August 23, 1961 – June 5, 2020
It is with great sadness the Leydier family would like to announce the passing of their dear brother, uncle, great uncle, nephew, cousin and friend Maurice Shawn Leydier on June 5th, 2020.
Surviving from the immediate family are his brothers and sisters; Dennis (Patty) Leydier, Dale (Danielle) Leydier, Colin (Val) Leydier, Lynn RIoch and Dawn Leydier.
Maurice fought a courageous battle with cancer and believed he would conquer this disease. Maurice enjoyed his life from the great outdoors, fishing on Lake of the Woods, and his quiet retreat on Hilly Lake. His favourite sport was playing hockey as goalie throughout his younger years and favourite team Montreal Canadians. His career came naturally being an excellent and skilled worker with a trade in carpentry.
He is predeceased by his father and mother, Wilfred Dennis and Joyce Vera Leydier (Carlson); oldest brother, Kelvin Leydier, brother-in-law, Ian Rioch; several Uncles and Aunts from both sides of the marriage.
A family gathering will be held at a later date.
We will all miss his soft nature and biggest smile.
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July 5, 2020
To the entire Leydier family: So very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your family member Maurice as well as the subsequent loss of Val Siwak (Colin`s partner). Our sincerest condolences go out to all of you. Sincerely, Marjorie Zimmer (nee Drew) & Paul Jackson.
July 3, 2020
Some people would say you were not my "real" dad.
Only blood ties they say but that's nothing new.
You were there for me when things went wrong.
You were there for me all along.
Things you have taught me like fishing, camping, hunting will always keep me alive.
You would say "a girl needs to know these things"
Now I understand why
With your firm and sturdy hands we built a house
"for the family" you would say.
I know how to hammer a nail and place that first wall up properly.
Do it right the first time.
Work smart not always hard.
You taught me to be strong instead and out.
Yes dad, I am still made of sugar and with rain I still might melt.
When I was younger I didn't realize you were as great as you were as I am an adult I begged for more time.
The divine had different plans that separated you and I.
I will see you in the goalie net wearing the good olè Canadian's Red and White.
You won't have to let me win I've learned to fight.
I am honored to have been blessed by your knowledge and wisdom.
I promise I will continue to pass down your teaching and guidance for many generations in my bloodline or non bloodline.
My fathers memories will be a forever blessing.
June 28, 2020
Expressing our sincere condolences to Lynn and Dawn and Dennis and all the rest of the family. May your memories of your brother and friend be joyful and encouraging. May you be strengthened by the peace of God.
June 26, 2020
You were a good man a great friend loved by everyone especially my family RIP brother you will be missed.
June 22, 2020
I am saddened to hear of Maurice's passing and do pass on my condolences to family and friends. Although I have not interacted with him over the years; the times I would see him it was a friendly smile and wave. I do have fond memories of Maurice back in the day when he played hockey here in Lakeside and was the goalie. It was a pleasure to coach him for a few years, he always had a positive attitude whether we won or lost and was integral to our team. He was a good goal tender. Unknown to me but happy to know that we supported the same team - Montreal Canadians.
Rest in peace Maurice free of pain and suffering.
June 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to Colin and the Leydier family. I have fun memories of going camping & fishing with Morris and a group of friends from Kenora. Rest in peace my friend.
Love Sharon Holden