It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Yvon Gérard Bélanger on August 11, 2021 at the age of 73 years and 3 months at the Georges L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton. Originally from Edmundston and living in Dieppe, he was the son of the late Joseph-Antoine Bélanger and the late Laurette Côté.
He was the brother of Paulette Thibodeau (Normand) of Edmundston and Denyse Bélanger-Dow (Stephen) of Markham, ON. He is also survived by the Robichaud family, several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was educated at the University of Moncton (Edmundston Campus) and in theology at Séminaire Laval in Quebec before being ordained a priest in 1975 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Edmundston by Mgr. Fernand Lacroix. He was curate in the parishes of Immaculate Conception, St Léonard and Saint-Quentin.
He subsequently married the late Claire Robichaud. After receiving a master's degree in psychology from the Université de Moncton, he practiced as a school psychologist in schools in the greater Moncton area and those of the Acadian Peninsula.
Retired, Yvon traveled and spent his winters in Florida with Claire.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Claire Robichaud (April 2021).
A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Pokemouche.
Interment will be in the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens cemetery in Pont-Landry.
In memory of Yvon, a donation to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the NB Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 rue Amirault, Dieppe (857-1901).