LeRoy Burt Poulin of Carson, California and Monument, Colorado left us on Friday, May 30, 2008 as a result of an airplane crash in Temecula, California. He had fulfilled his life long dream of building and flying his own airplane. LeRoy was an experienced and seasoned pilot who died doing what he loved. He was born in Los Angeles on October 23, 1931 to Burt and Eliane Poulin. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Fremont High School in 1949. He was a successful businessman in the Los Angeles area where he co-owned Interface Welding, a specialty inertia welding operation. He was a loving father of five, a founder, leader, mentor, and friend to all. He is survived by his son Marshall, daughters Christine Hiday, Marsha Poulin, Valerie Poulin-Phillips, and Leanna Tally, brothers Jean, Rudy, and Gary, sister Marie Therese Duft, 5 grandchildren, and a great grandchild. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 2pm at Rice Mortuary Chapel, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of LeRoy's favorite charities.

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  1. Family, I am truly sorry to have lost my good friend leroy. He was such an inspiration to me and julie. I will always think of our remodel projects we did together. Him sharing his home with me, Making me breakfast in the morning, His jokes, Hauling lumber on top of the Mercedes. We love you leroy. Bob and Julie

  2. I first met Leroy in 1972, and had just talked to him last Tuesday, two days before the accident. I can’t believe he’s gone. He was a great boss, a mentor and a friend. He will be missed.

  3. Family Uncle Leroy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was and always will be an inspiration to our family. I will never forget his sense of humor, he always made me laugh and smile. He will not be forgotten. Amber Turner

  4. Leroy, what an amazing, fun-loving guy you were and life you lived. I can only hope to live my life to the fullest as you obviously have. I will miss you lots and skiing will not be the same without you. Much love, Nilla

  5. Family, I will always remember the good times with Leroy. His wit, his sense of humor, his scowl (in a fun way), his generosity, skiing, road trips together (Sun Valley), forcing me to ski moguls, his breakfast potatoes, his beverages (screwdrivers?) and so much more. I consider myself to be very lucky to have a friend like Leroy. Skiing will not be the same, but we€™ll always be thinking of him. I am deeply saddened by this loss and extend my heartfelt condolences to his family. John Kubota and Family

  6. We want to thank our Lord that we had the opportunity to know Leroy through the Snowfliers Ski club. We had many wonderful ski trips with Leroy and we always enjoyed being around him as he was always so gracious and fun to be with. Leroy is going to be greatly missed by us all. We will continue to pray for Leroy’s family and friends during this difficult time.

  7. I will always remember LeRoy Poulin as one of the kindest and nicest individuals I have ever worked with since 1976. I will never forget the time he hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail and upon his return stopped by our offices to chat with Lee Crisell. Lee told him he looked just like “Grizzley Adams” and he really did. Even though “we” worked for LeRoy, he never wanted to interrupt or impose on anyone whenever he needed Lee’s assistance. He was a great person to work with. My deepest sympathy and prayers to LeRoy’s family,

  8. Leroy, You were such a great man, thank you for helping me with so many life lessons. You were the most naturally funny man I have ever met and I always look back on the times I worked with you at Interface and I can only smile. Thanks for making my life a better one. I will miss you more than I could ever tell. Your friend always, Love, Edward Halterman

  9. For over 71 years we knew eachother. For the last 3 years we met monthly because we were the last of the good buddies. We both had lost Ed, Dick & Van Doren in about a year. So we were wahching after each, You let me down an left with no buddyies. LeRoy I love you. You were so light hearted I pray to GOD for you. BYE

  10. Dad – It has been almost two years since the accident. I think about you multiple times during everyday and miss you so much. I wish I could bring you back. There are so many things I would like to share with you. I love you. Leanna

  11. Hi Daddy! Well – it has now been over 4 years. I still miss you like CRAZY. Many things have happened since you left us. For one, you have a new grandson… well he is 14.5 monhts old now. His name is Carson LeRoy, in honor of you. Love you Daddy.

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