Paul Gregory Leroux
Paul passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the age of 64, following a long and valiant battle with Inclusion Body Myositis. Born May 26,1956 in Montreal, Quebec, Paul was the son of James J. and Muriel Leroux (Cassidy). He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Maureen and his brother Jim. He is survived by Michael, Patricia, Keith (Marian), Kevin (Arlene), Philip, and John (Josie). He is tenderly remembered and missed by Alexander Henryk Wisniowski, his loving husband of nearly 40 years, whom he legally married in 2005.
Paul worked as a French-English translator for the Federal Government in Ottawa from 1981 to 2014. In September 2012, he received the CEO award from the Translation Bureau, and in December of that same year, he received the Queen’s Diamond and Jubilee Medal.
Paul had a remarkable love and talent for writing. He was a prolific writer and translator of poetry, essays, and articles in several languages. He has had several short stories published in various anthologies.
A very special thank you to the staff at Extendicare Medex who tended to Paul through his three plus years there and especially during his last weeks.