Obit: LeBLANC, John Anthony

John LeBlanc 1920-2011
John Anthony LeBlanc, age 91, of Joggins, passed away peacefully at the
Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton on Monday, September 5, 2011.
Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Charles and Ella (Burke)
LeBlanc. John attended school in Joggins prior to joining the Canadian
Army in 1940. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service
Corp, from 1940 until 1946. Following his discharge he was employed in
the Joggins Coal Mines until he re-enlisted in 1951. He served again in
the Service Corp. until 1965 and upon his discharge this time he became
employed at the Government Experimental Farm in Nappan until 1970 at
which time he accepted the position of Assistant Manager at the Nova
Scotia Liquor Store in Joggins and later became store manager, retiring
in 1984. He was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic
Church and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4 both of
Joggins, and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association
(Cumberland Wing #105) in Amherst. John is survived by brothers Fred
and Tom (Sara), both of Shediac; sisters Louise McGraw, Saint John, Ruth
Ann Mitchell (George), Oshawa, ON; brother in law Bill Brine, Amherst,
as well as several nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his wife
Jessie Dujay, brothers Arthur, Cecil, and Jerry; sister Florence Brine.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the
Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert. In keeping with John's
wishes, there will be no memorial service. A graveside service will be
held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Cemetery (Ragged Reef),
Joggins on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 am, Father David MacDonald
Officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in John's memory may do
so to the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church or Cemetery.
[Wednesday, 07-September-2011 Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-09-07]

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