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Mildred Anne ‘Millie’ LeBlanc

A visitation to celebrate the life of the late Mildred Anne ‘Millie’ LeBlanc, 81, Moncton, New Brunswick, was held February 13 in Fergusons Funeral Home, Moncton. 
Mrs. LeBlanc died February 8, 2019.
Born in Halifax, she was the eldest child of the
A visitation to celebrate the life of the late Mildred Anne ‘Millie’ LeBlanc, 81, Moncton, New Brunswick, was held February 13 in Fergusons Funeral Home, Moncton. Mrs. LeBlanc died February 8, 2019. Born in Halifax, she was the eldest child of the late J. Hilus and Mary (Somers) Webb. The family relocated to Antigonish, where she began school. She then attended Mount Saint Vincent Academy in Halifax. At 18, she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University. She was a vibrant and tireless volunteer, working for the local community and eventually, the province and nation, primarily for those with learning disabilities. After years of service as a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick, she served on the board, then, as editor of the National Newsletter for Learning Disabilities Association of Canada and became vice-president, eastern region. The N.B. Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons subsequently sought her experience and expertise to inform their work. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she was awarded a Canada 125 Medal in 1992 and New Brunswick’s Honorable Andy Scott Award in 2015. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Len; four children, Tess LeBlanc, Connie LeBlanc (Robert Chan), Vanya Ewart (Stephen), Misha LeBlanc; four grandchildren, Bridgette and Alexander Chan, Fiona and Liam Ewart; two brothers, Hugh (Marilyn) Webb, J. Tom (Marian) Webb; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Father Jim Webb, S.J. Memorial donations may be made to the Learning Disability Association or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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