Dale Calvin Leroux

Dale Calvin Leroux

Tragically, Dale Calvin Leroux of Hanover passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. He was 22.

Loved immensely by his parents Monika Leroux (nee Mann) of Hanover and Calvin Leroux (Kim) of Cobourg. Loved brother of Kaylah Leroux, with whom he shared a typical Brother and Sister bond, and always had each others back as they grew up together. Dale will be missed dearly by the love of his life of 5 years, Natalie McClinchey of Walkerton. Loved by his grandfather Horst (Sylvia) Mann of Hanover. He will be remembered by his uncle Andreas “Putz”(Laura) Mann and their children Owen and Riley as well as his aunt Crystal Leroux and her daughter Taylor all of Hanover. Dale will be fondly remembered by both the Leroux and Mann extended family as well as Natalie’s family.  Predeceased by his grandparents Bill and Alice Leroux, Frances Mann as well as his uncle Randy Leroux.

Dale was a fun loving guy. He attended Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton where he would meet Natalie and graduate with the Red Seal Award in Metal Working. He loved to be active and from the age of 6 and learning to skate, it became apparent immediately that he would be a natural. Dale had a long and memorable career playing with Hanover Minor Hockey. Throughout the years, he made countless friends and admired his coaches. In recent years Dale expanded his hobbies to include golf, collecting hockey cards and fishing, which took him on many memorable trips with his friends.  His countless adventures with his Brotherhood of friends will be cherished and they will all hold special moments with Dale in their hearts forever. Dale was an employee of KDG Plumbing, where he was in his final year of his Apprenticeship. He was proud of his chosen career, the skills he had learned, and throughly enjoyed what he did and all his co-workers. He had a kindness that not only his family and friends saw, but his animals as well. He turned to a marshmallow when it came to his cats: Missy, Ninja and Will. They often came and purred with him and will miss his gentle cuddles.

Family and friends are invited to visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 5-8pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 130 – Hanover on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11 am. All are invited. Casual dress is encouraged and feel free to wear your favourite jersey to honour his love of hockey. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations to Wes for Youth (https://wesforyouthonline.ca/), Canadian Mental Health Association – Grey Bruce (https://greybruce.cmha.ca/)  or to Saugeen Valley Minor Hockey (aka Hanover Minor Hockey) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made by visiting www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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Public Condolences

Dearest Monika, Calvin and Kaylah,
My deepest sympathy as you navigate the loss of Dale. I will always remember him as an energetic and kind-hearted soul with a magnetic personality. I had hoped to attend the visitation in person to offer support however, weather did not allow that. Sending love and strength. Treasure the fond memories.
Mrs. Margie Wathke

- Margie Wathke
January 14, 2024

Our deepest condolences to Monika and Calvin and family. Dale was such a wonderful shining light. Remembering him running and playing with our daughter Amber and the other kids at Hanover Heights. Dale was a sweet soul and a great friend to so many people. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten

Lots of Love from the Russo Family

- Vanessa Russo
January 13, 2024

I knew Dale as a personable, funny, social, charming young man at Sacred Heart High School. I will never forget his easy smile, laugh or his great sense of humour. I pray that a loving community will care for & bring comfort to Dale's loved ones. My deepest sympathies to Dale's family and to all who knew & loved him.

- Cathy Muegge
January 12, 2024

We want to offer your family, our thoughts of comfort during this sorrowful time. We hope you treasure the memories you have, and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kelly Sue , Daniel, Jacob and Joshua Fetherston

- Daniel & Kelly Sue Fetherston
January 12, 2024

Calvin - my sincere sympathy on the passing of Dale. May your memories bring you comfort during an incredibly difficult time.

- Nadine Schwandt
January 12, 2024

We are thinking about you all and send our deepest sympathies!

- Heather, Ian and Tessa Sizer
January 12, 2024

Monika and family - my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss of Dale. I know how proud you were of him! May you cherish and find comfort in your memories. Thinking of you at this time.

- Suzanne White
January 12, 2024

We are sadden to hear about Dale…We send our condolences to his family and to All of the Hanover Hawks family…He always made Devin feel welcomed to the team…it was only one year but the whole team welcomed him (even tho they have been rivals most of the time)Dale was an extremely friendly young man who made an impact…may he soar high…one more time for Dale …GO HAWKS GO!..Sending love..strength and prayers to the family

- LeeAnn Walker & Devin Scarr
January 12, 2024

Kaylah, Monika and Calvin. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you and all of your families. Please accept my condolences for the sudden loss of Dale.
Shelley Bird

- Shelley Bird
January 12, 2024

I am devastated to hear of Dale's passing. My sincere sympathies and condolences to the Mann and Leroux families on having to bear such shocking and difficult news. He was a great kid, and I will always have fond memories of times spent with him.

- Fron Reilly
January 12, 2024

Monica and Calvin. My heart breaks for you and your family. My husband and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourselves and lean on family and friends for support when you need it.

