Choir of Angels

Here, we honour those who have left the confines of our physical realm to join the Choir of Angels.  May our paths and harmonies one day meet again  xo

Anne Leitch


December 9, 1939 - November 11, 2022

YHC mourns the loss of a dynamic lady with a melodic bass voice who was a valued and enthusiastic member of YHC for almost 10 years. Anne was indeed one of the most positive and grateful people among us with a gleam in her eye and a beautiful smile.

She was dedicated to YHC in many ways from managing our BINGO volunteer operation to orchestrating our birthday celebrations every month.  It was obvious her heart belonged to Barbershop as seen by her 45 year SWEET ADELINE membership while she performed with NMC 28 years, and with 5 quartets over her lifetime in harmony. She proved time and again that she was a true SWEET ADELINE ambassador.

What an honor it was that we sang at her celebration of life. She truly had music in her soul and often spoke of her love for YHC and all her sisters here.

Anne was a joy to have in YHC and we miss her dearly. RIP Anne – you’ve graduated to the choir of angels!



Patricia Blake

January 18, 1948 - November 19, 2015

It is with deep sorrow that we say goodbye to YHC member, Pat Blake.  Pat was a dedicated member of our Bass section since 2009, enthusiastically supporting any project that needed a helping hand.  Her creativity and insight were a welcome addition to every committee she served on, including the Management Team where she worked tirelessly behind the scenes to develop fundraising opportunities for YHC and our quartets.  As our Membership Coordinator, Pat was often the first person our new members met when deciding to join YHC and it was her smiling face which welcomed guests back each week.  Pat was a integral part of the harmonic fabric of our chorus and we will all miss her dearly.