LEBLANC, DONALD E. - 1941-2011 - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald E. Leblanc at the age of 70, on December 10th , 2011 at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Center. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Eugene "Dan" Leblanc and the late Mary Stewart. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Yolande Castonguay-LeBlanc, his three children : Renée-Marthe (Luc Bédard) of Québec, Marie-Josée (Juan Diego Gahete) and their daughters Amélie and Amanda of Séville, Spain, and Quentin and his daughter Emma Joséphine Leblanc of Moncton. He is also survived by his two sisters: Helen (late Murray) Leitch, of Riverview, NB and Phyllis (Bruce) Wilson of Moncton, NB; by his brothers and sisters in law: Ronald and May Castonguay of Moncton, Berthe and André Dupuis of Gaspé, Qc and Jeannot and Sylvia Castonguay of Edmundston, as well as by a few aunts and uncles, and several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Before retiring, Don worked as a teacher. He first started teaching in Fredericton then moved to Moncton where he was employed by School district 15 (now 2) as a French coordinator working mainly for the Early Immersion Program. He did some voluntary work at Alliance française, Moncton, and was a member of the Moncton Symphony Foundation.
A music lover - Mozart was his favorite – he was an active member of the Neil-Michaud male choir as well as of the Aboiteaux mixed choir. He loved discovering new countries and travelled extensively with his wife.
Visitation will be held at the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Streer, Dieppe, NB (857-1901) on Tuesday, December 13th from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm and also on Wednesday, December 14th from 10:30 am until time of departure for the church. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sainte-Thérèse Roman Catholic Church Dieppe, NB, on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fonds de bourses Neil-Michaud (UdeM), to the NB Hearth and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. www.chartersville.com