In Loving Memory Of
Léona Parker

The family of Léona Parker wishes to announce the passing of their mother on August 1st, 2023, in Bouctouche.

Born in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and the late Laura Bastarache. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Parker.

Léona is survived by her children: Louise Parker, James Parker (Nanette), Johanne Dedam (Jerry), Robert Parker, and Patrick Parker (Stephanie); her five grandchildren: Laura, Christina, Adele (Luc), Alexzander, and Nathan; her siblings: Laurie (Murielle), Azor (Louiselle), Edmond (late Maria), Lina (late Albert), Cécile (Gérard), Julia (Camille).

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence (2018); and two sisters: Doris, and Sr. Delma Bastarache.

Léona graduated from the convent in Bouctouche and attended teachers’ college in Fredericton. She taught school in Campbellton for 25 years, and the last 10 years in the French immersion program, which she enjoyed immensely.

As a cancer survivor, she devoted many years as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society and was awarded the medal of courage. She was also awarded the volunteer of the year award from the City of Moncton in 2005. Throughout her life she supported her church in Campbellton (Notre-Dame-des- Neiges) and in Moncton (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) and served as a reader for many years. Léona enjoyed her family and friends and spent many summers at the cottage in Bouctouche Bay.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the family and friends, especially Camille and Julia, for all their help, especially after dad’s passing.

Donations in memory of Léona can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of NB.

Visitations will be held at Passage Funeral Home (3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge) on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Jean Baptiste RC Church in Bouctouche at 4:00pm.

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

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

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  1. My deepest sympathies to the children of Léona and to the siblings and friend from all over NB
    RIP Léona.

  2. My heart is broken knowing she is gone .She was always so kind and giving . To the family my love and deepest condolences .I pray God gives you all the strength and courage to move forward during this difficult time

  3. Our deepest sympathy to her family! Such a tragedy! She was a very nice person

  4. My great taunt Leona,
    Words can not express how sadden I am that you were taken so soon,
    May you rest in peace & my deepest condolences to my entire family.

  5. My wonderful Matante Leona,
    You have been taken too soon,
    Rest in peace you will be truly missed.
    To all my family deepest condolences and prayers to you all with this tragic loss

  6. Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. We hope your wonderful memories will give you some comfort at this difficult time.

  7. To the family, my deepest condolences
    Pray God to gives you all the courage to move on forward, in this difficult time.
    RIP Leona Parker.

  8. Our sincerest condolences and prayers, we send to my dear cousin Leona’s family and friends. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare, know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories.

  9. Louise & family,
    Sending love & prayers at this very difficult time.
    Jean & Greg Lawlor

  10. Our sincerest condolences and prayers, we send to the family and friends of my dear cousin, Leona. We were blessed to see her a number of times, in July.
    Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare, at this time, know that your cherished memories will always be there for you.

  11. Dear Aunt Leona ,you will be deeply missed ♥️ ,you and Uncle Clarence were so good to us growing up ,A loving soul to many you were ,our days will be lost with out you ,I’ll miss our phone calls ,but the memories you left with us will live on in our hearts forever ,Rest in Peace Matante pray for us and we will pray for you ,your light and love for your family will shine eternally,Love you now and forever ♥️

  12. She was such a kind and wonderful neighbour to grow up with on Howard Ave. Sending our deepest condolences to the Parker family during this difficult time.

    Brent & Rodney Babcock

  13. I was so saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of a dear lady who endured other obstacles in life. Know that thoughts are with you during these tough times.

  14. Toutes mes sympathies à toi et ta famille, mon cher Patrick. Nous ne pouvons imaginer la tristesse et la douleur que vous ressentez en ce moment de dure épreuve. Votre mère était une grande dame, qu’elle repose en paix. Vous êtes dans nos pensées et prières.

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with Leona’s family, siblings and grandchildren at this very sad time.
    We were always happy to spend time Leona and family during our holidays in Bouctouche Baie.
    Donald, Wendy, Dan, Serge and Paula Leblanc.

  16. Sincères sympathies aux frères et sœurs spécialement aux enfants et petit enfants et toute la famille Jean. – Paul et. Marie – Jeanne. Breau on

  17. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. Matante Léona was an incredibly kind, generous and wonderful women. We are sad to be missing her service, but will be sending our thoughts and prayers ❤️

  18. To the Parker family my sincere condolences. You ‘re mother and father were great friends to our parents and your mother was a very special person to my mother. My thought and prayers are with all .

