It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Osithe LeBlanc, 97, of Dieppe on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center, Moncton.
Born in Beaumont, NB, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and the late Eliza (née: Bourgeois) Gaudet.
Prior to retirement, Mrs. LeBlanc worked at Mother’s Own Bakery. She was very involved in her community, having an active role with the VON and the "Grouille ou Rouillle". She enjoyed quilting, knitting and reading and playing darts, bowling and "200". She was a member of the Club d’Age d’Or and Saint-Anselme parish.
She is survived by her two daughters: Azèle (Léonce) Arseneault and Bernice (Donald "Ducky") Cormier, both of Dieppe; one son, Clarence (Imelda) of Dieppe; one sister, Rita (late Ulysse) Gautreau of Gautreau Village; nine grandchildren: Lise, René, Micheline, Nanette, Dana, Natalie, Brigitte, Gene and Marise; six great grandchildren: Mathew, Olivier, Alexandre, Dominic, Lillianna and Olivia, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harris LeBlanc in 1973; one son, Roger "Hibou" in 2006 and by his wife, Brenda in 2008; three sisters: Lorraine (Louis), Antoinette (Leandre) and Marie (Lionel) and also by two brothers: Alphonse (Dorice) and Olivon (Thérèse).
Respecting social distancing, visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, (857-1901) on Sunday from 7 to 9 pm only.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a private funeral mass will be held for family and friends.
Interment in Saint-Anselme parish cemetery, Dieppe.
A special thanks to Dr. Marie-Josée LeBlanc, Dr. Marcel Mallet, the Extra-Mural Program "Blanche-Bourgeois", nurses and staff of the palliative care department at the Dumont Hospital and to her niece, Jeannine Belliveau for the passionate care given to our dear mother.
"You have given so much and asked for so little in return. You have been there for us all, have taught us so much by your actions. You have listened, helped and forgiven us, always paved the way for us and our well-being. We will all have to work very hard to reach the standard of love and care that you unselfishly set. Please guide us forever"