Leo Patrice Tremblay
March 1, 1918 – November 26, 2012
Born in the Qu’appelle Valley, Saskatchewan the sixth of nine children, Leo grew up on a farm and went to a one-room school house. Life wasn’t always easy; his father passed when he was seven, the depression began when he was 11, and the war broke out when he was 21. Following three years service overseas, he returned home to the Qu’appelle Valley where he met his true love, Joyce Loveridge. They were married on January 12, 1955 in Saskatchewan and soon moved to Kitimat, B.C. where they raised their three children – Harvey, David and Janice. They lived 22 years in Kitimat where Leo worked as a welder/metal fabricator for Alcan. Leo tended his productive vegetable garden while Joyce cared for the expansive flower gardens. Leo was an avid reader, a Boy Scout Leader, loved to play horseshoes and cards, loved travelling and camping, and provided a safe and loving home for his family.
After the kids were grown and gone Leo and Joyce moved back to the Qu’appelle – a place that gave him much joy. Twenty-two years there flew by. In 1999, they moved to Smithers to be closer to family and very quickly after arriving made fast friendships and enjoyed a busy social calendar. Leo was hard working, optimistic, always grateful, systematic, and generous with his time, energy, smiles and resources. His love for Joyce never faded and this was evident in his every action. He left an indelible mark on everyone he touched. “We Miss You.”
Leo leaves behind his loving wife Joyce and three children, Harvey (Corry) Tremblay, David (Karin) Tremblay and Janice Tremblay; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Pioneer Place Activity Center on December 7, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army at PO Box 4293, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0 or the Canadian Wildlife Federation at 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON, K2M 2W1.