In Memoriam: Leo Cheverie (1963-2023)
In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the Island arts community bids farewell to one of its most cherished advocates, Leo Cheverie. This sad news has sent shockwaves throughout the community, leaving many in mourning. Leo, who also had a notable career in politics, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be remembered.
A Beloved Figure in Island Arts
Leo Cheverie, a member of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island, was a beloved figure in the Island arts community. His passion for the arts and unwavering commitment to social justice made him a cherished supporter. Leo’s warm rapport with the community endeared him to many, and his sudden departure has left a void that will be hard to fill. The outpouring of heartfelt messages and tributes on social media is a testament to the profound impact he had on those around him.
A Life Dedicated to Education
Leo Cheverie’s connection to education was deeply ingrained. He worked at the University of Prince Edward Island library, where he had also earned his degree. His commitment to the institution spanned his entire life, leaving behind a lasting legacy. Leo’s passing was officially announced on social media by Michelle Neill, the leader of the New Democratic Party of PEI. This announcement marked the beginning of a collective grieving process for those who admired and respected him. Condolence messages have been pouring in for his grieving family.
A Heartfelt Tribute
One of Leo’s close friends took to Facebook to express their sorrow, saying, “So sorry to see this, this is the biggest heartbreaking news of this time. We just met Leo for the first time this year. He was such a beautiful soul.” This heartfelt message captures the profound impact Leo had on those lucky enough to have known him.
A Courageous Battle
Leo Cheverie’s passing comes after a valiant battle with colorectal cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2022. For the past year, he faced this formidable adversary with resilience and determination. His untimely departure at the age of 60 leaves behind a sense of loss that will be felt deeply by all who knew him. May his soul rest in peace.
the Island arts community has lost not only a supporter but also a friend and advocate who dedicated his life to the betterment of the arts and social justice. Leo Cheverie’s legacy will continue to inspire and serve as a reminder of the positive impact one person can have on their community. His memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those he touched, and his contributions will not be forgotten.