Joseph Laurent Lennes LALIBERTE

LALIBERTE, JOSEPH LAURENT LENNES

September 21, 1926-October 16, 2010

Laurent Laliberte passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 16, 2010 after a 7 month battle with lung cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Lois (Cunningham), his sons James (Agnes), Kenneth (Sharon); his daughter Lynda (Duncan White); six grandchildren, Tracy (Filip Machat), John (Kathy), April (Trevor Peters), Bobby-Joe (Illya Novosel), Andrew (Emily), and Chantelle; eight great-grandchildren, Angelica, Terrell, Nikilai, Dustin, Kira, Cora, Carys and Emmett; and four granddogs, Kane, Kokish, Kelsey and Storm. He also leaves behind his sisters Leah (Burt Vanderstein), Aline LeBlanc, Helene (Guy Masson); his brothers Ernest (Lorraine), Philippe (Betty) and David (Elaine); his sister-in-law, Sharon Cunningham and her sons, Kenneth (Leanne) and Edward; his brothers-in-law, Herve Poilievre and Albert LePage; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Zoeline (Paquin) and Amedee Laliberte; his oldest son, Larry; his sisters Sr. Cecile Laliberte, Cora Poilievre, Florence LePage and his brother-in-law, Richard LeBlanc. Laurent was born at home in the Blucher District on the land he would farm in later years. At the age of 8 his family moved to St Denis where he lived until he left home and eventually made his way out to British Columbia to work in the forest industry where he became a faller. He met his soul mate, Lois, in 1950 in Prince George, BC and married in 1952. In 1954 they moved to Saskatchewan to farm the land where he was born and began their family of four children. They farmed until May 1986. at which time they retired and moved to “”the place where the weather suited his clothes””, Campbell River, BC. The family would like to thank Dr. Val Verapin and the “”hospital angels”” as he called them who took care of him during his two week stay at the Campbell River Hospital. We are truly thankful for the respect and dignity shown him. A Funeral Service will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, 34 South Alder, Campbell River, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:00 am.