Paul Leroy

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A private family service will be held at a later date.

Obituary of Paul Leroy

Paul Joseph Leroy passed away peacefully at the age of 87, surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 2, 2024. Paul was born on May 25, 1936, on the homestead near Dollard Saskatchewan. His parents were Jules and Leonie Leroy, and he was one of eight children. Before moving to Assiniboia, Paul worked a few summers with the CP rail. He then moved to Assiniboia in 1961 and opened the White Rose & Cockshut dealership with his brother Henri. He worked at Tip's Tire (1977) Ltd. from 1968-86. He later worked at Limerick School with his wife as custodians until they retired in 2000.

Paul married the love of his life, Rita Forest, on April 19, 1965, in Assiniboia. Paul always said, ‘Rita had a heart of gold.’ Their union blessed them with three girls: Joanne, born on Jan. 27, 1966, Denise, born on Dec. 10, 1966, and Rose, born on June 23, 1970. He was very proud of his family.

Paul was always a hard worker, describing himself as a jack of all trades and master of none. He could fix or build just about anything. He was very proud of the house that he, his dad, and brother Henri built in 1961. He also built a mobile trailer with the help of his wife Rita. They moved that trailer to Limerick in 1976 and lived there until his passing. If any of his girls needed help with anything, Paul and Rita were always there to help. Paul was known for the unique hat that he wore. He always said, "Thanks for now" when you helped him with anything and "Bye for now" when you left.

Paul is survived by his wife Rita of almost 59 years, daughter Joanne (Clayton) Lethbridge, grandson Colton (Renee) Lethbridge and great-grandchildren April and Levi, granddaughter Caitlin (Brenden) Fehr and great-grandchild Paisley; daughter Denise (Steven) Howe, grandson Dalton (Tracey) Howe and great-grandchildren Austin and Colton, grandson Derik (Olivia) Howe and great-grandchild Kaia; daughter Rose (Glenn) Gieni, granddaughter Britney (Weston) Dyck and great-grandchild Nova, grandson Brandon and fiancée Rene Henry; step-daughter Joanne (Don) Fehr, granddaughter Brianna (Tyler) Shore, great-grandchildren Sadie, Aubrey, June and Leon, granddaughter Tanya (Dan) Giesen and great grandchildren Ezekiel  and Finn, granddaughter Desirae (Mitch) Berg and greatgrandchild Lucas; brother Lucien (Verna) Leroy; sister Betty Doyle (Ken), and numerous other family members.

Paul is predeceased by his parents Jules & Leonie Leroy; his in-laws Rose-Eva and Viateur Forest; siblings Joseph Leroy, Henri Leroy, Marj Kammer, Lina Skilstead, and Laura Nagy.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Paul’s memory can be given to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency #200 - 4545 Parliament Ave. Regina SK s4W 0G3. 

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