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CHAMPION, VISIONARY, MENTOR: GARRY LEFEBVRE

By March 29, 2016 No Comments

Garry Lefebvre golfSurrounded by family, Garry George Lefebvre passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on March 16, 2016. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather whose passion for Jesus, leadership, fatherhood and marriage defined his life.

#11 For The Green And Gold

Garry served as an elder at North Pointe, a sacred role filled by only a handful of men and women in our 99 year history.

As a former pastor said, “He wore #11 on the field but he was #1 in our hearts.”

Garry was a brother,

a mentor,

a hero,

a friend,

a two-time Grey Cup  winner,

the visionary leader of Athletes in Action and Circle Square Ranch, and

an avid golfer.Garry_Lefebvre ESksGarry_Lefebvre MTL

Authentic Manhood

He was a man’s man,

a great guy,

resilient,

fearless,

likeable, and

available.

He was the salt of the earth.

Did I mention avid golfer?

Peacemaker

Garry held strong convictions but he didn’t let them divide him from people holding contrary ones.

He brought people together.

He was a peacemaker not a pacifist.

He mesmerized our church family with his memorization of Scripture.

Garry could put a smile on your face and make you feel better even when he felt lousy.

He set the standard as the first professional athlete to give glory publicly to Jesus in celebrating a major sports achievement.

The following is an insight into Garry’s heart and a tribute to Jesus, to whom he was fully devoted.

Produced by Boe Lefebvre of 3HAUS PHOTOGRAPHICS.

Read Garry’s obituary here.


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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