Leo Daniel Bossy - November, 2016
Leo Bossy, 85, passed away November 11 in Lachine. A strong paddler in the 50s and key person in boosting team spirit leading to the success of the Cartierville Boating Club dynasty 1957 -1965. Leo won Junior C-2 with brother George in 1954 and placed 2nd in both 1956 and 1957 in Junior C-1, all 3 races at the National Championships in Ottawa.
Obituary details: Leo Daniel BOSSY
Obituary BOSSY, Leo Daniel 85, of Dorval, Quebec, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2016 at the Camille Lafebvre Pavillon in Lachine. Born in Winnipeg to Mary and Walter Bossy, he moved to Montreal at the age of two. He was predeceased by his parents; siblings Judy (Eddy Blackwell), Borden (Dorothy), Igor (Barbara), George (Patricia), Tanya (Dr. Albert Whitey Schutz); brothers-in-law Jim Fish, Hart Kiernan, Maurice Lavallee and sister-in-law Sheila Kiernan Lavallee. Leo's children Kevin Thomas (d. 1959) and Linda Maureen (d. 2013) helped in calling him home. He is survived by his best friend/loving wife of 60 years, Maureen Kiernan; as well as his children Peter (Christine), Steve (Stacy), Keith (Marissa) and Karen (Dr. John Feller). He is also survived by his siblings Oxana Fish, Daniel Bossy (Diane) and Josie (Dr. Norm Woods); his sister-in-law Renee Dufresne Kiernan; and countless nieces and nephews scattered across the globe. Eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren will sadly miss their "JaJa," a perpetually happy man who called each grandchild every Christmas Eve to let them know that "Santa" was on his way because he had personally seen jolly old St. Nick leaving the Montreal skies and heading west! Leo excelled at sports. As a teenager he played hockey for Montreal Catholic High School and Loyola High School in Montreal. He was invited to the Boston Bruins training camp, but then transitioned into paddling at the Cartierville Boating Club where he became a Canadian champion in "single blade." Leo later returned to hockey, his first love, for scouting and coaching. He coached the Montreal Junior Canadiens and was then asked to form a Junior A Hockey team in the Maritimes. He brought this team, the Halifax Junior Canadiens, completely scouted by him, to the semi-finals of the Memorial Cup in its first year of inception. Leo spent the last 30 years of his life actively involved in Alcoholic Anonymous and the Catholic Church. Daily he thanked the Lord above for his sobriety, family and his AA family. He will be happily and gratefully remembered by his AA brothers and sisters. If not for his amazingly adoring and altruistic wife Maureen, Leo would have left this world many times and years ago. A Visitation will be held at J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home, 560 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Quebec on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will follow on Friday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Veronica's Church, 1300 Carson Avenue, Dorval, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pavillon Camille Lefebvre in Lachine (memo Second Floor) where Leo spent the last year of his life lovingly cared for by the many skilled and compassionate caregivers. The entire Bossy familyis forever grateful for their devoted care.