It’s with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Terry LeBlanc of Dieppe, N.B. at the age of 66 years old.
Terry’s family was his greatest pride and he will be deeply missed by Phyllis, his loving wife of 45 years; his children Tammy Cook (Darby) and Matt; his son-in-law Matt Cook; his daughter-in-law Nicola Hughes; “the kid that never left” Frank LeBlanc (Michelle); his brothers Allain (Therese), Danny, and Andy (Kim); his 5 grandchildren Aydan, Noah, Alex, Rachel and Holly who were his whole heart; his special cousin Victor; many Nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Rita LeBlanc.
Terry was proud to be a true East-ender and he beamed with pride when telling stories about his young days and his shenanigans with the neighborhood guys. He loved playing baseball as a shortstop and hockey as a goalie which gave him the chance to be coached by his beloved uncle Joey.
He took a lot of pride in his career having spent over 25 years with Deluxe French Fries before co-founding his own restaurant Sports Rock with his brother-in-law in 1996. Built from the ground up it became one of the most iconic establishments in town.
Known as a hard worker and a fair and compassionate boss, Terry respected everyone he worked with and was always there for encouragement or life advice. He was always willing to do any task to get the job done and the customers happy. He always took the time to build connections with his customers, stopping by tables to ask about their families and their lives. He understood the power of human connection and always put people first.
Terry had a philanthropic heart and proudly supported many people in need. He loved knowing that his contributions helped people – especially kids- often sponsoring many youth athletes in the community.
He was humble about his success except for the flashy sports cars, of course. Terry owned many sports cars throughout his life, always eagerly waiting for “the next one”.
The greatest love of Terry’s life was his wife Phyllis who he fell in love with at just 13 years old. He thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Terry loved their nightly talks about their life, their kids, and grandkids and about the future. His favorite sound in the whole world was her singing and laughing. Terry and Phyllis spent 54 years loving each other and building a beautiful life and family.
Terry shared a deep bond with each of his kids. He absolutely loved being their Dad and he never ended a conversation without telling them that he loved them.
His favorite place in the world was his special chair at home surrounded by pictures of his five amazing grandchildren.
A cause close to Terry’s heart was mental health and helping youth, donations to Atlantic wellness in his memory would be appreciated by his family.
Visitation will be held from Passage-Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901, on Friday, December 15th, 2023, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.
A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held from CCNB-Dieppe, 505 du Collège Street, Dieppe, NB, on Saturday, December 16th, 2023, at 11 am.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.