A lifetime resident of Morrisburg, Leo Lortie passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was 77.
Leo was born in Morrisburg, on March 19, 1937, to his parents Emerie and Yvonne Lortie (nee Ladouceur).
During the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, he worked for the Canadian dredge and dock. In 1961, he started working at the Capital Concrete Block Plant and worked there until 1980, at which time he began work at Beavers Dental where he would remain until his retirement in 2002.
In addition to his work, Leo served on the Morrisburg Fire Department for 20 years and retired in 1990, as a Captain. Leo was also a member of the Morrisburg Legion for 18 years.
Active as long as he was able, Leo enjoyed time spent with family and friends and especially loved fishing any chance he got.
Leo is survived by his wife Catherine Lortie, his daughters Yvonne Lortie of Morrisburg and Elizabeth Lortie-Ross (Steven) of Morrisburg and by his brothers Claude (Helen) of St. Catharines and Robert (Margaret) of Morrisburg.
Leo will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Brandan, Bradley (Allison), Jessica (Chris), Brittany (Chris), Kyle (Haley), Jason (Laura) and great-grandchildren Ethan, William and Tenley. He was the dear father-in-law of Julie Lortie.
He was predeceased by his son John, his sister Theresa Sheldrick and his brothers Roger and Gerald. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden & McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Morrisburg, on Monday, November 24th at 11 a.m., with Father Chisholm officiating. Cremation followed.
Pallbearers were Blake Barry, Scott Robinson, Jason Denio, Gary Jarvis, Rick Vaughan and Mike Van Allen.Honorary pallbearers were Brandan Lortie, Bradley Lortie and Ethan Hamilton.
Donations to the Morrisburg Fire Deptartment or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com