Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer with his family by his side, on March 4, 2023, Mr. Charlie LeRoux passed away at the age of 83 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Michelle (Ron), Linda (Kelly), Raymond (Patty) and Richard (Tammy), and their mother Jean LeRoux; daughter-in-law Rachelle; his grandchildren, Christie (Daniel), Ryan (Dallas), Dustin (Catherine), Sheena (Chris), Kayla (Mike), Collin (Brandon), Quentin, Tykerra, Lindsay and Julianna; his great-grandchildren, Kara, Abbey, Mayson, Rylee, Lowen, June and Emma. He also leaves to mourn his siblings and in-laws, Antoinette Vandel, Cécile Philippot, Remi LeRoux (Mary), Rose Currie, Marcy Arbez, Carol Demas and Leonce Demas (Evelyn); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his great-grandson Wyatt Hamilton, his parents Yves and Marie-Josephe LeRoux; his siblings, Rolande (Ed) Debusschere, Odile (Georges) Bergeron, Henri LeRoux, Henri Philippot and Bob Vandel.
Dad was born on February 12, 1940 at the Carman Hospital, weighing only two and half pounds. He spent his early years on the farm south of St. Claude where he attended the Emberly School. He would often tell us of getting up at the crack of dawn, walking to school to light the fires (the miles to school grew with every story), then going back home only to return again. Some days he would take the horses and pick up neighbouring students.
Once he finished school, Dad moved to Winnipeg to work for several years. He would often reminisce to the half hour program he was in where he would sing live on CKSB with his brother-in-law Ed. Singing was a huge part of Dad’s life. We always know where he was as he’d be humming, whistling or singing as he moved around; and crawling into his bed to we could hear the songs that we passed down to our kids.
Dad eventually moved back to St. Claude where he married Jean Demas and had four children. He had multiple jobs throughout the years as orderly/caretaker of the hospital, employed at UGG and the St. Claude School Complex. As well as the part time jobs at the creamery, bakery, school bus driver, bar tending, etc. He loved to help friends and families on farms during harvest and still found the time for volunteer work - fireman, Meals on Wheels, Gazette, jail museum, watering town flowers and wherever else he was needed.
His time as a scout leader was a big part of his life and we also have fond memories of getting to attend the last day of his jamboree when we were children. He was able to attend a jamboree in Vancouver which was a “big deal”. His love for camping brought us to a different campground almost every weekend, and full two weeks each summer on top of that. He loved to sing around the fire and would often turn small group into an even bigger group.
Dad worked hard and played hard his whole life. He loved spending time with friends and family. He would endlessly tease his grandkids and great-grandkids always full of fun and energy. In his later years Dad moved to the Manor in Notre Dame, and then to the Foyer in 2022. We will miss him terribly but hold him and the wonderful memories in our hearts.
We would like to express a big thank you to the homecare ladies and the nurses and staff at the Notre Dame Foyer for their excellent care.
Funeral Service will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home
on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
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Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. To view the service details and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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