Gerard LeBlanc

May 3, 1936 – May 1, 2020

Gerard Desire LeBlanc, 83, of Bryan, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday May 1, 2020.

Gerard LeBlanc was born in New Brunswick Canada to Anthony and Florida LeBlanc. He is one of nineteen children. When Gerard met Lorriane Maucione, he fell deeply in love and they were soon married. They shared five children. After his divorce from Lorriane, he dedicated his life to caring for his children.

Gerard loved all animals, especially birds. The family’s fondest memories come for his love, not just for animals, but for his family. He also loved boxing, a sport he shared with his brothers. He was a fun-loving friend to all and will always be known for his giving heart and loving spirit.

Gerard is preceded in death by his parents and sixteen siblings.

He is survived by his sisters, Antoinette Fornia and Anne Wolfe of Florida; his children, Darlene Burham, Claudia Blocker,Gerard LaBlanc II, Kristina Bush and her husband Norman, Tracey Ellis and her husband James. Also survived by Rachael Tydlacka and husband Andy. In addition to his children, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at Scott & White Hospital in College Station, the staff at Legacy Rehab Center and Dr. Rachel Bramson for their loving and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Gerard’s love for animals, the family has requested donations to be sent to Aggieland Humane Society – 5359 Leonard Rd., Bryan, Texas 77807.

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  1. Dad,
    I love you more than words could express, I will miss you everyday and I pray you Rest In Peace daddy. My life will be forever changed without you.

  2. In Remberance of Gerard Desire LeBlanc from your one and only son Gerard Desire LeBlanc II:
    In all the years that I have spent in this life with you we have been through a lot of good and bad. From this moment forward I will only think of the good times we had together. A big part of my heart goes with you as I Love You for the rest of my days.i cherish the moments that we laughed together and even some that we cried together. All the times that you came to my aid and all the times you told me that you were proud of me. The times that we worked side by side at numerous jobs. Thank you for teaching me to work at my hardest. The smiles and laughter of the stories you told me as we were together. These are the moments that I cherish and lock away in my heart only to pour out when my time comes. Please do not forget me as I will not forget you. I will love you always and forever. I patiently wait for the day you arrive to come and take me home. (We will be together again). Your loving son Gerard Desire LeBlanc II. Go with God’s Love ❤

  3. Dad,

    I love you so very much and I will think of you every time I hear a bird sing or cook your favorite meal. I miss you so and pray you Rest In Peace.

  4. When my daughter Roberta called and told me this sad news, my heart broke. To all of Jerry’s kids, my heart is with you and my sadness equals your own. You were all a part of my life for a while and I will always remember those times with a happy heart. Jerry was one of a kind and a more caring, loving man–well God never created one like him. He lived first and foremost for all of you.
    For all the dances we danced and all of the good times, I say–” I Will Dance Across Texas” with you again someday. Adieu, sweet man. You were greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew you.

  5. My deepest sympathy to all of you He will sadly be missed and always love this is you cousin aunty Doris Gray daughter

  6. Dad,

    Words cannot express how much my heart is breaking. Your passing has left a hole that nothing in this world will ever fill. You were always there when I needed you, without fail. No daughter could ever ask for a better father. When I was down, you made me smile. In my life, I never felt more love and adoration than I did from you. Your love came unconditionally, and you never asked for anything in return. I wanted to wait until today to write this, because it’s your birthday. I wrote a poem for you that I was framing to give to you today… but instead, I’ll place it here. I love you so much Dad. My life will never be the same without you, and I will patiently wait for the day that we are able to see each other again. Here is your poem….

    You have always been my Hero,
    As far back as I recall.
    You have always been the one that’s there,
    To catch me when I fall.
    You showed me the true meaning,
    Of unconditional love.
    And in my darkest hour,
    You helped me rise above.
    You’ve always been a source of strength,
    A light to guide me through.
    No matter what the circumstance,
    I could always count on you.
    You drove across the country,
    When I wanted to come home.
    Because I knew that you were there,
    I never felt alone.
    Of all the Fathers in the world, to give a daughter to,
    I thank my lucky stars each day,
    That God gave me to you.
    No matter what this life may bring,
    There’s something you should know..
    Nothing could change the way I feel,
    You still are my Hero.

    Love you Daddy… Forever and Ever

    Your loving Daughter,
    Rachel

  7. Rachel, Andy, Ryan,
    Our hearts ache for each of you as you mourn the loss of your dad, father-in-law and papa. May God wrap his loving arms around y’all and bring peace and comfort.
    Love you, Benny & Bev/Mom

  8. There are no words to express what I am feeling over the loss of my dad. So I will keep them safe inside.
    Rest in peace my father, for no more pain will you feel.
    I pray your journey takes you into the arms of our Lord. Rest now with the angels. I will think of you in the best light.
    All my love
    you daughter
    Claudia

  9. This is a beautiful site! I’ll miss you Gerard you’ll always be in my thoughts and prayers till we meet again your sister, Anne

  10. To all my distant cousins, you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your loving father Uncle Gerard..I’m your Uncle Albert’s (your father’s older brother’s daughter Geraldine (Geri Le Blanc Lambert)…I remember him well and your mother Aunt Lorraine…we lived as neighbors on Bedford st..in Fall River,Ma…He was always tending to all of you…always smiling and full of laughter…so very sorry for the loss of your Dad..may he rest in peace in God’s loving arms. xo

  11. Pepe I love you so very much. I can’t believe you’re not here anymore. I have my best childhood memories living with you. I will always remember your heart and love. Feeding the birds with you,” come on now Krissy, it’s time to wake up”, time to feed the birds now Krissy “, all the songs you ever sang to me. You always helped strangers in need, you opened your home to everyone, and would befriend strangers, your “oh boy,oh boy,oh boys”. Speaking for Erich as well, we will always love and miss you. Having ice cream every day, from either making it from scratch, or McDonald’s. Running down the hall every Christmas morning with the largest tree ever. Having popcorn every night, So much more… I love you Pepe, and I know you are in a better place, here with us all. May you Rest In Peace and love, always Pepe ♥️

  12. Dad

    If not for you I wouldn’t be where I am now. You welcomed me into your home and showed me that I could start a new life. I will miss you and you will forever be in my heart.
    Your loving son-in-law,
    Jaimes

  13. I just got the news today. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of the best men I ever met in my life. I thought the world of him. He will be missed. Will keep all of you in my prayers. He had a heart of gold.

  14. I had the privilege of meeting your father after, Thomas and I were married. He came to our home, And what a joy that was. And ever time I run in to him in town. It was always jokes and laughter. He was definitely a one of kind. I felt blessed for knowing him. May God bless your family during this time of loss.

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