In Memory of



Obituary for Leona Langlois

It is with broken hearts that we announce her passing on March 9 at the age of 83.

She was born on March 21, 1939 in River Canard where she was a permanent fixture on Front Rd. Leona retired after 32 years as a teacher with the Essex County Separate School Board. She married Paul Langlois (deceased 1999) in 1960 and they were blessed with four children. She was the loving Mum of Phil, Jackie (Dan) Murray, Mitch (Paul) Maurice, and Renee (J.D.) Urbanic. She is the treasured Mim of Alexa (Daniel) Mooney, John (Jordan) Urbanic, Joe (Mary) Urbanic, Ryan Murray, Sydney, Jake and Luke Maurice. Leona was the seventh of 11 children and is survived by her brother Roy (Florence) Monforton, and sisters Cecilia (Dutch) Monforton, Mary Jane Grady and Marguerite Reeb as well as sisters in law Lucille, Doris and Carmel Monforton. She is predeceased by siblings; Nelson (Estelle), Lloyd, Fr. Marc OMI, Orval (Migs), Leo, and Jim.

Leona was a lifelong baseball, harness racing and hockey fan who was known for her humor and welcoming nature. Countless friends and family have enjoyed a beer in her basement or by the bonfire. She will be deeply missed by her many nieces and nephews who lovingly called her Tante Noane.

Special Thanks to the WRH Ouellette Campus 2nd Floor Staff, especially Dr. Aoun and Nurse Haley.

If you so desire, donations to the St. Joseph Restoration Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation will take place at Families First (3260 Dougall 519-969-5841) on Monday, March 13, from 3-5 and 7-9. On Tuesday, March 14, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at St. Joseph Church River Canard for a funeral mass at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.