Raymond Labrie
Raymond Labrie

Obituary of Raymond Roland Labrie

Raymond Roland Labrie


It is with profound sadness, that the family of Raymond Roland Labrie announce his passing at his cottage in Beaver Lake, Ontario on Sunday August 21, 2022. He leaves behind his beloved wife Catherine of 43 years. Cherished and loving father to Justin, Paul (Erica), Daniel (Leigh) and Aimee. Raymond leaves behind his adored grandchildren Addison, Trudi, Gwendylyn and Veda.

Raymond was born on June 19, 1954 in Welland, Ontario Canada. He was the first-born son of his parents Lorraine and the late Herve of Welland. Loving brother of Andre Labrie (Geraldine), Louise Lachance (Mike), Pierre Labrie (Gail), Celine Labrie, Anne Cameron (Bill).

Raymond graduated from McMaster University in 1977 with degree in Metallurgical Engineering, he later earned his MBA from GMI Institute of Technology. Following university, Raymond began working at General Motors, he worked at several plants in Canada, St. Catharines, Windsor, and Oshawa before moving to Rochester Hills, Michigan to work for the General Motors Supplier Quality at the Tech Center in Warren. His final position was the Manager of Steel Supplier Quality, which he retired from in 2019. Raymond was also a proud member of the American Society of Metals.

Raymond was the proud hockey coach of his 2 son’s hockey teams over the years. He coached them through elementary school to high school.  He was an active member of Boy Scouts Troop 101 and 360 with his sons. He also supported his daughter Aimee in her equestrian pursuits as well as when she was playing soccer.

Raymond enjoyed curling, hockey and playing the guitar. He loved to travel the world, but his favourite place was his cottage that the family purchased in Beaver Lake Ontario in 1989. He loved the view and enjoyed the many activities around the cottage such as swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, jet skiing and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren. Raymond and Catherine also loved spending time together cooking special meals!

He enjoyed motorcycles and was a member of Waterford Harley Owners Group. Raymond proudly owned a 2009, Saturn Sky Redline sports car and was a member of Michigan KAPPA club, enjoyed the National rally in Michigan and many car trips around Michigan. 

Online condolences can be made to the Labrie family on our website. If desired, donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. 

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