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120 Hwy 10A W
Flin Flon, MB R8A 1N5
Phone: 204-687-5821
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Norman LeClerc

Norman LeClerc

Friday, January 18th, 1929 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Joseph Norman LeClerc
90 years, 11 months and 29 days
Jubilee Residence, 203-229 Green Street, Flin Flon, MB R8A 0G8
Family farm in St Marc des Carrierers, QC
Friday, January 18, 1929
Parents Roger Petitclerc and Clementine Vohl raised by his Tante Beatrice and Oncle Fredrick (Pop) LeClerc from the age of ten in Flin Flon
Graduate of Hapnot Collegiate in Flin Flon
Blondies Beach, Bakers Narrows Provincial Park and 48 Callinan, 194 Wright Avenue and Jubilee Residence in Flin Flon
Nancy Josephine Hewitt on May 21, 1955
Tradesman Pipefitter at HBM&S Company
July 1, 1949 - October 5, 1993 44 years 3 months and 4 days

Boy Scouts of Canada: youth member, Scout leader, treasurer for Venture group, Bowling, Curling, Golfing, Square Dancing, Parent Council treasurer, SMR chairperson, St Anne’s Parish Council and hall rental guy forever, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and treasurer again forever, Mechanical Rec Club member and again the treasurer
1996 – honoured with the inception of the LeClerc Classic IAM Golf tournament
2012 – awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to Canada
2019 – awarded the IAM 60 year Gold Veteran’s badge
April 12, 1959 became a member of the Knights of Columbus Flin Flon Council #2746 with 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degrees and 4th Degree Knight of the Parnell Caulfield Assembly #373
held many offices within these councils; chair of: bingo, bicycle safety, brunches, his passion of selling 50/50 for many a great cause, fish fries, bartending

predeceased by his mere Clementine Vohl and pere Roger Petitclerc, Soeurs: Carmen Lacombe, Berthe Chalifour, Jeanne d’ Arc, Freres: Gerard, Andre, Clement, Jean Claude, Gilles Petitclerc and his favourite son in law Raymond Daneliuk
Survived by his former wife Josie Hodgson, children: Catherine-Anne Daneliuk, Rose-Marie (Randy) Daneliuk, Roger (Tena) LeClerc, Joe (Josie)LeClerc
9 grandchildren: Natasha Ward, Ryan (Treasure) Daneliuk, Jonathan (Nicole) Daneliuk, Jennifer Daneliuk, Lee-Ann Daneliuk (Lon Nuefeld), Brittney LeClerc (Cody East), Joshua LeClerc, Amy LeClerc and Melissa (Phil Charron)
11 great grandchildren: Kiera Ward, Trenton Gauthier, Morgan Daneliuk, Taylor Daneliuk, Violet Ray Daneliuk, Justin Daneliuk, Symone Daneliuk (Aaron Lethbridge), Skylar Daneliuk, Rykki Daneliuk (Darcy Schroeder), Myah LeClerc, Emma East

3 great great grandchildren: Alesya and Kyanna Daneliuk, Kaleb Daneliuk Lethbridge
Siblings: Dominicaine de l’Enfant-Jesus Soeur Simone Petitclerc and Raymond (Eva) Petitclerc and many many loved nieces and nephews
(Chalifours’, Lacombes’, Petitclercs’, Hewitts’, Quickfalls’, Russells’)

Active pall bearers:
Ryan Daneliuk
Jonathan Daneliuk
Skylar Daneliuk
Trenton Gauthier
Morgan Daneliuk
Lee-Ann Daneliuk
Jennifer Daneliuk

4th Degree Parnell Caulfield Knights Honour Guard
Dennis Whitbread
Harold Romo
Dick Osika
John Vielgut
Joe Fernandes

Honourary pallbearers:
Gail Seigel, Daphne Weeks, Marc Boisjoli, Fr Denis Bourbannais omi, Perry Burton, Greg East, Joe Fernandes, John Fieber, Duke Russell

USHERS: Blair Sapergia, Ken Ross

Registry Book: Shannon Thompson and Carol Ross

Lions Handivan, Northern Neighbours Ray Daneliuk Trade bursary,
St Anne’s Parish Building Fund

Dad taught all of us right from wrong and to treat others as you wanted to be treated.

God Bless You

Jesus, Mary and Joseph……….. Amen

Dad’s Eulogy
Joseph Norman LeClerc
Friday, January 18, 1929 – Thursday January 16, 2020
90 years, 11 months and 29 days

Thank you for being here for us and our Dad; he was my favourite dad you know

We have so many in our community to say thank you to without your support Dad wouldn’t have been with us as long as he was. It is so true about needing the village to raise child it’s also just as true for our elderly.

