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Joseph Linus Deveau

Joseph Linus Deveau

Age 83 of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2020 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, after a two year battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Joe and the late Cecile (Doucet) Deveau.

Linus served for the Canadian Armed Forces for 6 years in the Anti-Aircraft Division. He was in construction in Ontario and later as a pipefitter with the Boilermakers Union Local 73 after moving back to Cheticamp. He was best known as the owner/ Operator, with his wife Thelma, of the Mr. Chicken from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. He was also an integral part of the Harbour Restaurant & Baywind Suites with his son Dave for 17 years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting in his middle years and followed baseball religiously. His true passion was music. He played guitar and sang on the radio and with live bands in the late 50`s and early 60’s in Toronto. He made many friends in bluegrass circles over the years travelling to festivals and concerts all over Atlantic Canada and the Eastern U.S., travelling with his wife in their RV. A loving brother, husband, father, and grandfather who always ensured the welfare for his family.

Linus is survived by his wife Thelma (Leblanc); sons Mark and Dave (Jennifer); grandchildren, Lauren and Ethan; sister, Jeanne; brothers, Arthur, Robert, Eugene, and Leonard. Linus was predeceased by sisters, Agnes, Yvonne & Marie Catherine; brothers, Gaston, Willie, Daniel, Alfred and Gerard. We would like to thank the Doctors and nurses for palliative caregiving at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Due to Covid 19, service for family and friends is by invitation only on Monday, December 21st, 2020, at 10:30 am at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cheticamp. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  • Daphne MacLean-Deveau January 15, 2021 1:52 pm

    Thelma, Dave, Mark and family. I am so sorry for this late condolence. I am only hearing of Linus passing today and am saddened to know the loss you are feeling. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed the many years working alongside Linus, Thelma and Dave. I have fond memories and many laughs over those years. Enjoyed all the music shared as well including Bluegrass. Please know I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elaine & Bob MacDonald January 10, 2021 7:53 pm

    Thelma and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. My Mom loved your visits so much!
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Love Elaine & Bob MacDonald
    Oakville, on

  • Simon laeade December 22, 2020 1:04 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are sent you and your family at this time

  • Michel Larade December 21, 2020 12:17 pm

    Chere ma tante Thelma et famille.

    Nos plus sincere sympaties dans ce temps triste.

    Michel & Adele

  • Pauline Cormier-Bourgeois December 20, 2020 11:40 pm

    Thelma et la famille,
    Je veux vous offrir mes plus sincères condoléances, suite au décès de Linus….
    Vous êtes dans mes pensées et mes prières vous accompagnent pendant ces temps difficiles.
    Bon courage…Pauline à Émile

  • Brenda Ford December 20, 2020 4:32 pm

    Thelma and Family..
    We are truly sorry for your loss. We feel very fortunate to have met both of you. Linus will be missed dearly ❤
    Robert Newman and Brenda

  • Don Landry and Ingrid December 18, 2020 10:13 pm

    Thelma and family. Please accept our condolences for your loss. I will treasure my memories of playing music with Linus at various house parties in Cheticamp.

  • Paula and Clarence December 17, 2020 11:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss!
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Joe & Robina Deveaux December 17, 2020 6:21 pm

    A great loss. Linus was a great friend throughout the years.
    Sincere condolences from both of us.

  • Paulette et Guillaume December 17, 2020 3:07 pm

    Nos sympathies Thelma et famille. Y va être manquer.

    Guillaume et Paulette

  • Fernand & Paulette December 17, 2020 7:30 am

    Sincere condolences from both of us. Linus was always such a pleasant man to talk to. Cherish all the good memories…xo

  • Anna Aucoin-MacDougall December 16, 2020 10:52 pm

    Thelma and family,

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you during these difficult times.


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