Born In: Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
Born: August 27th, 1920
Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: September 23rd, 2013
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, Gerald LeBlanc. Gerald passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Dr. Georges Dumont Regional Hospital in Moncton, N.B., surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Aug. 27, 1920, in Shediac, N.B., he was the son of the late Philippe and Aurelie (Boudreau) LeBlanc and while living in Glace Bay, Gerald was a member of St. Anthony’s Church.
Gerald was a veteran of the Second World War, where he served under the Italian Campaign and was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 3 in Glace Bay.
During his 32 years working for Air Canada he was known as 'Frenchie.'
Gerald had a charismatic personality who will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Gerald is survived by daughter, Alma, N.B.; sons, Robert (Cheryl), N.B., Phillip, Arizona; sister, Alma (Robert) Wilson, N.B. He will also be remembered fondly by granddaughters, Kimberly (Shane) and Kerry-Lee, both of N.B.; grandson, Aaron, Alberta; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Les-Lee and Olivia, all of N.B.; plus several nieces and nephews in the Glace Bay area.
Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his wife, Emaline (nee Pickering), sisters, Maria and Genevia.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee, is Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy for Gerald, memorial donations in his memory may be made to The Society of The Little Flower or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses.
I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth.”