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Fiche créée le : 2002-02-07
Leo Napoleon GERVAIS
Décès le : 2002-02-07
Parution : 2002-02-09
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

(Capt.) Age 81 Suddenly at his home in Manotick on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Leo, devoted husband of Leanora (Lewis) Gervais. Leo was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a Cameron Highlander and a former West Novie. He saw active duty in several European theatres during World War II and retired from the military at the end of the war at the rank of Captain. He remained active in the 30th Regiment Officers' Mess and the army reserve. On returning to Canada he began his career in the Federal Government where he worked for many years in the Department of Veterans' Affairs. At the time of his retirement in 1977, he was Chief of Administration with the Department of Finance. Leo enjoyed life to the fullest. After retirement he and his wife Nora enjoyed travel and opening their home on the Rideau to family and friends. In latter years his interest in computers kept him young at heart. Along with his loving wife of 50 years, he leaves to mourn, his son Denis and wife Carol and his daughter Diane Gervais; one sister Claire (Mario) Malguzzi; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was also a loving and special uncle to Gail (Flynn) Hall and her husband Emerson and Gordon Flynn and his wife Anita, and Sylvia Gervais. As well as many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, he will be sadly missed by friends and neighbours. Leo was predeceased by his parents Florian and Irene (Morrisette) Gervais, two brothers, Roger and Lucien and one sister Lavina Laporte. Friends may call at the Tubman Funeral Homes Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial of cremated remains at Capital Memorial Gardens. Donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The Ottawa Citizen, 09-02-2002


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