Leroy Empey of Kemptville, and formerly of Mountain, passed away suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. He was in his 69th year. He was the beloved husband of Barbara and the late Edna Dixon. He was the dear son-in-law of Arlene Ozard, loving dad of Robin Byrd (Bill), Tanya Geertsma (Gary) and Max Hitchcock (Liza Hamilton). Cherished Grandpa of Mitchel, Kurtis, Haley, Leanne, and Adam. He was the loving brother of Anne Jackson (Elwood), and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain, (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thur., Sept.1 and the funeral service was held in the South Mountain United Church on Fri., Sept. 2, at 11 am. Interment took place at Maple Ridge Cemetery. By family request, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.