Leo Arthur Brodeur
Leo Brodeur, a resident of Williamsburg for the past six years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wed., May 21, 2008. He was 78.
Leo was born in Cornwall, the sixth of 12 children, to the late Ernest and Marie Brodeur (nee Girard), and grew up in the Cornwall area.
On February, 7, 1953 he married Irene Paul and together they had two daughters Cindy and Cheri. He lived many places in his married life, including Europe and settled in Ottawa for 27 years. After retiring from hair styling in 1990 the family moved to their dream house they had built on the lake in Delta, Ontario. The last few years had been spent northeast 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, playing cards 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, Darcy Lynn and great-grandchildren Emily Robinson, Logan Lynn, and Chloe Lynn.
He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Edith Gauthier of Woodstock, Lorraine (Roger) Derasp of Brockville, Shirley (Elgin) Foster of Woodstock, Roy (Doreen) Brodeur of Truro, and sister-in-law Silverine Brodeur of Woodstock. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Irene, his parents Ernest and Marie Brodeur, sisters Loretta Proulx, Margaret Pyke, and Leona Brodeur, and brothers Lloyd, Leonard, Roger, and Ronald Brodeur. He is also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Fri., May 23. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Sat., May 24 with Rev. Wendy Wright-Mckenzie officiating, followed by interment of cremated remains at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Brad Lynn, Ryan Kelly, Jason Robinson, Rickey Paul, Ken Gratton, and Mark Kelly.
Donations to Dundas County Hospice or the Trinity United Church in Chesterville would be appreciated by the family.