SGT Robert J. LaPlante, CD

 January 7, 2007

On Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at the age of 70 Robert J. LaPlante passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital in Miramcihi, NB. Bob was born in Vancouver, BC on April 26,1936.

Bob was a member of the Fire and Rescue Unit and was posted to CFB Chatham in 1959. After his retirement in 1978 he continued to make the Miramichi area his home.

Bob is survived by his wife, Freda (Robinson-Keane) of Miramichi, three daughters, Naomi (Billy) Sutton of Miramichi, Gail (Peter) Baker of CI Road, and Terry (Marcus) Anderson of Miramichi, one son Robert of Calgary, AB. Bob is also survived by his mother, Mickey of Victoria, BC and a sister Sherri Carich of Nanaimo, BC.

He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Michael, Timothy, Marcus, Erik, Darcie, Samantha, and Niklas as well as several great-grandchildren.

Bobís family and the Metepenagiag community invited friends to participate in a traditional ceremony which included drumming, and a feast to help support Bob (Beareagle) as his journey began. The celebration took place at the Red Bank Metepenagiag school on Sunday, December 3 at 1pm.

Mahers Funeral Home assisted in the arrangements.