- Tracey McMeeken
January 11, 2024

Saddened to hear of your great loss Calvin, Monika and Kayla

- Darlene Doherty
January 11, 2024

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Leroux family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

- John & Cheryl Grant
January 11, 2024

Monika, Calvin and Kaylah:
Our hearts are broken for you. We have some of the best memories with our family and yours when the kids were younger. We wish there was something we could actually say or do to take your pain away. Hopefully the love and memories of such a wonderful young man will help carry you to peace someday.
Thinking of you: Michelle, Les, Dante & Sierra Bergeron

- Michelle Bergeron
January 11, 2024

Deepest condolences to all those who loved Dale, especially to his loving mother, Monika who spoke so highly of her son. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

- Sarah Simpson
January 10, 2024

So very sorry for the loss of your Boy, sending love and prayers to all.

- Shirley Brown- Maksymuk
January 10, 2024

Our deepest sympathy at this time.

- John and Susan Kunsenhauser
January 10, 2024

Monica, Calvin and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Dale. Our thoughts are with you all at this time of loss. Cherish all your memories together. RIP Dale.
Pete & Cathy Spitzig

- Pete & Cathy Spitzig
January 9, 2024

Monica, Kaylah and Calvin we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help sustain at this extremely difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.

- Steve and Kim Lantz
January 9, 2024

Monika and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences at this tragic time.
May happy memories of Dale give you strength!

January 9, 2024

Sending my deepest condolences to Monika, Calvin, Kaylah, Natalie and all of Dale's loved ones. I am so very sorry for this incredible loss. Dale was an immensely supportive, loving friend and always knew how to make people smile. He will be greatly missed by so many. I am thinking of you all at this time, and sending prayers and strength to your family. May he rest in the sweetest peace.

- Shantal Stade
January 9, 2024

Monika, Kaylah and Calvin: I am so saddened to hear the news of Dale's passing. My thoughts are with you, cherish all your memories.

- Marilyn Paterson
January 9, 2024

Sincere condolences to Calvin , Monika and families. Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss....

- Brent & Margaret Wootton
January 8, 2024

I'm extremely sorry for your loss

- Catarina Clifford
January 8, 2024

Sending my deepest condolences to Monika, Calvin, Kaylah, Natalie and all of Dale's loved ones. I am so very sorry for this incredible loss. Dale was an immensely supportive, loving friend and always knew how to make people smile. He will be greatly missed by so many. I am thinking of you all at this time, and sending prayers and strength to your family. May he rest in the sweetest peace.

- Shantal Stade
January 8, 2024

Thinking of all of you at this time and I am so sorry for your loss.

- Muriel Holmes MacDonald
January 8, 2024

Love you brother rest easy💗💗

- Brenden Hinds
January 8, 2024

Our deepest sympathy to Monika and Calvin and family. May you find strength in your memories and knowing he is in God's hands.

- Jean and Gerald Horst
January 8, 2024

Our family is very saddened to hear of Dale's passing. Our sincere condolences to Monika, Calvin and Kaylah. Dale will always be in our hearts and prayers. Never forgotten 🏒🥅

- Kevin & Tracey Hammell
January 8, 2024

My condolences. I went to trade school with Dale, he was loved by everyone and was always there to lend a helping hand.

- Dominic Fernandes
January 8, 2024

Monika and family. We are so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences from the Conaway family.

- Chad William Conaway
January 8, 2024

My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. Such a sad time. Lots of memories of Dale through Hanover Minor Hockey.

- Kevin Chittick
January 8, 2024

My deep felt condolences to the entire family. 🙏 may you find strength in the wonderful memories

- Jamie Andrews
January 8, 2024

I was not super close with Dale but I do remember you guys coming up to the cottage and remember Dale throughout school. My deepest condolences to your family🤍

- Samantha Fischer
January 8, 2024

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family in the tragic loss of Dale.
Steve enjoyed working with him at KDG.
Thinking of you at this most difficult time!
JoAnn and Steve Grubb

- Steve and JoAnn Grubb
January 8, 2024

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Dales family and friends. I am so sorry for your tragic loss.

- Brad Taylor
January 8, 2024

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.

- Lisa Davis
January 8, 2024

My heart breaks for you!". Please know I am thinking of you and always here if you need anything!

- Elaine Johnson
January 8, 2024

Sorry to hear about Dale . He will be missed . RIP Dale . Sending thoughts and prayers to the family

- Sharon Hinds
January 8, 2024

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Dale's passing. Hoping fond memories and time will help to ease your pain. Our love and prayers are with you.

- Catherine & Grant Frook
January 8, 2024

It's with a broken heart that we learned of Dale's sudden passing. One never knows what the next day will bring us. Dale spent Christmas Eve day with our whole family were he enjoyed a great meal, which Dale loved, and playing “spoons” with all of Nat's cousins.
I remember my last conversation with Dale discussing his work and when his next apprenticeship course would be, next September
Our prayers and thoughts are with Dale's family as they carry this heavy cross. GOD BLESS YOU Dale.

- Mike & Agnes Hallahan
January 8, 2024

Please accept my condolences....
So very sorry for your loss.
Doug Cameron

- Doug Cameron
January 8, 2024

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dale. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time and in the day's ahead.

He left a legacy that will always be remembered by his hockey family.

- Steve and Dawn Fitzsimmons
January 8, 2024

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dale. Jaron and I remember him fondly playing hockey with Trent and all of those hockey weekends away with kids and parents. Please know we are thinking of you in this difficult time.

- Krista and Jaron Kerr
January 8, 2024

I am so very sad about your unbelievable loss, too young and I know this has changed your life forever. All my condolences now and always. My thoughts will always be with you.

- Tammy Walters
January 8, 2024

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