Fonds consists of:
Various family photographs;
One Ottawa Citizen newspaper article with a photo of Emily Leonoff - 1988;
Arthur Sheldon Leonoff (b. April 26, 1948) arrived in Ottawa from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the 1970's. He is the middle son of Melvin (Mel) Leonoff and Ida (Idy) Rosenberg. He has two siblings; elder brother Lawrence (Larry) Leonoff (residing in Toronto) and younger sister Heather Leonoff (residing in Winnipeg).
Arthur is married to Lynda Patricia Haddon (b. July 1, 1945). Lynda was born in London, England and came to Canada with her war-bride mother, Eileen (Terry). They were met by her father Edward (Ed) Haddon after WWII ended in Baie D'urfe, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. Edward and Eileen had four children; Lynda, Daralyn (Dari), Dayle and James (Jim).
Lynda moved to Ottawa from Montreal in the 1970's. It was here she met Arthur and they married on July 1, 1979. Lynda converted to Judaism before their marriage.
Arthur and Lynda had three children together; Shayna (Yaffa) Meridith Haddon Leonoff (b. October 21, 1980), and twins Emily (Bracha) Beth Haddon Leonoff and Holly (Chaya) Mychal Haddon Leonoff (b. September 1, 1982). Emily is the elder of the twins with 17 minutes between them.
Arthur graduated from the University of Ottawa, earning his degree in psychology. He started as a clinical psychologist in 1973 and a practising psychoanalyst in 1989. He opened his practice with a group of psychologists at 125 Somerset St. W. and as of 2013 he still remains there.
Upon having twins in 1982, Lynda quickly realized there was a lack of information available for women regarding the birth and raising of multiples. She delved into this niche market and has become a world expert on twins, triplets and more, adding to the literature and information available, leading multiple births prenatal classes for expecting parents, and lecturing around the world.
Shayna studied Theater at York University in Toronto, and moved there permanently after graduation. She works in television, production and new media. She is the head of a successful and self-created media company, Haddon Strategy.
Holly first started work as a teacher, obtaining a General Arts and Education degree from the University of Winnipeg. She began teaching first in Winnipeg, and then overseas in Thailand and China in the mid 2000's. In 2012 she changed course to become a paralegal, and now works in Ottawa.
Emily studied Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa in the early 2000's. Later, she obtained a diploma in Collections, Conservation and Management from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. Finally in 2008, she obtained her masters in Paper Conservation from Queen's University in Kingston. In August of 2012 she became the Archivist and Conservator for the Ottawa Jewish Archives and she held the position until September, 2014.
1. File is located in the Individual Collections area of the vault.