With his beloved children and family by his side, Leonard F. Bedard Sr. passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Heath Center on Sunday June 3, 2012.
Leonard was born January 14, 1957 in Fort Frances, Ontario.
He leaves to mourn his children; Leonard Jr., Joel (Monique), and Mathew; his beloved grandchildren Nicole, Avery, Brooklyn, Caitlyne, Emma, and Alex; his brothers and sisters Allan (Laura), Charlene (Fred), Brenda (Chuck), Albert (Laurie), Victor (Mae), Tom (Barb), Diane (Wes) and Randy (Brenda) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Leonard was predeceased by his parents Albert and Evelyn and his son Richard.
Leonard worked at the mill all his life. Leonard enjoyed crosswords and Sudoku, he loved to watch movies or play video games with his children and grandchildren. He was an amazing poet who also wanted to be a writer.
A wake will be held at Green Funeral Home on Wednesday June 6, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m.
A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery on Thursday June 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. with a eulogy by Allan Bedard Sr. A luncheon will be held at Brenda McPherson's home at 308 Gabes Road, Couchiching First Nation after the burial.
The honourary pallbearers will be Leonard Bedard, Joel Bedard, and Mathew Bedard.
Should family and friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to a charity of your choice, c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, 600 Reid Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com