LEBLANC, Marlene Patricia
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, partner, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Marlene Patricia LeBlanc, on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines, May 25, 1960, she was the daughter of Patricia (Harrietha) LeBlanc and the late Stanley Joseph Leblanc.
Marlene was a stay at home Mom that devoted her entire life not only to her children, but her grandchildren as well. She loved the outdoors and could be found building her own wildlife conservation in her backyard. Marlene had a love for all living things, but her cat Woody remained the closest to her heart. Marlene also had many special gifts she loved to share with family and friends. Marlene loved astronomy, doings crafts, and long walks on the beach. She also enjoyed cooking her special chili for family and friends.
Marlene is survived by her loving partner, William Brayon; two children, Diana (Stevie) and Amanda (Kevin): loving brothers and sisters, David (Leila), Alex (Wanda), Linda, Irene, Juanita (Val), and Anita (Steven), seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be fondly remembered by her many friends, her best friend and sister, Linda, and also her very special granddaughter, Hannah, who spent many of her weekends helping her Nan with her many pets, baking cookies or just cuddling on the couch watching movies. Hannah loves and misses her Nana dearly.
Marlene was predeceased by her father, Stanley Joseph LeBlanc; common-law husband, Donald MacKinnon; brother, Kenneth “Kenny” LeBlanc; grandparents, Arnold and Harriet (Roland)
LeBlanc, Mary (Dandy) Dan Joe Harrietha; and greatnephew, Lincoln Shawn Forrest.
A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of the 4th Floor, Cape Breton Regional Hospital and palliative care for the wonderful care provided in her final days. To the Doctors and staff of the Halifax Infirmary, your love, kindness, and support went beyond measure at such a difficult time. Special thank you to Dr. Sean Barry (Halifax) for the wonderful care you took in looking after Marlene and her family.
Visitation for Marlene LeBlanc will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 11-1 p.m.
A celebration of her life will take place at 1p.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall following the service.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www. jmjobesfuneralhome.com.