2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Leroy Philip Empey November 6, 1941 - August 30, 2011

Suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Leroy Empey, age 69 of Kemptville and formerly of Mountain. Beloved husband of Barbara and the late Edna Dixon. Dear son-in-law of Arlene Ozard. Loving Dad of Robin Byrd (Bill), Tanya Geertsma (Gary) and Max Hitchcock (Liza Hamilton). Cherished Grandpa of Mitchel, Kurtis, Haley, Leanne and Adam. Loving brother of Ann Jackson (Elwood). Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

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Leroy will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain, (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A Funeral Service will be held in the Byers Chapel on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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    Maureen Leeson says

    To Barb and Family: My deepest sympathy goes to you in the loss of your dear Leroy. He was a wonderful man and he is a part of you now and will always be with you in everything you do. I know that as you share your memories of your life with him it will bring you comfort and peace to help you through this very difficult and painful time. Love, Maureen

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    Frank and Elizabeth O'Rourke says

    Barb and Family
    Frank and I were saddened by the news of Leroy’s passing. Please except our sympathy to you and family.

    We our in Oakville until next week so are unable to be with you.

    Love Liz

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    Martin and Mariann says

    Barb, Robin, Tanya, Max and family:

    We were shocked to hear of Leroy’s passing.

    Our prayers are with you at this time. Love you all.

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    Naresh and Brenda Shah says

    We are so very sorry to hear of Leroy’s passing. He always stopped for a bit of conversation whenever we saw him. We enjoyed his company and he will be truly missed!!!

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    Grace Stobo says

    To the family of Leroy Empey,

    I wish to extend my sympathy of all the family at this time. I have not seen Leroy in many years but remember him from school and his job selling vehicles in Kemptville.


    Grace Stobo (Kerr)

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    Bill, Marg, Scott and Ryan says

    We are shaken and deeply saddened by this news. Words cannot express our grief and sorrow at the passing of this fine man, friend and neighbour. He will be missed beyond words.

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    Al & MJ Jacobsen says

    Dear Barb and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Leroy’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you.

    Love, MJ & Al Jacobsen, and Karin Jacobsen-Wong & Shane Wong.

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    Barry G Lee says

    Barb and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I have not seen you two in a long time but have spent the last day reflecting on all the good times that I enjoyed with Leroy since 1978 when we first met.

    My prayers are with you and know that you are comforted by your good family and friends.

    God Bless


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    Joan VanBenthem Boersma says

    Dear Robin and Bill and family
    Condolences and thinking of you as you mourn.

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