Jeannette Mary LeBreton, 83, of Toronto passed away peacefully with David and Sabrina by her side as she took her last breath on Friday January 8, 2021 at 3:05am at Providence Healthcare. She was born August 25, 1937 in Dalhousie New Brunswick, and is the daughter of the late Adolphus LeBreton and Alveina Beacon.
In addition to her parents, Jeannette was predeceased by her loving brother Gerald LeBreton and sister Genevieve Beauvais and brother-in-law Albert Rodrigue.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving sister Geraldine and brother Edgar (Donna) of Sarnia; her sons Peter and David, daughter Donna-Marie; daughter-in-law Sabrina; she was a proud grandmother of Kristyn (Johnny), Kevin, John, Daniel, Ashley, Luke, Khalil, Nourïn (Humair) and her great-grandchildren Analisa, Victoria, Jonathon, Jaxson, Emily and Leniyah. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews from Ontario to New Brunswick.
We will be forever grateful to our Mom's family physician Dr. Siddall and to the kind and caring staff of Jean Dudley House.
A beautiful funeral service was held on Monday January 11, 2021 at 10:30am at Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto attended by Peter, Donna-Marie, David, Sabrina, Kristyn, Ashley, Daniel, Nourïn (Humair). Unable to attend but were with us in spirit were Aunt Geraldine, Uncle Edgar and Aunt Donna and grandsons Kevin, John, Luke and Khalil.
As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to send memorial donations to your local Food Bank.
Memories from Luke
I remember the long elevator rides up to Nana's apartment and how often we would run into someone who knew Nana. It seemed the whole building knew her.
She would always exchange a few words with them although few words was all she needed to brighten someones day, a quick joke or comment that would leave everyone smiling as we walked out of the elevator into the hallway.
The smell of smoke and carpet which would under normal circumstances be less than exciting, to me it meant I was about to spend thanksgiving at Nana's.
A big turkey, family, a fuzzy tv and as many werthers originals I could sneak while Nana was out on the balcony or in the kitchen. Looking back i'm certain she knew.
That was how she operated, always caring for those around her, she led by example as if she was showing the world how to be just a little nicer and a little more caring each day.
Tribute to Mom / Nana by Donna-Marie
My name is Donna-Marie Holub. I am the daughter of Jeannette Mary LeBreton. My Mom has 3 children myself Dave and Pete. She has 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.
It is my honour to tell you about the exceptional woman I was lucky enough to call Mom.
I would like to say that my Mom passed peacefully with Dave and his wife Sabrina by her side, she was not alone.
All her grandchildren loved going to Nana's house, they all had so much fun there.
My Mom enjoyed going to bingo and playing scratch cards.
Her passion was knitting and crocheting. She made so many beautiful home made items.
She made them with love.
She always made you feel welcome in her home. Everyone she knew loved and admired her.
My Mom had a favourite saying "I will give you something to think about".
We will all miss her so much.
Mom / Nana you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
May you rest in peace Mom, Love you so much.