Roger Maurice LeBlanc
November 18, 1943 - August 3, 2013
We remember Roger Maurice LeBlanc. As father to our CEO and Founder, Paul LeBlanc, Roger is a big part of why our family at Extreme Group came to be.
He died peacefully, lovingly surrounded by his wife and children, on August 3rd, 2013 at the Dartmouth General Hospital after a brief but heroic battle with lung cancer.
Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Thomas and Dorothy LeBlanc. He is survived by his soul-mate of 48 years - Betty (Campbell), beloved children – Rob (Jennifer Fall), Pam (Ed) Thompson and Paul (April) and his grandchildren whom he adored - Nick, Joey, Maddy, Liza, Campbell, Rowan and Kayden and also by his little “Sis” - Stella (Emmett) Hagen and many nieces and nephews.
Roger worked at Mack Maritime and Caterpillar Atlantic before discovering his entrepreneurial spirit. He launched several successful businesses including Coastal Communications, Chem-Dry Halifax and most recently, Apple Courier.
Roger had many passions and enjoyed spending his summers at his cottage in PEI and his annual trips to Florida, but his true love and focus was always his family. No one loved their family more or made them a greater priority than Roger. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
While Paul has been an inspiration to us at Extreme Group, his inspiration was his father Roger. He taught Paul not only how to sell, but how to be honest, fair and work hard. We owe both Paul and his dad a debt of gratitude for the legacy they have created here at Extreme Group.
And we’ll continue to be inspired by the words Roger shared with Paul a few weeks before his passing.
“Paul, if it’s my time to go, I lived a GREAT life. I loved my kids with everything I have. I was always present in my grandkids lives. I loved my family and my friends. I loved your mom more than anything on the earth. If I leave, I leave with no regrets.”