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Leonard Anthony Lamoureux

 

Leonard Lamoureux was born in White River, Ontario on June 13, 1937.  He was predeceased by parents, Caliste and Aime Lamoureux, son Shaun and brothers Emmanuel and Rene Lamoureux, sister Georgette.

 

Len is survived by wife Joan, one son Duane (Jody), daughter in law Cindy, grandchildren Regan, Kyle, Cayley and Chelsea and one sister Rose.

 

Len attended school in White River and graduated from Grade 13 at North Bay College in Ontario.  He began employment with Ontario Ministry of Transportation in 1957 in the Engineering Department as a surveyor.  He proceeded to Construction Supervisor until his transfer to the Maintenance Department in 1977, where he retired as the District Maintenance Supervisor in June 1992.  His M.T.O. career took him from White River to Kenora in 1960 to Ottawa in 1971 and a return to Kenora in 1974.  Since retirement, Len and Joan wintered in Rio Grande Valley of South Texas for 23 years from 1993 to 2015.

 

In earlier years, Len was President of the Tri-Municipal Hockey League (3 years); President of Kenora Minor Hockey (3 years); Umpire in Chief of Charlie Brown Baseball League (2 years); Umpire in Chief for Kenora Little League Baseball (3 years) and umpired Little League baseball (10 years); refereed and coached hockey teams for several years in the Kenora Minor Hockey League.

 

Len was a super Dad to his two sons, always there for them, whether it be at their sporting events, or encouraging them throughout their academic years.  Early on, he instilled in them the importance of furthering their education, and surely no father could have been prouder than Len, as he sat in the audience at the University of Manitoba, watching Shaun and Duane receive their Bachelor of Commerce degrees.  In 1996, Shaun and Duane received their Chartered Accountant designations.

 

Len spent lots of time fishing, boating, and camping on Lake of the Woods and Rushing River.  Len was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Kenora Legion.

 

Joan and Len moved to Winnipeg in September 2015 to be closer to their sons and their families.  Len enjoyed his 5½ years at Parkway Assisted Living Centre with the great activities, meals, and fun times.  After a six-week hospital stay in spring 2021 he moved to Simkin Centre where he received exceptional and tender loving care from staff including Corrina, Brenda, Ray, Lori, Lyndon, Kane and others involved in Len’s care.  Thank you immensely.

 

I will miss you Len.

 

A service and reception will be held on Saturday April 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson in the Park Funeral Home.