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Fiche créée le : 2006-09-15
Mère : Mary Angelica Jerome
Décès le : 2006-09-15
Parution : 2006-09-18
Conjoint(e) : Lillian Jerome
Paru dans : The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

LABILLOIS, WALLACE The passing of Wallace "Wally" LaBillois, Mi`kmaq Elder, husband of the late Lillian (Jerome) LaBillois of Fredericton, NB, occurred on September 15, 2006 at the Veterans Health Center. Born on November 27, 1924 in Eel River Bar, NB, he was a son of the late John and Mary Angelica (Jerome) LaBillois. Wallace was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was Catholic by faith. Wallace attended Indian Residential School in Shubencadie, N.S. Upon leaving the Residential School, he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces where he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, and during the Second World War, served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. After being discharged from the Army in 1946, Wallace's journey took him from Boston, Massachusetts, to Maine, to Carleton, Quebec, and back to Dalhousie working along the way at construction, building trades, welder, both high pressure and general welding, Fire Warden for the International Paper Company, co-ordinator for the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, and administrator for the Eel River Bar Reserve. Upon moving to Fredericton, he worked as Development Officer for the Department of Tourism, Chairman of the Regional Indian Advisory Council, one of the founding members of the Union of New Brunswick Indians, was appointed to the Council of Elders by the Union of New Brunswick Indians, served as Chairman of Council of Elders for the Assembly of First Nation, which was formally known as National Indian Brotherhood, served on the Education Committee, served with the New Brunswick Museum and also sat on the Archeological Society. He also served as coach for ladies softball teams and other minor sports in the area. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren playing sports, and at times he would even join them. Wallace will always be remembered as the old man walking along Highway 8 in Durham Bridge. He is survived by six sons, George (Beth), Larry (Marilyn), Barry (Shauna), Bradley (Lynn), James (Sheryl), and John (Rachel); six daughters, Mona Spann, Brenda Seeley (Lester), Carol LaBillois-Slocum (Erick), Edith LaBillois, Theresa Seeley and Susan LaBillois; 30 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family at the Veterans Health Center. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by one son, Moise LaBillois; one sister, Josephine Caplin; three brothers, Joey, Michael and Isaac LaBillois; and two granddaughters. Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 1pm from Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Marysville, NB with Rev. Maurice Swift as celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Fredericton, NB, with a reception to follow at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Brad LaBillois, James LaBillois, John LaBillois, Andrew Seeley, Brian Wortman and Joey LaBillois. For those who wish, remembrances made to the Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through [The Daily Gleaner]


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