Louis Ambroise LeBlanc ‘Ti-oui’, age 86 of West Pubnico, died June 30, 2021 at home. Born in Middle West Pubnico, he was a son of the late Ambroise and Hilda (Surette) LeBlanc. He is survived by sons; Guy (Elaine), Lower West Pubnico, Daniel (Karen), Lower Sackville, daughters; Florette (Mark) Christenson, Halifax, Louise, West Pubnico, Leonne (Clive) d’Entremont, Middle West Pubnico, Jeanne (Rob) Moore, Dartmouth, Simone (Owen) d’Entremont, Lower West Pubnico, grandchildren; Erika, Nicole, Kirk, Léo, Denise, André, Suzanne, Nicholas, Josette, Joceline and Jacqueline; a brother Tom (Joan), Middle West Pubnico, sisters; Anna d’Entremont, Liverpool and Ruth Belliveau, Shediac, NB, a sister-in-law Helen LeBlanc, West Pubnico. He was predeceased by his wife Léa Marie (Pothier) LeBlanc, brothers; Denis, Léo in childhood, Simon in infancy and Charles. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 6:30-9pm in West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2pm from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. The funeral will be for invited guests only and will be live streamed on the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Service Facebook site beginning at 2pm. COVID-19 regulations will apply. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to St. Peter’s Building Fund. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407
Papa was a proud Acadian. He was married to our late mother, Léa, for 57 years. He was a keeper of knowledge. People contacted him for information on events, names and the history of Pubnico.
He was friendly, welcoming and witty. Papa talked to everyone and always had a joke in his back pocket. He also loved to dance and was passionate about baseball, especially his Boston Red Sox.
He went to work at a young age in order to support his family after his father passed away. His jobs included working in a canning plant in Pictou, working in an apple storage warehouse in the Annapolis Valley, scallop dragging and swordfishing. He then worked 45 years as a boat builder for Camille d’Eon where he mentored apprentice boat builders.
Papa was a fine craftsman and woodworker. After his retirement, at age 64, his home workshop kept him busy as he undertook many small carpentry projects which included a replica of the cenotaph, a 18th century sailing ship and the Anne of Green Gables house that were used by his grandchildren in parades. He was also the go to person for his children and many others when they needed something fixed. Every morning his garage was a gathering place where many stories were told.
He was a volunteer firefighter for the West Pubnico Fire Department for the past 50 years and a member of the of the New Horizons. He was a charter member of the Pubnico Area Lions and a past board member of the Yarmouth District Boy Scouts.
He will be missed by his children and grandchildren as well as the people whom he saw on his daily rounds which included d’Eon’s Bakery and the Liars Club.