Pierre Tremblay B.A., L.L.B., K.C.
On March 4th, Pierre Tremblay passed away peacefully at the Villa Sormany from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the son of the late Telesphore and Mary (Picot) Tremblay. Three brothers, Roger, Claude, Paul and his younger sister, Anne-Marie Wood, predeceased him.
He is survived by his adored sons: Philippe (Michigan) Julien (Karine Daigle) St-Jerome and three beautiful grand-children, Gabriel, Léa, and Elise Tremblay and, the mother of his sons, Suzanne (Arseneau Tremblay) from Moncton.
His sister, Natalie DeGrace, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene Wood, Lise (Arseneau Estabrooks) Larry Estabrooks, Cecilia Babineau and his long time and loyal friend Ginette Boudreau Doucet was by his side til the very end. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews and kept close contact with his cousins.
Pierre maintained his friendships from high school, Collège Sacré-Coeur, and UNB. He made new friends on his many travels and during his stay in Victoria, BC. He was an avid athlete from jogging to completing marathons, skiing especially with his boys. He was a dreamer and had many passions, sailing being at the top of the list. He also liked cars, politics and was an avid reader. He was interested in all world events and kept up to date. His devotion to his community was well known and consumed many hours of volunteer work. He occupied leadership roles as President of his student counsel, President of the Caisse Populaire Ste-Famille, the development of Trails New Brunswick, the building of the Bathurst Marina, of which he was the first commodore, Port of Belledune, President of the NB Law Foundation. Pierre was a fierce defender of the linguistic rights of the Acadians. He chose to defend his clients in French in front of unilingual English Judges, those choices required courage 30 years ago, but he was perseverant in everything he undertook.
We wish to express our gratitude to the personnel at the Villa Sormany, their care provided to Pierre was with respect and dignity. You may pay your respect to him at Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com) in Bathurst on March 24th at 2 p.m. It will be followed by a funeral mass at the Bathurst Cathedral at 4 p.m.