Calvin LeLeux, 1945 – 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Calvin LeLeux, Chairman of the board, passed peacefully on April 13th surrounded by his family and loved ones. Those who were fortunate enough to know and work with Calvin have lost a great friend and inspiring mentor, and the rest of the world has lost a great human being. The entire Swiftships family mourns this loss. We will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
Calvin was an avid golfer, outdoorsman, and excellent cook. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He loved playing poker with his Monday night poker pals and loved the companionship with Dennis, Nick, Jimmy, Dwalyn, Mike D and Mike T. He was an avid LSU, Saints, and Los Angeles Dodger fan for 50+ years. Calvin loved spending time with his family and having cook-offs with his sister-in-law Helen and brother-in-law Sonny. Calvin was a brilliant engineer and boat builder at both Sewart Seacraft and Swiftships for over 50 years and loved his coworkers and employees. His business partners, Shehraze and Khurram, were like adopted sons that he cherished like his own son. He began his career as an engineer and worked his way up to ownership through his hard work and dedication. He developed relationships around the world traveling to over 70 countries and placing marine vessels in over 50 countries. Prior to his career in shipbuilding, he was a member of the United States Air Force and worked in the space program.
Rest in Peace.
The family requests that a time of visitation be observed on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:00am until time of services at 12:00pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Berwick. Following services, Calvin will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Carmelite Monastery 1250 Carmel Dr. Lafayette, LA. 70501, St. Stephens Catholic Church, Berwick Junior High School, or Berwick High School. Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home.