LeBlanc, Donald Joseph Arthur – 88, Oxford Junction and formerly of Joggins, passed away Friday, June 11th, 2021 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Joggins on June 23, 1932, he was a son of the late Gabriel and Melinda (Vienneau) LeBlanc. Donald attended school in Joggins until Grade 9, then River Hebert Rural High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. FX in 1954 and Bachelor of Education degree from Mount Allison University in 1956. Donald taught school at Liverpool Regional High School for 6 years, River Hebert District High School for 29 years and taught Driver’s Education for 25 years. He was a former member of River Hebert and Oxford Legions and current member of Joggins Legion, long-time member of Oxford Area Lions Club, honourary member of Amherst Kinsman Club, Commanding Officer of River Hebert Royal Cadet Corp, then a member of Oxford Army Cadet Corp and Member of NS Army Cadet League of Canada. Donald was past Secretary/Treasurer of Joggins Volunteer Fire Dept and Ragged Reef Cemetery. He was one of the founding members of Joggins Youth Club and managed it for 6 years. He was director at Dickey Park Pool for 28 years, where many lasting friendships were made. He participated in and coached many sports teams in Cumberland County. Donald was also a Commissioner of Oaths for Nova Scotia. He is survived by his wife, the former Joanna McLeod; son, Michael; daughters, Charlene (Mike) Daborn; Joanne LeBlanc (Richard Cormier); son-in-law, George Damery; grandchildren, Jason (Charmaine), John, Calvin (Laura) and Courtney; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan LeBlanc and Marie (the late Chester) Sanford; stepsons, Michael (Grace) McLeod; Chad (Kim) McLeod; Jeffrey (Marianne) McLeod; stepdaughter, Jan (John) Porter; 9 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Marie Damery; former wife and mother of his children, Betty (Terrio) LeBlanc. A special thank you to the nurses and all other staff at CRHCC for the wonderful care they gave Donald in the hospital. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 in MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, 5075 Main Street, Oxford. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11 in Trinity United Church, Oxford. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.mmcfunerals.com. Donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Oxford, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice.
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June 23 1932 June 11 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Donald J LeBlanc June 23 1932 June 11 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Oxford, Province: Nova Scotia