Amirault, Leonce Alfred, age 73, of Villa St. Joseph du Lac and formerly of Middle East Pubnico, died January 30, 2021 in the Villa. Born in Lower East Pubnico, he was a son of the late Alfred and Florence (d’Entremont) Amirault. He was a retired lobster fishing captain, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a past member of the East Pubnico Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife Cassie Marie (Amiro) Amirault, Middle East Pubnico, son Matthew (Tiffany) Lower East Pubnico, daughter; Kelley (Mark) Purugganan, San Antonio, Texas, brothers; Claude (Eilleen), Lower Sackville, Robert (Irene), Louis, Arnold (Bonnie) all of Middle East Pubnico, Michel (Gretchen), Tantallon, sisters; Rosemarie Sheldrick, Port Colbourne, Ont, Rachel Nickerson, Wood’s Harbour, Geraldine (Freeman), Savoury, Lawrencetown, grandchildren; Morgan, Ciara, Riel and Pascale. He was predeceased by a brother; Alphonse (died in 1951). A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10am in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Middle East Pubnico with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Due to COVID-19 this service will be for family and close friends only. The funeral service will be live streamed and may be viewed on the West Pubnico Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 10am. Donations in memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Cemetery Fund or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407
As a young lad, Leonce was a happy free spirit who enjoyed going across the French Lake to the camp with the boys. In the fall he spent many hours deer hunting through the woods. Captain of his own boat, the MV Matthew and Kelley, he loved lobster fishing and spent 30 years on the high seas. In the summers, he went seining with Melvin Shand. After his stroke, he enjoyed 4 wheeler rides on Willett Road and along the Pubnico Trail by the shore, stopping to chat with people he met on the way. He especially enjoyed socializing with the boys at Gwen’s Diner over coffee and a good yarn. Every Friday he faithfully did the Lexicon in the Halifax Herald. One of his favorite things to do was to go for a ride throughout the village and surrounding areas with Cassie on fine afternoons so he could see for himself what was happening and changing in his neighbourhood. He was a fine man who will be dearly missed by his family.