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Leo Thomas Melanson

Male 1895 - 1978  (82 years)


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  • Name Leo Thomas Melanson 
    Born 17 Oct 1895  River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Jan 1914  [2
    miner 
    Residence Jan 1914  River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Apr 1978  St Denis Cemetery, Minudie, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 7 Apr 1978  Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Obituary 8 Apr 1978  Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    the Halifax Chronicle Herald 


    • Obituary

      April 8, 1979 Halifax ChronicleHerald:
      RIVER HEBERT - Leo Thomas Melanson, 82, of River Hebert, died Friday in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst.   Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Amos and Susan Melanson.  He was a retired coal miner.   Surviving are two daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. Harold Clark), Mrs. Helen Smith, both of Springhill; five sons, Basil, Eugene, Clair, Dara, Jude, all of River Hebert; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.   He was predeceased by his wife, the former Beatrice Como; three daughters, Doris, Muriel, Eileen, and two sons, Carlisle and Ivan.   The body is at the home of Clair Melanson, River Hebert.   Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. from St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert, Rev. William Slaney officiating.   Burial will be in Minudie cemetery.
    Occupation retired coal miner  [7
    Person ID I14573  Annette - Research
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2015 

    Father Aime (Amos) Melanson,   b. 31 Dec 1849,   d. 12 Jan 1922, River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Susanne Burke,   b. 16 Jan 1848, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1922, River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F3109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Comeau,   b. 1 Nov 1891, Lower Cove, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1969  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1914  Joggins Mines, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • Witnesses at their marriage were William Melanson and Jennie Brine.
    Children 
     1. Basil Melanson,   b. 2 May 1914,   d. Bef Mar 2013  (Age < 98 years)
     2. Eugene Melanson,   b. 9 Sep 1915, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 2013  (Age < 97 years)
     3. Eileen Melanson,   b. 10 Oct 1917,   d. Bef Apr 1978  (Age < 60 years)
     4. Helen Melanson,   d. Mar 2013
     5. Doris Melanson,   d. Bef Apr 1978
     6. Muriel Melanson,   d. Bef Apr 1978
     7. Carlisle Melanson,   d. Bef Apr 1978
     8. Clair WIlfred (Pooch) Melanson,   b. 23 Apr 1924, River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 2011, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. A Dara Melanson,   b. 22 Jan 1929, River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 2013, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Jude Melanson
     11. Lorraine Melanson,   b. River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 2015, All Saints Hospital, Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Ivan Melanson,   d. Bef Apr 1978
    Family ID F5942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Leo Thomas Melanson, 1895 - 1978
    Leo Thomas Melanson, 1895 - 1978
    Beatrice (Comeau) & Leo Melanson, 55th Anniversary
    Beatrice (Comeau) & Leo Melanson, 55th Anniversary
    Photo taken in January 1969.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Book:Melansons of SE N.B. (B29), none., p.122.

    2. [S144] VitalStats: NS,Cumberland Co.,Prov.Archives,Govt. Records, website;yr:1914;bk:37;p.136-mar.

    3. [S11] Cemetery:Cumberland Co.Cemeteries, none., p.58,A25.

    4. [S195] Newspaper: NS, Halifax, The Chronicle Herald, obituary for Leo Thomas Melanson, April 8, 1978.

    5. [S161] Info:Joanne (Vienneau) Bouthillier, rec'd obituary Oct2014.

    6. [S518] Obituary: Obituaries from miscellaneous sources, obituary for Leo Thomas Melanson as posted to nscumberland mailing list by Gerry Mattinson, 27Oct2012.

    7. [S195] Newspaper: NS, Halifax, The Chronicle Herald, obituary for Leo Thomas Melanson, April 8, 1979 (sic 1978).

    8. [S216] Parish:Joggins,NS,1885-1920;PANS mfilm 23196;LDS mfilm2311566, p.366-mar.


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