Born in Dieppe, she was the daughter of the late Edouard "Ned" and Marie (Petitpas) LeBlanc.
Mrs Blanchard began her career as a teacher, worked at Assomption Place and retired from the Residence du Marais nursing home. Known for her laughter and caring heart, she always placed children first. She loved: walking, dancing, baking, the beach, Kouchibouguac, Elvis, Pepsi and chocolate.
Elianne will be sadly missed by her husband of 49 years, André "Andy" Blanchard; her two sons, Maurice Dupuis (Carole) and John Blanchard both of Moncton; her two daughters, Lynne Blanchard (Philippe Thériault) of Dieppe and Christine O’Neill (Mike) of Moncton; her brother, Guy LeBlanc (Maida) of Moncton; her three sisters, Diana Blainey (Vaughan) of Gagetown, Ida LeBlanc of Moncton and Shirlee LeBlanc of Dieppe; her five grandchildren, Natalie, Erin, Gabriel, Aisaulé, Alex; also by her in-laws, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Edouard "Sonny"; her two sisters, Thérèse and Dorice.
Visitation will be held at Passage Funeral Chapel, 625 Mountain Road (corner West Lane), Moncton on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. There will be no visitations on Friday morning. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sainte-Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus RC Church, 160 Ste-Thérèse Street, Dieppe on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11 am.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society Research Program of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of
Coopérative Funéraire Passage Funeral Co-operative
Tel: (506) 532-1050