Désiré LeBlanc, 88, of Moncton, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 following a lengthy illness.
Born in Cocagne, Kent County, NB, he was the son of the late Philippe and the Marie (née: Léger) LeBlanc.
Mr. LeBlanc was a WWII veteran and a retired employee of the Évangéline newspaper and the Imprimerie acadienne, where he worked for more than 35 years. He played an active role in the parish of St-Louis-de-France, first as director of the church choir, then as a committed member of the parish commitee. He was also a member of the Club d’Age d’Or de Dieppe.
He is survived by one son, Louis-Philippe with whom he resided; three daughters: Pauline (Rhéal Bourgeois) and Cécile (Peter) Willis of Moncton and Monique (Donald) LeBlanc of Fredericton; four grandchildren: Matthieu, Jean-Marc, Lise and Nadine; four great grandchildren: David, Megan, Emily and Mia; three sisters: Élise of Moncton, Jeanne (late Aldéric) Gautreau of Shediac and Lorraine (late Léandre) Goguen of Cocagne and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rita Cormier in 1983; three brothers: Hector, Joseph and Ovila and two sisters: Régina and Émilia.
Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, 857-1901, on Friday, February 10th, 2006 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm and also on Saturday from 9 am until time of departure. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint-Louis-de-France Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 10 am.
Interment in Saint-Pierre Parish Cemetery, Cocagne, NB in the spring.
Donations to the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital “oncology ” would be appreciated by the family.