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Councillor René (Pepsi) Landry passes away

August 2, 2016

MONCTON – The City of Moncton regrettably confirms the passing of long-time Ward 4 councillor, René (Pepsi) Landry, on Tuesday, August 2, surrounded by his loving family. 

“I am truly saddened by this news. Councillor Landry has dedicated many years of service to this community, particularly to his neighbourhood. His cheerful smile, his sense of fairness, and his quiet determination were appreciated by all who knew him. On behalf of all Monctonians, I extend my deepest condolences to Councillor Landry’s family,” said Mayor Dawn Arnold.

To honour Councillor Landry, the general public is invited to sign a book of condolences in the lobby of Moncton City Hall (655 Main Street) from Wednesday, August 3 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), until the day of the funeral. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they become available. Flags have been lowered to half-mast at City Hall until sunset on the day of the funeral.

His professional career began with the Moncton Boys and Girls Club. He later became a facilities coordinator with the City of Moncton where he managed the Farmers’ Market, Sportsplex field and organized special events.  

Elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1999 to 2003, he was then elected in 2004 as a Ward 4 city councillor. He had just recently been re-elected for a fourth term.  

In recognition of his community building, René was the recipient of the Builder of Youth Award from the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Canada (1991), the Silver Keystone Award for outstanding service to youth (1991) and the 125th Anniversary of the Foundation of Canada Commemorative Medal in recognition of contributions to the community and to Canada (1992). 

Councillor Landry held a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Université de Moncton and a Certificate in Physical Education from the University of Ottawa. 

He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (Gagnon), and their two sons Michel and Marc. 


Nicole O. Melanson, Manager
Communication, City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / nicole.melanson@moncton.ca