Omer Joseph Arsenault
We regret to advise of the death of Omer Joseph Arsenault of Richibucto, NB on 30 November 2003 at the age of 85 years.
Omer was born in Adamsville, NB. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served five years in the Royal Canadian Engineers. After the war, he returned to Richibucto where he taught in the old Richibucto Grammar School for two years and served as the Postmaster of Richibucto for 32 years afterward. He was the Justice of the Peace and Commissioner of Oaths for the community.
Omer was active in community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, the Richibucto Lion's Club, and Club d'age d'Or de Richibucto. He was also the organist choir director for St-Louis-de-Gonzague Church in Richibucto for over 60 years. Omer was a Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #30 in Richibucto and past Commander of the Northumberland-Kent District of the Royal Canadian Legion. For all his work in the community, Omer was awarded the Centennial Medal, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, the 125th Anniversary Medal and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
Omer is resting at Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto with visitation on 3 December from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, 4 December from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and 5 December from 2:00 PM until time of funeral at 4:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church, Richibucto with interment to take place in church cemetery. [dcSep19gd} [ zsd]