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Luce Elizabeth (Zabeth) LeBlanc

Luce Elizabeth (Zabeth) LeBlanc

It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that we announce the passing of Luce Elizabeth (Zabeth) LeBlanc, who died suddenly but peacefully on September 4, 2023 at the age of 94.

She was adored by her children Réjeanne, Marthe, Zoël, her daughter-in-law Vivian whom she considered her own, her son-in-law Jean, and her grandchildren Michelle (Chris), Nadia (Tim) and Jean-Pierre (Jean), Mathieu (Gordon) and Patrick (Stéphanie), Zachary (Kasia), Kristien (Kelsey) and Stefan (Lindsay). Mom had a special affection for her great-grandchildren: Sophie, Alexandra, Patrick, Ariel, Basil and Hugo. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph (T.C.), her parents Francis and Catherine Deveau, her eldest daughter Alcida, her brother Bernie (Dina, decd) and her son-in-law Phil.  Mom is also survived by her sister and friend Thérèse (Jean-Roland, decd), Évelyn (Willie, decd), her brother the Rev. Fr. Daniel as well as her goddaughter Gisèle.

Widowed at the young age of 34, Mom dedicated her entire life to looking after our well-being, ensuring that we achieved the university education necessary for success in our professional lives. Despite the many challenges, she always persevered. She’ll be remembered for facing any difficulty with the phrase: “Things could always be worse!”

With Mom, busy was the word that best described her; it was either time for spring-cleaning, planting a vegetable garden or tending to her flower beds; then came the time to pick wild strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, make jam, preserves, and so on. During the winter months, she spent her free time restoring and refinishing furniture, knitting, sewing, and hooking rugs: boredom was not a part of her vocabulary.

She was always ready to drop everything and lend a hand when asked. Even into her late 80’s, she provided palliative care, staying up all night at the bedside of dying patients.

She shared with us her love for adventure and travel: across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, she always returned with entertaining stories and anecdotes. Whether she was backpacking, around a campfire while wilderness camping or staying in a 5-star hotel, she was always up for the challenge. We take solace that she left this world during a camping trip, one of the things she loved most.

As much as she loved to travel, she took a particular pleasure in meeting, getting to know and welcoming the many friends of her children and grandchildren, regardless of age, nationality or interest. The consummate host, she could be heard telling people she just met: “If you ever come to Chéticamp, you’re welcome here”.

From the time she retired from the hospital, Mom took pleasure in watching her grandchildren grow up. She thoroughly enjoyed sharing with them the pleasures of everyday life and her love of nature. She babysat, cooked their favorite dishes, and was a loving spectator during their activities. In her later years, she derived a particular pleasure in the professional hockey career (and cheering on) her youngest grandchild, Stéfan.

Mom was never happier than when we were all gathered together: young and old. She relished in the fact that we always considered her house our family’s natural gathering place.

We know that Mom has finally rejoined our father, her husband, for whom she always maintained an unshakeable love. Her radiant smile and her love for her family will remain forever etched in our memories.

Visitation will be at the Chéticamp Funeral Home on Friday, September 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pierre Church in Chéticamp.

In recognition of her lifetime honorary membership to the Nova Scotia Association of Health Auxiliaries, donations may be made in Elizabeth LeBlanc’s name to the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre Auxiliaries, P.O. Box 506, Chéticamp, N.S. B0E 1H0.

 

 

 

Condolences

  • Bonita Boudreau September 16, 2023 7:48 am

    Nos condoléances à Rejeanne, Marthe et Zoel ainsi que tous les autres membres de la famille. Vous êtes dans nos pensées et nos prières. Bonita et Réal

  • Claudie and Laurette Deveau September 15, 2023 8:57 pm

    Réjeanne, Marthe, Zoel et toute votre famille, Nos plus sincères condoléances de notre part. En lisant, je vois bien que vous avez plein de beaux souvenirs.

  • Lucette Doucet September 14, 2023 7:35 pm

    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute ta famille, bon courage pour vous aider à traverser cette terrible épreuve.

  • Laurette LeFort September 11, 2023 6:26 pm

    Mes Condoléances à Réjeanne, Marthe, Zoel, Patrick, Stéphanie, Thérèse et toutes la famille et amis.

  • Solange and Jerome Mombourquette September 11, 2023 7:07 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Réjeanne, Marthe, et Zoel. May the great memories of your Mom help you through this difficult time. Nos sincères condoléances à vous et à votre famille.

  • Michelle and David Oxner September 10, 2023 4:33 pm

    Marthe and family: what a beautiful tribute to such an amazing woman. My deepest condolences to you and your family!

  • Caroline, Michael and Vaeanesi family September 9, 2023 10:40 pm

    Sincere Condolences Zoel to you and your family for the loss of your dear mother. May the wonderful memories you share of her sustain you during this period of mourning.

  • Jacinthe Ruest September 9, 2023 6:43 pm

    Jean and Nadia Michelle et Jean Pierre, leurs conjoints et les petits enfants
    Ainsi que toute la famille
    Sincères condoléances
    Mes prières sont avec vous 🙏

  • Gilberte Gilberte September 9, 2023 6:24 pm

    My sincere condolences….keep cherishing the beautiful memories you have of this beautiful lady.

  • Louis and Yvette Cormier September 9, 2023 6:19 pm

    Nos sincères condoléances à toute votre belle grande famille.
    Repose en paix..

  • Karen & Norm Carter September 9, 2023 5:47 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Marthe and family on the loss of your cherished mom. Her many years of love and caring for her family and others in need is a true reflection of her deep faith. May your strength guide you through your loss in the days and weeks to come.

  • Joanne craig September 9, 2023 5:38 pm

    Marthe —my deepest sympathy to you and your family !!!

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