1936 ~ 2018
Moncton, NB – Ernest Leblanc passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital, on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
Born in Moncton, NB, on May 7, 1936 he was the son of the late Ernest and Eléonore Leblanc.
Babe is survived by his wife of sixty years, Yvonne (Williams); his sons, Paul (Carolyn) of Riverview and Bob (Shawnda) of Moncton, Maurice of Edmonton, Donald (Belinda) of Moncton and Terry of Moncton; his daughter, Paula of Moncton; his sisters, Jeannette Gallagher and Loretta Burren both of Toronto; his brother, Paul (Laura) of Dieppe; his foster children, Kerry Petitpas, Kimberly Doiron, Jody Blanchard, as well as nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and countless nephews and nieces, extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Gérard, Oscar and Clarence and two sisters, Dorine (Gerald) Hynes and Thérèse Allain. Babe was also predeceased by his daughter, Shelly who was his constant companion until her passing, and Babe and Yvonne’s pride and joy.
Ernest joined the military in 1954 where he served as a machine gunner as a member of the 2nd Battalion of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. He was very proud of his service and seemed to have a friend from The Black Watch fighting battalion in every community in NS and NB that he was always pleased to talk about. After his military service ended, he was employed for nineteen years as a letter carrier for Canada Post until his retirement in 1991.
Babe was active as a participant in Moncton Minor Hockey and Baseball and continued as a coach, manager and fundraiser for years, spending many days at the rinks and at Kiwanis Park. He got his nickname as the baby of the family of ten children, or his likeness to Babe Ruth, depending on who you ask. He participated in Municipal, Provincial and Federal political campaigns and was in high demand for his proficiency in sign management and placement and would often remind you not to forget to vote, regardless of whether there was an election pending. Babe had a great sense of humour and he was kind and generous. Whether he was working for a campaign or for a team or for a friend, he would ask for nothing in return.
As per Ernest’s wishes, there will be no visitation and no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice. The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754, Route 134
Shediac Bridge, NB
Tel: (506) 532-1050