Tina L. LeClair, 57, of 31 Willow Way, Apt. 40, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born in Saranac Lake on June 3, 1956, she was the daughter of Kendall and Elliody (Shene) Bickford. Tina was previously married to David LeClair who predeceased her in 1999.
Tina had been employed by Citizen Advocates in Saranac Lake for the past two years. Prior to that she had been employed at various area businesses including Adirondack Bank in Lake Placid, Big D, Stewart's and Grand Union for 20 years. Tina was a member of the Veteran Memorial Association Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her mother Elliody Bickford of Saranac Lake; her longtime love of her life and best friend Christopher Bourgeois of Saranac Lake; her son Tye LeClair and his wife Tiffany of Yorktown, Va.; her son Mark LeClair of St. Louis, Mo.; her daughter Kristeen Colby and her husband Jason of Saranac Lake; her daughter Casie LeClair of Saranac Lake; her step-son Jason Bourgeois and his wife Meehan; her brother Wendall Bickford and his wife Kimberly of Rainbow Lake; her brother Warren Bickford of Vermontville; her sister Dawn Rowell and her husband Dave of Gainesville, Fla.; her sister Vicky Powell and her husband Joey of Freeman, Va.; her brother-in-law Timmer Bourgeois and his wife Kay of Winooski, Vt.; her 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Kendall Bickford in 2011.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake, with a service/time of remembrance led by her sister Dawn Rowell at 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place at noon Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Union Cemetery in Vermontville.
As per prior request by Tina, in lieu of sending flowers, please send contributions to High Peaks Hospice or donate funds towards someone in need in care of the funeral home.
Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.