In Loving Memory Of
Cpt. Rheal Leger
1965 - 2023

Ray had a lifelong love affair with sunshine, boating and family and if you were on the Richibuctou River you would have seen him on a pontoon with Carol, his soulmate. Their magical romance was one for the books as they were inseparable. He was quick to propose as they both wanted nothing more than to build a life together where they made blended families look easy. They were keen to take on ambitious building projects together, and still made time for creating family memories poolside, adventuring in their RV, travelling south or simply relaxing together at home.

Rheal’s love for his 4 children was unshakable. His son Randy was the spitting image of his father, and no matter what Rheal was doing he was always present for “his girls”; Shanel, Jazna, Mira. As a dad, he couldn’t promote it enough, his desire for his children to be independent and to persevere towards their goals.

Rheal was a visionary who was action oriented at his core, a rebel, a loyal friend, an exceptional father and a dedicated partner. He lived his life to the fullest every day. Ray’s work life was one of service and dedication to his passion for firefighting and caring for others. He was a captain with the Dieppe Fire Department where he served his community as a Firefighter for 39 years and positively impacted many people through his work. He saw his crew as his extended family.

Rheal was not afraid of hard work. His sense of adventure was insatiable. As much as he loved to explore new travel destinations, good restaurants and fine wines, he also learned to have an appreciation for the simpler things.

Raised in Dieppe, his siblings (Luc, Charles, Paulette and Linda) have countless stories of ways he helped them, along with his beloved in-laws (Adrien and Emma Doiron) whose bond was immeasurable.

In honor of Cpt. Rheal Leger, following the Line of Duty Death Protocol from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, a ceremony will be held from CCNB Campus, 505 Rue du College, Dieppe, NB, on Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something nice for somebody else unexpectedly, and without explanation.

Rheal left many valuable lessons during his 57 years and the ones that stand out most are for people to face their fears head on; work hard and play hard and family first as his recipe for a full meaningful life.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901.

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  1. Our most sincere condolences to his family. So sorry for your loss, Linda (Rodney). ❤️

  2. You will be missed,, always be part of the Cormier family,,, always be in our memories,, we will always look over your precious children,, thanks for the friendship,, may you rest in peace

  3. My deepest Sympathy to all family and working collegues and all his friend from the guys of City of Dieppe Public Works

  4. My sincere condolences to his wife and extended family.
    I worked with Rheal for 30 years at the fire department. He was a great guy and he will be missed 💜

  5. Repose en paix Rheal. Tu es un ami et un pompier extraordinaire. Rheal etait Rheal et tu pouvais pas rester fâcher contre lui. Il donnait des bons hugs. Merci pour ton service.

  6. Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Rheal you will be missed

  7. Nos sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Repose en paix Rheal 🙏

  8. Nos sincères condoléances à Carol, famille et amis. Nos pensées et nos prières 🙏 sont avec vous. RIP Rheal 😘
    Pat Gauthier et Gaëtane Hachey

  9. My heart goes out to Rheal’s family and friends. Until we meet again. Repose en paix ❤️

  10. Our sincere deepest condolences to all the family. Rest in peace Rheal and Watch over our girls 🙏♥️

  11. My husband, Rodney met Ray when he was working on his place in Thompson road, when he was working with Doug. He talked about Ray often. Very nice man. We would wave to him on his boat just this past summer. Wonderful man. Sorry for your loss.

  12. Très attristée par la perte de votre cher papa Shanel et Jazna…mon coeur est avec vous deux. Mes sympathies à toute la famille, reposes en paix Rhéal…🙏❤️

  13. Mes sincères condoléances à Jazna, à Shanel et à toute la famille. Je pense à vous.

  14. Our deepest condolences to Carol, his children and family. May he rest in peace

  15. Shanel et Jazna nos sincères condoléances à vous deux on vous envoie force et courage vous êtes dans nos prières
    On vous aimes
    Papa Clermont et Mamie Doris

  16. Nos plus sincères sympathies à vous tous. Nos pensées & prières sont avec vous durant ce moment difficile, repose en paix Rhéal.

  17. Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Rheal. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous tous.

  18. My deepest sympathies to Carol, his kids, family and close friends, as well as to his firefighter family of collegues. 🙁

  19. My deepest sympathies Carole & to all the family. So lucky to have the opportunities to meet him on different occasions. Big lost for all who knew him 💔

  20. Our deepest condolences to Carol and his children. We have known Rheal since childhood and he was a unique individual full of life and adventure. May He Rest In Peace and look over those he held near and dear to his heart!

  21. R.I.P Captain. We send our deepest condolences to your wife Carole and family.

  22. Nos sincères condoléances à sa famille et sa famille de travail. Repose en paix Rheal.

    Our condolences to his family and work family. RIP Rheal.

  23. Dear Carol
    Thinking of you and family during this difficult time. Losing a love one is never easy.
    Love aunty Vi,Fred,Ricky,Gary and Noah

  24. Mes plus sincères sympathies à Carol et à toute sa famille. Mes pensées & prières sont avec vous durant ce moment difficile. Je pense à vous.

  25. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you Carol and all of Rhéal’s family. You are in my thoughts and I am sending your love and strength through this difficult time.

  26. Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Rheal you will be missed.

  27. Mes plus sincères condoléances Carole et famille pour votre perte. Je pense fort à vous.

  28. Carol and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. My family and I are keeping you in our thoughts at this difficult time. Take care,

  29. Mes plus sincères sympathies à vous Carole et Mira, et toute la famille. Je pense à vous. ❤️

  30. Carol, je t’offre mes sincères condoléances ainsi qu’à ta famille. Tu es dans mes pensées.

  31. Nos plus sinceres sympathies a toute la famille. On vous garde dans nos pensees et nos prieres.

  32. Sending our Sympathy, Love and Prayers to you all. Remembering all the good times spent with Rheal. Such a Happy Go lucky Guy. RIP My Friend. We Love you all. God Bless

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