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Joyce M. LeBlanc


Joyce M. LeBlanc

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce Marie LeBlanc, age 79, of River Hebert, NS.  Joyce passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Born November 12, 1939 in River Hebert, NS, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Mary (White) Edwards.

After raising her three children, Joyce entered the workforce where she worked at Oxford Frozen Foods until she retired.  She was  a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Joyce enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, going for drives, looking for wildlife and going to bingo.

Joyce is survived by her husband Wilfred "Fred", River Hebert, NS; daughters: Brenda (Dale) Porter, River Hebert East, NS, Charlene (James) Brown, Amherst, NS; son Rodney (Karen VanSnick), Stevens, Shediac, NB;  grandchildren Jeremy Stevens (Patsy Lively), Zoe and Jenna Porter, and her great grandchildren Violet, Ashlynn, Ryland, and Colton; sister Eleanor Nelson (Bill St. Peters); brothers Leo (Eleanor) Edwards, Gary (Darlene) Edwards; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Ralph Stevens and brothers: Joseph, Reginald, Douglas, Donald, Harvey, Lewis, and Garnet.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Palliative Care and Surgical units at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their compassion and care.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777). As per Joyce's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Family and friends are invited to celebrate and remember Joyce at her Funeral Liturgy from St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 am, Deacon Howard Gotell officiating.  Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 14, River Hebert.  Burial to take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the River Hebert Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the River Hebert Fire Department, or the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Joyce's online memorial at or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Service Time
10:30 am
Service Location
St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert, NS

No Visitation

Requested Charity
Cancer Society, River Hebert Legion Ladies Auxiliary, River Hebert Fire Department