March 31, 1956 – February 5, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (Mike) LeBlanc announce his passing on February 5, 2021 peacefully at home. Mike is survived by his son Jared, siblings Doug (Grace), Carmella (Gordon), Denise (Bernie) and Len (Nicole) as well as nieces and nephews Kayli, Mackenzie, Anthony, Kristin, Daniel, Marc and Troy. He also leaves his Uncle Brian (Barb) Aunts Debbie (Mel), Anna (Clifford) and Jean Doris along with his great niece and nephews and numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Betty LeBlanc.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday February 19th at 11:00 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions only immediate family members will be present and a livestream will be available for all wanting to attend. The link will be available on this page on the 19th.
If friends desire, Memorial Tributes may be made in Mike’s honor to the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital Foundation or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation in Lethbridge.
Mike’s Memorial Service will be live streamed for members of the public to attend virtually.
THE OFFICIAL RECORDING IS AVAILABLE VIA https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=1613809440101892
Please note the official recording may take up to 24 hours to be available after the service time.
‘Community champion’ Mike LeBlanc remembered
Published: Monday, 08 February 2021
Written by Luke England
There’s an outpouring of support after a well-known Fort Saskatchewan man has died.
Mike LeBlanc was said to have been peaceful, happy and healthy until his last moments on Friday (Feb.5).
Fort Saskatchewan city councillor and daycare owner, Lisa Makin, remembers his infectious smile and personality.
“He could poke fun, lighten the mood and make every situation happy,” said Makin. “I know I am not alone in saying this: the community will not be the same without him.”
Leblanc moved to Fort Saskatchewan from Lethbridge in 2012. He was known for his time as station manager at MIX 107, a local school bus driver, and for various roles in marketing positions.
“You were a mentor, a good friend and, most of all, you made a huge impact on every single life you touched,” added fellow co-worker, Michelle Shand.
From 2017-2018, Leblanc served as the president of the Fort Saskatchewan and District Chamber of Commerce, an opportunity he didn’t take lightly.
“It’s one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and I mean that in all sincerity, [it’s] truly an honour,” he said at the time.
The Fort Saskatchewan resident helped organize the chamber’s Santa Claus parade and served on their board for seven years.
“He was a stalwart supporter of our local business community, a champion for supporting local, and a small-town celebrity,” the chamber said in a Facebook post.
LeBlanc had a long-standing involvement with a variety of community groups, organizations and causes. Some of these include the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation, The Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan, the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs, Movember, and the Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program.
His big voice also made him an emcee for many events and the PA announcer for the EE Football Team.
Carole Bossert, a teacher at Southpointe school and friend, told MIX 107 it was his volunteerism that stood out the most.
“He was, and will always be, Fort Saskatchewan’s number one community champion,” added Bossert. “Mike always went above and beyond.”
A celebration of life has been arranged for Feb.19 at 11 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only immediate family will in attendance. However, there will be a live stream and a recording of the service.
LeBlanc died of natural causes. He is survived by his son, Jared.