In Loving Memory Of
Robert Lavoie
1954 ~ 2023

Robert Joseph Lavoie
June 7 1954 – September 8 2023

On September 8 2023, our father departed our physical world after a long but remarkable fight with chronic obstructive lung disorder (COPD).

Born in St-Paul, Dad lived some of his life in St-Sosime, St-Antoine, but finished his final chapter in Rexton at his happy place, the Rexton Lions Nursing Home. At the nursing home, Dad was able to find exceptional care, comfort and forge many meaningful friendships.

He leaves behind his three children, Monique Lavoie of Ottawa, Michel (Jodie Sweet) of St-Sosime, and Roberta (Charles Larcenaire) of Cocagne. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Savannah and Alexa Lavoie, Stuart, William and Russell Bristow, Kaliah and Liam Lavoie, as well as one great granddaughter, Oaklynn. He is also survived by his special friend, Linda Robichaud of St-Antoine.

Before his sickness forced him to retire, Dad was employed as an automotive mechanic at Cormier Garage in Saint-Antoine for over 20 years. He loved fixing cars and figuring out problems. He was a man of few words but of great wisdom. Each word measured and precisely used, he was an observer and a lighthearted person who believed in fairness.

Dad leaves behind many brothers and sisters: Alyre Lavoie (late Maria) of St-Sosime, Ida Gallant (late Léandre) of Riverview, Jeannine Doucette (late Moïse) of Bouctouche, Jeannette LeBlanc (late Jean-Noël) of Shediac Bridge, Raymond (Annette) of St-Paul, Ronald of Ste-Marie-de-Kent, Stella Allain (Albeo) of St-Paul, Claudette Pellerin (Roger) of St-Lazare, Oscar (Anise) of St-Paul, Paul (Joanne) of Winchendon, Massachusetts.

He was predeceased by his brothers Lionel (late Florine) and Benjamin (Ben), as well as his sisters Emma, Helena Melanson (late Leo), Thérèse (Armand Belliveau and late Yvon Richard).

A very special thank you to the wonderful, compassionate staff of the Rexton Lions Nursing Home for not only the excellent care provided to him during his 4.5yr tenure at the home, but for the beautiful friendships you allowed him to form. Dad enjoyed his daily coffee delivery, his special treats and meals and most of all, he enjoyed your banter and camaraderie. His lungs made his physical life difficult,  but his mind was sharp and you allowed him to remain so by engaging with him in all of your special ways.

Visitation will be held from the St-Paul-de-Kent slumber room (6476, Route 515, St-Paul-de-Kent, NB) on Saturday, September 30th, 2023, from 9 to 10:45 am. Funeral mass will follow at 11:00 am in the church.

Special thank you to Dr. Michelle LeBlanc, Dr. Josette Vautour, and Dr. John McCleave for the exemplary care provided.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rexton Lions Nursing Home Memoriam Fund. Donations can be made by contacting their business office.

Here’s hoping that Heaven has nightly showings of Coronation Street. And may no one speak during the show…

*Coronation Street theme song on exit*

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center, 3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, (506) 532-1050.

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  1. Sure gonna miss Robert . Room 6 will always be Roberts room. Glad he has no more suffering and is drinking all the medium double double he likes ❤️

  2. Sorry for your loss . Always loved to see you at Donald Cormier garage when I was on deliveries for RKBuzzel at the time . Thanks for all the laughs. See you on the other side my friend.

  3. My sympathies to all the family and friends at this very sad time . May you all find the strength to get through the upcoming days and months ahead. You will be missed by many and I will miss our chats . Thinking of you all . 🙏

  4. i remember Robert from Clement Cormier High School. He was such a nice person. RIP Robert and sympathies to his family.

  5. My sincere condolences to all of the Lavoie family for their loss. I didn’t know Robert that well but my late husband James did. He really like him and had many fun stories to tell. James used to bring our vehicle to Donald Cormier garage, they would catch up. Robert may have left this earth, however, he has left his mark in all your hearts.

  6. Sincères sympathies à Monique. J’ai le plaisir de te connaître à l’école M-F.-R., j’étais secrétaire, désolée pour la perte de ton papa.

  7. Condoléances à toute la famille Lavoie.
    Je n’ai pas connu Robert mais son père et mon père étaient premier cousin.
    Mon père parlait souvent de son cousin Edmond.

  8. Mes sinceres condoleances ‘a toute la famille Lavoie.

  9. Robert was a man of few words and enjoyed a chuckle with the staff. He will be greatly missed by all the staff. It was a pleasure getting to know him.

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