Leo Joseph Langlais

In loving memory of Leo Joseph Langlais, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 13, 2005 at the age of 77.
Leo was born on July 9, 1927 in La Broquerie, Man. He married Orise Langlais on April 19, 1949.
Leo is survived by his children, Leona (Rick) Mandryk of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Claude (Diana) Langlais, Daniel (Anne) Langlais, Richard (Marg) Langlais, Janice Langlais, Colleen (Doug) Skomoroh, Michael (Cathy) Langlais, Paul (Sandra) Langlais, Guy (Wendy) Langlais, and Leo (Tracey) Langlais of Dryden, Ont.; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by brothers and sisters, Ann Asselen of Pinewood, Ont., Albert (Joanne) Langlais of Ear Falls, Ont., Alphonse (Annette) Langlais of Pinewood, Ont., Madeline Desaulniers of Kenora, Ont., and Betty (Denis) Wensley of Nanaimo, B.C.; mother-in-law, Valeda Larocque of Pinewood, Ont.; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Theresa Tyhy of Red Deer, Alta., Philip (Marg) Larocque of Rainy River, Ont., Elise Boyda of Atikokan, Ont., Hubert (Marg) Larocque of Pinewood, Ont., and Yvette Lauzon of Fort Frances, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews.
Leo was predeceased by his parents, Josephine and Francois Langlais; wife, Orise Langlais; son, Jerry Langlais; father-in–law, Leonide Larocque; son-in-law, Ken McDougald; grandsons, Michael McDougald and Ryan Mandryk; and sisters, Lea Dubois, Rose Gouliquer, Francis Goodman, and Evelin Voodre.
Leo worked in the bush all his life. His greatest and proudest accomplishment was his large family. He also loved to play crib and was an expert player.
He was a very big-hearted person and was always helping everyone. He enjoyed touring on his scooter, and Leo always enjoyed a good glass of wine.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Dryden, Ont., with Fr. Luigi Filippini officiating.
Interment in the Dryden Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Kevin Mandryk, Jason Langlais, Travis Langlais, Mike Langlais, Brent Mandryk, Nathan Langlais, and Matthew Langlais.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Northern Cancer Research through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, Ont., P8N 2X3.