In Loving Memory Of
Gilles J. LeBlanc
1952 ~ 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gilles J. LeBlanc, 72, on Sunday, May 19th, 2024, at the Faubourg du Mascaret in Moncton.

Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Oswald and the late Cecile LeBlanc (Lebel).

Gilles will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Bernice LeBlanc; his son, Jean-Marc LeBlanc, and his family, Jennifer Williams and Alexis Williams, of Moncton; his brother, Jacques (Marise) LeBlanc, of Moncton; his nieces and nephews : Mathieu, Mélanie, Nicholas; as well as his wife’s family: brother-in-law, Alonzo (Yolande) Boucher of Shediac, and their children, Charline and Serge; sister-in-law, Monique (late Claude) Boucher of Dieppe and their children, Christian and Martin.

Gilles was a beloved father and husband. He had a long teaching career at the Sugarloaf High School in Campbellton and enjoyed his time as a substitute teacher at l’Odyssée during his retirement. History was his favorite subject. He also enjoyed doing theater with his students. Gilles was a big fan of Star Trek and the Toronto Blue Jays. He loved music and playing fantasy baseball.

Visitations will be held at Passage (625 Mountain Road, Moncton) on Monday, May 27th, 2024, from 1:30pm until 3:30pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 3:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gilles can be made to a charity of your choice.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:
www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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55 comments

  1. There are so many people who will remember Gilles and his wonderful spirit ! We loved him dearly , and so did our boys when growing up . Students thought so very highly of him . Much love to Jean Marc and all the family . Ora and Andy

  2. Our deepest condolences to you and your family
    Sincerely
    Andre ,and Eleanor

  3. Our deepest condolences to Bernice, Jean -Marc and all of the family on the passing of their dear love one, Gilles. Treasure all the precious memories you so fondly made! Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts during this very difficult time. Big hugs to all 🫂🫂

  4. Rest in Peace,Good Buddy..It was a Privelege working with you for so many years.

  5. My deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of classes at SSHS with M. LeBlanc. He was such an enthusiastic and engaging teacher. I remember coming home most days after World History eager to share the cool things I’d learned that day!
    Sincerely,
    Heather

  6. One of my favorite teachers. One of my heros. You inspired me along with many others. So truly grateful

  7. Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille . I share your grief 🌹 rest in peace mon cousin .

  8. My deepest condolences to the family. Mr Leblanc will be remembered very fondly by many students. He was a great teacher with an enormous amount of patience. He was one of my teachers at SSHS and my sons had him as a substitute at L’Odyssée.

  9. I remember him well during the early 90’s at SSHS- such a great teacher and mentor. So much fun during the variety shows that he loved immensely. Rest in peace good man- you’ll be missed.

  10. My deepest sympathies to your family. I had the pleasure of teaching with Gilles at Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton. While teaching Theatre Arts I learned so much from Gilles , as he had a great passion directing and producing many plays with his students in French Immersion. His guidance and support was always offered and I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing.

  11. My Deepest Condolences to you Bernice and to your Family..,,
    Thelma Martin

  12. When I stepped into Gilles’ class as a student intern, his way of teaching confirmed to me that I was definitely in the right place. Our passion for history, story telling, and music from the 70s just made us connect. I still teach out of his room, and continue to share my love for history and geography because he showed me how to do it with such ease. Because of him, I could be me. Merci Gilles, t’étais pas mal cool mon ami.

  13. My sincere condolences and sympathies to all the family. Mr Leblanc was my grade 9 French teacher at sugarloaf senior high school. Rest in peace Mr. Leblanc

  14. Lots of great memories from my time teaching with Gilles at SSHS. Will always remember his great spirit, love of fantasy baseball and music on vinyl. Rest easy my friend

  15. So sorry to hear of Gille’s passing, Bernice . Extending my condolences to you and all members of your families.

  16. Condolences to his family. Mr. Leblanc was a formative influence to my love of learning, especially when it came to worldly matters and my love of countries. He truly shaped who I am, and I will remember him fondly.

  17. Sending my condolences. Mr. LeBlanc was such an enthusiastic and amazing teacher. The way he taught and engaged his students is memorable. His World Issues class was the most interesting course at SSHS not only because of the material but mostly because of his passion & enthusiasm for what he was teaching. I definitely appreciated how laid back he was too. A legend.

