DupuisleowebLEO HENRY DUPUIS passed away on Saturday April 6, 2013 at C.E.E Hospital, Petrolia. He was born on April 18, 1926 in Tilbury East, ON to Victor and Deloza (Marentette) Dupuis.  Leo grew up one of 13 children on the family farm in Tilbury, ON. After serving in the Merchant Marine he married Lil (1950) and moved to the Petrolia area. He was an active member of St. Philip’s Parish. He retired from Shell Oil in 1984 after a 33-year career. Throughout his life, Leo was a tireless and dedicated volunteer serving the community in many ways and leaving a lasting legacy. He had long-standing service with St. Philip’s School Board, P.U.C, Petrolia and Enniskillen Fairboard, C.E.E. Hospital, and Petrolia Discovery.  Leo was a wonderful family man, best remembered for his entertaining stories, sense of humor, and love of music. He enjoyed many hours gardening, travelling the world, and socializing, often over the card table.  Leo will be sadly missed by his wife Lillian (Ouellette) of 63 years, children, Ron (Kathryn) of Calgary, Annette (Don) Parker of Petrolia, Joanne (Robert) Feick of Calgary and Janet Dobbin (Dan Brown) of Petrolia.  “Pepe” was also adored by his 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He is survived by his sisters, Madelaine Reaume, Jeanette Duquettte, Rita Lobzun, Bernadine Jardine, brothers, Richard (Marlene), Mark (Bonnie), brothers-in-law Phillip Donais, Leo (Toni) Ouellette, and sister-in-law Cecile Ouellette, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Leo was predeceased by his son, Roger (1973), his granddaughter Brooklyn (1983), his parents, his brothers, Roy, Eli, Abel, Bernard, and Maurice, sister, Margaret, brothers-in-law Armand, Romeo, Omer, and Alfred, and sister-in-law Delvina.  Visitors will be received on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm. and 7 to 9 pm. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME in Petrolia. A funeral Mass to celebrate his life will be held at St. Philip’s Church on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wyoming.  Parish prayers will be offered on Friday at 4:00 p.m.  Memorial donations can be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories, condolences, and pictures may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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