Saint-Antoine, NB – Laurier “Jack” Laforest, 77, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre of Moncton, on Monday, January 30, 2023.
Jack was a longtime employee of NB Power for over a decade. He was the owner of several companies and took pride in sharing his knowledge and expertise in his endeavours. His true passions were his love of the outdoors, sailing, flying, golf, hunting and fishing. Jack was an avid sports fan of Hockey, baseball, and football. His devotion to playing baseball and hockey began as a young boy and was a well-recognized local athlete in his community. Jack was a man with great ambition, a wonderful sense of humour and large personality that made him beloved by his family and friends. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Born in Grand-Falls, NB, he was the son of the late Ernest and the late Leda Laforest (Bellefleur).
Jack will be sadly missed by his children: Marc Laforest (Gina) of Dieppe, France Bourgeois of Aurora, ON and Natalie Bastarache (Ricky) of Saint-Antoine; the mother of his children: Geraldine (Martin); his grandchildren: Kayla Laforest (Amadou) of Shediac, Monique Bourgeois, Mélanie Bourgeois both of Aurora, ON, Chanelle Bastarache (Alex), Nicholas Bastarache (Mélodie) both of Saint-Antoine; his sisters: Doreen Tierney (Late George) of Arizona, USA, Wilda Powers (Buzz) of Virginia, USA and Jeannine Boudreau (late Léo) of Bathurst; also by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters: Venette (Bob), Yolande (Bill), Aurore (Jules) and Gloria “Daisy” (Al); his brothers: Lucien (Carmen), Dollard (Gertrude) and Maurice (Simonne).
As per Laurier’s wishes, there will be no visitation and no funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Assumption Cemetery in Grand-Falls this summer where he will rest in peace with his parents.
A donation can be made to the Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation of Canada.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
625 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2P1
Mes sincères sympathies Natalie et Ricky et toute la famille..Mes pensées sont avec vous tous durant ce moment difficile..C’était un homme assez gentil..🙏🙏
Nos sincères sympathies à toi Nathalie, Ricky, Chanelle, Nick et le reste de votre famille!
We offer the family our deepest condolences.
My deepest sympathy to Natalie, Rick and family. So sorry for your loss. Jack was a great man and lots of fun. Sending lots of love your way ❤️😘
Nos sincères condoléances à la famille…il fût notre voisin pour de nombreuses années et nous en gardons de très bons souvenirs. Repose en paix Jack.
Claudette & serge Maillet
Mes sincères sympathies à toi Natalie ainsi que toute la famille.
Nos sympathies à la famille.
My deepest condolences to the Laforest Family. I visited Jack just before the pandemic outbreak when he lived in a care home near Elmwood drive
in Moncton. We had a great visit and shared many fond memories of years gone by. R.I.P. my friend.