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Marie Sylvia LeBlanc

Marie Sylvia LeBlanc

Age 78. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie Sylvia LeBlanc. Sylvia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 20, 2019 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Sylvia was born October 10, 1940, in Chéticamp. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adele Deveaux. An avid quilter, Sylvia enjoyed making quilts for family, friends, and community organizations. Mèmére was happiest when making a fresh batch of rolls, meat pies, or a pot of fricot for a house full of family. She is survived by her children Mark LeBlanc, East Margaree; Noella (Lauchie) Mackinnon, Margaree Harbour; Roy (Gloria) LeBlanc, Florida; Colette (Tommy) Murphy, Fordview; brothers, Alfred (Amelia), Arthur (Anna), Roy (Regina); sister, Annie Rose. She was a proud Mèmére to Shana, Stacey, Ashley, Carrie, Malory, Brandon, John L., Nolan, and Malcolm, who will miss her dearly; and a beloved Grand-Mèmére to Kobe-Grace, Bryan Thomas, and Jada.

She is predeceased by husband Joseph “Joe Wilfred” LeBlanc, siblings; Leonard, Lawrence, Edna, and Lorraine; grandchildren, John Ronald and Joseph Anthony in infancy.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree on Saturday, May 25, 2019, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or a charity of one’s choice.


  • Angele LeFort May 25, 2019 11:08 am

    So sorry for your loss Mark, Roy, Noëlla and Collette. May God the Father give you peace through Jesus Christ today.

  • Robby & Doreen leblanc May 24, 2019 10:50 pm

    our deepest sympathies to you all .on the passing of your mom.. Silvia was a sweet lady .. god bless to you all

  • Tini Pickkers May 24, 2019 9:42 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy, with the passing of your mom.
    May the Memories give you all warm thoughts andbringyou true this difficult time.
    Sincerely. Cor and Tini Pickkers.

  • Christene LeBlanc May 24, 2019 1:50 pm

    Colette & Family,
    Blair and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was a kind and generous lady and we were so lucky to have her and your dad as our neighbours. Our hearts go out to you all.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Blair and Christene LeBlanc

  • Joey Tompkins May 24, 2019 11:16 am

    Sorry to hear of your moms passing Mark, Noella, Roy, Collette.

  • Marcellin Chiasson May 24, 2019 10:35 am

    To the family of Sylvia LeBlanc:
    We regret we will not be able to attend the funeral because of prior commitment. Sylvia was a fine lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Marcellin & Yvette Chiasson, Port Hawkesbury

  • Darren MacCallum, Kathy Manchur May 24, 2019 9:25 am

    It is with much sadness that Kathy and I learned of your Mum’s passing. We had the opportunity to spend a little time with her and my dad a few years back and found her to be a delightful lady. Full of life and always smiling.
    Surely she will be missed as the Matriarch of the family. But with passing comes wonderful memories, shared amongst those that fondly remember.

  • Pat Carroll May 23, 2019 7:53 pm

    Mark, Noella,Colette, Roy and family ….we are so very sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. On my last visit I told her I would be looking forward to seeing her next summer, sadly, that’s not to be. She was a good neighbor and friend and we will surely miss Sylvia and her great sense of humour. Circumstances make it impossible for us to attend Sylvia’s funeral, but we will be there in spirit. May she Rest In Peace.
    Sincere condolences,
    Gordie and Pat Carroll

  • Clark Brander May 23, 2019 7:33 pm

    To: Mark, Roy & all of Sylia’s family
    I was saddened to read of Sylvia’s passing. She was a special lady & always made me feel welcome in her home.
    She & Joe Wilfred will always be a part of my memories of my early days in the Highlands, The “good old days”.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Clark Brander, Nova Scotia Forest Inds, Woodlands Dept, retired

  • Margaret Laird Burton May 23, 2019 6:29 pm

    We both send our sincere condolences to you all at this time. May Sylvia be at peace.

  • Elaine Burton-Brown May 23, 2019 6:27 pm

    I’m sending my sincere condolences to you all at this time of sorrow. May you all find at peace in your hearts. May Sylvia rest in peace.

  • Herman Deveau May 23, 2019 6:20 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your mom ,Mark,Noella,Roy,Collette and all your families she will be missed on the hill
    Prayers and thoughts are with your all

  • Doris Poirier May 23, 2019 6:00 pm

    Sincere sympathies sent to her family and close friends.

  • Janice Joyce May 23, 2019 3:36 pm

    Noella and family:

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your many beautiful memories help you through this very difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. R.I.P. Mrs LeBlanc


  • Paul and Cathy Gavin May 23, 2019 2:55 pm

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you ,we are so sorry for the loss of your mother

  • Ginette Deveau May 23, 2019 1:55 pm

    Arthur et Anna, Roy et Regina et à toutes vos familles , nos sincères sympathies.
    Ginette et Gilles Deveau

  • David May 23, 2019 7:14 am

    I’m so sorry to read of the passing of Sylvia, she was a fantastic lady. I first met Sylvia and Joe back in the late eighties…I would go to their home to shoe their Clydesdale horses. Over several years I would go to their barn every two months. In the beginning of my Farrier career, with Joe’s experience in draft horses he was always prepared to share his knowledge with me, in my training years, to this day his knowledge still comes back to me. I would perform a trimming technique on a horses hoof and remember that Joe taught me this little trick which made my job easier.

    Joe and Sylvia ran their business in forestry and I remember Joe telling me that a day will come when you will find that horses you can get along with but some owners will cause you the grief…..I found this out to be so true.

    As I would drive up the driveway hill their home was set in a beautiful breath taking view of the Margaree Valley and to complement the scenery the smell of home cooking coming from the kitchen made me hungry before I even worked up an appetite, Sylvia’s magic touch in the kitchen will never be forgotten by me.

    I share to the family one quick story…It was shortly before Christmas , Joe and I where in the barn working and Sylvia, arrives in with her grandchildren, she introduced them to me by name and she started to explain to them what I was doing as I worked away trimming the hooves. Joe, asked me how busy I was in getting horses ready for the snow and ice for other people. I replied, that I was really busy but had time to go trim Santa Claus’s reindeer hooves, they needed attention for the long journey on Christmas Eve. I told them that I had met up with Santa Claus on the roof of the Antigonish Shopping mall and did my work. Both Sylvia and Joe where laughing away from the excitement of the little ones facial expressions. You see not everyone’s grandchildren hears about a Sylvia and Joe’s farrier trimming Santa Clauses reindeer’s hooves….and still do.

    many happy memories

    big hug to all the family,

    Farrier David Hayne
    Country Harbour

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