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Leonard James DeCoste

Funeral service for the late Leonard James DeCoste, 95, Frankville, was held November 28 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. DeCoste died November 24, 2018.
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Funeral service for the late Leonard James DeCoste, 95, Frankville, was held November 28 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Mr. DeCoste died November 24, 2018. Readers at the funeral Mass were Mary Anderson and Kathryn Drysdale. Meghan James presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Leona Brow, Stephanie Breen and Andie Stewart. Music was provided by organist Sandra Hanlon and St. Paul’s Choir. Pallbearers were Rennie Pettipas, Raymond DeCoste, Lawrence DeCoste, Seward Breen, James Breen and Jeffrey Couture. Born September 1, 1923, in Frankville, he was a son of the late Edwin and Margaret (Levandier) DeCoste. He was employed with Acadia Fisheries, CNR, construction work, working on his farm and doing odd jobs until his retirement. He was a devoted husband and cared for his ailing wife for 17 years. He was a friendly man, a great story teller and enjoyed Country and Cape Breton Fiddle Music. He spent many years entertaining in local variety concerts, in particular, Hank’s Jamboree at the Havre Boucher Community Centre, performing You Can’t Get to Heaven in an Old Ford Car and yodeling. He was a devout Roman Catholic and lifelong member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Havre Boucher. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by five daughters, Mary (Ernest) Williams, Cathy (James) Couture, Ann DeCoste, all of Frankville; Elaine (Ernie) Pellerine, Linwood; Jacqueline (John) Layes, Cloverville Road; granddaughter, Danielle Pellerine; grandson, Nicolas Layes; two step-grandchildren, Megan (Troy) James, Jeffrey Couture; great-grandson, Zander. He was predeceased by 15 brothers, Joe, Eugene, Michael Patrick, Mike, Leonard, Edward, Victor, Johnny, Anthony, Steve, Patrick Xavier, Peter Francis, twins, Patrick Xavier, Peter Francis, Vincent; six sisters, Geneva, Margaret, Elaine, Bernadette, Emma Pearl, Violet. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Centre, Cemetery Fund or the Havre Boucher Community Centre. Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

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