Moncton Times Moncton, NB
Saturday, November 5th, 1977
J. MEDARD LEGER was writer and historian
The death of J. Medard Leger, 82, occurred Nov. 2 in Hotel Dieu at Tracadie following a short illness. Born at Caraquet, he was a son of the late Louis and Suzanne (Cormier) Leger.
Mr. Leger was a long-time employee of CN in Moncton and since his retirement, had lived in Tracadie and area.
A veteran of the First World War, Mr. Leger was also a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Leger was a journalist and contributed many articles to newspapers including l'Evangeline and The Northern Light over the years. His research into Acadian History resulted in numerous articles as well as family genealogy.
His wife, the former Elizabeth Bourque of Tracadie, died many years ago.
Surviving are one son, Victor of Bathurst; two daughters, Mrs. Andre Pinet (Celine) of Bathurst and Miss Lucille Leger of Cambellton.
Five brothers, Michel and Charles-Edouard, both of Bertrand, Elie of Halifax, Celestin of Montreal and Raymond of Bathurst; two sisters, Mrs. Maxime Godin (Marie) of Bertrand and Miss Suzanne Leger of Bathurst; two great-grand-children as well as many nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral was held Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim Church in Bertrand. Officiating was a cousin, Rev. Gerald Léger, and assisting at the con-celebrated mass were Msgr. A. Gallien, and the parish priest, Rev. A. Duguay.
Pallbearers were members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. A guard of honor was formed by Legion veterans.
Present for the largely attended service form out of town were Elie Leger, Jimmy Leger of Halifax; Mr. And Mrs. Jean Paul Leger, Mr. and Mrs Laurent Bourque and daughters, Moncton; as well as many relatives and friends from the Bathurst and Caraquet area.