Leanne Coombes

Leanne Coombes

Leanne Coombes (nee Harris)

June 9, 1970 – June 27, 2012

Leanne Harris Coombes spent her childhood and adolescence in Vernon and it is with heavy hearts that we announce her passing. On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, Leanne peacefully passed away after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer.

Born in New Westminster, BC, the third of three children, Leanne lived in Vernon from 1976 to 1986. Known for her beautiful smile that could brighten your day or light up any room, Leanne’s heart overflowed with love for her family and friends. Her radiant personality and passion for life created many lasting friendships.

Although Leanne had to face a challenging battle with cancer, she never allowed that difficult situation to affect her positive attitude and friendly approach to life. It was during this time that Leanne had an even bigger impact on the lives of people around her as she inspired others to face life with courage, compassion and gratitude.

Leanne is survived by her husband of 21 years, Brian Coombes. Their children, Miranda (11) and Carson (9), were her passion and she poured herself into their lives in a way that will impact them forever. Also left to mourn her passing are her parents Mel and Carolyn Harris, her sister and best friend, Corinne Gehmlich (Kurt), and brother Darren Harris (Janine), in-laws Bill and Cherrie Coombes, sister in-law Charlene Coombes, and many other family and friends.

Please feel free to write any thoughts or memories you may have of Leanne at the following link:


You’ll see at the above link that Leanne’s blond hair grew back brunette after her chemotherapy, but her smile never changed.

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