We are sad to announce that our dad, Laurier Leclerc passed away at the age of 85, on Saturday September 17, 2022. He was at Hospice Peterborough with family by his side.
Laurier was born in 1936, in a small town called St Bernard in the province of Quebec. He left home at an early age and eventually settled in Scarborough Ontario where he lived most of his life. Later, he discovered Buckhorn and the Kawartha Lakes area where he built a cottage in the early 70’s.
Loved and missed by his children Michelle Thornton (Billy), Daniel Leclerc (Jackie), Paul Leclerc (Julie), his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with an additional 2 on the way. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Dad will be remembered as a master “MacGyver” and known for making use of whatever was available to improve, repair or simply make something more efficient. Nothing was wasted. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and a love of the outdoors, music, travel, gardening, reading and tinkering around. He had many adventures and we enjoyed listening to his stories. Most of all, Dad loved his family. He always said if his family was happy, he was happy.
Dad was a proud member of the Ironworkers union local 721 for 67 years. He started out as a rodman in 1955. As an ironworker, he worked on projects such as the CN Tower, Burlington Skyway and finished out his career at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.
Dad, we will miss you very much, and we will always remember your motto of “Never Give Up”