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Paul-Yvon "P.Y." Surette


Paul-Yvon "P.Y." Surette

Paul-Yvon "P.Y." Surette, 62, of Moncton, passed away on Friday February 19, 2021 after a long and brave battle with cancer at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton, he was the son of late Edward and Aimée (LeBlanc) Surette.

P.Y. had a touch of friendly magic in his personality. He had great sympathy and was well known for the love of his many passions: music, photography, writing, automobiles, planes, trains, motorbikes, sleds… anything that had an engine. He wrote about local muscle cars and their owners for a magazine called "Canadian Classics". He was a self-published author with a few books under his belt on vintage classics. He was very intelligent, knowledgeable and interested in everything. P.Y. had an enthusiasm and a willingness to share his "cesspool of useless information", as he called it; making it infectious, even to those of us who might not have been particularly inclined or versed on the subjects. He called himself a "Car Geek" and volunteered with the Atlantic Nationals Car Show as a judge. He was a member of the Greater Moncton Street Rods. Road side museums were a must stop, look and learn expedition when out on back-road excursions; anything to expand his ever growing love of things, old and new.  He was part of a group of like-minded musicians who regularly got together to jam and share their love of music. Any rendition of John Prine will forever remind us of him. 

P.Y. is survived by his wife, Monique née Belliveau; his two stepdaughters: Natasha and Taylor; his granddaughters: Brooklyn and Maddison; his brother, Jean-Marc (Anne Fournier); his three sisters: Marise, Lynne (Chedly Belkhodja) and Pierrette; his beloved niece and nephews: Dominique, Simon and Nour. He was fond and proud of his heritage and is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom meant the world to him. 

There will be no visitation at the funeral centre. A celebration of P.Y.’s life will be held at "La Baie", Clare, NS; which was his favorite place in the world, with his family and friends at a later date. May his memory be for a blessing because having had the pleasure of knowing and loving him was the biggest blessing of all.

In memory of P.Y., a contribution to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation (oncology) would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are in the professional care of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Moncton (858-1900).


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