F. Jesse Frontain, of Riverview passed away at The Moncton
Hospital on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at the age of 91.
Born in Cape Saint Marys, NS, Jesse was the son of the late
Francois Severin and Marie Levinie (Doucet).
Survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joan Langille; son,
Brian (Karen); brother, Gilbert Frontain of Calgary; grandchildren,
Erin Leger (Peter), Erika (Kevin Linegar), Emily (Warren Emmett), and
Adam (Britney Sears).
Jesse began his career as a Tool and Die maker at the Halifax
Dockyard in the 1950’s and rose to the position of Ship
Superintendent. He left the dockyard in the late
1960’s to join his wife at United Maritime Fisherman (UMF)
as they moved their head office from Halifax to Moncton. He began as a
Sales Manager and moved up to Vice President of Sales. With
the closure of UMF in the mid 1980’s, Jesse formed Trico
Marketing, a seafood brokerage firm. He travelled the world
dealing with clients in the United States, Europe and Japan, forming
many long lasting associations and friendships. Jesse was
also President and Vice President of the Fisheries Council of
Canada. He retired from Trico Marketing in 1997 but
continued to work with his former partner, Eugene Landry, for several
years dealing with some of his former clients.
Jesse was a naturally talented builder, always working on
many projects, including building a cottage for he and Joan on land
they purchased near Tatamagouche, NS, where they spent many happy
summers. They also purchased a home in Bay Aristocrat
Village in Clearwater, Florida where the two of them spent many
winters. Jesse loved feeding the ducks that frequented their Florida
home where he also reaped the benefits of his beloved grapefruit tree
and formed many great friendships, including a special one with Jack
and Ada Janes. Jesse and Joan travelled the world taking
many cruises and trips abroad. In their younger years the
two enjoyed many activities such as square dancing and bowling, and
took up golf when they moved to Riverview in 1969.
Jesse had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren
and was always available to help with any projects or repairs they
needed. He always loved hearing about their accomplishments
and was very proud of the people they had become.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rose
O'Brien; brothers, Gerald, Gus, Norman, Bernard, and
Visitation and funeral service will be announced at a later
Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial
Donations in Jesse's memory made to the memorial of the
donor’s choice would be appreciated by the
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers &
Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506)
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