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John" Leo" Francis McManus


John" Leo" Francis McManus

John Leo Francis McManus, 85, of Woodstock NB passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Upper River Valley Hospital Waterville NB. Leo was born in Devon NB on December 8, 1931 son of the late John and Kathleen (Owens) McManus.

Leo really enjoyed his military career and continued to be involved with the Legion and Lions Club and always stayed in touch with his military friends. One of favorite functions was the annual reunion of the 2nd Canadian Guards.  He loved to fish, camp and travel the world but most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.

Leo is survived by his wife, Sheila (Orr) McManus, children; Ralph McManus (Dianne), Nackawic NB, Doreen Mainville (Nour), Susan McManus, Lorraine Monette (Gord), all of Ottawa ON, step children; Robert MacFarlane Jr. (Lori), Woodstock NB, Clinton MacFarlane (Deanna), Debec, NB, Sonya Thomas (Kevin), Debec, NB, sister in law, Erma Lake; Sheila’s siblings, Clifford Orr (Susan), Margaret Denning (John), Barbara Naftell (Donnie), Grace Veysey (Larry), Dorothy Lewis (Mike), Wendy Orr (Jamie), Ashley Orr (Jocelynn),  David Orr, Richard Orr, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents Leo was predeceased by his first wife of 55 years, Vera (Barrow) McManus, sisters, Mamie king, Alethea Underhill, sisters, in law Nina, Lila, Eva, Phoebe, Marie, brothers in law, Marshall, Russell, Paul, Ralph and Sheila’s brother’s Robert (Marlene) and James Orr.

By request there was no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service for Leo will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church at 11 AM. Interment will be held in the Kirk Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the River Valley Cancer Support Group or to memorial of the donor’s choice.

“Serving All Faiths & within the Means of All”
Service Date
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Service Time
11 AM
Service Location
St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church

Visitation Location
No Visitation

Burial Location
Kirk Cemetery

Requested Charity
River Valley Cancer Support Group, Donor's Choice