The Northern Light Bathurst, NB
Wednesday, November 9th, 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 a 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 Campbellton.
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. Leger, 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 from out of town were Elie Leger, Jimmy Leger, 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 areas.