At the Grand Falls General Hospital, November 8, 2020, Mr. Robert Malenfant of Saint-Leonard passed away at the age of 98 years. He was the widower of Laurette Lebel and had been a resident of Foyer Notre-Dame Nursing Home of Saint-Leonard. Born at St-Cyprien, Quebec in 1922, he was a son of the late Joseph Hermenegilde and Marie-Rose (Dupuis) Malenfant.
Mr. Malenfant was a member of the Saint-Leonard Parish choir for several years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree of Council 2743. He was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan. Locally, he was practically an honorary lifetime fan of the Draveurs Senior hockey team, the past few years getting to the rink in his wheelchair.
He is survived by 11 children, Lucie (Doris McCluskey) of Saint-Leonard, Jean-Yves (partner Pierre Bourgeois) of Ottawa, Paulette (James Violette) and Francoise (Carmel St-Amand) of Saint-Leonard, Marie-Mai (Richard Caron) and Normand (Lise Prefontaine) of Edmundston, Carole (Ronald Nadeau) and Celine (Maurice Page) of Saint-Leonard, Doris (Clermont Poitras) of Grand Falls, Marie-Claude (Jeannot Cyr) of Quebec and Claude of Edmundston, 29 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, one sister, Fleurienne Robert of Lac-St-Jean, Quebec, one brother, Roland (Rose-Marie Cormier) of Metabetchouan, Quebec, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Dominique Byram, daughter-in-law, Nicole Caron, one brother, Florant, sisters, Germaine, Juliette, Alice, Berthe, Eva-Rose, Leonie, Lise and an infant sibling.
Resting at O'Regan's Chapel, 83 St-Antoine Street, Saint-Leonard.
His funeral service will be held from the Saint-Leonard Roman Catholic Church with his family and close friends in attendance. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Due to restrictions imposed by the Dept. of Health, attendees will be contacted by the family.
For those who wish, donations to the Foyer Notre-Dame Nursing Home or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
The family would like to sincerely thank
the staff of Foyer Notre-Dame Nursing Home
for the excellent care given to their father.