84, Cheticamp and residing at Foyer Pere Fiset
Marie Therese LeBlanc (nee Roach) passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on April 29, 2012 in Sacred Heart Community Health Center, Cheticamp, N.S.
Born in Cheticamp, Therese was a daughter of the late Patrice (Pade) Roach and Anastasie Luedee.
Therese is survived by her husband, Arthur LeBlanc; sons, Bruce (Sue) Halifax, Gary (Roland) Halifax, Wayne (Cindy) Halifax, Kevin, Delta, BC; daughters, Doreen (Roland) Bennett, Kelowna, BC, Loretta, Halifax, Carol Terry, Mississauga, ON, and Angelina Blinn, Meteghan, NS; several grand-children and great-grandchildren whom she adored; and a sister, Jeanne Deveau.
Therese was predeceased by a son: Brian; brothers, Paul, Leo (age 17), Nicholas, Thomas, Pierre Vincent, Joseph and Leo; and sisters, Catherine, Sr. Mathilde, Marie-Helene, Elizabeth and Marguerite.
Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Marie Therese LeBlanc will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. A Reception will follow at Salle des Retraites. Burial will take place in Gates of Heaven, Lower Sackville, N.S. at a later date.
Donations in memory of Therese can be made to Foyer Pere Fiset, for their exceptional care, compassion and kindness given to us and our mother, Therese during her time of need.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness to hear of Marie’s passing. It only seems like yesterday that we were always visiting with our families while growing up in the Hydrostone area. She was well loved and will always be dearly missed. I hope to continue to keep in touch with your family .
With great sadness and understanding love from your friend, Wanda Lee Carroll
Dear Arthur & family: I was so sorry to read of Theresa’s death. She was such a sweet, gentle lady & I always enjoyed my few visits with her. Please know that you’re in my thoughts & prayers at this time.
Love & prayers, Mary Tinney
It was very saddened to read of your mom’s passing in today’s paper. Last time I spoke to Wayne he mentioned that she was not doing well but none the less it was still a shock to see her photo and read the lovely obituary. Your mother was a wonderful soul who always had a smile on her face whenever I would pop in for a visit on Stairs Pl. She always seemed so genuinely happy to see me which made me feel so welcome. That was a long time ago but is still very fresh in my mind. Growing up on on Kane St across from your home it was a wonder how she kept all 8 of you under control but that’s what a strong woman does 🙂 there are many fond memories of your mom floating around in my head at the moment but her photo in the paper says it all….she exuded warmth and caring for others and you can see that by the smile on her face. may God bless you in this time of sorrow and may your mom’s soul rest in peace. Rejoice in the fact that she is now with Brian and her siblings enjoying the love and warmth of our saviour Jesus Christ. take care,
From: Chris Yetman
Dear Art & family: We are so very sorry to learn of Theresa’s passing. We have wonderful memories of growing up on Kane St. with the LeBlanc family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Sincerely, Paul & Anne-Marie Ellis Ottawa, ON
From: Anne-Marie Ellis
My deepest sympathies to all of you on the passing of your mom. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Carmella Murphy
Hello to Art, Bruce, Carol, Doreen, Loretta, Gary, Wayne, Kevin… Angelina Please know that I share in your sadness at this time. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you… Therese was a special person and I am blessed to have known her. Wishing you all peace at this time
From: Elliott Richard
To Arthur and family With deepest sympathy on the loss of one great lady. We will always remember all the great times we had when visiting. Thersea was one of those ladies who always had a smile and enjoyed life. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all . With deepest sympathy Leon and Paulette Soontiens
From: Paulette & Leon Soontiens
Dear Art and family, I was sorry to hear about the passing of Therese. I will always remember her while growing up on Stairs Place . She was a great neighbor, I’ll remember her smile, great laugh and yes her french accent. At times like this it is difficult to come up with words that express sympathy and the more you try the harder it is. I know it is a great loss for you in particular. But at times like this take great pride and find strength in your wonderful family. I,m sure you and all the family will rely on each other to get through this. Art you Doreen, Loretta, Bruce, Carol, Wayne, Gary and Kevin are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Kevin Spears