Labonté, Jane


1948 - 2023

In loving memory of Mrs. Margaret “Jane” Labonté (née Pringle) who passed away peacefully at her home in the early hours of Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the age of 74, after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Jane is survived by her children Stephanie (Marc Bellehumeur), Philip (Tiffany White), Guillaume “Goo” (Marcy Davis) and Louise (Remi Loranger). She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Nathaniel, Martin, Mia, Ray, Lily, Ava and Lucy. Also, left to mourn are many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and her numerous friends from her social circle.

Jane is now reunited with her husband, Raymond Labonté; her parents William “Bill” Pringle and Elaine (née McGinley); her sister Judy Eno and brother William “Billy” Pringle. Furthermore, she will be joining up with many cousins, brothers and sisters-in-laws and friends.

Jane was kind-hearted, a generous soul, had unwavering love and was very hospitable. She loved to travel, enjoyed spending time at the cottage, adored knitting and watching her favorite TV shows. Mom was very passionate about ironing, and it was not a chore but a pastime. She was known as the Iron Maiden at home. Furthermore, Jane loved teaching children, and shared many funny stories about teaching. She was excellent at reading poetry to the kids and many of her old students remember the poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee” because of her articulate and lively presentation. She made many lifelong friends during her years in education. They were very dear to her, and she loved to go to her monthly luncheons.

The entire Labonté family will be forever grateful to nurse practitioner, Natalie Desjardins, who was very professional, efficient, and dedicated to mom’s care. We would also like to thank everyone that helped care for mom when she needed assistance during her illness. To those that provided food, an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on, we certainly will not forget your generosity.

The family of the late Mrs. Jane Labonté will receive friends and family at Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative -  Perrin Chapel (128 Whitewood Ave., New Liskeard, ON) on Friday, February 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish on Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. Father Wayne Mills will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation Care Close to Home would be appreciated.

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The Labonte Family’s

My condolences to you all in the loss of your mom. Always loved going there. She educated me about American politics. We often spoke of her family and grandchildren that were so special to her. I will very much miss her. ❤️

Bonnie Kirkby, February 14, 2023

Phil and Tiffany.

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Zach and Lori Oliveira.

Lori Oliveira, February 14, 2023

Phil, Goo, Louise, Stephanie and families

So sorry to hear about Jane. Always enjoyed my chats with her when she would pop in. Sincerest of condolences..take care of each other

Trudy, February 14, 2023

Goo, Marcy and families

So very sorry for your loss!!! Jane sounds like a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed. A life well lived!!!

Jane Robertson, February 14, 2023

The Labonté family

We were so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. While Mike enjoyed his squash games with Ray, I enjoyed many chats at school with Jane! We always shared a laugh and teased her endlessly about her passion for ironing. The children she taught loved her.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
Mike and Val Drury

Mike and Val Drury, February 14, 2023

Jane's Family

I have so many fond memories of visiting Haileybury with my dad, Doug Moore, and seeing Jane & Judy at the house on Elliot. There was usually a lot of laughter involved in those memories. I haven't seen Jane for several years and when we last spoke we were going to try to get together one summer. I'm sorry to have missed the opportunity.
My thoughts are with you at this time.
Glenda(Moore) Spencer
Orillia, Ont

Glenda L Spencer, February 14, 2023

Lou and family

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Louise Dejoseph, February 14, 2023

The Labonte Families

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Jane. She was always fun too be around and had a great laugh. Take care of yourselves.
Jim & Patti

Jim & Patti Foley, February 14, 2023

Louise and Family

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. She was beautiful soul.

Jessica Morrow, February 14, 2023

The Labonte family

This is a beautiful obituary. You captured Jane perfectly. She has touched so many lives but I think her family meant the most to her. Rest in peace Jane and God bless her wonderful family.

Rory and Bonnie MacDiarmid , February 14, 2023

The Family

My dearest condolences for your loss. Jane was an amazing , kind and person and so friendly . Sending love to all the family during this trying time . Bless her heart and May she rest in peace

Cindy Gervais St-Pierre , February 14, 2023

Jane's Family

My condolences to you all on the loss of your mum

I only had one Christmas with you all but made lifelong memories of which she was a large part

Rest in Peace Jane, I know you will be missed

Stephanie Parkin, February 15, 2023

The Labonte Family

Mrs Labonte was a wonderful lady,she used to teach me and my brother at English Catholic school by the hospital new Liskeard... She will be missed by everyone R.i.P. Mrs Labonte until we meet again..

Nat Mathias Barton , February 15, 2023


I am so sorry Louise for the loss of your Mom.. my deepest condolences to you Remi and the girls. Thinking of you..


Lorraine Johnston, February 15, 2023

Stéphanie, Philippe, Guillaume, Louise, family and friends

Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. We have such good memories of Jane! She was a really friendly and fun aunt! We will miss her very much. Thinking of you in a special way Stéphanie, Philippe, Guillaume, and Louise.

