In Loving Memory Of
Léona Harrigan

Moncton – It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mrs. Léona Harrigan, 95, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, on Thursday October 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. A special thank you for the exceptional care given by the dedicated hospital staff.

Mom had a profound love when it came to her family. She always gladly made room at the table for any unexpected guests. She was born in Atholville, N.-B and raised in Rogersville, N.-B. Growing up, she was like a second mother to her eight brothers. She loved our father dearly, the late Gerald Harrigan. They shared a special bond and were best friends. Her children, grandchildren and great grandson were the light of her life. She had a long career as an RNA at the Campbellton Hotel Dieu Hospital. After retirement, she moved to Dieppe, N.-B and enjoyed playing cards, darts and volunteering at the Dieppe Golden Age Club for many years. She was a kind soul that was loved by all of those she met.

Born in Atholville, N.-B., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Roach and the late Ida (Ouellette) Roach.

She will be sadly missed by her son: Daniel “Danny”(Claire LeBlanc) of Dieppe; her two daughters: Geraldine Harrigan (Mohammed Benabid) of Moncton and Johanne Harrigan (Allan Simard) of Bowmanville Ont.; her four grandchildren: Amy Parker of Bowmanville Ont, Philippe Harrigan (Danika) of Campbellton, Isabelle Harrigan (Arthson) of Campbellton and Nicholas Simard (Sarah) of Toronto; her great grandson: Jacob Harrigan; her five brothers: Joseph Roach (Dianne) of Ottawa, Leo Roach (Doris) of Moncton, Ernest Gallant (Shirley) of Miramichi, Ronald Gallant (late Bernice) of Dieppe and Paul Gallant of Fredericton; her four sisters-in-law: Irene Roach, Lorrainne Roach and Lylla Roach and Josephine Harrigan (late Basil); She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Harrigan and by her three brothers: Arnel Roach, Jean Roach and Edward “Eddy” Roach.

Visitation will be held from Passage – Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (506) 857-1901, on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm only. Funeral mass will be held at the Sainte-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus Roman Catholic Church on Thursday November 3rd at 2pm. Reception will follow at the Dieppe Golden Age Club (445 Acadie Avenue, Dieppe). Interment will be held in the Saint-Francois-de-Sales parish cemetery in Rogersville.

In memory of Léona, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

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

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  1. Mes plus sincères sympathies Geraldine, Johanne et Danny. Je vous ai connus très jeunes et j’ai connu votre mère aussi. Jamais que j’ai rencontré u e femme si docile. Je vous tiens dans mon cœur.

  2. Dear, Johanne, Danny, Geraldine and families. Jamie and I are sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady so kind and sweet. I will always treasure many wonderful times visiting at your family home. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.🙏

  3. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Harrigan family with their loss of this beautiful soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time.

    Nick Simard, Sarah and Stacey Esakin.

  4. Dear Geraldine, Danny, Johanne and families. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. She was always such a pleasant and kind lady to me. I am sure she will be deeply missed.

    Bernie Harrigan and family

  5. Geraldine, Joanne, Danny and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gerry & Leona were great friends to my parents (Frank & Ethel Walsh). Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  6. Joanne, sorry to see the death of your mother in the paper this morning. It does not matter how old she is or how old you are, she is always your mother and this is a difficult time for you and your family. Thinking of you.

  7. Geraldine, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy go out to you and all your family.  I know you’ve lost a wonderful Mother and friend. Her passing will leave a huge void. May the warmth, comfort and love from family and friends give you strength and courage during this very sad and difficult time. Jamie and Jill

  8. Dear Geraldine, Danny, & Johane,
    My husband & I were very sorry to hear of your mother’s death. As you said in the obituary, she was always kind to everybody and was liked by everyone. Your father was my godfather which shows that my parents and yours were all good friends.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Mothers are irreplaceable.

  9. Mes condoléances à toute la famille. Je me rappelle bien de mes visites chez tante Léona et oncle Jerry à Campbellton (qui me semblait une grande ville dans le temps) avec ma famille. Léona était toujours gentille et accueillante. Ça fait quelques années depuis que je l’ai vue à Dieppe, mais elle me manquera à moi et à ma famille. Je vous souhaite un temps réconfortant en famille.

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