Winchester Press – obit – Leo Arthur Brodeur
Leo Arthur Brodeur
Leo Brodeur, a resident of Williamsburg forthe past six years, passed away at Winchester District MemorialHospital on Wed., May 21, 2008. He was 78.
Leo was born in Cornwall, the sixth of 12 children, to the lateErnest and Marie Brodeur (nee Girard), and grew up in the Cornwallarea.
On February, 7, 1953 he married Irene Paul and together theyhad two daughters Cindy and Cheri. He lived many places in hismarried life, including Europe and settled in Ottawa for 27 years.After retiring from hair styling in 1990 the family moved to theirdream house they had built on the lake in Delta, Ontario. Thelast few years had been spent north-east of Williamsburg.
He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for hissense of humour, his helpfulness, and his sociable personality.
He had numerous interests including travelling, fishing, playingcards or board games, playing bingo, going to casinos, reading,and history, as well as watching old Westerns.
Leo is survived by his daughters Cindy (Paul) Kelly of Metcalfe,and Cheri (Gord) Lynn of Williamsburg, his grandchildren Chrissy(Jason) Robinson, Lisa Kelly, Brad (Jess) Lynn, Ryan Kelly, DarcyLynn and great-grandchildren Emily Robinson, Logan Lynn, and ChloeLynn.
He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Edith Gauthier ofWoodstock, Lorraine (Roger) Derasp of Brockville, Shirley (Elgin)Foster of Woodstock, Roy (Doreen) Brodeur of Truro, and sister-in-lawSilverine Brodeur of Woodstock. He was predeceased by his wifeof 53 years Irene, his parents Ernest and Marie Brodeur, sistersLoretta Proulx, Margaret Pyke, and Leona Brodeur, and brothersLloyd, Leonard, Roger, and Ronald Brodeur. He is also survivedby many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon Fri., May 23. The funeral service was held at the funeral homeon Sat., May 24 with Rev. Wendy Wright-Mckenzie officiating, followedby interment of cremated remains at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.The pallbearers were Brad Lynn, Ryan Kelly, Jason Robinson, RickeyPaul, Ken Gratton, and Mark Kelly.
Donations to Dundas County Hospice or the Trinity United Churchin Chesterville would be appreciated by the family.