  18. Our deepest sympathy to Bernice, Jean Mark and family! Both our children spoke so highly of Mr. LeBlanc . He definitely was a favourite high school teacher of theirs ! RIP

  19. My deepest sympathy.
    Mr. LeBlanc was a passionate teacher. I have such fond memories of the theatre productions he lead with our class at Sugarloaf Senior High, and his love of music. He had a wonderful gift – engaging everyone to learn and contribute. I have shared with my children on so many occasions how fortunate I was to have him as my teacher growing up in Campbellton. May you rest in peace Mr. LeBlanc.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Beth Tingley

  20. So sorry to hear of Mr. LeBlancs passing. He certainly made a lasting impression with his many students. He made learning interesting while teaching life lessons along the way! He will be missed!

  21. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.. I’m deeply saddened by this news.
    Mr. LeBlanc was one of my favourite teachers at SSHS. I remember our class bought him an earth globe as a gift.
    May he rest in peace.

  22. Our sincere condolences to Bernice and Jean-Marc. I have nothing but admiration for Gilles and his love of history and world issues, and his want to teach others about his passions.

  23. Rest in peace. One of the greatest teachers I have ever known. A great man. I used to love spending lunch hour talking history, music or conspiracies with him. I can honestly say he helped shape me into the person I am today. He will be missed.

  24. I was saddened to read the news that “Mr LeBlanc” had died. He was my French teacher at Sugarloaf Senior High, and one of my favourite teachers. I learned most of my French language skills from him, and that is no exaggeration. I send my sympathy and condolences to his family. Sincerely,

  25. Mes sincères condoléances pour votre perte.

    M. Leblanc était un excellent professeur. Il aimait le théâtre et a aidé de nombreux étudiants à faire leurs débuts sur scène. Moi y compris.

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  26. I extend my sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. LeBlanc was an outstanding educator who impacted many lives, including mine. His enthusiasm for teaching and innovative approaches, whether in French drama or Science Humaine classes, made a lasting impression on all of his students. His dedication to making learning meaningful and enjoyable, especially through his classes where he got us to act out the United Nations, remains a testament to his passion. May his legacy continue to inspire and guide those fortunate enough to have known him. My heartfelt sympathies to you and everyone who had the privilege of knowing such an exceptional educator.

  27. Mr. Leblanc was the best, he was such an innovative teacher. His intense and hilarious story telling, and deep knowledge of the world really engaged so many students. He was so well respected, and will be missed.

  28. Deepest condolences to the family.
    World Issues is still my favourite class I’ve taken, thanks to Mr Leblanc’s passion and teaching style. He found a way to bring us all out of our shells and participate, learn, and have fun doing so. I still often reflect on what I learned in his class, now almost 20 years later! He was one of a kind.

  29. I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. LeBlancs passing. He was an excellent and engaging French teacher and he also dedicated a lot of time to assisting students with the annual Variety Show, something we looked forward to every spring. I have fond memories of producing skits for French class with my friends, and some of us still re-enact the sillier bits well over 30 years later.

    Je peux même encore me débrouiller en français grâce à M. Leblanc et je me souviendrai de lui.

    My condolences to his family and friends. He will be remembered fondly.

    Sincerely,
    Margot Ferguson

  30. Mr. LeBlanc was one of my best teachers. He was funny, engaging, kind and encouraging, even when correcting us. My favourite memory of him is walking into his classroom and having him say to me, “Katie, your speaking is excellent, but your writing is the pits”. A very fair and true assessment.
    I still have my copy of Un Simple Soldat and cannot pass through Kamouraska without thinking of him. He made an indelible mark on a great number of the students he taught, me included. My sincerest sympathies to his family. He will remain in my heart and memory forever.

  31. So sorry to hear of his passing. A great teacher. He had his own style and so much energy, you couldn’t help but be engaged when he spoke, no matter the topic. Repose en Paix Mr. LeBlanc.

  32. My sincere condolences to Bernice and the family. Terry and Gilles taught together for many years at SSHS. My brother -in -law, Danny also spoke very highly of you both from his days at St Augustine River, NFLD/ Labrador in the 70’s. He was a good friend and colleague. May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing.
    Shirley Duguay

  33. So many great memories at SSHS with M. Leblanc, including a mock UN and the French plays and variety shows. A wonderful teacher who cared so much about his students.

  34. My sincere condolences to the LeBlanc family. Such very sad news. I was a student of his in Campbellton,N.B. His intelligence, patience, sence of humour will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Mr. LeBlanc.

