Moncton Times Moncton, NB
Tuesday, July 28th, 1953
Thomas Leger dies at 52
The death of thomas Leger McSweeney Avenue aged 52 years, well known garageman, occured after a lingering illness. He underwent a major operation for stomach cancer, three weeks ago and Saturday evening he collapsed suddenly and despite all that medical care could do for him failed to rally.
Mr. Léger was a devout adherent to the Catholic Church and was also a member of the Sacred Heart League and the Assumption Society.
He was a son of a pioneer automobile repairman, Louis R. Leger who was killed accidentally in a garage accident in Caraquet two years ago. Mr. Leger had become, by his acquired ability and knowledge of the internal combustion engine, a master craftsman in his chosen profession.
Surviving besides his wifes, the former Clara Richard, are three sons: Raymond, aged 14 years, Clarence, 13 and Jean-Paul, 10; his aged mother, still living in Upper Caraquet at the old homestead; brother Edouard, Upper Caraquet; brother Médard, 40 Winnipeg Street, Moncton; sister Miss Suzanne Leger, principal of the Bertrand Regional School; sister, Mrs Albert Sauvé, Montreal; sister, Mrs Maxime Godin, Upper Caraquet; brother Raymond, Bathurst; brother Elie, Halifax; brother Michel, Caraquet; brother Celestin, manager of Leger Motors at Uppar Caraquet.
The body will rest at his home, 102 McSweeney Avenue. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in Parkton Roman Catholic Church. Internment will be in the Chartersville cemetery.