Leroy Patrick 'Lee' Lever
Born In: Canada
Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 27th, 2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lee on Oct. 27, 2012. He was peacefully at home among family.
He was the son of the late Daniel and Adelaide (Delaney) Lever.
He was predeceased by brothers, Bill, James Leo, Cornelius and Theodore and sisters, Shirley Ann and Helen (Wendell) Gouthro.
Lee is survived by brothers, Fred (Anita), Milton, Ont., John, Toronto, Harold (late Annette) Glace Bay, Sonny (MC), Ajax, Ont., and Dennis (Helen), Glace Bay; and sisters, Stella Campbell (late Murdock), Glace Bay, Theresa and (Bob) Babcock, Wisconsin, Ethel (Wishie) O’Neill, Glace Bay, Shirley (late Ken) Doucette, Sydney, and Lorna Lever, Glace Bay. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Lee was a proud member of St. Francis Xavier University’s class of 1957. He was ordained in 1961 at the Diocese of Antigonish and served various parishes within the Diocese. His service to the priesthood also included work in Honduras. Lee later continued his career in Toronto working for Employment and Immigration Canada. Following a successful career, he returned to Cape Breton to enjoy his retirement amongst family and friends.
Lee lived a full and rewarding life. He enjoyed good conversation and the company of family and friends. Lee was an avid golfer and member of Lingan Golf & Country Club. We were privileged to spend many happy and memorable times with Lee at his summer home in Iona. He wintered in Florida at the ‘Boulevard Club’, enjoying his snowbird friends, but always looked forward to returning home to Cape Breton.
The family would like to thank Lee’s numerous friends that came to visit him at home and in the hospital during his illness. We would also like to acknowledge and thank all CBDHA health-care providers who provided outstanding care and support to Lee, including Dr. Jim MacKillop, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Palliative Care, Harbour View Rehab and the VON.
A very special thank you to Earl Demont for his friendship, kindness and generosity over the years. Also to his sister, Lorna, nephews Ken O’Neill and Matthew Lever and Barb O’Neill for their love, support and care during the time of illness.
Cremation has been completed. There will be no visitation in respect to Lee’s wishes. A funeral mass of celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Parish in Glace Bay with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.