Jeanne (à Clétus Maillet) Allain
MONCTON, NB – It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Jeanne Allain, 91, of Moncton, on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at the Stella Maris Hospital, Ste-Anne-de-Kent. Born in St-Edouard-de-Kent, she was the daughter of the late Clétus Maillet and late Elise (Allain) Maillet. Jeanne loved spending time at her summer home in St-Edouard surrounded by her loving family.
Jeanne was lovely known as "Mame" by her family and extended family. Her door was always open and all were welcome in her home; where she would quickly greet you with a heartfelt smile and an invitation to sit and talk to an always ready to listen ear. There was nothing that she loved more than spending time with people deep in conversation, where one could watch her face light up as she wisely announced that the beauty in life is to spend time with those you love; or as she put it, ‘’having you all around is all that I could ask for’’.
She was a compassionate volunteer for most of her life and cared deeply for the well-being of those in need. She volunteered many places always ready to give a helping hand; "bingo nights" at Villa du Repos and volunteering in many capacities at the Maison de Nazareth. Previously, she was known to collect donated toys for children at Christmas being known as "Maman Noël"; even earning a spot on the evening news. For a span of over 30 years, Jeanne collected donations from far and wide to send directly to a community centre in Haiti. This method of collection served as a well known wishing well for friends and family seeking solace from life’s quarrels.
Jeanne will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Jocelyne LeBlanc of Moncton, Anne Goguen (Victor) of Moncton; three sons, Maurice Allain (Joanne) of Shediac, Robert Allain (Nina) of Moncton, Mario Allain (Wendy) of Dieppe; twelve grandchildren, Mélanie, Michelle, Lise-Anne, Jules, Margot, Denys, Jean-Marc, Marissa, Blake, Jasmine, Michelle, Patrick; nine great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rita Maillet of Saint-Antoine and Marie-Mai Maillet of Dieppe and many nieces and nephews.
Jeanne was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Patrick Allain; six sisters, Marie-Anne, Imelda, Suzanne, Thérèse, infants, Jeanne & Marguerite; six brothers, Hector, Eric, Arthur, Ovila, Normand, Antoine and one grandson, Stéphane.
Visitation will be held at L’Eglise Ste-Anne in Ste-Anne-de-Kent on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at L’Eglise Ste-Anne, 7611 Route 134, Ste-Anne-de-Kent. Donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).
Thursday, September 12, 2019
L'Eglise Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-de-Kent
Thursday beginning at 1:00 pm until time of the funeral.
L'Eglise Ste-Anne, 7611 Route 134, Ste-Anne-de-Kent
Charity of the donor's choice.