Alfred 'Alfie' H. LeJeune
Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: September 19th, 1945
Passed in: Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
Passed on: October 17th, 2012
Alfred ‘Alfie’ LeJeune, 67, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Alfie was born Sept. 19, 1945, the son of the late Helen and Harold LeJeune.
Alfie grew up in Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S., as an avid hockey player. Always one to dream big, his passion for hockey led him to a 13-year career as an AHL and NHL referee, a career that culminated with inductions into the Cape Breton and Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.
When "The Ref" hung up his skates, his natural charisma translated well to a successful career in auto sales, first at Breton Toyota in Sydney and subsequently at White River Toyota in White River Junction, Vt. In addition to his love of hockey, Alfie enjoyed golf, boating and Scottish music.
A devoted husband and caring father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, Alfie will be missed by his beloved wife, Margaret (Whalen) of Grantham; his son, Anthony LeJeune and his wife, Nakia, Fort McMurray, Alta., his daughter, Danielle LeJeune-Kelley and her husband, Bill, Grantham, N.H., his daughter, Jennifer LeJeune, Grantham; his four brothers, Lindsay, Phonse, Clifford and Paul and four sisters, Barbara, Michelle, Arlene and Yvonne; his four grandchildren, Tanis, Titus, Torin, and Lauren and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion of Dr. Brichetti, the Concord Hospital Oncology staff, the Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice Team and the entire Sacred Heart Church community.
Family and friends called at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School St., Lebanon, NH on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church, 2 Hough St., Lebanon, N.H., at 11 a.m. with Fr. William Kaliyadan, MS presiding. A luncheon will immediately follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org).
Messages of condolence to the family may be sent to PO Box 1074, Grantham, NH, 03753.