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LEBLANC, Lucien Charles (Lou)

Surrounded by family and taken too soon, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew,  friend and also known as “Mr. YMCA”, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Sault Area Hospital. A larger than life member of the YMCA Community, Lou’s passion in life was promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle. Surrounded by loving family and friends, he considered himself “the luckiest guy in the world” ( Son of the late Lucien Leblanc Sr. and the late Vivian Leblanc. Beloved husband and soul mate of Margaret. Loving father of Renee Jannes (Henry), Michele Leblanc (Kevin Bier) and Andy (Darlene). Brother of Deanna Dalla-Vicenza (late Mario), Lorraine Leblanc, Kathy Quarrell (Alex), Julia Leblanc and Monique Frair (Earl). Special “brother” and lifelong best friend to Mike Barker (Fran) and Bruce Hansen (Sandy). Spoiling grandpa to Tyson, Kyle and Jesse Breckenridge, Frankie and Emily DeMarco, Olivia and Wyatt “Junior” Leblanc. Brother-in-law to Alan Foster (of England), June Williams (of Australia) and Sheila Oakes (of England). Special uncle to Peter Oakes (Nora) and Matthew Kinson. Also missed by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and of course the Golf Gang. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1 pm. Rev. Boguslaw Jaroszek officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA. Our special thanks to Becky and Robin at the Sault Area Hospital and Kassie and Sandy at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey. Expressions of sympathy may be made at