May 26, 2020
In memoriam — Leo Bezaire
Working with many members of the family, Leo was owner and operator of Malden Tree Farms in Windsor, Ont. Leo was an accomplished landscape designer and later in his career, turned his attention to propagating and growing. Leo was a founding member of the Windsor Chapter of Landscape Ontario, and served on the association’s Provincial Board of Directors from 1976-1978. Leo was awarded the Past President's Award in 1981 for his “outstanding long-term contributions to Landscape Ontario.”
Beloved husband of the late Jeannette (nee Walker), dear father of Paul and Marlene Bezaire, Joanne and Guy Renaud of Ottawa, and Gerry and Patti Bezaire. Heaven’s latest angel was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather to many adoring children.
Leo suffered from a brain abscess at age 59, leaving him impaired on the right side. He fought through months of difficult therapy, eventually contributing again to the family business. Despite his impairment, he lived independently, drove his own car, and even at age 87, often cooked meals for the family and took pride in planting his begonia baskets every year. While his grandchildren were the light of his life, his new passion was for his great-grandchildren. He took great joy in rallying the family to attend Mass and dinner every year in remembrance of Jeannette’s passing.
A private family interment took place at Assumption Cemetery. A Memorial Mass and gathering will take place at a later date.
Special thanks to the WRH Ouellette Campus Emergency Department.
Donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, Hospice of Windsor & Essex County or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
View an online memorial.