Wesley LeRoy (Lee)’s Obituary
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Kay (Campbell) Pike of 55 years, son Mark Pike (Lynn), daughter Lori Lee Pike (Steve Morton). Cherished grandchildren Andrew Pike, Robyn Pike and Jack Hollett. In-laws: Mac Campbell, Ann Campbell, Lucille Purchase, Joy Campbell (Iris Johnson), Gloria Sweetapple (Clarence Sweetapple), Ken Campbell and Trudy-Jo Campbell. Also leaving to mourn with special memories, Ed Hollett, Isaac Morton, Aunt Ferne and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lee was pre-deceased by his parents: Augustus Pike (1940), Dorothy (Dos) Davis Oxford (1996), Henry (Slim) Oxford (2003). Parents-in-law: Murray Campbell and Bessie Campbell. Sister-in-law Simone Campbell and brothers-in-law Harold Purchase and David Stark.
At LeRoy’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends and family may gather to show their respects to a life well lived at Country Haven Funeral Home on 167 Country Road on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Lee’s life will take place at the chapel at Country Haven Funeral Home on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 pm with Major Frank Johnson officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation in LeRoy’s name will be graciously accepted.
Lee was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first. He was an accomplished self taught musician, avid fisherman, wood carver, gardener and athlete. He loved camping, fishing fly tying and spending time working on his cabin on the lake. He was a man of many talents. He played saxophone, clarinet, guitar, banjo and had a crooner voice like no other. LeRoy was inducted in the Newfoundland Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 for being the star pitcher with the Town Aces and Corner Brook Barons, and led the team to several championships between 1952-1964. He won the most valuable player award in 1955 in an all Newfoundland junior competition against the Grand Falls Juniors. He also played Hockey with the Humber Hawks. But he was no armchair athlete. He never watched the game. He enjoyed every game he played. Lee lit up every room he ever entered with his joyous smile and pleasant demeanour. He always had a joke or a story to tell and he smiled until his last day. He will be sorely missed.
July 6 1938 – August 21 2019
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Wesley LeRoy Lee Pike..
Décès pour la Ville: Corner-Brook, Province: T-N