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James Violette


James Violette

At the Edmundston Regional Hospital, June 7, 2024, Mr. James Violette of Saint-Leonard passed away at the age of 75. He was married to the former Paulette Malenfant. Born at Van Buren, Maine in 1948, he was a son of the late Romeo and Victoire (Theriault) Violette.

James was a civil servant in the provincial government for the Treasury Board, Social Services and director of libraries for the Chaleur Region. He was also involved as president of the Saint-Léonard credit union and chamber of commerce.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree of Council 2743 of Saint-Leonard.  He "coached" his sons in hockey when they were starting out. Their favorite pastimes were cooking, cross-country skiing in the winter and gardening in the summer. After his stroke, he took up oil painting and lately he has been doing diamond dot and crossword puzzles. He loved spending time with his family, traveling and listening to music.

He is survived by his wife Paulette, their three sons, Bernard (Vickie Martin) and Jeremy (Daisy Lapointe) of Saint-Leonard and Alexandre (Chani Grandmaison) of Saint-Basile, six grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, Benny, Charlie Rose, Malix and Maély, two brothers, Roger (late Edwina) of Perth-Andover and Jean-Marc (Mariette) of Saint-Leonard, two sisters, Marcella Laforge (Fred) of Morrisburg, Ontario and his twin sister Joan Jackson (David) of Auburn, California, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Simone Dubay (late Cecil) and a brother, Pierre ''Pit''.

Resting at O'Regan's Chapel, 83 St-Antoine Street in Saint-Leonard with visiting hours on Sunday, June 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 17th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

His funeral service will be held Monday, June 17th at 4 p.m. from the Saint-Leonard Roman Catholic Church with interment in the parish cemetery.

For those who wish, donations to the Diabetes Association, the ''Rendez-Vous des artistes'' or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
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Service Date
Monday, June 17, 2024
Service Time
16:00 p.m.
Service Location
Église Saint-Léonard Church

Visitation Time
7:00 - 9:00 p.m./2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Visitation Location
Salon O'Regan Chapel, Saint-Léonard