Galipeau - cropped obit photoPeacefully on his 85th birthday and with dignity, Lionel Galipeau “Business Man Extraordinaire” entered the gates of heaven.  Profoundly mourned by Dorothy, his wife, his only sweetheart and best friend for 64 years.  Adored by his children Loree Font (Ron), Linn Southard (Bill), Luann Krywionek (Ed), Greg Galipeau (Ginny), Lisa Brown (Tim). Papa was an inspiration to his 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy, Erin, Jordan, Andrew, Josh, Kara, Chris, Heather, Cam, Ian, Nolan and Jake. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Willms.  Lionel’s love of his family and friends was infectious and spanned from Florida to Parry Sound. Those who knew him loved and respected him. He was a kind, loving man who addressed his responsibilities with passion and commitment towards his family, friends and clients. Dad toiled hard and enjoyed life to the fullest. His home was his castle and he consistently did things “properly.” You will always live on in our hearts and memories. We love you more than words could say.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line Sarnia on Sunday July 14, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Lionel’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Monday July 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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