In Loving Memory Of
Terry LeBlanc
1957 - 2023

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.

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75 comments

  1. Matt and family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Annette and Jim Goguen

  2. Gonna miss you lots my friend , thank you for the votes of confidence every time you seen me ! I’ll miss seeing you around and getting high 5s . Thank you for being apart of my story.

    Cheers buddy 💓

  3. I am so sad about the loss if this wonderful man. My prayers go out to the family and friends who knew and loved him. 🙏❤️

  4. Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear husband and father, he will be missed by many. May the impact he left on everyone he touched bring you comfort during these difficult days.

  5. Our sincere condolences Phillys and family, as well to his staff ,during these difficult time ,he was liked by many people 🙏💕

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. Terry was a great guy.

  7. Ah ma chere Phyllis…..at a loss for words. Mes sinceres condoleances a toi et a ta famille. Gros hugs.

  8. Terry had a lot of respect and manners towards all people. What a great guy he was. Our condolences.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. A heart of gold and a wonderful man and the best boss one could ask for. Sending and my deepest condolences and love to Phyllis, Tammy and Matt during this difficult time.

  10. My most heartfelt condolences Phyllis, your children and to the Sports Rock and Coasters families.

  11. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Terry was a great boss with a huge, kind ❤️ .

  12. My condolences goes out to Terry’s family. Terry was such an amazing person. He would always approach you with a smile. such a caring kind person he was. rest easy my friend.

  13. Our dearest condolences to you Phyllis and all you beautiful family, Terry will be greatly missed. ❤️

  14. We are soo sorry for your loss! I’ll always remember when he gave Travis his hockey pictures because they both loved hockey, he made his day, week and months
    He was an Amazing neighbour

  15. Deepest condolences to his beautiful family, simply an extraordinary man who will be missed and remembered by so many.
    Sebastien and Denise

  16. Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time

  17. Sending our condolences to the family and friends. Stay strong and cherish the memories you have ❤.

  18. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. My deepest condolences to Phyllis and his family❤

  19. Dear Phyllis, Tammy, Matt and family,

    Brent and I are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are so fortunate to have had the chance to chat with Terry for many years we looked forward to chatting on Friday evening with him. He spoke so highly about his family we are so grateful to have the privilege to know all about Phyllis, Tammy, Matt and his grandchildren. Please know how proud he was of all of you ❤️ we are going to miss him so much especially our stops at Coaster’s and no longer having our family chats ❤️ we will miss you forever xoxo

  20. Moncton sure loss a great one was so friendly and talked to everyone knew Terry for many years my condolences goes out to his wife and kids and grandkids and family and many friends .

  21. In the spring of 95 I applied to a new restaurant (The Sports Rock) opening in Dieppe. At the time I was a single mother desperate for a job and was granted an interview. When my babysitter backed out at the last minute, I was left with two choices…. cancel the interview or go in anyway with my 3-year-old. I went in with my son thinking I would never get the job if I couldn’t even find a babysitter for the interview. Not to mention that I wasn’t bilingual, and this job was in Dieppe. My expectation of getting that job was not great.
    What I wasn’t expecting it that it would be the kind hearted and very understanding Terry Leblanc who would be the person who would be interviewing me. Terry told me later that he hired me BECAUSE he saw that I was a single mother who needed someone to take a chance on me and didn’t see someone who would be unreliable. I even was welcomed to bring my son into the training before the doors opened for the first time. During one training session my son even barfed all over the brand-new carpet. Terry didn’t even flinch. He had a heart of gold. I worked for Terry for 6 years and witnessed his kindness over and over again to me and for many others. He supported me when I decided to go back to college and allowed me work around all of my schooling and education. While in school he supported me with help when I had to go out and sell ads for the NBCC yearbook. After graduating, he helped by backing me to get my first professional sales job, Terry even gave my boyfriend a job and eventually made him management. Terry was so understanding and wanted to give people opportunities that they would not normally get. He wasn’t a push over but would give you a chance to prove you are worthy. You can see this in his many employees who stayed loyal to him for years and years. So many thoughts of Terry are circling my memory since hearing of his passing. He loved his wife, Phillis, and the kids so much. He loved his employees. What a great man he was. One of a kind and well respected by everyone. We all need more Terrys in our lives. He will be sadly missed.

