Eileen Laliberte

Laliberte, Eileen October 14, 1931-July 30, 2023

Laliberte- Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  Eileen Laliberte (nee Casey) peacefully passed away, at the age of 91, on July 30, 2023. Devoted wife of the late John Laliberte (2001) for 49 years. Loving mother of Patsy (late Garry) (2020), Rick (Colette), Ron (Laurainne), Mike (Patty) and Debbie. Cherished Grandma to Melissa, Julie, Shawn, Nicole, Jennifer, Jonathon, Eric, Mitchell, Emily and Keegan and grandma-two to twelve great-grandchildren. Eileen devoted her entire life to family, always supporting her children and grandchildren to do their very best. She grew up on a farm in Charlo, New Brunswick in a family of fourteen and spent her youth helping raise her younger siblings. She and John moved to Sarnia to raise their family of five children, and then moved to Corunna. No one could beat her cooking, baking or tomato picking skills, and we will miss her many ‘secret recipe’ specialities. The chaos of her growing family’s gatherings always brought the biggest smile to her face – we’re not sure if she was the happiest preparing holiday feasts and treats or making the house spotless as soon as food was in the oven. She had her hands full entertaining 10 grandchildren and acquired a few bumps and bruises along the way. We are all so lucky to have had this caring woman in our lives lending a helping hand and sympathetic ear. Her memory will live on as we come together and share one of her specialties or play a sport until someone is crying, bleeding or both. She will be dearly missed. A special thank you is extended to the health care professionals from the VON and St. Joseph’s Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care received. Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held in the fall. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or the VON Sarnia-Lambton. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia VON Sarnia-Lambton

Funeral Date

A private family graveside service will be held at Moore-Union Cemetery.

21 thoughts on “Eileen Laliberte”

  1. You will be missed soo much mom. You were the glue that kept the family together. Will miss
    The family gatherings that you enjoyed but stressed you out preparing for.

    1. Marilyn Glasgow

      Mike, I think your Mom has left you with wonderful memories. How lucky you and your sisters and brothers are to have had such a lovely mother. For myself, I am going to miss our exchange of Christmas cards every year. Bless her heart.

      1. Debbie Laliberte Rudman

        Thank you for your kind words Marilyn and for dropping by the house. You are a wonderful neighbour.

    2. Thank you for the warm and welcoming childhood you helped to provide to all of your grandkids as they grew up. You made every holiday, celebration, or summer vacation extra special for with your caring attitude, wonderful cooking, and sense of humour. Your warmth and ability to bring a great family together will be missed.

  2. Grandma/Grandma 2,
    You are/were the best grandma we all could have asked for! You spoiled every grandkid with such love, food and fun activities. I’ll never forget the molasses cookies you made me and you made the best scrambled eggs ever! I always loved watching you play on your hands and knees with my kids and you being the first one to babysit Mackenzie. What a life you lived and what a live you made for your entire family. Much love, Julie

  3. We miss you mom. It’s hard to go on without you but your strong willed spirit will keep me going. You will always be in my heart.

    1. Mena Haughey McGill

      Dear Patsy,
      It has been many years since we were grade school friends. I fondly remember your Mom and family. Sending my condolences and prayers ….. Philomena Haughey McGill

  4. Lorie Robbins-LaBelle

    Just wanted the family to know you are in our thoughts at this time of sorrow. You raised a wonderful family which was passed on to their children. Rest in peace.

    1. Debbie Laliberte Rudman

      Lorie – Thank you for the message. I hope you and your family are doing well in your time of sorrow.

  5. Debbie Laliberte Rudman

    I learned so much from you Mom especially about how to show unconditional love. You always supported my dreams and goals even when you might not have fully agreed. I strive every day to care for my sons like you cared for me. Thank you for all that you did for me.

  6. Your mom was a very kind and loving person. I will always remember all the great times we had at your house when we were kids. And will never forget those tomato picking days. Her and mom were a team to reckon with – none of us could keep up with them.
    Rest in peace Aunt Eileen.

    1. Debbie Laliberte Rudman

      I was too young to remember the tomato picking competitions – but have heard the stories! Hope all is well for you and family Millie.

  7. Krista Casey-Smith

    Mom and I would like to send condolences to all of you on the passing of your dear mom. She held a special place in her brother Ambrose’s heart and we remember her kindness and lovely ways. May all of you be comforted by the wonderful memories you have.

    Gloria Casey and Krista Casey- Smith

  8. Debbie Laliberte Rudman

    Thank you Gloria and Krista; Ambrose definitely had a special place in Mom’s heart, she spoke of many wonderful memories of him.

  9. Ron LALIBERTE & Laurainne

    We will love you and miss you for always. We see the love you shared everyday in your grandchildren and great grandchildren . Thank you everyone for your kind words .

  10. Jennifer Laliberte

    A childhood filled with so much love. Feeling beyond blessed with how much time I got to spend with you growing up. I will always remember our countless adventures throughout the years – from playing tennis, to bike riding to always have a house full of treats!! Thank you for being the most kind hearted, beautiful soul who loved and respected everyone. There will never be anyone else like you. Love you so much.

  11. Rest in peace grandma. Although you are terribly missed, I am glad you will be reunited with Papa after many long years. I will always cherish the memories we shared. You were so kind and accepting but also fiercely competitive. I will never forget you. I love you grandma.

  12. Christmas will not be the same without you Grandma. Thank you for always making me my mashed potatoes, with peas and homemade gravy. I will remember you always.

  13. Lori/Frank Peters

    So Sorry to read about your Mom .”Grandma the Pear Lady “ What a sweet lovely lady .She would Smile when I would stop with Grandkids to pick pears .Always a Big Smile .Cherish your precious memories Big Hugs to All .

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