GRATTON, LeoIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his sudden passing on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the age of 84. Son of the late Omer and of late Emma (née Cheff) Gratton. Predeceased by his wife Huguette (née Jacques) Gratton. Loving father of Richard Gratton of Hanmer, Diane Goudreau (Richard Gauthier), Carole Gratton (Raymond Lagrandeur) and Lynne Potvin (Claude) all of Val Caron. Cherished grandfather of Darcy, Chantal, Eric and great-grandfather of Harper. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Lucien, Hervé (survived by Irène), Priva (survived by Thérèse), Rosaire (survived by Claire), Marie-Jeanne (late Léandre) and Émilie. Léo was a member of the Knights of Columbus council # 5005 Hanmer and 4th Degree Assembly St-Jacques. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4570 St. Joseph Street, Hanmer on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, September 2nd, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church at Val Thérèse. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would greatly be appreciated.

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