Gérard Donelle, 77, of Cap-Pelé passed away on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre. Born in Cap-Pelé on April 8th, 1941, he was the son of the late Calixte and Carmelice (LeBlanc) Donelle.
Before his retirement, he was a sheet metal worker for Unisteel and MGM Construction. Gérard was a member of the Cap-Pelé Golden Age Club. He enjoyed going to the wharf to meet his friends and telling jokes, watching sports especially the Boston Bruins. He was a true fan.
A very loving man, his granddaughters were his pride and joy. He loved his son-in-law like his own. He was a man with a great sense of humor, always had something funny to say.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Francine (Léger); one daughter: Darlene Richard (Terry); two grandchildren: Tracey (Hyacinthe) and Angie: siblings: Doris (Joe), Ola (Bernadette), Rose (Yvon) and Carmella (Gérard) as well as nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings: Thérèse Arlen (Steve), Aquila (Rita), Livain, Donat (Marielle).
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 2642 Acadie Road, Cap-Pelé on Sunday September 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. only. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the Ste-Thérèse-d’Avila R. C. church, 2648 Acadie Road, Cap-Pelé on Monday, October 1st at 10:30 a. m.
In memory of Gérard, a contribution to the Cap-Pelé cemetery or to the La boîte-à-lunch Cap-Pelé would be appreciated.
Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).
Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at: www.frenettefuneralhome.com