Thank you
Dr Amy Sapergia Green, Dr Henein for stepping in for us and Dr Glover for wanting to do what was best for our Dad, to Emerg and the ambulance departments for your understanding and care.
A very special thank you to Dad’s girlfriend Terri LaFonte, to his private care nurses Taylor Raddysh, Christine Bell and Linda Horrocks. Wow, great job! He thought the world of you and enjoyed your humour.
Our Homecare departments, Carrie Patience who encouraged, supported and made great suggestions to keep Dad in his home.
Alison Desjarlis a very compassionate palliative care nurse thank you; PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR LOVED ONE IS ON OXYGEN – DO NOT USE VASELINE OR CERTAIN CREAMS ON THEM; IF YOU CREATE A SPARK THE RESULTS WILL BE DEVASTATING! IF I HAD READ THE PAPERWORK I HAD SIGNED WITH RANA BETTER I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS! Anne-Marie Eaton who requested all sorts of equipment to make Dad’s life so much easier.
To all the many homecare workers over the last four years; coming and going at all hours; making meals, cleaning, laundry, helping with his stockings especially after bingo near midnight – thank you Joyce.
To Dot Nash who came and played crib with Dad and is now a very wicked card player. Didn’t you finally win the last time you played???!
Our pharmacists at Pharmasave boy you went above and beyond for us; scrambling with changes and going about your job so professionally at all times.
His good friends Joe Fernandes and Harold Romo calling and visiting Dad. Your friendship meant the world to him. THANK YOU
The last year of support from the Lion’s Handi van getting him to and from his appointments. He really enjoyed seeing you Blair and Jeff. We are truly blessed to have such a service available within our community; run by volunteers.
All of you have stories to share about our Dad; would you please take a moment and write your thoughts down on the paper you will find on the tables at the luncheon

Dad was blessed with all his marbles right to the end of his life. He doesn’t need them anymore and would like to share them with you.

Our Dad passed away 2 days short of his 91st birthday. His long life was an example to others about how to serve your fellow man. He grew up during the great depression, and the difficulties of that time had an effect on how he lived. He was born in rural Quebec on the family farm of St Marc des Carrierers near Trois-Rivieres.
His mother passed away when he was 5 and his father when he was 9, leaving him and his siblings orphaned.
The children were then raised by their grandparents, older sisters and relatives.
Pop, his Uncle Fred came out from FF to see if he could help out with his brother’s family. On Dad’s trip with Aunt Bea across the country by train to Flin Flon, he was lucky enough to watch the royal tour on May 24, 1939 of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Winnipeg; joining the citizens of that city to greet the motorcade. George Danko often shared stories about Frenchie coming to town and not being able to speak a word of English.
Dad grew up, joined the Boy Scout movement and earned the King’s Scout award. John Vielgut remembers Dad as his scoutmaster. Later Dad was treasurer for Venture group for his sons.
Norman met our mother Josie Hewitt and they married in 1955 and raised 4 children, Cathy, Rose, Roger and Joe.
Grandpa to 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, Natasha, Lee-Ann, Ryan, Jonathan, Joshua, Brittney, Amy, Melissa
Grandpa the great to 11 Justin, Rykki, Symone, Skylar, Trenton, Taylor, Morgan, Kiera, Myah, Emma, Violet Ray
Great Great to Alyessa, Kyanna and Kaleb
Dad taught all of us right from wrong and to treat others as you wanted to be treated.
He was a pipefitter by trade and was employed by Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting for 44 years; hiring on July 1st, 1949 in the last 10 years he was caretaker of the Cliff Lake pump house retiring October 5th 1993.
44 years 3 months and 4 days as he would say
We spent many enjoyable years sledding in the area with Dad checking the lines and pumps. I was very thankful for Cliff Lake pump house as Dad would dry out our huge canvass tents from our Guiding camps in an hour instead of days for me. This allowed GG many more years of being able to use them
Joe once asked him why he didn’t get upset when something broke. He said that his job involved repairing equipment every day, and he saw it as a challenge.
Roger remembers teaching Dad to drive his trike for his new job at Cliff Lake. They were in the shed of 194 Wright and was showing Dad how to operate the trike - you see it had a twist throttle for gas; and Dad turned the throttle forward. Roger said NO, turn it down instead - and then he catwalked the trike out of the shed, across the yard and up the wall of the house. So after a few weeks of trying to drive it and loading it with not very good results; additional catwalks and fiascos Dad asked if he could have a thumb throttle. All good after that; but Roger always missed the twist throttle!
Roger had his own personal maid; everyday Dad made him a whole loaf of sandwiches for his lunch. My Raymond would just shake his head.
Jennifer remembers staying with Grandpa many hours of blueberry picking, quadding and sledding. Chicken was always on the menu and Jennifer always declined the meal. She just found out yesterday that it WAS chicken and not his pet rabbits that always went missing; those darn foxes.
Smokey the cat went under the cabin and RoseBud around 10 yrs old went after her; there was a tree that she was able to push herself further underneath. She got her cat but couldn’t move she was stuck! Dad came to her rescue with the shovel and proceeded to dig her out. After a mouthful or two of dirt the cat and RoseBud came out spitting mad.
Randy remembers his first meeting with Dad and asking him what time it was. Dad looked at his watch saying that it was a Swiss watch and then proceeded to tell him how a Swiss watch worked with all the crystals and vibrations. Randy never did find out what time it was.
We remember the perfect Christmas tree growing up. Dad would cut extra branches, drill holes in the trunk and fill in the bare spots; always so beautiful!
I loved to wake up early in the morning as a kid when Dad would be going to work. I’d crawl into his lap while he was eating his cornflakes. I can still hear him munching away wrapped in his arm, feeling loved and protected.
When I didn’t love him as much was when Ray and I would be sitting outside in the car and Dad would constantly flick the outside light which meant its time to get in the house.
Bowling, Curling, Golfing, Square Dancing, Parent Council treasurer, HBM&S First Aid captain, CYO Club, SMR chair, St Anne’s Parish Council and hall rental guy forever,
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and THE treasurer forever, Mechanical Rec Club member and again always the treasurer
Norm was very involved in his Church and over the years has seen many changes to where he worshipped our Lord:
St Anne’s above the hill, summers at Beaver Lake, Bakers Narrows, St Paul’s, and now St Anne’s below the hill.

