The LABONTÉ, GIRARD, FORTIN and CLÉMENT families regret to announce the death of Mr. Robert H. Labonté, husband of the late Marie Luce Girard. He died at the Jardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent on December 14, 2017, at the age of 103, after a long life devoted to the happiness of others. He went to find the great love of his life, his sweet Luce, who had waited patiently for more than six years.
Robert was one of the ten children of Albert and Julia (Morin) Labonté. He worked as a dairy farmer for many years and was also employed at Deering Lumber. He married Marie Luce Girard on September 5, 1955 at St. Urbain Church in St. Urbain, P.Q.
In his retirement he was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program and had been honored by the Journal Tribune for his contribution to the program. He and Luce would visit several nursing homes, bringing cheer to the residents, many of whom were younger than they.
In 2008 they moved to Canada to be near Luce’s family.
He is survived by many nephews and nieces in the United States and Canada, grand nephews and grand nieces, and many other relatives and friends.
Dominique and Andrée would like to extend warm thanks to all the staff of the Jardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent for all the care lavished on Mr. Labonté with great dedication, respect and affection, over more than nine years.
Mr. Labonté had participated in the Relay For Life 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the Greater Quebec City area, your expressions of sympathy may include a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1040 Belvédère Avenue, Suite 214, Québec, QC G1S 3G3, tel. : 418-683-8666
Visiting Hours will be 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Canadian Cancer Society
1040 BelvedereAvenue, Suite 214, Quebec City QC GIS 3G3