The Chronicle Herald Halifax, NS
Tuesday, April 15th, 2003
The Chronicle-Herald, Volume 55, Number 89
BAKER (Léger), Rose-Marie - 63, Halifax, formerly of Grand-Barrachois, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Moncton, N.B., August 11, 1940, she was a daughter of Marie-Rita Gaudet and the late Blair A. Léger. Over the years, she was involved in many community activities. She was instrumental in setting up a local recruitment program at Amherst Clinics which resulted in the highest averages of blood donors per capita in Nova Scotia. That program of reminding and actively recruiting blood donors was expanded and has been applied across Canada. She was past president of the United Way of Amherst; past president of the Amherst Toastmasters Club, as well as Area Governor for the Canadian side District 45; a former member of the Mayflower Handquilters Guild and the Bedford Stitchery Guild; a past member of the Alderney Guild of Needlearts and was the founding president of the District 10 East Neighbourhood Watch Program. She retired from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in August 2001. In the past 30 years, she was also employed at the Maritime Resource Management Service and at Aerovox Canada in Amherst; at the Sears Atlantic Call Centre, with Northwood Homecare; at the time when she became ill she was working part-time at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Left to mourn are her mother; daughters, Rénelle Léger, Halifax; Pierrette Léger-Mathieu and son-in-law, Michael, Bedford; granddaughter, Blair; brothers and sisters, Blair Merville (Elizabeth), Prescille Gould (Reginald) and Lucien (Diane), all of Grand-Barrachois; Charles-Edouard (Suzanne), Dieppe; Géraldine Léger and Ginette Bourque (Raymond), Shediac; Guy, Moncton; Huguette Grenier, Saint-Hypolyte, Que. Besides her father, she was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Ambroise and Françoise (Cormier) Léger; her maternal grandparents, François and Jacqueline
(Arsenault) Gaudet. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in St. Henri Roman Catholic Church, Grand-Barrachois. Interment in the parish cemetery. In her memory, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society of New Brunswick. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 396 Main St., Shediac (506-532-3297).