In Loving Memory Of
Robert Labounty
1938 - 2022

Visitation and celebration will remain the same. Visitation will be held at Passage funeral chapel, 625 Mountain Rd., Moncton, on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 1 PM until time of celebration of life at 2 PM at the chapel.

Riverview, NB – Robert Labounty, 84, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, December 12, 2022.

Robert was a case manager for the Massachusetts Association for the Adult Blind in the Boston area. He pastored churches in Sutton and Mansonville QC for several years and then several in Lyndon Centre Vermont, USA and in Riverview NB and ended his career working for CNIB in Saint John, NB. He was a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. Robert had a great love of the outdoor and took part in many activities for fun exercise and adventure: swimming, skating, snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, sailing, peddling hard on our tandem bicycle, hiking, running, and mountain climbing. He loved music, playing harmonica, listening to CDs, everything from folk songs to grand opera and especially Ivan and Vivian Hicks and their fiddling friends. Singing hymns and praising the lord for his goodness and the blessing of salvation was his great delight.

Born in Fall River, Mass, USA, he was the son of the late Frank Labounty and the late Imelda Nadeau.

Robert will be sadly missed by his wife: Lenore Labounty (Gustafson); his sons: Richard of Virginia, USA and Daniel (Virginia) of Israel; his grandchildren: Noam, Natan and Nava; his brothers: Frank (Eva) of Florida, USA and Kenneth (Connie) of Mass, USA; also by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and celebration will remain the same. Visitation will be held at Passage funeral chapel, 625 Mountain Rd., Moncton, on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 1 PM until time of celebration of life at 2 PM at the chapel.

In his memory, a donation can be made to The Seeing Eye Inc., 1 Seeing Eye Wy, Morristown, NJ 07960, United States, from where he trained with 6 of his dogs.

Thank you to the extra-mural nurses for their compassion, faithfulness, and professionalism.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences and see the funeral later in the day at:

Arrangements under the professional care of

Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Center

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  1. Our deepest condolences to Lenore and the LaBounty family… Robert continues to be an inspiration, and an example of deep abiding Faith,

    In shared sorrow and Hope of the Resurrection…

  2. Grace, Peace and Comfort from God our Father.

    May the family know and experience God’s presence and peace during this time of bereavement.

    Every blessing
    The Revd Julian Pillay
    Rector, St John the Baptist Anglican Church Riverview

  3. This notice is for my dearest friend Robert, who I have known for over 70 years. We met many years ago in Fall River, Massachusetts when we both attended junior high school. Since that time we’ve been in constant contact and I have attached a picture of Bob, Lenore and I during a visit in 2016. Robert was a very very special friend. I can’t say enough good about him. He was a noble human being and went through many pains with his health, and he was a constant inspiration to me. So I wish that he would rest in peace and he will be with Christ our Savior in Paradise this day. My condolences go out to his wife Lenore and his family. He was dearly loved. His friend Keith Wright

  4. Lenore and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on Robert’s passing.
    I always enjoyed speaking with him during his many visits to Highfield Square.
    Lance (Birks)

  5. I didn’t really know Robert. The first time I met him was fourteen years ago, when Robert was age 70, in the deep end of the swimming pool at the Moncton YMCA. I knew Robert was legally blind, so I was shocked that he was in the deep end of the pool. I had seen Robert coming and going to and from the Y, and I was impressed by his enthusiastic attitude towards life. A few days later I had lunch with Robert and a mutual friend. I had learned that in addition to blindness, Robert also had Parkinson’s Disease. I asked Robert how he could be so positive in the face of his health challenges. When I got home I added Robert’s response to my list of inspiring quotations. Robert said, “There are a lot of things that happen to us that we can’t control, but we can control our attitude in responding to them.”

  6. In loving memory of our dearest Robert, condolences to his beautiful wife Lenore. Throughout the past few years I have been blessed in witnessing the most heavenly bond between a man and woman that I’ve ever seen.
    Their struggles became real as his chronic health deteriorated.
    Never once did I see them complain. Their resilience and determination to continue walking in faith to God that would see them through to praise in his glory.
    Robert, you will forever be in my heart and will inspire to be as glorious of a human being as you have been down here on earth. I know your home♥️.
    Your suffering no more😢.
    I hope your water skiing, climbing mountain and eating peanut butter cookies with the Lord.
    Gratitude, love and blessings to have our paths crossed.
    Rest in peace my dear friend.

    Tracy Young

  7. Dear Mrs Labounty and family; It was with sadness that my husband, Phillip Sears and I saw Robert’s obituary this morning,Dec.18th. Unfortunately too late to pay our respects in person. I, Jeanne Chavarie, formerly a Barber/Stylist at The Razors Edge, Highfield square till 2006, got to know Robert and a few of his faithful companions from his visits at the Salon. My husband knew him from seeing and chatting with him often around town, and even at the YMCA. We both recall him as being one of the kindest, gentlest people we knew back then. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you .

  8. Robert, you are a valiant soldier of Jesus Christ, an example to all who knew you. You well deserve your heavenly reward.

  9. I was so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. I consider myself very lucky to have met him while attending the YMCA. He was such a sweet, kind, caring man and I truly enjoyed the times we spent together. My condolences to the family.

  10. Rachel, My husband and I graduated from Gordon Seminary. I used to see Bob managing the passages of the Seminary (Frost Hall) with amazing dexterity. I witnessed his joy and interactions with other students. After I graduated my husband and I were married and we found suitable housing in the Seminary trailer park. We purchased our trailer from you! For two years I felt connected to your family I had seen. I prayed for your ministry. A few days ago I thought about you again and wondered if you were retired. God must have put you on my heart. I know you miss him terribly. Now I will continue to pray for your family. I know Bob impressed so many students with his joy and commitment.

  11. I was saddened to read of Robert’s death just a couple of months ago – I wish I had looked up his name a year ago. My condolences to all the family. I have fond memories of our time together at Gordon-Conwell, reading together, doing a field trip together and just chatting.

    Robert’s family also remember my parents from Montreal.

    May God sustain and strengthen you in your grief..

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