It is with great sadness that the family of Léo S. Arsenault announces his passing on Friday, March 02, 2018 at Prince County Hospital, Summerside, PE, at the age of 83 years. Born in Abram-Village on November 23, 1934, he was a son of the late Sylvère J.F. and Émilia Arsenault and husband of the late Marie Eva ( Gallant) Arsenault.
He is the cherished father of Murielle, Greenwood, NS, Jean-Guy (Claudette), Abram-Village, Gilles, Abram-Village, an infant daughter, the late Suzzette and special friend of Ella Caissie, Miscouche.
He is survived by sisters Beatrice (Donald)Cavanaugh, Etobicoke ON, and Lorraine (Martin) Gallant, Mont Carmel. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Arthémise (late Alfred) Gallant, Euclide (Éliza) Gallant, Elda (late Ken) Capson, ON, Lorraine (Roger) Arsenault, Aurele (Ruth) Gallant, ON, Maurice (Vi) Gallant, Claire (Jean-Paul) Arsenault as well as by numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Joe Arsenault (Marjorie Walker) and in-laws Zenon and Beatrice Gallant.
A life-long dairy farmer, he was known as Léo S. He was quite involved in his community and the farming industry. He was president and board member of ADL, L'Exposition Agricole, the former Unit Five School Board, a board member of the Farm Dept Review, Farm Machinery, PEI Artificial Breeders as well as a member of Holstein Canada and of Club 50.
Resting at the Evangeline Co-op Funeral Home, Urbainville until Monday, March 5th , then to the St. Philippe and St. Jacques Church, Egmont Bay where funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 4th , from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Léo's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Egmont Bay Cemetery fund or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Interment will take place in the church cemetery at a later date.
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Léo S. Arsenault
The funeral for Léo S. Arsenault of Abram-Village, dear husband of the late Marie Eva (Gallant) Arsenault was held on Monday March 5th, from the Evangeline Co-op Funeral Home, Urbainville then to St. Philippe and St. Jacques Church, Egmont Bay. The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Michel Painchaud who proclaimed the gospel, delivered the homily and read the prayers of the final commitment and farewell.Fr. Albin Arsenault seated in the church. The first reading in French was read by Roger Arsenault and the second reading in English by Vi Gallant, who also both did the prayers of the faithful. The active pallbearers were Julian Bernard, Johnny Gallant, Nelson MacKinnon, Alfred Arsenault, Jason Poirier and Pierre Arsenault. The flower bearers were Claude and Erma Richard, George Arsenault and Noella Horton. Cross bearer was Blair Arsenault and the candle bearers were Desmond and Odette Arsenault. Eucharistic ministers were Leona Gallant and Doris Arsenault. The community Church choir was under the direction of Jeannita Bernard, organist was Jinette Murphy. Parking attendance were Donat Gallant and André Gallant. Interment will take place in the Church cemetery at a later date.