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Marcel Patrice LeBlanc

Marcel Patrice LeBlanc

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Marcel Patrice LeBlanc, retired member of the RCMP, which occurred on December 5, 2018 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Chéticamp on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1954, he was a son of Alice May (Burns) and the late Henri LeBlanc.
As a young lad, Marcel was building fishing boats with his grandfather Abraham LeBlanc. In 1972 he worked as a carpenter alongside his father. They were both employees of P.L. Aucoin’s Construction Ltd., Point Cross. Over the years, Marcel developed a new interest which was his dad’s renowned trade of cabinet making. He was brilliant and a very quick learner.
Marcel’s favorite hobbies were playing cue pool at Belliveau’s Pool Room, playing the position of pitcher with St. Joseph’s Softball Team as well as goaltender with the Cheticamp Legion hockey team, and of course trout fishing au Lac à Dosite. Marcel kept up with all these sports as long as his health allowed him to do so.
Constable M.P. LeBlanc joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 as a bilingual member. As a student in Regina, Marcel was a translator for his troop members. His first posting was in Ottawa followed by Sydney, Meteghan, Bridgetown, Arichat and Kingston, all in Nova Scotia. Family members always cherished these short distances for it allowed for Marcel and his young precious family to vacation in St. Joseph du Moine. His parents as well as his sister Geraldine along with her family always looked forward to spending as much time as they could all together.
In 1996, after a severe spinal injury, Marcel was forced to take an early retirement, with only 21 years of service. Having to return his badge and gun was extremely heartbreaking for him.
Marcel is survived by his mother, Alice May (Burns) LeBlanc; sister, Geraldine Aucoin both of St. Joseph du Moine; daughters, Melissa Mae LeBlanc (Ray), Buffalo, N.Y., Cheryl Lynn LeBlanc (Jason), Toronto, ON., Melissa’s mother, Susan O’Connell, Cheryl’s mother, Catherine Comeau ; his nephew and godson, Keith Aucoin (Anna); nephews, Craig and Kent Aucoin. He was predeceased by his brother Robert (1962), brother-in-law, Bobby Aucoin. He will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph du Moine. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Center, St. Joseph’s Parish or to Cape Breton Regional Hospital.