Harriet Arsenault, 97, of Moncton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at the Villa du Repos. Born on November 17, 1922 in Atholville, NB, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Perront) Van Horne.
She is survived by her son Paul of Moncton; three step-daughters: Louise Arsenault (late Jack Duff) of Salisbury, Florence Arsenault of Halifax, NS, and Mary Doucette (Richard) of Moncton; 10 grandchildren: Julie, Lynne, Natalie, Daniel, Charles, Jean, Marc, Guy, André, and Nicole; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Blakey (late Frank) of Campbellton; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (2011); one grandson, Marcel; one brother, Charles "Charlie"; two sisters, Myrtle and Julie.
Harriet studied nursing in Campbellton until she contracted tuberculosis. After her recovery, she embarked on a very fulfilling career as a teacher and educator. She taught in several schools across the province, including Teacher’s College in Fredericton. After settling in Moncton, she worked for the school district superintendent’s office, and taught at École Saint Henri and École Beauséjour. Even many years after retiring from teaching, she enjoyed every opportunity to re-connect with her former students. She enjoyed gardening, painting, and several other creative arts and crafts. Once a teacher, always a teacher!
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Tuesday January 28 from 2 to 4 pm only. A funeral service will be celebrated at Saint Augustine’s Church, 340 Dominion Street, Moncton, on Wednesday January 29 at 2 pm. Interment will be in Shediac Road cemetery, Moncton. In memory of Harriet, a contribution to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the Alzheimer Society, The Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation, or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com