1925 - 2010 - Cocagne - René LeBlanc, 85, passed away peacefully at the Stella-Maris Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent on Saturday, April 17, 2010. His last residence was the Foyer Myosotis in Cocagne. Born in Cocagne, NB on February 15, 1925, he was the son of the late Lévi and Rufine (Goguen) LeBlanc. René will sadly be missed by his wife, Dorice (born Breau); six children, Philippe (Bernice), Rena (Louis-Philippe Goguen), Gabriel (Estelle), Michel all of Cocagne, Francine (Vincent Cormier) of Notre-Dame and Nathalie (Greg Smith) of Russell, Ontario; seven grandchildren, Isabelle, Louis-Georges, Jean-Philippe, Gabriel, Julien, Geneviève and Janelle; two great grandchildren, Maxime and Marie-Eve; two sisters, Eva (late Prime Robichaud) of Gardner, Mass., Léa (late Acquila Maillet) of Cocagne; also several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and five sisters, Albert, Edouard, Dora, Lina, Clara, Florida and Alma. Before his retirement, René worked as a longshoreman in Saint John, NB during 36 years for Canadian Pacific. He also worked as a carpenter. Hunting was his passion and he adored to spend time in the woods and at his camp in Saint-Martin. Visitation will be held at Passage in Shediac Bridge on Monday, April 19th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and on Tuesday, April 20th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Funeral service will be held at the St-Pierre-de-Cocagne RC Church on Tuesday, April 20th at 4 pm. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army or donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences in the guest book are welcomed at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca Funeral arrangement under the professional care of Coopérative Funéraire Passage Funeral Co-operative, 3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB E4R 1T3 Tel: (506) 532-1050
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