Bartels, Laurie

Laurie Bartels, 46, Chelmsford, ON. passed away suddenly at his home February 13, 2019. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years Kim (nee Lefrancois), sons Darren (Mariah), Kody, Billy (Josee) and his beautiful grand kids William, Asher, Lexa and soon to come baby boy who were the light of his life, as well as Jake our dog, who never left his side. He is also survived, by his mother, brother, sister, mother in law, sister in law as well as their families. He was born in Minto, NB and moved to Ontario in 1990 at the age of 17 to become a first time Dad. Three sons later, he never wavered. He worked hard and supported his family, always putting them first. He instilled in his boys that life is not given to you and that you needed to work hard to get what you wanted. Laurie worked for Day Construction, Levack Division. He was a well liked and respected supervisor, co-worker, mentor and friend. He touched the lives of many with his wittiness and humor. Outside of work he loved camping and fishing. He was that guy whom many turned to for help and he was always there ready to lend a hand. As for us, his family, we want to say thank you for the husband, Dad and Pépère that you were. You showed us how to never give up, how to work hard, how to love with all you might and how truly important it is to stick together, especially in times like this. For this we are truly grateful. There will be no funeral and a Celebration of his life will be made at a later date. Life is not easy…Life is not fair…Life is what you make of it…Make it a good one!

26 Condolences

  1. My sincere condolences to Laurie’s family.
    I was blessed to work with Laurie at Day Construction
    for many years.He was such a calm soul who
    I’ve never seen get angry as long as I’ve known him.
    The last memory I have of Laurie was when I was
    conducting the Advanced Driver Improvement Program
    and him and I were talking about family. I can tell you
    that he loved and cared for his family so much.
    He showed me pictures of his kids and wife. I’ll never
    forget how proud he was of his family!
    I asked Laurie how he kept his cool with such a stressful
    job as a Supervisor. His answer was ” well Mike,
    I do the best I can with what I have” I’ll never forget
    that. God bless Laurie’s family with great strength to carry
    on this journey. I know he will always be in your hearts
    as he will be in ours as well.

    By: Mike Hamel
    February 26, 2020
  2. Kim, I’m very sorry to hear the news from you today. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Your friend Carol xoxo

    By: Carol Armstrong
    February 26, 2019
  3. Love and miss you dad, last couple days have been tough. Remembering all the happy times we’ve had together and hope your doing what you love up there. I will always look up to you, Best dad someone could ask for.

    By: Billy
    February 24, 2019
  4. Kim, I am so sorry for your loss – my sincere condolences
    May you find the strength you need to help you through this
    Sending prayers

    By: JoAnne Levesque
    February 21, 2019
  5. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

    By: Dr Guy Mongeon
    February 19, 2019
  6. My sincere condolences to the family. I went to school with Laurie. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    By: June Gautreau
    February 19, 2019
  7. Hey Kim, I’m short of words but know that you and your family are in my thoughts. I pray the God of comfort to console you and your loved ones. You will be in my prayers.

    By: Ada Osaseri
    February 18, 2019
  8. Our deepest sympathy to you Kim, Darren, Kody, Billy & families. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Laurie. Life is kind, wonderful, mysterious and sad at times and yet with all of this, it will find you remembering what a wonderful soul Laurie was. Hold him in your hearts and never let him go. Rest peacefully.

    By: Ida Gratton & Family
    February 18, 2019
  9. Kim, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I am thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.

    By: Kathleen Navas
    February 18, 2019
  10. Laurie was a great coworker and an even better foreman. I can hardly believe that this great man left this world so soon. He always had a good joke and took a good joke too. I hold him in the highest regard as one of the best bosses I have ever had the pleasure to work for. Down to earth, fair and rarely ever lost his cool (unless the dumbass deserved it of course! Lol). My heart goes out to his family and closest friends as they have lost a great soul. Cheers Laurie!

    By: Matt Little
    February 16, 2019
  11. My deepest to all the family😢 he was a very sweet man, he would come into cobis frequently and make me laugh and smile, he always had a joke or a few to tell and I will miss seeing him as well as that smile. All the best to his family in this time of heartache, he talked of how much he loved you all! Rest in heaven buddy❣️

    By: Sherry Lacelle
    February 16, 2019
  12. My deepest condolences to you Kim, and your family. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Sending you a big hug.

    By: Nettie
    February 16, 2019
  13. Kim and family, may wonderful memories give you strength and comfort. Laurie will forever live in your hearts. Sorry for your loss. xoxo

    By: Sonia & Guy Lefrancois
    February 16, 2019
  14. Our deepest sympathy to the family, such a tragic loss at such a young age. May you find comfort in all the great memories you guys made together. Thinking of you in these difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you remember I’m here for you. Sending big hugs Kim and Family xoxo

    By: Gisele & Marcel Perry
    February 16, 2019
  15. Our Deepest Sympathies Kim and family, so sad to hear of the tragic death of Laurie. Beautiful eulogy of a beloved husband and great father and grandfather. Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. In our thoughts and prayers in this so difficult time.

    Love. Moe & Carm

    By: Carmen Joly
    February 16, 2019
  16. My smpathies to the entire family ❤️

    By: Crystal St-Germain
    February 16, 2019
  17. I am so sorry for your loss Kim and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.

    By: Tina Guenard
    February 16, 2019
  18. Kim and family, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    By: Denise Lemieux-Amyot
    February 15, 2019
  19. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Laurie, a great co-worker. He will be truly missed. I offer my sincere condolences.

    By: Marco Breton
    February 15, 2019
  20. On behalf of Levack office staff please accept our deepest condolences. Laurie’s passing has left big hole in our daily work lives. His humor would always brighten our day. Rest in peace our dear friend, hope you are living the good life as you would always tell us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laurie’s wife and family.

    By: Kim Wright
    February 15, 2019
  21. He was not only my supervisor but a friend I could go to, and talk to about anything. I had so much respect for him. His sense of humor was one of a kind. I enjoyed so many laughs with him.
    My condolences to his family.
    Rest peacefully my friend.

    By: Jonathan MacKinnon
    February 15, 2019
  22. Heartfelt condolences during this most difficult time, such a tragic loss.

    By: Monique Vanier Dolman
    February 15, 2019
  23. My sincere regrets. I’ve had the pleasure of working for many years with Laurie as a Glencore supervisor. He was a very dedicated employee and will surely be missed by all at Strathcona Mill by all those who knew him..

    By: Chris Lachance
    February 15, 2019
  24. Darren, Mariah, Asher, baby Bartel, Kim and family
    Our deepest sympathies for such a tragic loss for someone so young.

    By: Brenda and James Draper
    February 15, 2019
  25. My deepest sympathies to the family. What a beautiful eulogy. It paints a picture of wonderful man who will obviously be missed by everyone who knew him. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time xxoo

    By: Sylvie Lefrancois
    February 15, 2019
  26. So sorry for your loss Kim and family, you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    By: Denis Lefrançois
    February 15, 2019

Leave a condolence

All condolences are reviewed prior to be being posted.

Enter the number displayed in the black box: