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May Melanson Gallant of Résidence Oasis, Dieppe and formerly of Lakeburn, passed away at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center, Moncton, on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at age 95.

Homemaker for most of her life, she worked at Résidence des Pères Ste Croix (U. de M.) for a few years.  She was a woman of many talents and an avid quilter most of her life even until age 89. She loved music and was still dancing in her late 80’s.

She was a long time member and volunteer of the CWL, Club d’Age d’Or de Dieppe, Notre-Dame de Lorette and Sainte-Thérèse parishes.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Gallant; daughters: Yvonne (Bernard) Richard and Annette (Donald) Cormier, both of Dieppe; sons: Armand (Marie-Marthe) Melanson and Charles (Doris) Melanson, both of Lakeburn and Ronald (Yvette) Melanson of Dieppe; daughter-in-law, Adrienne Small of Dieppe.

She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Gilles (Sasha and Noah) Cormier of Taiwan, Sophie (Paul, André and Maddie) Roberge of Dieppe, Michelle (Charles and Anika) Richard of Lakeburn, Marc (Christine, Olivia and Alec) Melanson of Moncton, Julien (Sylvie) Melanson of Lakeburn, Céline (Alex) Landry of Dieppe and Denis Melanson of Waterloo, Ontario.

She is also survived by stepchildren: Cathye, Norman and Michel and their families.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Johnny (1985); son, Edmond (1997) and a daughter-in-law, Hélène (1989). She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (857-1901) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm ONLY.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sainte-Thérèse Roman Catholic Church, Dieppe, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 11 am.

Interment in Notre-Dame du Calvaire Cemetery, Dieppe.

Donations to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.