It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father Clarence Lefebvre. Born on December 29, 1925 Clarence was just a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday.
Clarence passed peacefully on November 11, 2020 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Geraldine (Geri) McParland on March 24, 2008 whom he married at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption in North Bay on August 1, 1949.
Clarence is survived by a large loving family which includes five children, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; son Michael and his wife Linda Marconi and their children Lauren Craig (Adam), Matthew (Christina); daughter Suzanne and her husband Richard Beauchamp and their children Jennifer Rachmann (Fransua), Natalie; son David and his wife Carole Champagne and their children Melissa Cote (Mike), Julie (Adam) and Marc (Anna); daughter Carol and her spouse Shelley Schenk; daughter Janet and her husband Stephen Atkinson and their children Jessica McQuistin (Jamie) David (Kayla) and Jake.
Clarence was the son of Charles Jean and Clorilda (nee Provost) Lefebvre.
He is predeceased by his brothers Alban (late Marguerite), Provost, Thomas (late Leatrice) and Frank and by his sister Yvonne Bilodeau (late Noel). He is also predeceased by sister in law Inez Kaufman (late Willi) and brother in law Andrew McParland (late Pauline).
He is survived by his sister in law Sylvia Lefebvre (late Frank)) as well as his brother in law Clarence McParland and his wife Barbara, sisters in law Noleen Kasey and her husband Ted, Helen Duquette (late Don), Irene McParland (late Clifford).
Clarence was affectionately called Spike by his friends and family, Uncle Spike to his many nieces and nephews. Clarence and Geri hosted many gatherings at their homes on First Avenue, Shore Acres and Blair Street. Their annual boxing day parties were epic.
Clarence’s sense of humour, quick wit and hilarious pranks leave us with unforgettable memories.
Up until the Covid 19 pandemic Clarence enjoyed regular visits with his coffee buddies at the North Bay mall.
He was a proud member of the North Bay Police Force for 30 years. During his career he moved through the ranks from Constable to Sergeant to Staff Sergeant and finally retiring as Inspector in 1986. He was a lifetime member of the Police Association of Ontario.
Clarence was a member of Branch 23 of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 60 years and served overseas with the Canadian Army in World War II.
Visitation at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Friday November 13, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Saturday November 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Cremation to follow service and interment of ashes at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.
In remembrance of Clarence (Spike) be kind to one another, help when you can and never lose your sense of humour.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society (in memory of Geri) or to the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.
In accordance with current directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regarding COVID 19 (https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/) the total number of attendees is limited, and additional precautions are in place. Facemasks are mandatory at the funeral home and the church, and social distancing is required. For more information please contact the funeral home.
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