Daily Times Moncton, NB
Wednesday, April 2nd, 1930 pg 1
Albert F. Leger, Well known C.N.R. Shopman died suddenly at Shediac
(Special to the times) Shediac, N.B., April 1 -
Following a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered in his home on Victoria Street here last night. Albert F. Leger, well known C.N.R. Shops employee at Moncton, died here this afternoon without regaining consciousness. The deceased was in his usual good health when he returned from Moncton after his day's work Monday and that evening there were several friends at his home attending a card party. Mr. Leger had been entertaining the children by doing some gymnastic stunts and a short time afterwards he was fatally stricken, collapsing in a chair. Dr. Alphonse Sormany was summoned and done everything that medical aid could do for Mr. Leger, but he failed to recover consciousness and passed away at the hour stated. The late Mr. Leger was a native of Memramcook and was 52 years of age. He was a son of the late Francis Leger, of that place, and Mrs. Leger, now Mrs. Jaddus White, wife of the well known retired baggagemaster on the C.N.R. Point du Chene branch. Deceased live practically all his life in Moncton, and had worked in the C.N.R shops for 22 years, being a passenger car fitter and regarded as one of the best craftsmen in this department of the railway works. He was highly respected by his fellow employees in the C.N.R. as well as by a wide circle of friends in Moncton, Shediac and elsewhere who will learn with deep regret of his sudden passing. The late Mr. Leger lived at 116 Robinson Street, Moncton, for many years and only moved his home to Shediac a year ago. It will be recalled that his eldest son, Arthur Leger, was one of the three boys drowned in the Petitcodiac River at the Moncton Bridge some two years ago. The deceased leaves to mourn his wife formerly Miss Alice Oullette, daughter of Julien Oulette, of Moncton; eight children, Alyre, Nellie, Alice, Lorraine, Cyril, Delorice, Gloria, and Arthur, all at home; also his mother, one brother, Marceline Leger, of New Bedford, Mass.; and three sisters, (Regina) Mrs. Peter Bolduc, of Bangor, Maine; (Melice) Mrs. William O'Neil, of Moncton, and (Alvina) Mrs. Donat Melanson, of Moncton. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning form his late home to St. Joseph's Church, Shediac, Rev. Father J.J.V. Gaudet, pastor, for solemn requiem high mass at 9 o'clock.