Moncton Daily Times Moncton, NB
Tuesday, October 11th, 1938 pg 9
Jacob T. Leger Shediac, Oct. 10 -(Special) -
Death on Friday last removed a well known and beloved resident from Cape Brule in the person of Jacob T. Leger after an illness of six months, at the age of 88 years. The deceased, a native of that place and a son of the late Thaddee Leger and Domithilde Gautreau, was well known in the U.S.A. where he lived for over 20 years while he was employed as millright in several New England centres as well as in this section of the county. He had obtained his early education in the school in Boudreau Office, and later at the Shediac High School, before leaving for the U.S.A. where he took up mill engineering. He was predeceased by his wife some fourteen years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Rockwell, of Boston Mass., and Mrs. Phil Leger, of Cape Brule, with whom he lived with for the past few years. One sister, Mrs. Cleotil Ouellett of Barachois, also survives. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from St. Joseph's Church here, with Rt. Rev. Monsignor J.J.V. Gaudet officiating at the funeral service which was held at three o'clock. The pallbearers were Ivan Boudreau, Tibeau Leger, Charles Leger, all nephews of the deceased, and Arthur LeBlanc, Leonide Doiron and August Gautreau. Requiem high mass was celebrated this morning for the deceased by Monsignor J.J.V. Gaudet. Those attending the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Fred Edgett, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tennant, Mr. and Mrs. Judge LeBlanc, Mr. and Mrs. Ned McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fawcett, Mr. and Mrs. Steadman Henderson and Mrs. Frank Rockwell, of Boston. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, including pieces from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edgett, A.C. Chapman Fred M. Tennant, Judge LeBlanc, Mrs. R.P.Dickson, Mr. A.H. Grainger, Miss Florine Massey; a spray from Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Grainger, and mass cards from Mr. and Mrs. Judge LeBlanc and Miss Florine Massey.