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: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.