Obituary of Leo Joseph Renaud
Léo Joseph Renaud passed away peacefully after 91 wonderful years with his life-love and wife of 68 years, Irene (Quenneville) at his side, on September 18, 2023.
Léo is the cherished father of Diane Marentette (Roger), Corinne Renaud-Gagnier (Marc), James Renaud (Mona), Jerome “Jay” Renaud (Karen), Joseph Renaud (Dawn) and Charlene Renaud. Proud “Pépé” of Jeremy, Adrian, Joel, Andre, Janelle, Pierre, Nicholas, Jonathan, Holly, Jay, Lisa, and Jordan. Proud Great “Pépé” to Maddox, Storey, Olivia, Dakota, Ella Rose, and Carter.
Léo was born on October 11, 1931; the third youngest of ten children born to dear parents Cora (Diesbourg) and Josephat Renaud; predeceased by brothers Wilfrid (Ethel), Alfred (Marie) Omer, Paul (Margaret) Albert (Carol) Édouard (Bertha), and Arthur Renaud, and sisters Isabelle Quenneville (Ralph) and Jeannette (Lionel) Gagnon.
Brother-in-law to Bernadette (Rene, d.) St. Denis, Roger (Gloria) Quenneville, Marcel (d.) (Beverly, d.) Quenneville, Helen (Denis) Brown, and Ron Quenneville.
Léo is uncle to many dear nieces and nephews. Thank you, Robert Renaud, for taking diligent care of “Mon Oncle Léo” shaving him on regular visits at Windsor Regional Hospital and Huron Church Lodge. We are grateful for your compassion and love.
Léo owned a farm in Comber, and retired from Chrysler Canada, Windsor, on December 1, 1994, after 32 years of service. Léo then discovered his niche as a part-time guard with the Ontario Provincial Police, enjoying and blessing his work family for 26 years. He received a service medallion from the OPP at 90 years old and worked until February 2023.
Léo effortlessly recited places, dates, events, and names, from decades past. Friends and family from Comber, Stoney Point, Belle River, Tilbury, and beyond enjoyed festive social gatherings at Léo and Irene’s home.
The Renaud family appreciates the wonderful nurses, personal support workers, and staff on the Sycamore floor of Huron Church Lodge, Windsor, for caring for “Pépé” in his final and most challenging days. Please donate to the Windsor Cancer Center Foundation at www.windsorcancerfoundation.org
Friends and family are welcome to Léo’s “Celebration of Life” on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261, 12326 Lanoue Street, Tecumseh, Ontario, from 1 PM to 4 PM. Please join in prayer for Léo and his family, led by Deacon Frank Lepain, at 3 PM.