Omer Albert LeVasseur


Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

LeVasseur, Omer Albert (Joe)
Chief Warrant Officer (Ret’d)
Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1976

Peacefully, at the Perley Health Centre on June 23, 2023 at 97 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Madeleine (née Pachet, 2005) for 56 years. Proud father of Leslie Robertson (Michel), Lewis (Tara) and Louise. Loving grandfather of Keean, Jason (Angela), Byron (Amy), Mason, Emma and Alexander, great grandfather of Kassia and Ben, and great-great grandfather of Aubree.

Omer was a man of many, many talents. He was everything from a butcher to an electrician, and demonstrated every handyman ability in between. He got things done yesterday, and got them done right! His greatest joy was his family and friends and, he spared nothing when it came to helping them. Maddy and Omer led lives of service and dedicated themselves to their church and community. They supported many causes, humbly serving the poor and those in need. Omer was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and held the prestigious title of being the oldest member in Ottawa.

Thanks to his sisters, Omer was introduced to music at a young age and quickly taught himself to play the piano. As it turned out, he had an extraordinary talent, playing and entertaining others until a few months before his passing. When he was young he also exhibited an above average aptitude for running and felt he could have been an Olympic contender. Sadly, the war dashed that dream so instead, Omer joined the Navy at the young age of 17 and proudly served for over 30 years. He led a life full of adventure and was able to captivate his audience (often his children and grandchildren) with his amazing storytelling skills.

Omer was a great cook, a meticulous housecleaner, a firm believer in manners and, an above average woodworker. He had strong moral values, believed in the innate goodness of people (until proven otherwise) and had complete faith in God. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and will be remembered with love and admiration by all who really knew him.

Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, K1V 6P9, 613-731-1255 after 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 23rd. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 am, followed by interment in Beechwood Cemetery.

In Memoriam donations to The Last Post Fund are appreciated by the family.

Funeral Details

  • Memorial Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel

    Event Times:

    23-Aug-2023 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Memorial Service

    Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel

    Event Times:

    23-Aug-2023 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Inurnment

    Beechwood Cemetery

    Event Times:

    23-Aug-2023 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Ray Lebeau | 14-Aug-2023

To Leslie, Lewis, Louise, Family Members & Friends, The members of the Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio (SUPRAD) System Oldtimers Association were deeply saddened by the news of Omer's passing. Omer was affectionately known to us as 'Joe'. All those who proudly served with Joe, will forever remember what a joy it was to work with him, and to know him as a friend. At our regular get-togethers (GAGGLEs) at CFS Leitrim, Terry Whalley would always give us an update on how our oldest SUPRAD Oldtimers Association Life Member Joe was doing. We thank Joe for his many years of dedicated and loyal service to his country. At the entranceway of the Leitrim All Ranks Mess there is a Tree of Life and one of its leaves has Joe's name on it. Now, a small bronze cross will be affixed to Joe's leaf. Please know that as members of your extended military family, we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. 'Friends Forever'

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Posted by Leonard Fluet | 09-Aug-2023

You have my deepest sympathy for your loss of Omer who I worked with for many years at Aircraft Services of Transport Canada. He worked in Log Control there and was very good at what he did keeping all the aircraft Log Books up to date. He was also a fellow. Knight of Columbus at our Holy Cross Council and well known there. He will be missed for sure. God bless him as he was such a nice person.

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