It is with sadness that I announce the death of my younger brother, Matthew David Leroux. Matthew had recently celebrated his 39th birthday, surrounded by our loving mother Arlene Leroux and his true love Sandy Rawlinson. Matty had no biological children but loved Sandy’s son Ethan as much as anyone ever could.
Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents Ken and Joyce Hewitt and his father Claude Leroux.
Our oldest brother Craig Leroux (Tammy) and I Melanie Aube (Patrick) will always remember how our dad nicknamed Matthew “Lou Lou”. This was a true term of endearment. Matthew was born on July 25, 1979 in Edmonton, growing up in the amazing community of Keegano Co-op. Those of us who lived in Keegano when Matthew was a young boy will never forget his huge smile and mischievous nature.
Agonizingly, Matthew suffered many years of substance abuse; this eventually transformed into a serious mental health issue. Matthew took his own life in August, 2018.
We ask you to join us to Celebrate his Life on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the Keegano Community Hall, # 19 Keegano NW, Edmonton from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to CASA services,
406, 10011 – 109 Street NW
They help support Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health.