Montreal Daily Star, 25 September 1961, page 17


HJ Leitch


A funeral service for Hugh James Leitch, 61, sales manager, structural division of the Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd., will be held at St. Malachy’s Church, at 9 am Wednesday.

Mr. Leitch, who lived with his family at 9 Heath Road, Hampstead, died yesterday in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Born in Westmount, he attended St. Leo’s School and Loyola College and graduated in engineering from McGill University in 1926.

For a period of about four years, he was employed by Steel Gates Company as resident engineer during the construction of the Welland Canal.

Subsequently, he became design engineer for the Phoenix Bridge Company in Montreal, and when that firm was merged with the Dominion Bridge Company in the early 30s, he joined it.

He later joined Algoma Steel Corporation as sales manager and during World War II was assistant director general of naval ship building, Department of Munitions and Supplies.  Following the close of hostilities, he returned to the Dominion Bridge Company. 

Mr. Leitch was a member of the Engineer’s Institute of Canada, Corporation of Professional Engineers of Canada, and the Engineer’s Club.  He was a former alderman for the town of Hampstead. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Corley; one son, Corley Leitch, and a brother, William Clair Leitch.