LaBARRE, Maureen Louise (nee Baird) -
August 21st, 1935 - May 5th, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Maureen Louise LaBarre (nee Baird) on May 5th, 2023 with her family by her side, in her 88th year.
Dear daughter of the late Harold and Patricia Baird.
Beloved wife of the late Marcel LaBarre for 47 years.
Cherished mother of Mary Louise LaBarre (Ken Reilly), Michele LaBarre Huinink (deceased), Patti LaBarre, Babette (Peter Darcy), Bernadette (Eric Dumigan, deceased), Danielle (Garry Robinson) and Nicole (Mark Stire).
Caring foster mother of 15 including Caroline Saville, Marie Sergeant (Stephen) and Christopher Demoe.
Sister of Joan Demoe (deceased), Danny Baird (Nancy), Carol Demoe (Ron, deceased), Johnny Baird (deceased) (Janice), Kathy Webb and Elizabeth Baird.
Beloved grandmother of Samuel, Adrienne, Christopher, Ashley, Kyle, Kevin, Ryan, Colin, Morgan, Gregory, Christopher, Jennifer, Alison, Caitlin, Laura, Natalie, Nathan, Nicholas, Zachary, and Jacob. Proud great grandmother of 17.
Maureen deeply loved her family and had a strong Roman Catholic faith.
She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for several decades.
She had a successful career as a restaurateur (Coach House Restaurant, Whitby), and later as a real estate agent (Royal LePage Frank).
She was also a dedicated volunteer of St. Vincent’s Kitchen for 25 years.
Maureen has left behind a legacy of delicious food, impeccable fashion sense and the strong values of faith and family. We are all better because we had her in our lives. She will be so dearly missed.
Flowers respectfully declined, donations made to St.Vincent’s Kitchen in Oshawa are welcomed. Holy masses are also greatly appreciated.
Visitation will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME (5295 Thickson Rd. Whitby, ON). Thursday May 11th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (903 Giffard St. Whitby, ON) Friday May 12th at 12:30pm. Reception to follow