  35. It was always a fun day when M. Gill did substitution at L’école L’Odysée.

  36. Mes sincere condoleances Bernice et a ta famille. Gilles ne sera Jamais oublie. Gilles was a creative and innovative teacher always engaging his students in their learning. It was a pleasure for me over the years to work with him in creating and constructing the stage settings for his grade 12 immersion theatrical presentations. Together we created memories that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Gilles.

  37. Mes sinceres condoleances Bernice et ta famille. Gilles ne sera jamais oublie. Gilles was a creative and innovative teacher always engaging his students in their learning. It was a pleasure for me over the years to work with him in creating and constructing the stage settings for his grade 12 immersion theatrical presentations. Together we created memories that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Gilles.

  38. I have thought of Mr. Leblanc fondly over the years as one of my favorite teachers. His storytelling drew us all in. Sharing his passions, and sense of humor with his students encouraged us all to participate. I have many fond memories of his classes and the fun he brought to our Improvs, French plays and variety shows.

  39. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of M. Gilles Leblanc. He was an empathetic and enthusiastic man, and it came through in his teaching. I had the honour of having him as a teacher at SSHS. His unique approach to teaching history made everything memorable, and I still recall his catch phrases from those days.

    Every chance he got, he would tell me stories of my grandfather’s electronics store, having bought his very first VCR there and rented so many films.

    Leblanc family, I hope you take solace that Gilles’s memory will live on in the countless lives he touched over the years. May he rest in peace.

  40. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all family members ..
    May he rest in peace !🕊️🤍
    Luc (cousin) & wife Francine

  41. Chère Bernice,
    Je viens de lire le décès de Gilles et cela nous a donné un coup puisque j’avais parlé de toi et de Gilles la semaine dernière. Nous aimions tellement Gilles avec sa joie de vivre, son éclat de rire si particulier et son humour noir. Mais quel bon vivant!
    On ne vous oublie pas,
    Marie et Jean-Marc

  42. A good friend and fellow teacher at SSHS.We played many,many strat-o-matic baseball games over the years and I enjoyed his company at work and when we played.Monica and I extend our deepest sympathy to Gilles family.

  43. Mes plus sincères condoléances à sa famille.

    Monsieur LeBlanc was one of my favourite teachers at SSHS. He was patient, funny and had a great passion to teach. To this day I can still remember that if you slip in Greece, you’ll end up in Turkey. He was engaging in and out of the classroom, whether it be a conversation about world events or my love for the band Deep Purple.

    He will be missed and I’ll be having a “ginger ale” in his honour.

  44. Sad news indeed. Gilles was a good friend and colleague and of course our 20+ year involvement in Strat-0-Matic baseball. Our deepest sympathies Bernice.

  45. My husband and I both knew Gilles from his days teaching in Campbellton; I taught next door to him for several years until he retired. He was such a great teacher and friendly colleague. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  46. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. LeBlanc. He was my teacher at Sugarloaf Senior High School, Campbellton. He was such a kind and thoughtful man, a great teacher! He will be missed!
    Sincerely,
    Brenda Renouf

  47. I am so sorry to here of Gilles passing. He was my French immersion teacher all through high school at SSHS. Many fond memories of doing our French plays. My sympathies to his family.

  48. C’est avec le coeur lourd que j’exprime mes condoléances envers Bernice, Marc-André, la famille et amis car Gilles LeBlanc était pas seulement un enseignant formidable, il était toujours disponible, sa porte ouverte, pour aider ses étudiants – quoi que ça soit.
    Gilles’ classroom was a safe haven and I was thrilled that his passion for the students never diminished throughout his career so that our son was also blessed to have him as his teacher, advisor, motivator, French conversationalist…we were so pleased when Gilles attended the CCNB-Moncton graduation ceremony and congratulated Ross in person.
    We missed you when you moved as you were great neighbours too!

  49. So sorry to read this. Bernice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  50. Sincères condoléances Bernice, Jean-Marc et vos proches. Gilles a laissé sa marque comme bon prof d’histoire et très apprécié -grâce à lui mon fils Michel s’intéresse toujours à l’Histoire de tous les peuples en particulier la nôtre le peuple acadien. Merci Gilles, repose en paix.

  51. Mr LeBlanc was an awesome teacher, so kind and patient with a great sense of humour.
    Sincere condolences to the family.

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