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SCOTT LEROUX

Date of Passing: Oct 29, 2016

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SCOTT LEROUX It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Scott Leroux on October 29 at 28 years old. He will be tremendously missed by his parents, Janice and Doug Leroux; brother Ryan; sister Krysten (Darren Mulhall), Baba Kathie Warrenchuk; grandma Fran Leroux, partner Zorya Arrow, the Post, Mee, Warrenchuk, Tomecek, Bobrosky and Leroux families, his many friends, co-workers and all of the lives he touched in the arts community. He was pre-deceased by his Gigi, John Warrenchuk and Grandpa Dick Leroux who he never had the chance to meet. Scott was born and grew up in The Pas, Manitoba. His family lived briefly in Winnipeg when Scott was in middle school and then settled in Lac du Bonnet where Scott spent his high school years. Scott was an artist from the time he was born, and his natural talent flourished through the support of teachers at Lac du Bonnet Senior School. He was a self-taught musician, which together with his art, became his life's passions. Scott proudly graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts in 2014. While at the U of M, he served as Vice President of the Fine Arts Student Council and was a founding member and editor/producer of Chesterfield magazine, a campus publication that promoted student art. After graduation, Scott settled into the Winnipeg community and could not imagine living anywhere else. Although he travelled to other places in the world, he had found his place in life. Scott had many interests in his short but full life, each of which he pursued to the ninth degree. He was a hockey player as a child, a BMXer who helped build the original bike park in Lac du Bonnet, a volunteer at the Bike Dump where he built bikes for needy children, a tree-planter with Outland, a photographer, a videographer, a producer, composer, and organ-player extraordinaire. He was a driver with Core-Mark during the day, a job he loved, but it was his work in the arts community, which truly fuelled his soul. Scott's "To Do" list on his whiteboard was simple: "Release compositions, Paint a painting, Visit Friends, Record something, Learn a song, Play guitarloud." Let this be an inspiration to all of us. Scott will be lovingly remembered for his quirky creativity, positive outlook, generous heart, and the tireless support he provided to others. His legacy will live on through the art on our walls, the recordings through our speakers, and the inspiration and support he provided to those in the arts community. The family would like to thank the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their emergency actions with Scott and the compassion and kindness that they provided in the family's hour of need. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Art City at 616 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB. R3C 0W8 or the WRENCH, which provides bikes to immigrant children, at 1057 Logan Ave, Winnipeg, R3E3N8. A memorial service will be held for Scott on Friday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 03, 2016

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Dear Leroux Family: I read about your son in a magazine yesterday and I was very touched by the article detailing his life -- so much so that I circulated it among many of my friends in Canada, California and Rhode Island. Your son, though unknown to us as a friend, has our prayers and hearts raised to him and to you all. Bless you all. Peace and Love, Barbara - Posted by: Barbara () on: Apr 28, 2017

  • Dear Janice and family. I am so very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. The words of the obituary described an amazing man. Blessed are the many lives he touched. Please accept my deepest condolences. Lisa - Posted by: Lisa Malzensky (childhood neighbour of Janice) on: Dec 17, 2016

  • Dear Janice, Doug and Families: Just today heard of Scott's passing. We are deeply saddened by your loss and wish you God's peace and comfort. Our love to you all. Ed and Beverley Los - Posted by: Ed & Beverley Los () on: Nov 28, 2016

  • What a wonderful tribute to a life taken far too young. My family and I pass on our deepest sympathy to your family. Time does not heal everything. Time allows you to slowly highlight the great times and allow the healing to begin. - Posted by: Glenda Leroux (Doug's cousin) on: Nov 16, 2016

  • My deepest condolences. Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers. xoxo - Posted by: Ann Karam (Cousin ) on: Nov 03, 2016

  • Our deepest condolences Janice and Doug, and family. - Posted by: Richard and Vivian Thomson (friend) on: Nov 03, 2016

  • To all of Scott' s family we send our sincere condolences. Janice and Doug ,our hearts grieve for you . May God peace and comfort be with you. Scott was a blessing to everyone whose lives he touched.MAY he rest in peace. - Posted by: BEVERLEY AND ROLAND SIMARD (Friend of family ) on: Nov 03, 2016

  • Words can not begin to express how very sorry I am for the loss of Scott. Though I never met him, your tribute to him tells us all what a beautiful person he was. He touched so many lives and I I pray that you will find some peace in those the memories and stories. Know that I am praying for you and thinking of you and your family. Lorene - Posted by: Lorene Kimura (cousin) on: Nov 03, 2016

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