It is with great sadness that the family of Leo Joseph Morrissette announces his passing on Monday November 14th, 2022 at the North Bay Regional Health Center after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He died peacefully surrounded by his family.
Born in North Bay Sept. 2, 1932, Leo is survived by his wife Rita (Falconi), his daughter Kim, his son David (Joan Rousseau), his 7 grandchildren, Aaron Morrissette, Jessica Morrissette, Adam Morrissette, Melissa Morrissette, Sarah Lavallee (Morrissette), Mariah Morrissette, Shawna Morrissette, his great grandchildren, Lillian and Kai. He was a loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Art and Hermine Morrissette. He was brother to the late Hector Morrissette, the late Bob Morrissette, the late Theresa Ethier and the late Jeannette Morrissette
And brother-in-law to the late Ellena (late Foy) Gullick, Betty (late Judd) Zadow, the late Angelina (late Gary) Duquettte, Virgina (late Norman) Lafontaine, Adele Morrissette, Judy Morrissette (Late Jerry Ethier) (late Cecil Rawn)
Leo was a very active man who would walk every day to work at the ONR where he was an Engineer for 38 years. He went to the gym regularly and continued even while he had Parkinson’s. He was passionate about playing guitar and singing country and western music and cooking a la Ratatouille as well as gardening and travelling to Nelli Lake in the summer. He loved going on those sunny trips south with his sisters and brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Services on December 2nd from 6pm until 8pm. A funeral mass will take place at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on December 3rd, at 11 am.
The family would like to express a special thank you to all the people including Dr. Laronde and the Northern Shores Medical Clinic as well as Dr. Jinnha and Dr. Foell, who provided excellent care to Mr. Morrissette at the North Bay Regional Heath Center during his stay.
If desired memorial donations may be made online to Parkinson Canada, the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation or the Pro Cathedral Building Fund. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, to share your memories or photos of Leo visit www.hillsidefuneral.ca