April 15, 1923 – January 19, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Paul Labbe announce the passing of a man who was larger than life. Our father passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 19, 2019. He spent his last few days with family and friends story telling right up to the end. Dad loved adventures and now he has joined our mother on a new adventure. He is forever in our hearts and always in our thoughts.
Dad worked in the pulp and paper mill in Red Rock in northern Ontario over 35 years until his retirement at the age of 65. He and mom then moved to Nanaimo, BC to enjoy their retirement years. Dad had a passion for hunting, fishing and hockey. He enjoyed these passions both in Northern Ontario and BC with his many friends and family. Well into his 90’s, he would be riding his quad along the trails up the mountains around Nanaimo. In winter, he would add a plough to the front of his quad and clear the driveways of his neighbours up and down the road after snowstorms.
Dad is survived by his children Jeannette Jan Labbe (Joe), Monique Tober (Bruce), Gerry Labbe (Patricia), Diane Labbe (Rod), Robert Labbe (Diane) and Joanne Moreland as well as his grandchildren, Michael Brown (Carly), Marcy Boudreau (Mike), Jeralynn Allen (Mike), Jason Labbe, Alanna Loewen (Steve), Amber Rowley and 10 greatgrandchildren: Alexandra, Silus, Kai, Ella, Kenzie, Zach, Ashdon, Jackson, Kaylan and Logan. He is also survived by 6 of his 10 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary, and his grandchildren Christopher Brown and Lynnette Johnson.
Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:30 at the Nanaimo Seniors Village, 6089 Uplands Drive, Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.
First Memorial Funeral Services