Emile John LeBlanc passed away on October 19, 2016 after a hard fought more than 11 year battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 88. Born on March 31, 1928 in Sorrento, LA and a lifelong resident of Gonzales, LA. A US Navy veteran and retired butcher from Bourgeois Bros. in St. Amant where he worked for more than 50 years. Emile was hard working, full of energy, with a green thumb, a joke in his smile, a whistle on his lips, and a song in his heart. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Maudry Gautreau LeBlanc, who is also battling Alzheimer's. A beloved daddy and pawpaw to daughters, Cindy LeBlanc Beyer, Darla LeBlanc Sharp Beyer, Deborah LeBlanc Bercegeay, and Lauren LeBlanc Mayers; granddaughter, Selina Sharp Hodges (Jason); grandsons, Brandon Bercegeay (Tracy Gaudet), Mark Daniel Beyer (Dorothy Bullock), Eddie Beyer, Chase Mayers, and Logan Mayers; great grandsons, Bryce Babin, Toby Beyer, and Tyler Beyer; and great granddaughters, Alaine Hodges and KayLee Sue Bercegeay. He is preceded in death by siblings, Louisa LeBlanc Gautreau, Theresa LeBlanc St. Pierre, and Joseph Claude LeBlanc (Brother Guy of St. Joseph's Abby). A true family man who knew how to enjoy life and loved to share that joy with everyone around him. Please join the family to honor his memory at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. conducted by Deacon Brent Duplessis. Emile donated his body to research, so in lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's research or any health related cause of your choice. Many thanks to years of loving care from Lexington sitters, especially, Lisa Jasper and Sharlita Cushingberry. Emile loved to make people laugh and would be tickled if thoughts of him today happen to make you smile. Please visit the online guestbook.