Guest Book for Reverend Leo J. Wimett

Provided by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

Posted by: Peggi & Dick Lane
Wed October 17, 2012
Father married us 29 years ago. He was a lovely man. So sorry to hear about his passing.

Posted by: Maureen Dourney
Wed October 17, 2012
The sudden passing of Father Wimett has shocked all of us fortunate enough to have known and loved him.  He was a spiritual leader who will be sorely missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known him.  He was such a giving, caring person.  The children would beam as he shook their hand, touched their head as he left church at the end of Mass.  Just being near him made you feel loved and cared for and about.  We have lost a very special man, but he will always be near us.  Sincere sympathy to his family members.

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us.  They live on in the kindness they have shared, and the love they brought into our lives.  Father Wimett has truly made this world a better place.  May he continue to watch over all of us from Heaven.

Posted by: Jim & Rose Boehlert
Thu October 18, 2012
Condolence and regrets the passing of Fr. Wimett.  Jim & Rose Boehlert, Vestal & Sylvan Beach, NY.

Posted by: Bill & Sue Beal
Thu October 18, 2012
I too treasured Fr. Wimett''s homiles and masses.  We lived in Sylvan Beach a while and moved but still had all 5 of our children baptized by Fr. Wimett.  He will be missed and our prayers go out to him and his family.

Posted by: Joe & Dianne Agne
Thu October 18, 2012
Joe and i loved Father Wimett and was always there for us and many other people.He will be so missed by us and so many others,and we will never forget all is kindness he showed us over all the  years. Condolences to all his family. Gone but will never be forgotten!
                   Love Dianne & Joe

Posted by: Chris & Martha Murphy
Thu October 18, 2012
We only knew Father Wimett for a short 12 years,but we will remember him always. A truly good man....
Chris and Martha Murphy

Posted by: MaryEllen Dixon
Thu October 18, 2012
You married my siblings, you baptized my son, you delivered the most beautiful eulogy at my Mom's funeral.  Your sermons were always well delivered and loved the opening jokes.  You enjoyed your life and calling, loved that you lived life to the fullest.  In gratitude and respect that you thought enough of your flock to continue to serve the parish of St John's in light of the decision to close it upon your retirement, you never abandoned them.  May you continue to watch over them and welcome them home when their time has come. Give Mom a hug from us!  Love and Blessings are yours now and forever.

MaryEllen Dixon & sons

Posted by: Bill and Connie Elliott
Thu October 18, 2012
This poem by Ron Tranmer says it all.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to loose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

You will forever be in our hearts.  Bill, Connie & Aunt Bea

Posted by: Tim & Colleen Moylan Family
Fri October 19, 2012
Father Leo and Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Bob and Karen Buckland
Sat October 20, 2012
Father Leo was not only our priest and pastor for 26 years, but also a dear friend. He presided at many of the religious events in the lives of our sons, and I will never forget how he surprised my family by concelebrating at the funeral Mass of my father in Liverpool many years ago.  That was just a small part of the wonderful  person he was. Although our sons are now grown and living elsewhere, and we have moved away too,  we will always cherish our time spent with Father Leo.  He lives on in so many beautiful memories.

Posted by: Historical Association of Vienna, Judith Hoener Secretary
Wed October 24, 2012
We have lost another pillar in our community.  Father Leo Wimett, the peoples'' priest.  A spiritual leader to all who knew him.  His warmth and love knew no boundaries.  Forever in our hearts.  Prayers and sympathy to his family.

Judith Hoener

Posted by: Don and Kathy Jacuk
Mon November 05, 2012
In 1972, Father Wimett baptized our daughter and six months later helped us bury her. Although I have not seen him since that awful day I have always remembered his kindness and gentle compassion. I'm sure that God has asked this special child to help lead Father to his eternal reward.

Posted by: Cecil Congleton
Thu November 08, 2012
I just found out today that I have lost the man who brought me into the Catholic Church.  I will really miss him very. very much..  Him an Eilean McCann started my Catholic Life.  I am a convert to the Catholic faith and I remember that wonderful day at St. John of North Bay.  I can`t express enough how much I`m going to miss him.  I know he is with the Lord now and Father Wimett is smiling down on all of us.  He made the final journey home to his Heavenly Father, the place he always talked about.  Father Wilmett, I will be thinking of you everyday and thanking my Heavenly Father for sending you to me.  Bless You Father Wimett.