Tri-County Vanguard - - OBITUARIES -

LeBLANC, Edgar Joseph – LeBLANC, Edgar Joseph – age 94, Yar­mouth, passed away sud­denly on Sun­day, Septem­ber 23, 2018 in Yar­mouth Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. Born Septem­ber 1, 1924 in Yar­mouth, he was the son of the late Al­bert and Odel­lie (Saulnier) LeBlanc. Edgar is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Carol (Gary) Crosby, Welling­ton and Charles (Gina) LeBlanc, On­tario, as well as by his grand­chil­dren, Lau­ren, Eric and Chris­tian. Also sur­viv­ing are sis­ters, Shirley (Gilbert) Allen, In­n­is­fail, AB and Phyl­lis LeBlanc, Dart­mouth. Aside from his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Esther (Cot­treau) LeBlanc, as well as by broth­ers Lomer LeBlanc, Harold “Beaver” LeBlanc, Vic­tor LeBlanc and sis­ters, Hilda Nick­er­son, Frances Mac­In­tosh, Linda Surette and Anita De­veau. A hard worker all of his life, he was em­ployed with Coca-Cola, the Yar­mouth Fruit Com­pany and as a sales­man for Tri-County Whole­salers and Hud­son’s Bay Co. A man of hum­ble begin­nings, he was a firm be­liever of help­ing those in need, in what­ever ca­pac­ity pos­si­ble. He was a vol­un­teer fire­fighter with the Yar­mouth Fire Dept. (Sal­vage Corps) for 29 years, rec­og­nized by the Cana­dian Red Cross as a pro­lific blood donor and a sup­porter of many lo­cal char­i­ties. He was a mem­ber of the Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 2181. As a young man he was an avid out­doors­man. The home he shared with his beloved wife Esther for 59 years was al­ways filled with the mu­sic he loved. Many will re­call see­ing him on his early morn­ing walks, in ev­ery sea­son, which con­tin­ued un­til he was 90. Dad found joy in the small­est of things – ocean views, hot sunny days, vis­it­ing lo­cal stores and con­ver­sa­tion. He was a man of strong, quiet faith. He will al­ways be re­mem­bered for his quick wit and leg­endary sense of hu­mour. In re­tire­ment, he took plea­sure in main­tain­ing his beau­ti­ful prop­erty and great pride in his fam­ily and the ac­com­plish­ments of his grand­chil­dren. Although con­fined to a wheel­chair through­out the last year of his life, com­plain­ing was not his na­ture. He was grate­ful to all who stopped in for a visit. Dad val­ued hon­esty, in­tegrity, hard work and al­ways do­ing one’s best. He was a de­voted hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther and is pro­foundly missed. Cre­ma­tion has taken place un­der the di­rec­tion of H.M. Huskil­son’s Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­to­rium, Yar­mouth. A fu­neral li­turgy will be held at 11 a.m., Fri­day, October 5 from Saint Am­brose Co-Cathe­dral, Yar­mouth, Fa­ther Henry Smole­naars of­fi­ci­at­ing. Inurn­ment will take place in the colum­bar­ium at Our Lady of Cal­vary Ceme­tery, Yar­mouth. Do­na­tions in mem­ory of Edgar may be made to the Yar­mouth Food Bank or to a char­ity of choice. You may leave mes­sages of con­do­lence or sign the on-line guest­book by vis­it­ing www.huskil­son.net

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