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Times & Transcript Moncton, NB
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

François "Frank" LeClair, 87, of Moncton, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Moncton Hospital. Born on January 29, 1925 in Dieppe, he was the son of the late Francis and Louise (Gauvin) LeClair. Frank was a quiet, gentle and loving man, who always put family first. He enjoyed long drives along the Northumberland shore with his beloved wife of 65 years, Yollanda (Cormier). In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters: Patricia Cunningham (Alan) of Moncton and Claudette Landry (Joël) of Dieppe. He was especially proud of his grandchildren: Mireya Cunningham (Darren Higgs), Marc Cunningham, and Julie Landry. He loved being with his great-granddaughters: Izabella, Olivia and Khloée. He is also survived by a brother, Raymond LeClair (Cathy) of Dieppe as well as many nieces and nephews. He was greatly saddened by the death of his grandson, David (2001) as well as his sisters and brothers: Yvonne Léger (late Adélard), Dorice, Thérèse Boucher (late Roger), Edouard and Léonard (Rena). Prior to his retirement, he was a dispatcher for 35 years with Canada Post. Frank was a veteran of the Second World War, proudly serving in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Stormont. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Moncton Branch no 6, the Dieppe Veterans Association and past member of the Bi-Centennial Skating Club, the N.B. Ball Room Association and Club d’Âge d’Or in Dieppe.
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of departure (2:45). A reception at the Frenette Funeral Centre will be held after the mass. Veterans of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the funeral centre. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral, 220 St. George Street, Moncton, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe.