LeClair, Junko June

A celebration of June’s life will be held Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, and as well as in her hometown of London, Ontario at a date and time to be determined.

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of June Junko LeClair, nee Wakabayashi, on the evening of August 25th, 2021, at the age of 70.  June fought a courageous battle with cancer over four years but lost that struggle and is now at peace.

June was born in London, Ontario, daughter of Eichi and Yukiko Wakabayashi.  She completed her degree at The University of Western Ontario in dietetics and went on to practice in London, Northern Ontario, Alberta and finally in Salmon Arm, BC.  June’s dedication to both her profession and the people with whom she worked was unwavering – she was loved by all.  Over her life, and in the many communities in which June lived, she gave of her time unconditionally to countless charities and organizations in support of her community.

June is survived by her devoted husband Rob of 48 years, her brother John and wife Peggy, brother Gary and wife Brenda, brother-in-law Jim Abe (sister Yvonne predeceased), her brother-in-law Peter and wife Margie, and her beloved nephew and nieces Sean, Sara, Amberley, Mallory, Natalie and Adrienne.  She will be missed by all.

A celebration of June’s life will be held Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, and as well as in her hometown of London, Ontario at a date and time to be determined.



  1. It with great sadness I learned that June has left us. I met June in a yoga class in Salmon Arm
    BC. Her immediate warmth, joy and humour was infectious to all and created a bringing together that few people have. My deepest of condolences to Bob, June’s family and Friends. June is a gift who I will long remember. Love and Blessings to you June.

  2. I was saddened to hear of June’s passing. She was a very special and kind person. My deepest condolences to you, Bob and to the rest of June’s family.

  3. Dear Bob,

    Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on the loss of your dear wife. We had the pleasure of knowing June as a good friend and neighbour, enjoying dinner get togethers and a glass of wine. She was a very giving person, always sharing her delicious fresh veggies from her garden. We truly will miss her smile and seeing her out enjoying her walks with her faithful friend Zoe.

    Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.
    Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow.
    With caring thoughts, your friends,

    Victor & Eleanor Caminiti
    Wayne & Lisa McClelland

  4. My deepest sympathy Bob and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    June was a wonderful , fun, thoughtful and caring person . She was a very special and dear friend, a bright light in our lives and she will forever remain among my fondest memories
    Rest in peace dear June

  5. I am very saddened to hear of June’s passing. I have great memories of my time spent working with her. She was a lot of fun to be around and was always helping someone that needed it . She was very generous with her time , talents and treasures. She was a truly wonderful person!

  6. Sending my sincere condolences to Bob and family. I am saddened to hear of June’s passing. June was a mentor to me as I began my profession as a Dietitian in Fort McMurray. She had the most giving heart and kind soul. She will not be forgotten.

  7. She was a good friend & will be missed. Such a kind heart. My condolences to her family and friends.

  8. Condolences to all Junes family at this very sad time.
    I worked with June at Shuswap Lake Hospital.
    It was lovely getting to know June. June fit in quickly with our little kitchen family and everyone who knew June loved her. Who will ever forget June’s famous pomegranate salad. June used to make it for us all the time and we weren’t the only department to enjoy her famous salad.
    June was always happy and always had a smile. You are a wonderful person June, you will truly be missed.

  9. Dear Bob,
    I am so sorry to hear of June’s passing. She always had a positive attitude about her illness and determined to beat it. She fought it to the end. She will no longer have to suffer and be at peace. My sincere condolences to you and the LeClair and June’s Wakabayashi families. May all the memories you shared with June give you strength and comfort on the days ahead.
    Shirley Takahashi

  10. Rob, and Wakabayashi Family;
    Sincerest Condolences on the passing of June.

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