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James "Nelson" LeBlanc

Monday, January 24th, 1921 - Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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Obituary

LEBLANC, James “Nelson” – age 100, of Veteran’s Place, Yarmouth N.S., passed away peacefully on April 4, 2021. Born on January 24, 1921, he was a son to the late James Alvin LeBlanc and Glady’s (Mack) LeBlanc. In his early years, Nelson worked at a farm on the top end of Argyle Street in Yarmouth. He then answered the call and joined the war effort spending four years overseas during WW2. After returning home, Nelson worked for the Yarmouth Cotton Mill/Dominion Textiles until his retirement at the age of 60. He was known to be a talented bowler who played on many teams. Nelson also enjoyed deer hunting and rabbit hunting with his hound, "Blackie”. He is survived by his daughters, Louise (Michael) Wood, Yarmouth; Donna (Edward) Sears, Woods Harbour; son-in-law, Gilles Pothier; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Francis LeBlanc; daughter, Anne Pothier; stepdaughter, Marie William; sisters, Dorothy, Pauline and Helen. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 1-2 P.M. in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. At 2 P.M., a funeral will commence with Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. In place of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to sweenys@sweenysfuneralhome.net, or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
  • Interment

    Location
    Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery
    Address
    Parade Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 2M5
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Nancy Porter

Posted at 05:54pm
We send our condolences for the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather from his old neighbours when we lived on Carol Ave. He was always friendly.
Nancy and Steven Porter
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Lily West

Posted at 11:49am
My condolences to the family of their loss of James Nelson. He was always a friendly, sweet loving man, when I was serving him his meals at the Veterans Place. May he rest in peace! Loves and hugs to all his family..., Lily
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