John “Jinx” Larabie, the avid outdoorsman, naturalist, ladies’ man, foodie, and fun-loving jokester died on Saturday, July 1, 2018 at the age of 73. He died peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury surrounded by his loved ones. Jinx was born in Sturgeon Falls in 1945 and lived in Markstay for most of his life. He was the beloved son of Ludger (predeceased) and Claire née Labelle (predeceased). Loving partner and best friend of Mona who he cherished dearly. Dear brother of eight siblings: Jackie, Richard (Anita), Denis (predeceased), Rita (Gerry), Jacques (predeceased), Dwight (Debbie), Louise, and Michael (Allison). Lovingly remembered by his children Monique, Shelly (Rolly), Andrew (Tammy) and his step-children Brian, Danny, Roger, Daren, Norman, Lucie and Tim. Proud Poppa of Jesse, Krista, Jean, Corey, Jennifer (predeceased), Alyssa, Drew, Cody, Chanelle, Kaylee, Stacey, Missy, Brooke, Myles, Brianna, Brock, Brandy, Steven, Lynn, Kevin and Matthew. He took extreme pride in his role as Poppa Jinx and loved children so very much. Jinx will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and all his fishing and hunting buddies. Camping, fishing and hunting played an integral part of Jinx’s life – he absolutely worshipped nature and was most happy while in the bush. Jinx was a proud Métis who worked tirelessly at fighting for fishing and harvesting rights for his generation and generations to come. Jinx will be fondly remembered for his playful flirting and teasing, his stories, sense of humour and dedication to his volunteer work at the West Nipissing Woodland Metis Community Center and the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program in Sudbury and Sturgeon Falls. He had a life-long love affair with food and beer, especially wild meat, fish, ice cream and anything sweet! Jinx loved animals, especially his dog, Brooke – she will also miss her sweet, caring companion. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at the Wahnapitae Community Center, 161 Glenbower Crescent, Wahnapitae. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the West Nipissing Woodland Metis CAP-C Program in Jinx’s name.