Dorothy Eleanor LeBlanc
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, nanny and friend, Dorothy (Dot) Leblanc. Dot, at 82 years of age, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Dot was born and raised in Tignish, PEI. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Gallant. She married the love of her life, Normand in 1964 after their blind date swept her off her feet. They have been happily married for 56 years.
After spending some years living in both Ontario and Quebec as a military wife to Normand, they eventually settled in Cape Breton in 1981. Dot loved and cherished her 4 children dearly, Kevin (Tracey) of Sydney, Michelle of Sydney, Sherry (Doug) Caie of NL and Melissa (Paul) King of Sydney. They were, in essence, her life. Throughout her life, Dot worked on and off as a caregiver to the elderly and physically/mentally challenged. Her warmth, kindness and compassion allowed her to care for others with ease. Spending time with her family was a source of great joy for Dot, especially the days spent on the beach at Ben Eoin Campground. To say her grandchildren were her world, is an understatement. Dot adored them with all her being and they loved her back equally. She will be sadly missed by Karen (Darren) Lowe and Alex LeBlanc, Danielle and Emily LeBlanc and Joel, Sarah and Alicia King. Dot came from a large family of 12 siblings. Dot will be remembered lovingly by her brother Edward Gallant, PEI and sisters Judy (Sonny) McInnis, PEI, Marion Brooks, NB, Theresa Arsenault, PEI and Fran Morehouse, NB as well as brother-in-law Paul LeBlanc, PEI. She was predeceased by her siblings Alfred, Reggie, Rita, Carmie, Irene and Thelma. Dot will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
The family of Dot are extremely grateful to the staff of the VON, EMS and Palliative Care with very special thanks being given to Dr. Burns and Dr. Poulos. They have all allowed Dot to pass peacefully at home with dignity and grace. Also thank you to Fr. Doug Murphy for last rites and Anita LeBlanc for praying the rosary with Dot.
There will be no visitation and due to COVID restrictions, the funeral service will be private. Those wishing may attend virtually by viewing the livestream on TW Curry’s Facebook page starting on Monday, Mar. 1 at 11:00 a.m. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dot may be made to a charity of your choice.