LEGAULT, Yvon – passed away peacefully at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie on June 4, 2021 at the age of 92 years. Born in Rockland, Ontario and settled in Port Colborne in 1947. Predeceased by his beloved first wife Rhea (née Moreau) (1996), his second wife Grace (née Carrocci) (2010), his son Gilbert (2018), his youngest daughter Nicole “Nikki” Schroeder (2020) and Nikki’s husband Johnny Schroeder (2018). Survived by his oldest child, his loving daughter Denise Robitaille (Gus). Loving grandfather (Pa Pere) to Tammy Reid (née Robitaille) (Mike), Jason Robitaille, Shawn LaCourse (Stephanie) and Shannon Purdy (née Legault) (Mark). Great-grandfather to Justin and Brandon Reid, Cadence and Cohen LaCourse and Ryenne and Rhys Purdy. Step Grandfather to Lance Schroeder (Corinne) and Wesley Schroeder (Karen). Step great-grandfather to Autumn, Benjamin and Eleanora. Uncle to Wayne McAllister (Jeanaha),
Ross Legault (Sylvia) and many other nieces and nephews.
Yvon retired from Inco (Vale) in 1984 after 38 years. He spent most of his time trying to “win big” with online harness horse racing. He had the biggest heart and would help anyone who needed it. Whether you were having a conversation with Yvon on the phone or just sitting around a table, Yvon could talk for hours. All he ever wanted was for someone to just listen to him. He certainly had the gift to gab. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him but his daughter, Denise, will no doubt miss him the most.
A special thanks to the staff at Gilmore Lodge for their special care as COVID-19 would not allow his family to visit him in his final days. Arrangements entrusted to DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 Clarence St. Port Colborne.
Cremation has taken place.
A private interment will be held at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences and guest register available at www.davidsonfuneralhome.com
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at a later date with interment to follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.