John is survived by his loving wife Barbara; his son Rob; daughter Lisa (Jason) Nicholetts; grandson Brayden and Kayle; daughter Marissa (David) Portelance; granddaughter Sophia and grandson Alex. He is also remembered by his sister Donna (Larry) Fortes; brother Perry (Debbie) Labate; foster sister Suzanne (Kevin) Weir; sister-in-law Nancy Kennelly and brother-in-law Stephen Fenton as well as many nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents Rose and John Labate and brother Donald (Marie) Labate.
John was known as papa/papa John to his family. He always held his faith and family at the center. His other passions include gardening, cooking, dancing, singing, RV’ing travelling and keeping fit.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Spruce Grove, on Monday September, 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to:
Pilgrims Hospice Society
9808 148 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 3E8
The funeral service was livestreamed and is available at: https://www.legacytributevideo.ca/john-anthony-labate/
Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove 780.962.2749