April 12, 1959 Norman became a member of the Knights of Columbus Flin Flon Council #2746 being installed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degrees as well as Sir Knight with the 4th Degree of the Parnell Caulfield Assembly #373. Norman held many offices within these councils; chair of: bingo, bicycle safety, brunches, 50/50, fish fries, bartending; always on the phone looking for help.
Our parents bought their cabin Chez LeClerc on the shores of Lake Athapapuskow at Blondies Beach April 1958 for 1600$. Our family enjoyed summers there and have many fond memories. It is still paradise.
During his retirement, he enjoyed helping others, he was faithful in visiting friends (Bert, John, Stella, Daphne) and volunteering his time. He loved to toodle on the lake in the pontoon boat and build wicked fires at Cathy-Rose, our other cabin.
Our Dad was a good teacher we learnt many a skill watching and working with him work over the years.
These past months being with Dad at bedtime he would say “Jesus, Mary and Joseph” before he closed his eyes. But he would never say “pray for us”; finally I asked him why one night. It was his prayer of thanksgiving and I got it finally!
WE LOVE YOU DAD; you will be missed
………………………... as Dad would say God Bless YOU
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 3:00pm
    St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
    If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to Flin Flon Lions HandiVan, P.O. Box 151, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R8A 1M7 or The Northern Neighbors Foundation (Ray Daneliuk Trade Bursary) P.O. Box 802, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R8A 1N6 or St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 163 Centre Street, Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1R1.
    Father Paul Bringleson
  • Reception

    St. Ann's Parish Hall


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Sharon Edworthy

Posted at 07:37pm
Cathy and family, sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I remember him from the curling rink, a very nice man. Thinking of you.

Ron Dallas

Posted at 10:23am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norm’s family in this difficult time . Ron worked with Norm for years at HB and was involved in the rec club with him . He was a man to be respected for all his time he spent volunteering and putting back in to this community.

Jackie Hritzuk

Posted at 10:30pm
Cathy and family, Rose and family and the rest of the LeClerc family. Sincere condolences to all of you at this sad time. May the wonderful memories you have shared with your Dad and grandpa/great-grandpa help to comfort you during this difficult time.

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Posted at 07:15pm
Sincere condolences ! Repose en paix Norman! Diane Petitclerc et Stphane Denis
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Bob Putko

Posted at 05:25pm
Condolences to Norms family, Our town has lost a great volunteer and citizen.

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