Former MNO Senator passes away

Jack Leroux
Former MNO Senator Jack Leroux

Born in Timmins on April 21, 1935, Former Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Jack Leroux passed into the creator's arms on January 19, 2015. Predeceased by his wife, Jane (Pennington), parents Joe and Juliette Leroux, sisters Marie Ducker, Rose Meloche, and Carmen Britt

Survived by sons Bernard (Johanne) Stephan (Sandy) Vince (Tracy) his sister, Juliette Swink (Earl) and friend Mary Leroux-Strobl, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Jack resided in North Bay from 1954 to 1977 when he owned and operated JBL Hair Den. He then resided in Bruce Mines until 2011.

Jack was an accomplished scuba and hard hat diver, which he worked at for many years.

He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23, a member of the Canadian Navel Association, and an officer with the North Bay Sea Cadets in his younger days.

Jack enjoyed his retirement years in Bruce Mines by the waters of Lake Huron at which time he became an MNO citizen and soon rose to be an MNO Senator.

Jack also compiled an extensive genealogy of his family. Those relationships were precious to him. He enjoyed and appreciated the visits from relatives who travelled long distances to spend time with him on his last days.

Creamation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be held in the spring.

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