Moncton Times Moncton, NB
Wednesday, August 1st, 1973 pg 7
Henry Leger - Shediac (Special) -
The funeral mass for Henry Leger of 247 Main Street, Shediac, who was killed Monday afternoon as a result of a fuel tank explosion aboard a CN work train in James River, N.S., will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Shediac. Mr. Leger was killed when one of several gasoline and diesel cylinders atop a CN flat car exploded with the victim aboard. None of the other approximately 40 workers on the site were injured in the blast. The men were working to replace a railway ties along a section of track at James River when the mishap occurred. Both Antigonish detachment of the RCMP and railway officials are conducting investigations into the cause of the explosion. Coroner Dr. H. J. Bland of Antigonish has reserved decision concerning an inquest pending completion of the RCMP investigation. The mishap occurred at approximately 4:50 p.m. Monday. Born in Little Cape, he was a son of Hector and Emelie (Richard) Leger and attended the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Shediac. He was employed as a mechanic. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Vautour; four daughters, Anita, Giselle, Nicole and Claudette, all at home; a son, Louis of Shediac; seven sisters, Mrs. Camile Belliveau (Georgette) and Mrs. Pat McCaffrey (Lillianne), both of Sarnia, Ont., Mrs. Fred Mitchell (Anita) and Mrs. Robert Telfer (Jeanne), both of Truro, N.S., Mrs. Louis Sarvary (Lorette) of Germany, Mrs. Gilles Castonguay (Bernadette) of Moncton, and Mrs. Alvin Leger (Hectorine) of Brassard, Que.; three brothers, Jean of Rochester, N.H., Leo of Hartford, Conn., and Arthur of Shediac. The body is resting at Frenette's Funeral Home, Shediac. Interment will be in the church cemetery.