It is with great sadness that we, the family wish to announce the death of Leander LaPointe, husband of Annette (Gallen) of Benjamin River, N. B. which occurred Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 82 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst.
Born in New Mills, he was the son of the late James and late Eva (LeJeune) LaPointe.
Besides his loving wife of 47 years he leaves behind his four children: Ricky of Benjamin River, Gary (Peggy Roussie) of Campbellton, Debora (Jean) Laviolette of Bathurst and Troy (Treena) of Lorne, two stepchildren: Judy (Randy) McCormick of Beresford and John (Bernadette) Doucet of London, ON, his precious grandchildren Jason, Jamie, Meaghan, Jeffrey and Dominic as well as his adoring great-grandchildren, Cole and Emma.
He is also survived by two brothers: Everett of Mississauga, ON and Sherman of Saint John, N. B., three sisters: Jacqueline Godin of New Mills, Lucy Jenkins of Ontario and Marjorie Kidson of B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Leander was predeceased by his brothers Camille, Alphonse and Aurele.
Leander had been retired from Brunswick Mining and Smelting in Belledune for the past 17 years. In his earlier years Leander grew up working alongside his father as a fisherman, then moved on to delivery driver for Willet’s Groceries in Campbellton before ending up at the Smelter.
His love of playing guitar and singing was very well known to all who knew him. No gathering was complete without Leander and his guitar. Very little coaxing was needed to have him play.
A graveside service will be held at Our Lady of The Visitation Church, Benjamin River Sunday June 30, 2019 at 2PM. Friends and family are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillian’s Funeral Home, Black Point.