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Dr J. E. Louis Malenfant


Dr J. E. Louis  Malenfant

Dr. J. E. Louis Malenfant, 76, of Shediac, passed away at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 following a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.

Born September 18, 1941 in Montréal, he was the son of Rita, née Bourque, and the late Joseph Malenfant.

Besides Rita, his 105-year-old mother, Louis is also survived by his beloved wife, Claudette, née Després; three children: Michel, Nadine Malenfant-Michaud (Luc), and Marc (Nancee); three grandchildren: Alexis, Maxime, and Loïc; his siblings: Jeanine Blanchard (Gerry), Camille (Sharron), Guy (Margot), Carmelle, Robert (Sophie), Bernard and Monique; many nieces, and nephews.

He is also predeceased by a sister, Marie and granddaughter, Chloé.

A former graduate of Université St. Joseph (1963) and Université de Moncton (1968), Louis held the positions of school teacher and school principal in Dieppe, Regional Director of Student Personal Services for the Southeastern region of NB, and Director of Special Education at the NBED-Francophone sector, before continuing his doctoral studies at the University of Kansas (1984). He then held the positions of Professor at the School of Psychology, and Dean of the Faculty of Education Sciences at the Université de Moncton, and finally held the position of Vice president of Human Resources and Student Services at the same university before retiring in 1997. He later became CEO of the Center for Education and Research in Safety (CERS).

 Author of more than 60 peer reviewed articles, Dr. Malenfant has received the prestigious Pat Waller Award from the US National Academy of Sciences' Transportation Research (2013), the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and the Moncton Transportation Association Merit award (2006) and the Innovative Intermodal Solutions for Urban Living Prize awarded by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (US) and the International Institute of Transportation Engineers (2000).

Always putting community before self, Dr. Malenfant chaired the 1985 Canadian Figure Skating Championships held in Moncton.

The family will receive condolences at the Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 396 MainStreet, Shediac (532-3297).

Visiting hours Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm., and Thursday from 10 am until departure (10:50).

The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 415 Main Street, Shediac, Thursday, May 24 at 11 am.

In memory of Louis, a contribution to the Fondation Louis-J.-Robichaud or La Fondation Dumont, would be appreciated.

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