The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, London Neighbourhood, announce the death of our dear Sister Pauline Leblanc at the Residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph at 485 Windermere Road in London. Sister died on Friday, November 29, 2019, accompanied on the last part of her journey by the Sisters, along with niece, Christine (Joe) Semeniuk, and the Care Centre Staff.
Sister Pauline was born in St. Paul, Alberta in 1923 and joined the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1952, after serving in the Canadian Army from 1942-1946. Predeceased by her mother, Christiana (née Bourgeois), father, Oscar, her sisters, Lillian (George) Gaulin, Marcella, Ernestine, Aline (Jack) Craig, Adeline (Edward) Semeniuk, and Rosemarie (Gerald) Sauvé, and brothers, Gerry (Clara), August (Mary), Cyril (Mary), and Gratien. She is remembered with affection by all her CSJ Sisters as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Trained as a Registered Medical Records Librarian and technician, Sister Pauline worked for years as Supervisor of Medical Records in St. Joseph's Hospitals in London, and Chatham, and in Pastoral Care at St. Joseph's and Victoria Hospitals, London. She later served as Congregational archivist at Mount St. Joseph.
Pauline loved a game of cards with friends or travelling with Christine and Joe, and was an avid reader. She will be remembered for her listening heart, her wry sense of humour, and her down to earth practicality and realism.
All services will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 485 Windermere Road.
Visitation will be on Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:30 – 4:00 and 7:00 -8:00 with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:00 am, with Father R. Charrette , followed by internment St. Peter's Cemetery, London. O'Neil Funeral Home.