Gareth Lee LeBlanc

April 23, 1936 ~ May 27, 2011

Gareth Lee LeBlanc, 75, of Lake Charles died at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 27, 2011 in a local hospital.

Mr. LeBlanc was born on April 23, 1936 in Iota, LA and lived all of his life in Lake Charles. He was a graduate of Landry High School before serving our country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. LeBlanc retired from Cit-Con as a lab technician. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.

He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Mr. LeBlanc never met a stranger and had a kind, giving heart. He generously volunteered his time and would also care for other people's yards when needed.

Those left to cherish his memory are six children and their spouses, Kenneth LeBlanc and Nina of Dequincy, Nevils LeBlanc and Tammy of Indian Village, Kathryn Courville and Robert of Sulphur, Gareth LeBlanc and Tammy of Lake Charles, Doris Benoit and Russell of Welsh, and Whitney LeBlanc of Carlyss; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and an aunt and uncle, Joyce LeJeune and E.J. of Iota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Whitney LeBlanc; his wife, Claudette LeBlanc; and a grandson, Cullen Courville.

A memorial service and rosary will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 30, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Jack Reynolds will officiate. Mr. LeBlanc was cremated. Visitation will begin on Monday at 1:30 PM and will continue following services.

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  1. Gareth and family, our hearts go out to you guys. May you all find rest and peace in God's loving arms during this time of sorrow. Love you, Theresa and Allen Billups

  2. I knew your Dad Mom many years ago when I was married to Bill Nevils and you were all very young. Your Dad was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed so much. My heart goes out to you all and I have you in my prayers, God bless

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Mr. LeBlanc. What very loving and kind human being. Funny tooo! I have a lot of good memories of him, to many to just write one down. My love and prayers are with all the LeBlanc family and ya'll are such a great family.

  4. I've only known Lee for a short period of time and learned he had the kindest heart a persons could have and would help you in any way he could. He will be greatly missed.

  5. It didn't take blood for us to be brothers. I will miss you my friend. To the children you have my deepest symapthy

  6. Kathy, Bobby, and Bevin,I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and grandfather passing away. I remember having that huge Garage Sale Benefit for Cullen at your parents house and remembering how kindhearted both of your parents were. Now Mr. Lee is with Mrs. Claudette and Cullen in Heaven.God bless you all,Troy LeBlanc and family!!!

  7. Kenny, Nevils, Cathy, Gareth, Doris and Whitney: I feel certain that you guys all know how much your dad (and mom) meant to me. I loved them both dearly. They were a huge and very positive influence on me and I treasure all of my memories of them and each of you…even though Kenny and Nevils did love to play tricks on me while I was babysitting you all! I will always remember your dad for his kind (but sometimes stern) manner, and his open heart. He never met a stranger, and always, always offered his hand in help…no matter what was required.One of my favorite memories of Lee and Claudette is that your dad ALWAYS stopped to kiss your mom whenever he returned home…no matter who was visiting or what child needed correcting…he took time to give her a little kiss.I loved your mom and dad, and I love each of you!Connie

  8. Lee lived adjacent to our yard when we were going to Landry. I remember that Lee had a paper route and used a Cushman motor scooter to deliver his papers. Lee was very athletic, especially in track and field. I will remember Lee as a very social person. He was very easy to get to know. Lee was a very charitable person, always willing to help others in need. I know his family was very proud their father and grandfather. Lee lived a Christian life and is now reaping his eternal reward with Claudette.

  9. Mr. Lee has been the best neighbor EVER. From everything I've ever seen of him, he seemed to be the best husband and father. Always a positive outlook on life,and always had an uplifting word, no matter what. Most people can only wish to know someone as wonderful as my friend and neighbor, Mr Lee.

  10. mr.lee was a very special person and sweet man to me, i will remember him always. may he rest in peace, lets rejoice in the lord! amen! to the leblanc family,prayers n peace to you all! dee b.

  11. My concolence to the LeBlanc family. Your Father was my Navy Friend in San Diego and we kept in touch all this years. He and your mom came to visit us in New Mexico and I have just wonderful memories. I will miss him. Thanks Kenny for calling me. God bless you all and take care of yourselves.Roy and Carmen SanchezAlbuquerque, NM

  12. So sorry for your loss…what a blessing to have such a wonderful father. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.Micki Jerez

  13. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Your family is in my thoughts prayers as you go through this time.Vanessa (Landry) Murphy

  14. Sonja and I were so sorry to hear about Lee, he was a special friend and will surely be missed. but atleast we know that he is finnaly happy again. he was never the same since the passing of Claudette, now they can be together. we had memorial day company and could not get away

  15. To the children,grandchildren and great-grandchildren, our condolences in the loss of Mr. Lee. Cherish the wonderful memories, laughs and the love and wisdom you received. God blessed me and all those blessed knowing him, and the entire family.

  16. To the LeBlanc family, I have known this family for many years going back to elementary school at T S Cooley. over the years we have lost contact. I am sorry for your loss. may you find comfort and strength in the Lord. always keep his memories alive and in your heart. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. We had seen Lee the last two times we stayed at Lauberge. It was the anniversary of his wifes death and he was going to all casinos they went to together, it was so incredibly sweet I started crying.You could see he loved and missed her so very much. I am so sorry, he was a wonderful man.

  18. We will sure miss Lee. What a giving man with a sweet heart. Know that he is a better place. God Bless the family and hope you all have peace.

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