LeRoy F. Gower

GowerSo. China-LeRoy F. Gower, Sr., 88, peacefully passed away on November 24, 2023, in his home on his own terms.

Roy was a very proud hard worker whether running his dairy farm, painting, running a trash route, or helping a neighbor. He was a strong character who believed in honesty and trustworthiness. Lessons were passed to his children by example as they worked side by side on the farm.

His hobbies included car racing, horse and oxen pulling, and snowmobiling. However, he is best remembered for his silly playfulness: making faces, pulling pranks, crawling around on the floor with children.

Roy is survived by his seven children: Charlene, David, LeRoy Jr., Brenda, Richard, Sandra, Kevin and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister Margaret Sheehy. His most immediate community also included special friends: Ben, Tonya and Samantha Reynolds.

A private burial will be held in the spring.