On Saturday, November 18, the baseball community in New Brunswick, Canada, was plunged into sorrow upon learning the sudden passing of 47-year-old amateur player Luc Daigle due to a heart attack. Luc Daigle, a skilled and passionate baseball player for the past 18 years, was beloved by many. His untimely departure left the community deeply saddened.
News of Luc Daigle’s death and obituary
Moncton, NB – The Moncton community in New Brunswick is in mourning following the news of the sudden death of talented baseball player Luc Daigle at the age of 47, due to a heart attack.
On Saturday, November 18, 2023, Luc unexpectedly passed away at his residence in Moncton, leaving behind a legacy at the age of 47. The cause of death was determined to be a heart attack.
Luc’s abrupt death has left the Moncton community shocked and in grief. Family, friends, and the local baseball community cannot believe that such an enthusiastic and promising player like Luc has departed so soon.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rhéal and Mrs. Rolande, Luc is survived by his loving wife Marie Adèle MacArthur and two children, Zoë MacArthur and Thomas Oulton.
Visitation for Luc Daigle will be held on Thursday evening, November 23, at Frenette Funeral Home in Moncton. The official funeral ceremony will take place at 1:30 PM on Friday, November 24, at the funeral home.
Following the funeral, Luc’s family and friends invite everyone to the Igloo Watering Hole on Elmwood Avenue to reminisce about fond memories of Luc. Instead of flowers, the family requests support for the Moncton Children’s Dream Fund in memory of Luc.
Who was Talented baseball player Luc Daigle?
Luc Daigle, born in 1976 in Moncton, was the son of Mr. Rhéal Daigle and Mrs. Rolande Martin Daigle. He pursued an amateur baseball career for 18 years, playing for various teams in the region, including the Metro Mudcats, Newcastle Cardinals, Moncton Mets, Hub City Brewers, Moncton Fisher Cats, and Dieppe Cardinals.
In 2017, Luc was inducted into the New Brunswick Baseball Hall of Fame for his dedication to the Moncton Mets in 2006. In addition to his sports career, he served as the parts manager for the heavy equipment company Strongco Equipment.
The Mourning of the Moncton Community, Remembrances for Luc Daigle
Upon hearing of Luc’s passing, residents of Moncton and local baseball enthusiasts expressed deep condolences on social media and in person. Many expressed profound sadness at bidding farewell to such an enthusiastic, talented, and positively influential figure in the community as Luc. They extended sympathy to Luc’s family and wished him eternal rest.
On Facebook and social media, many people shared images, videos, and personal stories about Luc, praising his sportsmanship, warmth, and approachability towards others.
For instance, the coach of the Dieppe Cardinals wrote: “Luc was an outstanding player and a shining example for young players about passion for baseball. We will always remember him.”
Luc’s former teammates stated: “He always encouraged teammates, even in the toughest moments. I am grateful for the opportunity to have played baseball with him.”
Solemn Funeral to Remember Luc Daigle
On November 24, the funeral for Luc Daigle took place solemnly at Frenette Funeral Home, attended by a large gathering of family, friends, and teammates spanning multiple generations.
The ceremony was an opportunity for everyone to reminisce about Luc’s contributions to local baseball and share condolences with his family. Many could not hold back tears at the sudden loss of such a talent.
As per Luc’s wishes, his family decided to establish the Luc Daigle Memorial Fund to support local youth sports activities. This meaningful initiative aims to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship and humanity that Luc left behind.
The fund received enthusiastic support from the community, with significant contributions from baseball clubs and individuals. The funds raised will be used to purchase equipment, sponsor scholarships for young athletes, and enhance training facilities.
With the heartfelt departure of player Luc Daigle, the Moncton community now more deeply understands the value of teamwork and resilience in baseball. Luc will forever be a shining example for future generations of athletes.