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Obituary for Arlene Beryl Anderson (LeBlanc)

Arlene Beryl Anderson

March 13, 1929 - January 21, 2024

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Arlene Anderson.

Arlene was born the eldest of 11 children to parents Regis and Evelyn LeBlanc in Crosby, North Dakota on March 13, 1929; 6 miles from the family homestead near Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Arlene's passion for teaching started at the age of 18 at Defiance School, a one room school house. Her commitment to education was an inspiration to many for over 60 years in Estevan.  

Arlene met the love of her life at a dance and married July 9, 1951. The beloved wife of her husband Ken, their enduring love story was a remarkable journey spanning 72 years. Together, with their strong Catholic faith, they raised a family of five children: Kim (Donna) Anderson, Kevin (Cindy) Anderson, Sherry (Kirk) Banadyga, Shelly (Gerry) Galloway, and Geralyn (Stephen) Peel; her grandchildren: Jennifer, Natalie, Jordan, Kyle, Robert, Chelsea, Kirk Jr., Jessica, and Keyvan, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

She leaves behind her siblings: Muriel Neumeier, Colleen Gibeau Breen, Donald LeBlanc, Clayton (Mary) Leblanc, Derrol Leblanc, Marilyn (Dennis) Gregoire, Tim (Verna) LeBlanc, and Debbie (Jay) MacDonald, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Each a testament to the bond of family that Arlene held dear. 

Arlene was predeceased by her parents: Regis and Evelyn LeBlanc; sister Laura LaFrentz; brother Ross LeBlanc, sisters-in-law: Shirley LeBlanc, Mary LeBlanc, and Claire LeBlanc; brothers-in-law: Wilfred Neumeier, Lawrence Lafrentz, Maurice Gibeau, and Jerry Breen; and grandson Michael Anderson.

Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and the void left by her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your thoughts and support during this difficult time. She will be greatly missed. We love you, Mom. 

The Prayer Service was held at Hall Funeral Services in Estevan on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Estevan on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Those wishing to pay tribute to Arlene via a donation in her memory may do so directly to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home, 1201 - 2nd Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0M1.

Hall Funeral Services in Estevan provided care to the Anderson family – Dustin Hall, Funeral Director.