In Loving Memory Of
Léo-Paul Bourque
1944 ~ 2023

On the peaceful morning of December 30th, with the ground covered in a fresh coat of white snow, Léo-Paul Bourque, 79, of Dieppe and formerly of Sunnybrae went to his heavenly home, following a brief stint with cancer. He passed with his beloved wife and daughters by his side at his earthly home.

Léo-Paul, or L-P as he was affectionately known to some, was born on April 1st, 1944, in Moncton.  He met his wife and best friend of 62 years at Edith Cavell school in 1962, before graduating from Moncton High School in 1965.  He went on to pursue his studies in the electrical trade, launching an almost 50-year career as an accomplished electrician, culminating in 25 years at the Moncton Hospital maintenance department where he was known as “the guy with the tie”.

Léo-Paul was a devoted husband, father, grand-father, brother, and friend to many.  He was a simple, empathetic, and humble man, who’s dedication to his faith was an amazing example for his daughters and grandchildren.  Perhaps his greatest quality was his absolute unselfish nature; he always put everyone else first, dropping everything to lend a hand, install a fixture, fix an appliance or do whatever one needed.  And he did all these things with the upmost pleasure, never expecting anything in return.

Léo-Paul loved unconditionally and enjoyed life’s simple pleasures. “Pépére” was dubbed “the one-man carnival” and would entertain his two grandchildren for countless hours playing mini-stick, jumping on the trampoline, tobogganing and many other fun activities driven by the inner child that never left.  His grandchildren loved spending time with their “Pépére” and will truly miss him.  Léo-Paul also enjoyed fishing (whether it was fly fishing small trout around Southeast NB, bar clams in Cocagne or on the frozen Bouctouche river) and watching his grandchildren play their many sports.  He was an avid curler and a great dancer; wherever there was a dancefloor, that’s where you found Léo-Paul.  But what he cherished most was spending time with his sweetheart, Gertrude.  They were always together, spending time with family and could often be seen walking hand-in-hand on the streets of Dieppe.

Léo-Paul is survived by his life partner and loving wife, Gertrude (Légaré); his daughters: France and Christianne Grenier (Denis) of Dieppe; his precious grandchildren who he adored: Sophie and Zachari; his best furry pal, Bauer; his brothers: Alderic (Isabelle) from Fredericton, André (Lucia) from Cocagne, and Bernard from Saint John; his sisters: Stella Bonello and Yvette Thériault both from Ontario, Albertine Johnson (Michel) from Moncton, Florida Breau (Roger) and Suzanne Bourgeois (Léopold) both from Cocagne; sister-in-law, Muriel Bourque of Moncton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rosaire and Lina (LeBlanc) Bourque from Cocagne, siblings Donald, Rhéal, May Cox (late Jack) from Moncton, Georges (late Jean) from British Columbia, Gérald (late Stella) from St. George, brothers in law Tony Bonello and Fern Thériault, as well as sister-in-law Rose-Marie Bourque from Cocagne.

The family will welcome friends and family on Friday, January 5th from 1pm until 2:30pm for visitations, followed by a service at 2:45pm at the Passage-Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault St, Dieppe.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to either the NB Mental Health Association or the NB Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) would be appreciated. Both causes were very important to Léo-Paul.

Arrangemments under the professional care of
Passage – Chartersville Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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48 comments

  1. Mes sincères sympathies Gertrude et à la famille. Mes pensées et prières vous accompagnent durant ces moments difficiles.

  2. Leo-Paul a été le meilleur électricien que j’ai connu, j’en ai beaucoup appris dans toutes les années qu’on a travaillé ensemble à l’hôpital. Toute mes sympathies à Gertrude et au reste de la famille.

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy our prayers are with you all sincerely Eva Cox and family

  4. Mes plus sincères sympathies à vous Gertrude, France et Christianne. Je pense à vous pendant ces moments difficiles.

  5. Mes sincères sympathies
    À la famille …
    Pas facile de perdre un amour comme ça!
    Mais on gagne un ange
    Lynne Bourque
    Xox

  6. Nos sincères sympathies à toi et famille . Léo-Paul était toujours un homme de bonne humeur lorsque nous allions à la côte. Nous sommes les voisins à Paul et Andréa.

  7. Gertrude & famille, nos sincères sympathies pour la perte de Leo-Paul, vous êtes dans nos pensées en ces moments difficiles.

  8. Our deepest condolences to you and your family Christianne. Your dad was a lovely person inside and out!

    Keeping you in our prayers. xo

  9. Nos plus profondes condoléances à Gertrude et Famille. Vous êtes dans nos prières et nos pensées durant cette période difficile. Bon courage!

  10. We had your Dad over to do some electrical work for us at our house. He was there over a couple of days doing a bunch of jobs. I am sitting at the kitchen table having dinner with Carolyn and our boys and asked “how did Leo-Paul make out today?” I kind of expected to hear what he had completed from our list but my two boys speak up with those excited squealing voices when they are young “he is a blast Dad, we played mini-sticks up in the bonus room with him for close to an hour!”

    That is your Dad to me in a nutshell. That is a great memory for us and one we talk about often. Our deepest condolences to you and your family for losing a very special person.

  11. Please accept our sympathies for your loss. Leo was quite the guy and will be greatly missed.

  12. Nos plus sincères condoléances a notre cousine Gertrude de la famille
    de Édmond LeBlanc de St-Antoine

  13. worked with leo for 20+years great man can,t say enough great things about him, will miss him but like leo i know jesus personely so not only will i see jesus on my last days i will see leo paul. sincerely BEV RICKER.

  14. Our Deepest Condolenses to the Bourque Family .Elide and Marguerite Johnson

  15. Nos sincères condoléances Gertrude, France et Christianne et toute la famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous.

  16. Mes sympathies ma chère Gertrude, ainsi qu’à Christiane, sa famille et France. J’ai de très beaux souvenirs de lui,
    Oui, Léo-Paul avait un cœur d’or.

  17. Christianne ;
    Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi , ta maman, ta sœur et toute ta famille. Nos souvenirs de ton père qui nous emportais les bonne palourdes. Vous êtes dans nos pensées et prières en ces temps difficiles. Bon Courage.
    Gérald et Pauline Bourque

  18. Nos sinceres sympathies Gertrude et Famille. Nos pensees et prieres sont avec vous en ces moments difficile.

  19. Mes sincères sympathies Christianne, Gertrude et France. Vous êtes dans mes prières 🙏🏻 .

  20. Je viens juste d’apprendre la nouvelle….Nos sincères sympathies Gertrude a toi et toute la famille…Nos penses sont avec vous pendant ces temps difficile…..Bon courage…..

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