Laurent Legros

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Laurent Legros of Ponteix, SK passed away peacefully at the Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home with his family by his side. He is survivd by his sister-in-law Mary Legros; his four nieces Norma Brown, Linda Brown, Joanne Sloan and Suzanne Legros; his great nieces Jennifer Riley and Laura Corbett; five great great nephews; cousin Noel Sylvain; and many other loved ones. He was predeceased by his parents Henri and Jeanne Legros; his sisters Marie Ortman and Cecile Brown; brother George; brothers-in-law Ralph Ortman and Cyril Brown; and nephews Douglas and Aaron. Larry was born in Ponteix, SK on December 11, 1929. He attended Minot School until grade 9 when he left to take on more of the farm work at home. He went on to spend his life on the family farm north of Ponteix, and the farm was his life. He farmed for over 70 years, most of those with his brother George with who he had a special bond. He was a hardworking member of the farming community, and always enjoyed visits from family, friends and neighbours. He would never let guests leave without at least having a little snack with their coffee, or a meal he had cooked himself. He enjoyed reminiscing over photographs and "history books", telling stories, and of course, talking machinery and farming with the boys. He took great pride in the farm and loved to show off his collections of tractors and memorabilia. He enjoyed entertaining his young visitors with wheelbarrow rides, tractor rides and tours of the barn and buildings. He loved to attend auction sales around the area; sometimes to buy and sometimes just to catch up with the neighbours and friends who enjoyed the same! We will miss his stubborn yet endearing ways of never wasting a thing and just giving that little sideways shrug when he didn't feel like continuing the conversation. He was a kind, generous, quick-witted man; passionate about hard work and always willing to offer a helping hand. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the neighbours who over the years would check in on Larry to make sure he was doing well, keeping him company at the farm and more recently in town. A special thank you to Home Care, and to the staff at the Foyer St. Jospeh in Ponteix for taking care of Larry with such genuine compassion during his time with them. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 from Notre Dame d'Auvergne Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Reymundo Asis officiating. The organist was Yolande Gorrill, the cross bearer was Noel Sylvain, the readers were Jennifer Riley and Laura Corbett, the prayer of the faithful was read by Suzanne Legros, and the pallbearers were Wilfred Legros, Norman Lacasse, Pat Perrault, Bert Legault, Michael Riley and Jospeh Corbett. The interment service was held at the Ponteix Parish Cemetery. Donations in Larry's memory may be made to the Foyer St. Jospeh Nursing Home P.O. Box 450 Ponteix, SK S0N 1Z0. Lemieux Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information, please call 1-306-625-3925 or visit our website at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.

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