Leah Daphne Juanita Sabourin
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful and sudden passing of Leah Daphne Juanita Sabourin (Murray) on December 30, 2017. Leah was born in Tabusintac, on February 4, 1952. After graduating from Tobique Valley High School, she had a long career as a civilian with the Department of National Defence, CFB Gagetown, retiring in 2009. In 2002, she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to her country and community.
Leah loved golf and curling and was a long-time member of the New Brunswick Golf Association and the Gage Golf and Curling Club. Leah was an avid golfer and enjoyed time with friends on the course. She was a volunteer with the NB Golf association with both the Junior Golf as well as providing her skills as a golf course rater. She served on the executive of the Gage Golf and Curling Club for decades. Leah was a staunch supporter and volunteer of CARHA hockey for over 40 years. Leah also volunteered her time to many charities including the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In addition to her loving husband, Richard (Dick) Sabourin, she leaves behind her children a daughter, Kim Keddy (Gary) of Penniac, son, Terry (Chantal) of Fredericton, grandchildren, Ashley Keddy (Justin), Rileigh Keddy (Richie), Steven Keddy (Pam), Cody Sabourin (Katie) and Nicholas Sabourin as well as 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also leaving behind a sister, Marjorie Murray of Fredericton, and two brothers, Ivan Murray (Barb) of Plaster Rock and George Murray (Eleanor) of Fredericton and their families. Extended family in London, Ontario, include her birth mother Betty Read, sisters, Monica Wood (Tom), and Faye Ewing (Mark) of Pickens, South Carolina, nieces Nicole Wood and Vanessa Wood. She will be sadly missed by her granddog, Jack who spent many hours sleeping at her feet. Pre-deceased by her parents Helen and Simon Murray of Plaster Rock.
Leah wished to have a celebration of her life to remember the good times. A reception will be held at the Gage Golf and Curling Club, Oromocto, NB on January 3, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM for all friends and family to attend.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to do so, donations in Leah’s memory can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.