Roland Benoit and Lucie Frédette, February 15, 2023

The family ´s Labonte

My deepest condolences to your family

Marielle lemire, February 15, 2023

Goo, Marcy, Ray, Lucy and all the LaBonte Family

We are so very sorry about the loss of such a valuable person to you all.We reach out with prayers and thoughts at this sad time. You are all so treasured by us. Love, Elaine, Rick, Richard, Shawn, Andrea and families

Elaine Larocque, February 15, 2023

Dear Labonte family

So very sad to hear about dear Jane. Your hearts must be shattered. A beautiful classy lady with a gorgeous smile. Jane always had time for a chat. I so enjoyed them. Jane and Raymond are together again. They are holding hands, smiling down at their beautiful family. Cherish the memories and hold on to one another for comfort.
Our condolences
Patti & Hugh

Patti Dubois , February 15, 2023

Steph, Phil, Goo and Louise

For the greater part of my childhood, Matante Jane was a second mother to me. The lasting memories from my early years include the countless days playing with Goo at the house, the cottage and the mill and Matante Jane watching over us. She was always there to feed us, care for us, share her knowledge and most importantly, ensure that we didn’t get in trouble! Her kind heart, wisdom, and sense of humour opened her home to many of us and I was privileged to have been welcomed with so much love. In fact, I don’t remember ever knocking at the door… I simply walked in!

I will cherish these fond memories, your grand smile and contagious laughter!

Our sincere condolences to the family
Jacob, Marie-France, Tristan & Marilou Gamache

Jacob Gamache, February 15, 2023

Dear Louise, Goo, Philip and Stephanie

I am so deeply sorry your Mom has passed on. Jane was a wonderful part of my life for a number of years. Always had her special smile and sense of humour which made me smile. Honest and not afraid to speak her mind. I respected her a lot for that. Your Mom and Dad raised you to become the good people you are today. I am in Florida and celebrate you Mom’s life with tears, but also smiles looking at the stars and knowing your mom is now one of them . Mike will be there teasing her again .Hugging you all.

Betty Gibson, February 15, 2023

Goo,Marcy,Ray and Lucy

So sorry to hear the loss of Jane! I loved speaking to her after mass on Sundays before Covid, she always had stories to tell about her family. She was always so proud as she spoke. I also remember her supply teaching at ECCS I would spend some time chatting with her. She will be missed! Take care of one of other.

Chris and Lori Blair, February 15, 2023

Stéphanie, Phil, Goo & Louise

Wish we were there with you to offer you & your children tons of love, support, encouragement & maybe a good meal. However, we are thankful knowing that you are well surrounded by the love of family & friends. For me, Jane was always a Bright Light & a Big Heart! How I will miss her laughter & our sharings together. She will continue to live in my mind & heart!
Love to you all!
Tante Lise & Michel
We will see you later

Lise Labonté et Michel Gonthier, February 16, 2023

Toute la famille Labonté

Nos sincères sympathies pour votre grande perte. Vous être dans nos cœurs et pensées.
On vous envoie de gros câlins ❤️
Jane était une tante merveilleuse pour nous. Toujours accueillante, généreuse, attentive, intéressante et drôle!
She will be missed!

Lynn et Serge Courchesne, February 17, 2023

Good, Marcy, Ray, and Lucy

So sorry to hear of sad news about your mom. It is hard to have a mom, grandmother pass away. She sounds like a lovely lady. Enjoy all the great memories I am sure you have of her and speak of her as you can. We talk often with our little one about her mom, Mimi, and Gran who have all passed. Tears and laughter can all go together when you think of those who have left us.
Condolences to your family. Wish I could attend services.

From the Davis family in Windsor.

Christopher Davis, February 17, 2023

Children of Jane Pringle Labonte

Sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom, your family matriarch. Jane was a beautiful talented individual who warmly welcomed new members of the family, their many extended families and friends. Jane impressed with her common sense teacher skills, and her love of social gatherings for beach time, games, cards, and she often regaled visitors with travel tales and adventures of her youth. She shall sorely be missed. It was an honour to make her acquaintance and to be welcomed into her family circle. Love and prayers and a raised glass in her honour

Cynthia (Cyndi) Vink, February 18, 2023

Phil, Stephanie, Goo and Louise

Our sincere condolences to you all. We have such fond memories of both your Mom and Dad, spending time at your cottage in the summer and when visiting with Aunt Judy and the rest of the Eno family. There were so many laughs and good times shared. Our thoughts are with your family.

Lisa and Eila McGinley, February 18, 2023

Louise and family

Deepest regards on your loss. You are a reflection of your mom. She was clearly a lovely and wholesome person.

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson, February 22, 2023

Membres de la famille

Je viens tout juste d`apprendre le décès de Mme Labonté. Mes plus sincères condoléances aux membres de la famille.

Claude Cadieux , March 23, 2023