Obituary of Pierrette LaBreche Stewart
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Passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the age of 93.
Born in Verdun, Quebec, on December 31st, 1929, Pierrette (nee Bourgon) loved to remark that everyone was always happy to celebrate her birth on New Year’s Eve. Pierrette spoke highly of her working years. As an executive assistant, she brought communication and organizational skills to each place she worked. She fondly remembered her years working during the early days of the CBC station in Montreal and particularly thought the actors she interacted with were a hoot! Later, Pierrette worked for both RCA, and Spar Aerospace. She also contributed her translating expertise to local businesses and the universities. Pierrette was an accomplished cook, even completing training at Le Cordon Bleu. Some of her delicacies: split pea and ham and leek and potato soups, as well as her infamous tourtiere, will be greatly missed. For someone who didn’t eat seafood, she will also be remembered for her outstanding Coquilles Saint-Jacques. Growing up in Quebec, she developed a great love for the Montreal Canadiens and she loved to cheer on her HABS. She was also a faithful supporter of Jeopardy and you could guarantee finding the tv being tuned in at 7:00 pm nightly. Pierrette loved her yearly travels to Florida and time spent with friends golfing and playing bridge.
She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her son Martin LaBreche and grandson Yannick LaBreche; stepchildren Graeme (Christine), Sandra (Dave), and Alan (Karen); grandchildren Derek, Melissa, Kevin, Stacey, Kahlib, Liam, Meghan, Amanda, Celia, Lorna; and her great-grandchildren Daniel, Wesley and Kieran.
Pierrette was predeceased by her parents Ovilda and Bertha Bourgon, her beloved husbands Roland LaBreche and John Stewart, and her dear 11 brothers and sisters.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Parkwood Mennonite Home who especially supported our family during her palliative stage. They offered quiet comfort and compassion that exceeded our expectations. An extra note of thanks for Chaplain Alan Cook for prayers and guidance along each step.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, March 2nd at 11am. A livestream will be available to view on the funeral home’s website. Reception to follow.
Condolences for the family and donations to the House of Friendship or the Alzheimer Society may be arranged at www.erbgood.com