In Loving Memory Of
Hervé Gagnon
1944 - 2024

It is with sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Hervé Gagnon, on June 29, 2024 at the Foyer Saint-Antoine, at the age of 80. Born in Saint-Antoine de Kent, Hervé spent most of his life in Irishtown, where he lived a life filled with love and devotion for his family and community.

Hervé was very involved in community life, particularly at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church and the Irishtown Community Centre. His generosity touched many lives, and he will be remembered as a kind-hearted and caring soul.  He was also involved in many community organizations to help the sick, the homeless and children’s groups.

Hervé studied accounting at Collège Sacré-Cœur in Bathurst and at the Université de Moncton. He first worked at Abbey-Landry Construction for several years before joining the Gagnon Overhead Doors family business, where he worked until his retirement.

Hervé was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his two children: Serge (Marie Thibeault) and Suzanne (Roger LeBlanc). He was also a loving grandfather to his four grandchildren: Sophie, Madeleine, Pascal and Marc-Étienne, with whom he loved to spend time and help them discover new things.

Hervé is also survived by three brothers: Normand (Pauline), Clarence (Julie), Émerie (Stella) and two sisters: Délina (Gary) and Jeannette (Maurice), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and was particularly close with his sister-in-law, May (late Paul), as well as many nieces and nephews from the Gagnon and LeBlanc families.

Hervé was predeceased by the love of his life, his beloved wife, Florine, and his parents, Aurore and Adélard Gagnon.

He loved all his travels with Florine, creating many precious memories together through their adventures in Canada and other countries. He also enjoyed group trips with Voyages Positifs, as well as the annual hiking and fishing trip to Maine with his brothers-in-law and other relatives, and even solo trips to Medjugorje later in his life.

Hervé had many passions, but especially loved outdoor activities, such as taking walks in the forest, chopping wood, gardening, as well as hunting and fishing.  He was definitely happiest when spending time outdoors.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Foyer Saint-Antoine for their loving care of Hervé over the past months. A special thank you to Natasha, Alice, Arinola, Ijeoma, Paul and Chantal, who provided him with exceptional home care over the past year. Their dedication and compassion greatly supported Hervé and his family during this time.

The visitation will take place at Passage (3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB), on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 9:30 to 11 am and from 1 to 3 pm. The funeral will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church (Irishtown) at 4 p.m. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery where he will rest in peace with Florine.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the CHU Dumont Foundation.

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

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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22 comments

  1. We are so extremely sorry for your loss. He is now in peace with his beautiful wife. Sending all our love, prayers, and many many hugs.

  2. So very sorry for your loss to the Gagnon family, he really was a happy person and always made you feel welcome, heaven gained definitely an another angel.may he rest in peace with his beautiful wife Florine.

  3. We send our sincere condolences to all his family. May he now rest in peace. Marian and Gordon Albert

  4. Herve and Florine were wonderful, kind and generous friends to me and to the community of Irishtown. May they rest in peace together.
    With love and sympathy,
    Helen Girouard

  5. Sincere sympathies to all the family…
    Hervé was a very good friend of mine….
    I will miss him…
    🙏 Rest in peace Hervé 🙏
    🌟😇🌟

  6. So sorry for your loss. Hopefully all the wonderful memories of times spent with your dad will get you through the difficult days ahead.

  7. Deepest sympathy in your loss may you find comfort knowing we all with you at this difficult time. From The LeBlanc family from originally irishtown.

  8. So sad to see & hear about Herve passing! He was a great person to talk to & work with! Our sinceres condolences go out to his children, his family & friends. May you rest in peace Herve! I’m sure Florine was waiting for you with open arms!

  9. Serge, Marie & family – My sincerest sympathy to you all. Praying you find peace and comfort in the many happy memories of time with your dad/Hervé.

  10. Mes sincères sympathies à la famille. Il va finalement rejoindre son grand amour, Florine.

  11. Serge,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Aaron & Sylvie McConnell

  12. Our sincere condolences to Suzanne and Serge and your families, our thoughts are with you during these difficult times, your father was a great guy, hold on to the memories. Love you! Ola & Emma

  13. Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille d’Hervé. Je garde de bons souvenirs de nos rencontres familiales pendant notre enfance. Hervé est maintenant en paix, et de là-haut, puisse-t-il nous aider à contribuer positivement à l’avenir de la planète.

  14. Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille! Mes pensées sont avec vous!

  15. Toutes nos sympathies à l’occasion du décès de Hervé. Nous l’avons beaucoup apprécier comme ami au travail. Nous prions pour lui et votre famille. Damien et Aline

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