Funeral Mass of Fr. Gilles LeBlanc was celebrated on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Sacred Heart Church in Calgary followed by a graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Father Gilles LeBlanc was born on May 18, 1949, in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. He is pre-deceased by his parents Frederick and Suzanne LeBlanc and his brother Paul LeBlanc. He is survived by his siblings: Andrea Acherly, Ronald LaBlanc, Gladys Bordage, John LaBlanc, Reggie LeBlanc. He was ordained a priest in 1985. He passed away peacefully on May 2, 2023 at Providence Care Centre.
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Fr. Gilles LeBlanc's Pastoral Assignments
Father Gilles LeBlanc was ordained a priest on April 26, 1985, at St. Mary’s Cathedral by Bishop Paul J. O'Byrne. Fr. LeBlanc began his pastoral assignments as an Assistant Pastor at St. John’s, Calgary, in June 1985, followed by St. Mark’s in Calgary in August 1985, serving until 1987. He then served as an Assistant Pastor at St. Ann's in Blairmore from July 1987 to 1988. In 1989, he accepted a pastoral assignment as Pastor of St. Andrew’s, Vulcan, Champion, and Carmangay, where he served for two years. Later in his ministry, Fr. LeBlanc was assigned at St. Anthony’s in Calgary from 2006 until July 2008. His last pastoral assignment was at St. Patrick’s in Medicine Hat from August 2008 until his retirement in June 2010.
Please join us in remembering Fr. Gilles by viewing these beautiful photos of his funeral mass, captured by Victor Panlilio. Let us all pray for his eternal rest and the souls of all the faithful departed, and may they find peace in the loving mercy of God.
Photos courtesy of Victor Panlilio | See all photos here
5/8/2023 10:12:05 am
Met Fr. Gilles a number of tines -as Pastoral Care Coordinator both in parish and active treatment hospitals and long term care center centers-over many years and always found him willing and able to assist in any way- with sacraments support and concerns. May he rest in Peace .
Cheryl Kayahara-Bass, Ph. D.
5/19/2023 03:33:08 pm
I knew Fr. Gilles well when we were both undergraduates at Mount Royal University. We ‘flew’ together in the Holy Spirit; May he now fly with the angels in heaven. One of the purest souls I’ve ever known, God bless him and shine light on him forever..
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