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Valery Joseph "Val" Legere


Valery Joseph "Val" Legere

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Valery Joseph Legere, 90, of Sackville, NB, at the Drew Nursing Home on Friday, May 31, 2019.  Born in Sackville, NB, Val was a son of the late Levi and Helena (Bourque) Legere.

Throughout his entire life, Val was deeply devoted to his faith.  He was an active member of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville, and was responsible for the refurbishing of the church in 1979 and served as chairman of the parish council.

Born and raised in Sackville, NB, Val graduated from Sackville High in 1946, and continued on to graduate from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in 1951.  He then served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 28 years, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.  His military career took him throughout North America, with a posting to England and a year of service as an Army Liaison Officer to the UN in Vietnam.  

His passions included furniture making, singing, travel, and golf, as well as the family cottage at Amherst Shore.

Val was very active in the community, serving as chairman of school boards for Champlain College, Quebec, and Sackville, NB as well as a Director of the Red Cross and a member of the Sackville Rotary.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of sixty-six years, Aline (nee Renault), Sackville, five sons, Guy (Helene Paradis), Vancouver, Paul (Diane Connolly), Acton, ON, Jacques (Valerie), Fort Myers, Florida, Philippe (Natasha), Kemptville, ON, and Eric (Tan Thipsombat), Hong Kong;  three daughters, Marie Taniwa, Ottawa, Diane (Don Clavet) Legere, Amherst Shore, and Louise (David) Leslie, Ottawa;  twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, as well as a sister, Margaret O'Connor, Dieppe,  two brothers, Robert, Lakeville, NB and Levi Jr. (Leah), Chilliwack, BC and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son Marc; three brothers, George, Arthur and Marc, and a sister, Rita Milner.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (506-364-1300) from where visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 7-9 pm.  A funeral service will take place at St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville on Thursday at 2 pm, burial to follow in the Sackville Cemetery.  Father Allison Carroll presiding.

Donations in memory of Val may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

To share memories of Val, or to send condolences to the family, please visit Val's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville

Visitation Time
7-9 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville

Burial Location
Sackville Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society