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Anne Laberge

d. June 25, 2010

  • Funeral Location:St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
  • Resting Location:Northumberland Funeral Home
  • Wishes:Miramichi Hospital Foundation, St Mary's Restoration Fund
  • The LaBerge family announces the peaceful passing of Anne (Palko)LaBerge on Friday, June 25,2010 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, Miramichi,NB.

    Anne was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario on Oct. 2, 1922.She graduated from St.
    Joseph’s Hospital Nursing School in Port Arthur, in 1943 and moved to Toronto to join the staff of the Women’s College Hospital
    in 1946. In 1947, she married Ambrose (Amby) Joseph LaBerge, a WorldWar II RCAFVeteran, and continued to work for four years at the East General Hospital in Toronto while her husband studied Mining Engineering.
    Anne put her career on hold as she and Amby embraced the challenges and blessings of family and mining life. During this time,Anne dedicated her life to her family and made their permanent home on the Miramichi in 1967.
    In 1970, at the age of 48,Anne rekindled her nursing passion and took her nursing refresher course at the Miramichi Hospital. As a member of the NB Nurses Association, she continued to work at the Miramichi Hospital until her retirement in 1992.
    Anne was an active member of the community, the Retired Nurse’s Association and the St. Mary’s Church Bereavement Committee. She enjoyed swimming, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and many friends.
    Anne was predeceased by her parents, John and Maria(Malindra) Palko; siblings John, Steve, Louis, and Sophie(Koivisto); and Amby, husband of 53 years.

    She was the loving mother of Dan (Linda), Bill (Margo),Mike (Janna), Claude (Anne), Louise (Jerry) and cherished grandmother of Melanie (David), Jonathan (mother Dorothy), Jaclyn,
    Danny (mother Janna), Jessica, (John-William), Erin,Peter, and Andrew.

    Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Anne will smile and remember her forthrightness, optimism, style, dynamic personality, and wonderful gift of encouraging others. Anne was a woman of faith and courage who reached out to others as she felt the need and as the spirit called her. Her understanding, caring, honest, and compassionate nature are just some of the many reasons she was so loved and respected by her family, friends, patients,
    and nursing colleagues. She will be missed dearly.

    Anne loved flowers and surrounded herself with them – be they ones she grew in her own garden or ones she painted. Her creativity and enthusiasm for life were contagious and pulled others to her like a magnet.
    Her family takes comfort in knowing that she lived her life to the fullest and with flair, is at peace, and has gone to once again be with Amby, her true love.

    The family will receive friends at the Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick (506) 622-7741 ( on Sunday, June 27 (7-9 PM), Monday, June 28 (2-4 PM and 7-9 PM). Funeral Mass and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 29 (9 AM) at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 370 Newcastle Blvd.
    As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Miramichi Hospital Foundation Fund, the St.Mary’s Church Restoration Fund, or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family

    Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St., telephone 622-7741
    To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Anne Laberge, please visit our flower store.


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