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. ❤️
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.