It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Edgar Landry of Memramcook on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at the CHU Dr. Georges L. Dumont at the age of 88, after a brief illness. Born on March 24, 1932 in Memramcook East, he was the son of the late Onésime and Régina (Arsenault) Landry. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Dianne (Michel) Hébert of St-Joseph, three sons, Pierre (Charline) Landry of Moncton, Jean (Annette) Landry and Charles (Florida) Landry of La Montain, seven grandchildren, Mathieu, Simon, Mélanie, Carole, Justin, François and Eric, four great grandchildren, Martine, Zoé, Adèle, Emilie, a first great grandson due in April, two sisters, Jeannette (late Herménégilde) Mallet of Shippagan and Doris (Robert) LeBlanc of Memramcook East, four brothers, Camille (Annette) Landry of St-Joseph, Emery (Claudette) Landry and Dollard (Huberte) Landry of Dieppe, and Roger (Suzanne) Landry of Moncton, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Marguerite (2010) and a younger brother Roger (1942).
Edgar was a hard worker, a loving family man and a good friend to many. Coming from humble beginnings, this young man literally started from the ground floor, sweeping the print shop floor at the francophone newspaper l’Evangéline. He learned the printing trade inside out, advanced to print shop manager, general manager, to his role as president of two Acadian companies, L’Evangéline newspaper and Acadia Printing. Later on, until his retirement, his knowledge of the industry and personality turned his customers into valued friends as he travelled all over New Brunswick and PEI during his years at Domtar and Schofield Paper.
He always loved sports, whether it was playing baseball for the Memramcook Rovers in his youth, table tennis with his kids, bowling, playing pool and of course golf, which he loved. Often punctuating a well-played shot with a sincere “c’est beau” he was supportive and optimistic his whole life. He attended his kids’ and grandkids’ numerous sporting events over the years always encouraging fair play, but very competitive by nature, he loved winning.
Edgar enriched the lives of all he touched, and to those who knew him well, know he never overstayed his welcome.
In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, a private funeral will be held for the immediate family. Interment will be held in the Notre Dame de Lourdes parish cemetery.
In memory of Edgar, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. He had a special place in his heart for Fondation Melissa.
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