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LABBE, Victor

In Loving Memory of Victor Labbe, 76 years, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Villa surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of over 54 years to Gloria Labbe (nee Moreau). Loving father of Cheryl (Randy Moratz) and Angela (Lindsay Rixon). Cherished Poppa of Tegan Legge (Andrew) and Kyra Moratz (Cooper Beres) and great-Poppa to Nessie and Emmett Legge. Born in Gaspé, QC on August 17, 1941 he was predeceased by his parents Raoul and Olive Labbe (Blind River) and by brother Charlie. Survived by his siblings Diane Ralph (Gary Bowles), Lise Nisco (Frank), Muriel Richer (Emile predeceased), Michael (Manja), Jean Claude (Kathleen) and Richard (Kerry Lee). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He also has many furry friends, Princess, Sydney, Tippy and Maggie who await his arrival in heaven and he leaves one, Solomon, to mourn him here. Victor moved from his home of Gaspé, QC to Blind River in the late 50’s to work at McFadden Lumber Company. He was an electrician who went on to work for Ontario Hydro at Aubrey Falls and then to the uranium mines in Elliot Lake working first for Denison Mines and then Rio Algom Limited. As a skilled professional, he rose to the rank of supervisor and was well-liked and respected by his co-workers. At home he was an all-round handy man and gladly used his talents and many tools to help out friends and family. Vic had a passion for hockey and was a lifelong fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He enjoyed playing for many years and then moved on to coaching. One of his proudest accomplishments was to coach his Junior B team, the Blind River Beavers, to the International Junior B Hockey League championship in 1975. A real family man, Vic took great pleasure in playing a big role in the lives of his grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his great sense of humour. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Saint Joseph’s Villa for their kind care during Vic’s stay and for their thoughtfulness and compassion in his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to St. Joseph’s Villa, Parkinson's Support Group of Sudbury or the Northern Cancer Foundation are appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 189 Regent St, Sudbury, on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with a Celebration of Victor’s Life to follow.

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  1. My sincere condolences. I’ll always remember him and Pierre bantering and laughing at each other’s jokes…he touched our lives in a special way. I’ve asked Pierre to reach out to him; I know they are sharing a good joke right now. Hang on to your memories, they are the most precious gift he’s given you ❤️

    Posted by:Rachelle Perreault
    March 27, 2018

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