Moncton Times Moncton, NB
Thursday, January 13th, 1972 pg 8
L. Oswald Leger -
Prominent Dentist Dead St Joseph (Special) -
The death of a prominent Saint John Dentist, Dr. L. Oswald Leger, of Goldie Court, Rothesay occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital Monday, following a period of failing health. Born in St. Joseph's, Westmorland County, Dr. Leger was the eldest son of the late I.M. and Jeanne (Bourgeois) Leger. He attended St. Joseph's University, and received his degree of doctor of dental surgery in the last graduating class from Laval University in Montreal, before the university moved to Quebec in 1919. For a short time, he practiced in Chathum, then moved to Saint John, where he was still activily practicing at the time of his death. He was a past president of the Saint John Dental Society of the New Brunswick Dental Society. For many years a leading figure among the Acadian community in Saint John, he was a past president of La Cercle Chaplain, and was the first president of the Saint John Richilieu Club. For his work among the Acadians, he was named honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Louisianna, in the late 1950's. At the time of his death, Dr. Leger was a member of the board of directors of St. Joseph's Hospital, and was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Saint John Elks Club, and a member of Riverside Country Club. For several years, he was a member of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for New Brunswick, and in 1958 recieved an honorary Doctor of Science degree from St. Joseph's University. Always interested in travelling, which he regarded as his hobby, Dr. leger was fond of European visits, and in 1957 was a representative to the 12th internation dental conference in Rome. In 1969, he was made a life member of the New Brunswick Dental Society, and was presented with his 50th anniversary in the profession. Besides his wife, the former Muriel F. Whelphey, Dr. Leger is survived by one son, Franklin O. of Rothesay; two daughters, Mrs. William R. Killorn, Rockingham, N.S. and Mrs. Maurice R. Maloney, Saint John; three brothers, Sylvere,Oscar and Eugene, all of St. Joseph; four sisters, Blanche Leger, Juliette Leger and Aurise Leger, all of St. Joseph and Mrs. Louise LeBlanc of Gardner, Mass.; 18 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. The body is resting at Brenan's funeral home, 111 Paradise Row, from where the funeral will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. to our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothessay for high mass of requiem at 11 a.m. Knights of Columbus will meet at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. for prayers.