It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of
Camille LeBlanc, 100, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Formerly of Dieppe, he
passed away peacefully at the Moncton Veterans’ Health
Centre, surrounded by his loving family.
Camille was born in Moncton, NB, on September 20, 1922. He
was the son of the late Thomas and Delina (Melanson)
One of his greatest passions in life was sports. Camille
always enjoyed his roundtable discussions with friends about his
favorite hockey team, the Montreal Canadians. In the late 40s-early
50s, he played hockey as a goaltender with the Sackville Eagles and
the Dieppe Goats. In 2007, the Dieppe Goats team was inducted into the
Dieppe Sports Hall of Fame.
But his true passion was music. An avid trombone and
classical violin player, Camille never missed an opportunity to
entertain. He played the trombone in many local bands, most notably
the Riverview Causeway Connection and the Sackville Citizens
Camille had a long military career. During WWII, he was a
member of the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943-1946, and a member of the
Royal Canadian Air Force from 1954-1972. Prior to enlisting in the Air
Force, he worked for CN Rail, and following his military career, he
worked for the Federal Public Service of Canada until his
While living in Dieppe, Camille was a member of the Dieppe
Military Veterans’ Association, as well as a member of the
Dieppe Industrial Park Board, from 1990-1996.
Camille spent his life being a wonderful husband, loving
father and grandfather, and was always there to lend a helping hand.
He will be sadly missed by his two children, Camilla Flannery
(Patrick) and Michel (Rose May Gallant); his grandchildren, Aron and
Ryan; his great-grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, and Abrielle; extended
family members Josh and Jacob; and one sister,
Gérène Barrette of Windsor, ON. He was known by
many and loved by all.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife,
Rita Bourque; five sisters, Marguerite, Alvina, Émilienne
(Millie), Eva, and Jeannette; and two brothers, Raymond and
The family would like to give special thanks to the excellent
staff of the Veterans’ Health Centre for their compassion
and loving care given to Camille.
Remains are to be cremated for burial at Our Lady of Calvary
Cemetery in Dieppe, at a later date. As per Camille’s
personal request, there will be no public funeral services. Funeral
arrangements are in the professional care of Frenette Funeral and
Cremation Centre, Moncton (506-858-1900).
Online condolences for the family
can be shared at www.frenettefuneralhome.com
In memory of Camille, donations to The War Amps of Canada or
a direct (in person) donation to the Moncton Veterans’
Health Centre would be appreciated.