road trip across Canada creating some of their happiest memories.
The McLeod family was supported to an unbelievable extent by their community over the past years, in the form of cards, love tokens, fundraisers and hugs.
Brock received exceptional care from Cowichan health care professionals, including Dr. Roy Gilbert, Dr. Val Misuda, the home care nurses and emergency room staff, as well as from Dr. Andrew Attwell at the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria. Thank you for everything.
Brock left us decades too soon. He was a rare human being and will be missed by many.
Memorial Service to be held Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm in the Duncan Christian Reformed Church 930 Trunk Road. Everyone is welcome.
Donations towards two bursary funds are welcomed. Please see www.makariafarm.com for more information.