It is with great sadness that the family of Rhéal Belliveau, 79, of Moncton, announce his passing following a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday November 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Léger-Corner (Dieppe), he was the son of the late Edgar and Adrienne (LeBlanc) Belliveau.
Rhéal spent most of his working career with Fina and Petro Canada. He volunteered countless hours with the Ray of Hope Needy Kitchen and the Christ-Roi parish. He loved playing cards, was a loyal member at Lakeside Golf and Country Club and a proud fan of the Montréal Canadiens.
He is survived by his wife for 55 years, Annette née Richard; two children: Ginette Pineau (John) of Dieppe and Denis (Sarah) of Perth, Australia; three special grandchildren whom he adored: Justin, Sophie, and Luc; three sisters: Ida Doucet (late Léonard), Roberte B. Melanson (late Paul) and Camilla Boudreau (Léonard), all of Dieppe; two brothers: Adrien (Jeanette) of Dieppe and Alfred "Fred" (Pauline) of Moncton; two sisters-in-law: Jeannette (late Edgar) and Della (late Léonard), both of Dieppe; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents; he was predeceased by two sisters: Alma Richard (Hervé), and Pauline Richard (late Gérard); two brothers: Edgar, Léonard, and infant Antoine.
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Due to the pandemic, face coverings are required and a maximum participation of 50 people at a time with social distancing regulations are in effect. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Christ-Roi R.C. Church, 300 Dominion Street, Moncton on Friday November 6 at 2:30 pm with a maximum of 100 people. The funeral mass will be videotaped, and the video will be available on his obituary on our Website at the end of the day.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution in memory of Rhéal, to Ray of Hope Needy Kitchen and the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation (palliative care) would be appreciated.
Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com