It is with profound heartbreak that the family announces the unexpected passing of Christopher James LePera, just a few days after his 52nd birthday on Monday, March 6th, 2023. Chris is survived by his loving wife Jacynthe “Jay” (nee Gelinas) and his 3-year-old son Leo. Chris was Leo’s brightest light in his life, his hero, and his very best friend.
Born on March 2, 1971, Chris was adopted to Len LePera (Nancy) and Jean Kinsley. He and his dad were very close and could always be found together doing projects around each of their houses, with much laughter heard and maybe a little bit of arguing about how to do it the “right way”. Later in life, Chris connected with his birth mom Phyllis Harry (John) and they started a wonderful relationship. He will forever be fondly remembered by his younger brother Craig LePera (wife Renee). Chris was brother-in-law to Josée Clarke (husband Grant) and Tyler Del Bosco. Wonderful son-in-law to Juliette and Terry Del Bosco, and Michel Gelinas. His memory lives on with his nieces and nephews Zachary, Xander, Téya, Wiley, and Davis. He will also be sadly missed by his Zio’s, Zia’s, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and many friends.
Chris spent most of his career in safety at Vale and will surely be missed by his colleagues and friends. He had a real zest for life and the outdoors - you could always find him surrounded by people that he loved and that loved him so much in return. He had a passion for cooking amazing food, throwing together rib-fests, and always keeping the Italian traditions going like making homemade pasta and ensuring that anyone that came over to his place was well fed and well taken care of. A friend to many, he will always be remembered for being everyone’s first call when help was needed, whether home construction projects, automotive repairs, or just an ear for listening. Chris had many pastimes, but his two favourite things to do were riding his motorcycle/dirt bike, and listening to great music - both of which he spent with his lifelong best friend, Remi. Chris was never one to sit still and he took pride in everything he did, from blazing trails on his property, to cutting wood to add to his woodpile, to building sliding hills for his son, to spending quality time with his family and friends. Chris was the very best and he will be terribly missed by all who knew him. We take comfort that he will live on in the memories shared around the campfire, stories told at family gatherings, and by the nurturing and love he provided his son in his early years.
Friends may gather at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home (233 Larch Street, Sudbury) to celebrate Chris’ life on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm with tributes and words of remembrance at 7pm. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leo LePera Education Fund would be greatly appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
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