People in South Grenville and across the hockey community are paying their respects to a local icon.
Leo Boivin, a Prescott resident and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, passed away on October 16th. Boivin, the namesake of the Leo Boivin Community Center on Prince Street, was 89 years old.
Community leaders have been reacting to the news of Boivin’s passing. Mayor Brett Todd, in a public Facebook post, remembers Leo as a pillar of the community. “One of Prescott’s very best,” says Todd, “who was a great friend to the entire community.”
“He was the kind of guy who loved nothing more than hanging out at the rink,” Todd continues, “watching hockey, and giving his time to the many kids who approached him. Condolences to all of Leo’s family. Thanks for sharing him with us. He will be greatly missed.”
MPP Steve Clark, the Boston Bruins, and the Hockey Hall of Fame have all also issued statements mourning Boivin, who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League and participated in three Stanley Cup finals. Boivin’s family has asked for privacy in the wake of his passing.