1959 - 2019
Called upon to his next chapter and watch over his family, Yves Leclerc passed away on Thursday, February 7th at the Hospital Haut Richelieu. Beloved husband of 40 years to Lise Bricault, cherished father to Gabriel (Robyn) and Alexandre (Jill), idealized grand-father to Justin, Noah, Arielle, Olivier, Joshua and Hayley.
Yves was born on January 6, 1959 in Marieville and fate quickly drew him to success at an early age. An accomplished athlete at the provincial level in his early teens, Yves went on to quarter-back the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and helping them win the Vanier Cup in the undefeated 1975 team at the age of 16.
He went on to graduate at 20 with the Governor's Gold Medal for the school's highest average. After turning down an opportunity to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he guided his family halfway across the world to the MIddle East to become Director of one of the world's largest technology companies at the age of 32 and Vice-President back in Canada at 40.
An accomplished wood worker with a hobby of building furniture, a long distance cyclist and passion of the outdoors, he suffered an unfortunate illness combined with multiple strokes that put an abrupt end to his love of sports. We will miss his quirky, dry sense of humour but his shining work ethics will live on in our hearts forever.
The family will receive condolences on Saturday, February 16th at 18h00 with a Celebration of Life Ceremony starting at 19h30, followed by a reception until 22h00
Service will take place at:
Cooperative funeraire du Grand Montreal
Residence funeraire de St-Hubert
5000 boul. Cousineau, St-Hubert
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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