Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with family at his side at the age of 87.
Devoted husband of Ines (nee Erickson). Loving father of Karen Smith (Jim), Donna Wright (Mike) and Leona Tippel (Gary). Cherished grandfather of Holley Strickland (Sean), Rick Smith (fiancée Christina Wozniak), Amber Foster (Aaron), Lisa Wright, David Wright (Melissa), Timothy Wright (Melanie), Joshua Wright (Hannah), Jessica Tippel (fiancé Nick D’Ariano), Jarrett Tippel and Jacob Tippel. Great grandfather of Alysha and Sara Arbour, Chelsea, Evelyn, Samuel, Rachel and Elijah Foster, Caleb, Shylah and Ava Wright. Son of the late Philias and Lydia Chamberlain. Dear brother of the late George (Pat), Anita LeBlanc, late Fr. Edmond, Eleonore Howe (Bill), late Sr. Annette, Wallace, late Sr. Corinne, Hazel Chamberlain (Thomas Boucher), Robert, Simone Jensen (Dave), Yvon (Lorraine) and Paula LeBlanc (Mark). Brother-in-law of the late Milton Erickson (late Mary), late Anita Thiessen (late Bill), late Allan Erickson (Margaret) and late Ruthie Erickson. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Lee was an avid outdoorsman and a superior jack-of-all-trades who was always ready to lend a hand to family, friends, his church and his community. A quiet and unassuming man with the strength of an ox, his life spoke volumes through his generous and selfless giving. He loved spending time with family, attending family reunions in New Brunswick and summers at his camp. He will be sorely missed. We look forward to seeing you again.
A Celebration of Life will take place later in the spring.
For those who wish, memorial contributions payable by cheque to the Elim Pentecostal Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.