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Lorne Emeril (Lash) Leroux


Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 13 Feb 1942


Died: 06 Jan 2011, Kentville, Nova Scotia


LEROUX, Lorne Emeril (Lash) - Aylesford East, Kings Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, on 6 January 2011, after a lengthy battle with small cell lung cancer. Lorne was born 13 February 1942, a son of the late Salem and Loretta (Mainville) Leroux. Lorne is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Diane (Gates) Leroux; sons, Shawn (Allison) Leroux, Winnipeg, Man.; Michael (Carla Chapman) Leroux, Lower Sackville; daughter, Michelle (Joseph) Cussick, New York; grandchildren, Brennan, Holli, Julia, Conner, Ian and Lauren; great-daughter, Olivia; brother, William (Kathy) Leroux, Pickering, Ont.; sister, Denise Laverdure, Pembroke, Ont. Besides his parents, Lorne was predeceased by a grandchild, Brandon Sinagra. Lorne spent 29 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Petty Officer 1st Class) serving his country proudly while wearing the black and white of the Canadian Navy. After retirement, Lorne and his best friend Diane operated Oak Tree Greenhouses in Aylesford. Lorne was a survivor! Upon being diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2009, Lorne did not give up. He and Diane spent quality time with each other enjoying Tim Horton's coffee/tea whenever possible. Lorne loved his hockey and was a true Maple Leafs fan. During his last hours, Lorne asked Shawn for a pepsi and the score of the Canada/Russia game, showing that he truly was a sports fan through to the end. He coached both his sons throughout their years playing minor hockey and supported his daughter in all that she participated in. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service for family and friends later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Victorian Order of Nurses. Our special thanks to all the medical professionals for their wonderful care. Thanks also to our extended family and friends for their great support and understanding. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900)


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