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In Memory of Léo Boisvert

It is with much sadness that the Boisvert family announces the death of our dear father, Léo, at the Civic campus of the Ottawa General Hospital, in the early morning hours of May 23, 2020. He was 92 years old.

Léo was born in Detroit (Michigan) on January 7, 1928, and baptized the following week at St. Anne of Detroit church.

Léo was the husband of the late Huguette Lepage, and son of Oscar Boisvert and Adrienne Careau. He was predeceased by his brother Marcel. He was a member of St-Rémi parish in Ottawa West for 45 years before joining St-Joseph parish in Orleans in 2016.

He is survived by his brother Roger (97); his brother-in-law Marco Lepage; his children Gaston (Katherine), Denis, Marc (Corinne), Hélène (Michel), and Michel (Svetlana); his grandchildren Jean-Michel, Nicholas, Jean-Marc, Philippe, Natalie, Marie-Noelle, Thomas, and Léo; many nephews and nieces who were all very dear to him; dear cousins in Quebec and Michigan; as well as dear long-time friends including Mrs. Mariette Lavallée (Ottawa), Mr. Roch Giguère (Quebec), the Légier family (France), and Élise Fournier (St.John, NB).

Léo was very grateful to Father Yvon Soucy who over the years married many of the Boisvert children, and baptized the grandchildren of Léo and Huguette, and who temporarily came out of retirement to pray with the family after the sudden death of Huguette in February 2014, and to officiate at her funeral mass, and her burial.

Léo enjoyed a 45 year-long career with Bell Canada and Bell Canada International. He worked with Huguette as a volunteer with Ottawa families with autistic children or children with learning disabilities. Leo was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, and proud to have participated in their many charitable activities in the St-Rémi community.

Léo will be buried later this summer at the Ste-Foy cemetery in Sillery (Quebec), next to his wife, his parents, and grandparents.

The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to Dr. Fraser Rubens and the Ottawa Heart Institute for the February 2013 operation which gave our father 7 additional years in which to create new memories with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family advises that those who wish to, may choose to make a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute.

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