With an extremely deep sense of loss, we announce the passing of Jean Leon Lapierre.
He was a good friend, community member, hard worker and devoted Father. Jean is survived by his four daughters, Denise Lapierre, Jeannine Pavlick (Stephen Pavlick), Suzanne Lapierre (Elke Brandstatter) and Deanne Lapierre. He also left behind three canine friends that will miss him greatly.
Jean was predeceased by his wife Carole Lapierre and his brothers and sisters (Carmen, Marie Louise, Ephraim, and Arthur). Jean was the youngest in his family and lost both his parents early in life.
One of the memories he talked about was a pony he had growing up. Jean’s life as a Father started early, and he worked throughout the province on many drilling rigs.
Jean enjoyed many things throughout his life and was gifted to be able to travel a bit. He enjoyed a good steak and a nice bowl of ice-cream, dancing and playing cards. Jean’s career started at a young age in Saskatchewan. He then came out to Alberta and worked for many years in the drilling industry. Jean and his family lived in Spruce Grove since the mid 60’s.
Jean was owner and operator of Bear Paving. He worked until he was in his late 70’s and had many men and some women in the area involved in his work life. He enjoyed running heavy equipment and was able to mentor many employees.
The family would like to thank all the people who helped Jean. Employees of some agencies such as Alberta Health, Homecare agencies, Discovery Place, Misericordia Hospital, and his last residence at the General Hospital. He had many Physicians and Specialists who helped him along his journey that we wish to thank.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life and Inurnment will take place at his final resting place at an undetermined date; to be announced.
The family asks that any type of donations be given in memory of Jean to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove 780.962.2749