The family of Thérèse E Williams of Amherst sadly announce her peaceful passing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the age of 89.
Born in Moncton NB on April 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Philias and Celina (LeBlanc) LeBlanc.
Thérèse is survived by her sons, Gregory (Mary) of Amherst, Alan of Halifax, Brian (Christine) of Toronto, grandchildren, Andrew (Holly), Susanne, Eric and Katrin, brother Dollard Le Blanc, sisters-in-law Rebecca LeBlanc, Madeleine Delaney, brother-in-law Robert (Mary) Williams and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Alexander G Williams in 1992, brothers Alphonse, Rodolphe, Oswald, twin sister Yolande, sisters Marguerite, Dolores and Bernadette.
Thérèse was involved in religious education for many years and was recipient of the Diocesan Medal. She was a member and past president of the Amherst Kinette Club, a 50 year member of the Catholic Women’s League and for many years she was a member of the St Charles Senior Choir. Thérèse worked at the Provincial Assessment Office in Amherst for 20 years, retiring in 1991.
Thérèse enjoyed knitting and quilting, crosswords, reading and watching the news, but most of all, her great love was music, especially classical operatic music.
Special thanks to the staff of Amherst’s Victorian Manor for the excellent and attentive care they gave Therese during her stay there.
Visitation will be held at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (902-667-9906) on Friday from 7 to 9 pm, with parish prayers at 8:30. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in St Charles - Nativity Parish Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St Vincent de Paul or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
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