  19. So saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  20. When Marc (LeBlanc) first brought me to meet his family, the first person I met was Leona. Leona welcomed me with open arms and I truly felt as if she had known me for years. My heart is breaking at hearing of her passing. Renee and I send our love to all of you.

  21. I wish to express my deepest condolences at this tragedy to all of Leona’s family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  22. Mes sinceres sympathies à toute la famille

  23. To Patrick and family. Leona was one of the most kindest souls I have ever met and her sweet beauty will live on in her memory. My sincere condolences to all the friends and family of this dear lady. Sending prayers at this difficult time. ❤️

  24. I was saddened to hear of the loss of Leona, she was a very dear friend. She was kind and caring and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the Parker family. Rest in peace my friend.

    Love Rennie Mah

  25. Mes sincères condoléances à la famille. Je garderai d’elle le souvenir d’une femme souriante, aimante et qui a vécu sa vie pleinement. Bon courage!

  26. My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Mrs Leona Parker. She was one of my favourite teachers. She taught me in 1963 in Campbellton NB and I do remember she was pregnant at the time. I wish I would of known that she lived so close to me. A great lady, kind hearted and always made me feel good when I was in her class. I do not have a picture of my grade 3 but the memories she left with me will be forever in my heart. So sorry for your loss 🙏 😒🌹😇
    Claudette (Albert) Spencer

  27. Nos sympathies a ses enfants, ses soeurs et ses freres, toute la famille, ses friends. Tu etais une bonne personne pour tout le monde. On t’aime beaucoup Leona R.I.P De: Paul Beatrice et familles xoxo

  28. We loved you very much Aunt Leona. No one had a bigger heart than you. Your distinctive voice, smile and kind words will be forever remembered. All our love to our dear family.

  29. Nos Sympathies a les enfants freres et soeurs tout les families et amies on t’aime beaucoup Leona R.I.P.

  30. Nos Sympathies a ses enfants et petit enfants et freres et soeurs tout les amies et families on t’aime beaucoup Leona R.I.P tu va etre manquer xoxo

  31. My deepest sympathy to all my cousin’s and to Leona’s immediate family.Charlie and I will be unable to attend due to medical appointments. Leona was a very special aunt and was so good to my Mom always calling and visiting with her.You are in our thoughts and prayers.May the fond memories of Leona help you all through these difficult times.

  32. Deepest Sympathies to the whole Family!

    I will miss seeing you on Fridays when visiting with my dad.

    Will always remember your kindness!

  33. Mes sincères condoléances à touute la famille de Léona. J’ai été beaucoup attristée par sa mort subite. Je suis une des six graduées du Couvent de Bouctouche de l’année 1951 avec Léona. Elle était une amie très sincère et elle avait pris le temps de me téléphoner la veille de Noël pendant que son gros pot de poutines cuivait et toutes ses tourtières pour me souhaiter un Joyeux Noël et elle était tellement contente de recevoir toute sa famille pour le réveillon. Elle avit un grand coeur et était très dévouée à sa paroisse. Vous êtes dans mes pensées et mes prières. Reposes en paix, Léona.
    Imelda Vautour

  34. At times like this there are just no words but a whole lot of feelings, sadness and pain and more to hear that we are having to say goodbye, RIP Léona and give our men a hug from us here. Love to all the family, along with sympathies from our family.

  35. I’m sure I speak for my whole family in expressing the sadness and sorrow we feel for all of you at this time, Louise, Jimmy, Joanne, Robbie and Patrick. Our sympathies also to your mother’s siblings and grandchildren and friends. Your mother was a wonderful person. May your memories and stories of your mother help you all through this difficult time.

  36. To all of Léona Parker’s loved ones, the following is a perfect description of the impact Léona had on every person who was lucky enough to meet her:

    “Et puis, il y a ceux que l’on croise, que l’on connait à peine, qui vous disent un mot, une phrase, vous accordent une minute, une demi-heure et changent le cours de votre vie” – Victor Hugo

    Our deepest sympathy – she will always be remembered with admiration for her kindness, generous heart and her strong faith

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