Grantham, NH - Alfred "Alfie" LeJeune, 67, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Alfie was born September 19, 1945, the son of the late Helen and Harold LeJeune. Alfie grew up in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as an avid hockey player. Always one to dream big, his passion for hockey led him to a 13-year career as an AHL and NHL referee, a career that culminated with inductions into the Cape Breton and Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. When "The Ref" hung up his skates, his natural charisma translated well to a successful career in auto sales, first at Breton Toyota in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and subsequently at White River Toyota, in White River Junction, VT. In addition to his love of hockey, Alfie enjoyed golf, boating, and Scottish music.
A devoted husband and caring father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, Alfie will be missed by his beloved wife Margaret (Whalen) of Grantham, NH: his son Anthony LeJeune and his wife Nakia of Fort McMurray, Alberta: his daughter Danielle LeJeune-Kelley and her husband Bill of Grantham, NH: his daughter Jennifer LeJeune of Grantham, NH: his four brothers (Lindsay, Phonse, Clifford, and Paul) and four sisters (Barbara, Michelle, Arlene, and Yvonne): his four grandchildren (Tanis, Titus, Torin, and Lauren), and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion of Dr. Brichetti, the Concord Hospital Oncology staff, the Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice Team, and the entire Sacred Heart Church community.
Family and friends may call at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School Street, Lebanon, NH on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church, 2 Hough Street, Lebanon, NH at 11 a.m. with Fr. William Kaliyadan, MS presiding. A luncheon will immediately follow in the Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org). Messages of condolence to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 1074, Grantham, NH, 03753.