Rene Joseph Legere
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rene Legere on May 30, 2021, at Paradise Villa. Rene was born on April 19, 1932, in Rogersville, the oldest son of Ovile and Alfreda (Leger) Legere. He was married to Leona (Gallant) Legere who predeceased him on November 1, 2019.
Rene moved to Toronto in the 1950’s where he met Leona. They moved back to Fredericton in 1973 where he established R. Legere & Sons oil burner service, which he ran until retirement. Rene easily made many friends but spent much of his spare time with family in Lincoln. Rene loved going for long drives with Leona, playing crib, fishing, and hunting in the Grand John with his brothers.
Rene was the proud father of four boys, Greg (Dinah), Wayne (Karen), Brian (deceased) and Alan. He is survived by three grandchildren, Kevin (Amanda), Justin and Kelsie and one great-granddaughter, Juniper. He leaves behind sisters and brothers: Donny (Sue), Dianne, Doreen (Jerry), Alfred (Ellen), Jeanette, Louise (Carson), Donna (Lloyd) and Danny (Karen); sisters-in-law Sissy Legere, Elda Longphee, Stella Caissie and Bertine Vieneau; special friend Peter Tucker and many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Rene was predeceased by his parents, wife Leona, son Brian, brothers Art and Ivan, infant sister Dorine, brothers-in-law Johnny Scholten and Eddie Longphee.
A private family service will be held at Bishop’s Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Road Fredericton on Friday June 4th, 2021, at 11AM with Father Monte Peters officiating. Due to COVID limitations, attendance in person will be limited to immediate family and a live streaming of the service will be available for all at Bishop’s Funeral Home’s website www.bishopsfuneralhome.com. Interment to follow in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lauren Wiley for her outstanding care of both Rene and Leona over the past several years. The staff at Paradise Villa have been wonderful, caring and assuring, especially during these difficult COVID times. As well, our thanks to the Extramural staff and Palliative Care team for their quick attention in making Rene’s last few weeks comfortable.
In lieu of flowers donations for the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery Fund, Canadian Cancer Society (NB) or charity of donor’s choice will be appreciated. The online sharing of condolences and memories can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com