It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Helen Ladouceur of Haneytown, NB announce her passing after a brief illness at Hospice House in Fredericton, NB on the 8th of June, 2022. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton on the 15th of August, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Cesarine (Lalo) Duprey.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 43 years, John-Luc Ladouceur. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Virginia Grant (Lenny) of Burton, NB and her sons Angus George Grant (Angie) of Geary NB, Kenneth John Grant of Halifax, NS, and Gary Alfred Grant (Theresa) of Nevers Road, NB. She is also survived by her step children, Normand and Valerie Ladouceur of Quebec City, QC; brother Charles Patrick Duprey of New Waterford, Cape Breton; 5 grandchildren Meaghan and Amanda Grant, Randy and Wade Smith, and Ryan Grant (Karolina); two great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Alicia; two sisters-in-law, Betty Duprey of New Waterford, Cape Breton, and Louise Ladouceur (Gilbert), of L’Assomption, QC; three brothers-in-law, Jean-Marc Ladouceur (Jeanne-Mance), St. Eustache, QC, Serge Ladouceur (Claudette), St. Barthelemy, QC, and Alain Ladouceur (Yvette), Val Dor QC, as well as many step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her siblings Andrew, Albert, Alfred, and John Duprey.
Helen was a proud Cape Breton’er, although she lived most of her life in the Oromocto area, where she was greatly involved in her community for the last 60 years. She loved to volunteer for many organizations and was known to be a great organizer. She loved to travel and explore the world, and she was always up for an adventure.
Helen had a strong faith and she left her blessed, indelible mark on everyone she met. She approached life with a positive attitude and a friendly smile. She touched the lives of many around the community and the country. She was loved, and will be missed by many, most especially the family of whom she was so proud.
There are no goodbyes for us, Helen, wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.
A special thanks to all the medical staff at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Extra Mural, Hospice House Fredericton, and the Model Town Medical Clinic for all the compassionate care you showed to Helen during her illness.
A visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00. A tribute service by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93 will take place at 6:00 with a Ladies Auxiliary tribute to follow at 6:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Charles Udeh and Fr Lance Magdziak as Celebrants. For those unable to attend the service, a live stream will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/2158760/videos/716045029/. In the case of technical issues, a recording will be made available the following day. An interment will take place at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
At Helen’s request, please no flowers. For those who wish to remember her by way of a memorial tribute, the family request donations be made to Hospice House Fredericton.