Obituary of Alban Joseph Yves Levesque
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alban Levesque of Burton, NB on May 14th, 2022 at Hospice House Fredericton.
Alban was born on January 29, 1965 in Edmundston, NB, to Albert and Marina (Nadeau) Levesque, and grew up in Lac Baker, NB.
Alban is survived by his loving life partner, Heather, his two stepsons, Michael (Meagan), Matthew (Jillian). He was the most amazing Grampy to five beautiful grandchildren, Cohen, Lucy, Anderson, Oaklen, and Alvey, whom he adored with his whole heart. He is also survived by his mother, Marina of Edmundston, his brothers, Sylvain (France), and Pierre, special niece, Audrey, sister, Donna, mother-in-law Audry Furniss (Herbert), brothers-in-law Jim Lamont (Linda), and Steven Lamont (Judy), as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Albert, and his father-in-law, James Lamont.
Alban joined the Canadian Armed Forces in January 1985, and had postings to Lahr, Chatham, Petawawa, Borden, and Gagetown. He served overseas in Iran-Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan during his career. He retired from the Reg Force in 2013, and moved back to Burton, NB where he served with 37 Svc Bn in Saint John, NB., until the time of his death. In 37 Service Battalion, Al brought his wealth of experience and ability to the reserves, where he was a trusted advisor and mentor to many, and participated in numerous high-profile activities, including many trips to Labrador. Al’s concern for the well-being of his soldiers was unparalleled.
Alban had a very strong work ethic that would rival those half his age, he was very dedicated to his career. He was fiercely dedicated to his family, and treated his friends like family. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in the yard, camping, and spending time around the fire pit. He loved watching and cheering on his grandchildren during their activities, which included hockey, football, soccer, and dance.
As a family, we would like to thank Dr. Luisa Galvis, Dr Karen Broad, the oncology staff at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Extra Mural staff in Oromocto, the Palliative Doctors, nurses, and staff from Hospice House Fredericton for their excellent care and compassion.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at Oromocto Funeral Home from 6 – 8 pm. A funeral mass will take place at St. Mary’s Chapel, CFB Gagetown, on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 11 am. For those unable to attend, a livestream of the Mass will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/710470413. In the event of technical issues, a recording of the service will be available the following day at the same link. A private family interment will be held at the Oromocto Pioneer Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice House Fredericton or Soldier On would be appreciated.