  22. Terry, RIP my friend, you have touched so many with your friendliness, gratitude and generosity.
    Your smile will never be forgotten.
    My deepest condolences to the family with my thoughts and prayers.

  23. I worked for Terry when he ran Deluxe on St. George St. Very nice guy he was always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. Condolences to Phyllis and family.

  24. Terry was Gem of a man, a true Gentleman and a Humanitarian.
    The community will really miss him!

  25. Sending our condolences to all the family. Terry was a great man who we had the utmost respect and admiration for.

  26. I was sadden by learning of Terry’s passing, my deepest condolences and sympathy to the family. I remember when they lived in Dieppe as kids and he started to work at Deluxe on Acadia Ave. I worked for Norm at Elmer’s Pizza next door to Deluxe as delivery driver we often went to Deluxe to pick up food to go along with some people pizza delivery. Sometimes when we went to Deluxe for ourselves Terry wouldn’t charge us anything because we delivered food for Deluxe without any additional charge. Later in life when I was doing electrical work I worked for Terry at his home and the Sport Rock a true Gentleman indeed it’s very easily understood why everyone like and respected Terry so much. He will be missed by all.

  27. Our condolences to Phyllis and her family. Terry was a wonderful man who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He truly was a Gentleman and will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. The world needs more people like Terry. You will always be missed my friend. Slainte

  28. Our deepest condolences to you and your family ,Terry was an open book,you met him ,you liked him ! R.I.P.

  29. Our condolences go out to Phyllis, Matt and Tammy as you go through a sad time in your life. Terry was one great guy!

  30. Nos plus sincères condoléances à son épouse Phyllis et famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous tous durant ses moments difficiles. Terry était un gars extraordinaire, toujours prêt à aider les gens dans le besoin. Je connais Terry depuis ses premières années au Deluxe. Un gars simple et avait de bonne valeur.
    Jocelyne et Cy LeBlanc

  31. My condolences and prayers to the family. Terry you were a great childhood friend, we had many laughs and good stories together. “GOD BLESS & MAY YOU REAT IN PEACE” Always remembered, never forgotten buddy.

  32. My deepest sympathies to the family
    He was a great man and always had smile on his face .He was my boss at Deluxe and I always made it a point to look for him at Sports Rock to say Hi!
    He will be sadly missed 😢

  33. It was with shock and profound sadness that we heard of Terry;s sudden passing. Although we never hung out together, I always considered him a friend. I will forever miss our conversations, mainly at Sports Rock/Coasters, where we would chat about everything and anything. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. To you Phyllis, his immediate and extended family, friends and employees our sincere condolences to each and everyone of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during these difficult times.

  34. Terry and Phyllis. The kindest of people. We have had the honour of caring for Terry and Phyllis’s landscape over the past few years. If I had to describe Terry in one word it would be genuine. Always friendly to our team showing them kindness and respect. Sending our love and prayers to Phyllis and family at this unimaginable time of grief and loss.

  35. Fond memories of growing up with the Leblanc family and spending many days and nights with Matt, Phyllis, Tammy and Terry.
    Sincere condolences to the family.

  36. So saddened to hear of Terry’s passing.. Our deepest sympathies go out to Phyllis and the family !! Terry was one of our all time favourite people .. he always had a smile & took the time to chat ..

  37. Sincere sympathies Phyllis & familles.Nos pensées sont avec vous tous dans ces dure moments.

  38. Our sympathies and condolences to your family on this very difficult time💕 Terry was a great man he was Loved by all and will be greatly missed.

    Rest in peace Terry.♥️Marcel&Paula Gaudet

  39. Our sincerest sympathies go out to all of Terry’s family and loved ones, and also to the entire Sports Rock & Coasters Family. Terry was a truly wonderful man, and will be sadly missed by all who had the honour of knowing him.

    Sincerely,
    Geoff & Brandon

  40. So sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time.

  41. Hey Terry thanks for being a very positive influence in my life during the Deluxe days. You took the time & pointed me in the right direction when i needed it. Rest in peace my friend. Sympathies to all family & staff.

  42. I will always remember Terry’s smile when little Gerald would go to the open kitchen window and say “Hi neighbour!”.
    My prayers to everyone.

  43. So sorry for your loss my dear friend just going though passage wow was so shock to see Terry

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