Joseph Bellefeuille

Obituary of Joseph William Michel Gerard Bellefeuille

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It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph William MICHEL (MIKE) Gerard Bellefeuille on July 3rd, 2024 at the age of 73. He died unexpectedly at the Emergency Department of the QEII hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was born on February 2, 1951 at the Ottawa hospital; his hometown was Smiths Fall, Ontario. He was a son of the late, Gerard and Roberta (Lake) Bellefeuille of Smiths Falls. He is survived by his children; son, Leander Bellefeuille; daughters, Angela Quinn, Kimberly Bellefeuille and Karen Bellefeuille; sister, Marie Ann Evans (Bellefeuille) Paul; brother, John Paul Bellefeuille. His grandchildren were his life, apples of his eyes. He was “Popa” and always said, “Love Bunches”. His grandchildren are, Christopher Boudreau, Alex Boudreau, Emily Carol DeLong, Olivia Helen Samuel, and Faith Patricia Howlett He joined the Royal Canadian Navy 1967 as a young man. In 1969, he was aboard the ship Kootenay when there was an explosion when they were in the United Kingdom waters. There was a massive fire and considerable damage, killed 9 crew members and injured 53 others. He was one of the injured. He was a bus driver for many years. He drove the bus on the Eastern Shore highway to Sherbrooke, NS, every day until the route was disbanded from 1989 to 2007. After which, he worked for Need-a-Lift Transportation Services. His interests were, trains, planes, animal channel, Star Trek, photography, Chess player. A fixer (of many things, woodworking. His self-taught talent of building things— a Cradle and Rocking Horse for the grandchildren, pine beds, shelves and many more projects. He was an amazing man, a bit ornery by times. He enjoyed life, sunrises and sunsets, doting on family and friends. He was a loyal, caring and giving man. He will be forever missed. A Celebration of Life will be held during a sunrise at Point Pleasant Park, his favourite place to go at a later date. A special thank you to the staff, doctors, specialists of the Emergency Department at the QEll Halifax Infirmary Hospital, Halifax, NS for their exceptional “doctoring”. In loving memory of Michel “Mike” Bellefeuille donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.