In Loving Memory Of
Marina Andrea Bourque
1942 ~ 2023

It’s with sadness that we announce that our Marina Bourque (ne: LeBlanc) will be joining her late son, Roger, after passing away on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 from cancer. By her side was her husband, Don Bourque (60 years of marriage); her daughter, Monique (Brennan); her son; Rick (Bourque); her daughter in law, Renee (Doiron), and her 3 grandchildren: Jessica (28), Morgan (26) and Alex (16).

Born in Dorchester, NB in ’42 to Alderic and Geneva (LeBlanc), she was the middle of 5 children. Predeceased by her brothers: Claude and Paul and survived by her brothers: Donald (Dorine Williams) and Bert (Dorine Hachey); her nephew, Danny, and her niece, Stefanie respectively.

To the Dieppe community, Marina will be remembered as co-owner of the Busy ‘B’; the convenience store where everyone from the surrounding areas of Chartersville, St. Anselme and Memramcook would stop in for stuff and stick around to banter with Marina and Don.

Marina loved to laugh and enjoyed the affectionate teasing that often happened at our LeBlanc, Bourque and other family get-togethers.

To her family and close friends, Marina will be remembered for how much she loved sailing with Don, spending time at her Cape Pele beach, travelling with their motorhome, gardening, playing cards, watching her grandkids’ sporting events and collecting most anything like recipes and sea glass.

Being able to enjoy the warmth of the sun was her happy place and why winters in the Bourque household were marked by Marina’s cursing the first snowflakes. Marina fulfilled her retirement goal with Don and spent the past 3 decades escaping the Canadian cold to live in Treasure Island, Florida.

Her hope was that her kids, grandkids, and future generations could live out their dreams like she did.

We welcome all who knew her for visitation at Passage-Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1G1 (506) 857-1901, on Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm and on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 9am to 11am. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Calvary cemetery’s columbarium in Dieppe

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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

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Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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  1. To the best sister in law best sister and Aunt..Marina you be miss so much love you more the 3 D…💕💕💕

  2. So so sad to hear of her passing.
    Dear cousin ..🌹 you will be forever in very sweet and loving memories of you.
    Too young ,too soon 😢
    To Donald ,her family and close friends,
    Deepest sympathies to all …xox

  3. So so sad to hear this news may she rest in peace sympathy to all her family.I will miss seeing her at breakfast when we were lucky enough to..xo

  4. My heart breaks to hear the news of Marinas passing. I worked for her and Don at the Busy Bee. We had many good times and laughs. She had a heart of gold 💛 I havent seen her in awhile, but will always remember her beautiful smile. RIP Marina❤️
    My deepest sympathies go out to Don , Rick, and Monique, and families.

  5. Monique, I am so very sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Jessica and Morgan. Roger & Carol

  6. So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to Don, Dorine and Dan as well as Don, Monique Rick and all your families.

  7. Very sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Monique-you have her smile and twinkling eyes.

  8. So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathies to Don, Dorine, Danny and Don and family.

  9. Our deepest condolences to you all on this great loss. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

  10. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. So sorry to hear of your loss…Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

  11. My deepest sympathy to Renee and family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  12. So very sorry for your family’s loss, Monique. My heart is with you at this difficult time. ♥️

  13. We were very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Cherish all of your memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Our sincere condolences to you Don and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  15. To Don, Donald & Bert, our families were really saddened to hear of the passing of Marina. We’re not sure if you are aware but we lost our dear sister Florine last week and we are currently in Montreal for her funeral this Saturday. This is why we were not able to visit/attend the funeral.
    Like Florine we are sure Marina is now free of pain and suffering for eternity.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult times. Condolences to you all and your families. She will be missed!!

  16. Our sincere condolences Don and Rick and the whole family. Remembering Marina’s smile and teasing when we would drop in at Busy B, such a bubbly and positive personality.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Charlotte(Euclide’s daughter) LeBlanc and Roland Bourgeois. 💐🙏💕

  17. To Don and family… sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.

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