SAINT-LOUIS-DE-KENT, NB - It is with great sadness that the family of Marie Blanchard 73, of Saint-Louis-de-Kent announce her peaceful passing at the Stella Maris Hospital, Ste-Anne-de-Kent on Friday, January 4, 2019. Born in Saint-Louis, she was the daughter of the late Edmond F. Vautour and late Elvina (Fontaine) Vautour. Before retiring, Marie was employed as a pharmacy technician for 31 years. Marie loved bowling and played on a woman’s provincial bowling team for many years. She enjoyed volunteering her time singing in her church choirs in Saint John and Saint Louis.
Marie will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 53 years, Rheal Blanchard of Saint-Louis; one daughter, Denise Lord (Joe) of Saint John; two sons, Rheal E. Blanchard (Robin) of Saint John, Danny E. Blanchard (Shannon) of Quispamsis; three grandchildren, Shaun (Sarah), Kristen (Scott), Hannah (Anders); two great grandchildren, Owen, Olivia; seven chosen grandchildren, Ewan, Katelyn, Tyler, Julie, Tyler, Matthew, Allyson and three chosen great grandchildren, Marshall, Dustin and Madison.
She is also survived by three sisters, Alphonsine Kelly (Walter) of Rexton, Angela Gray (Ernest) of Saint-Louis, Lise Vautour (Roy) of Cap St-Louis; four brothers, Roger Vautour (Lucille) of Gardner, MASS, Ovila Vautour (Clairette) of Gardner, MASS, Edmond Vautour (Maria) of Quispamsis, Maxime Vautour (Michelle) of Quispamsis; sister-in-law, Bernice Vautour of Cap St-Louis; Godsons, Edmond and Stephane; God daughter, Donna and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Hubert.
Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home in Saint-Louis-de-Kent on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Friday at noon until time of the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm, St. Louis des Français Roman Catholic Church, Saint-Louis-de-Kent. Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to Osteoporosis Canada or NB Parkinson Society and would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the professional care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).