Bouctouche, NB – Elias Collette, 85, passed away peacefully at Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Kent, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, May 12, 2016, after a brief illness.
Born in Ste-Marie-de-Kent, NB, he was the son of the late Thaddée and Béatrice (Cormier) Collette.
Elias will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Georgina; his four daughters, Denise Leger (Charles) of Grande-Digue, Bernadine Cormier (Jules) of Ste-Marie, Monique Després (Vincent) and Jocelyne Collette both of Bouctouche; his brother, Émile Collette of St-Antoine; his two sisters, Zella LeBlanc (late Patrick) of Bouctouche and Mai Bourque (Ronald) of Shediac; his seven grandchildren, Mathieu, Isabelle, Michel, Marc-André, Sylvie, Vanessa and Jessica; his great grandson, Noah; also by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Lionel, Philippe, Alyre and Alban; three sisters, Jeanne, Élise and Madeleine.
Visitations will be held at Passage in Shediac Bridge on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.There will be no visitation on Wednesday morning. Funeral mass will be held at the St. Jean Baptiste RC Church in Bouctouche on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11 am.
Donations to the Chu Dumont Foundation (Oncology) or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Special thanks to Dr. Eric Martin, to Extra-Mural Monica Gaudet and to his special niece Pierrette Cormier.
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
3754, Route 134
Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3
Tel: (506) 532-1050