Baribeau, Loren Arthur

Baribeau, Loren Arthur

July 7th, 2020

Loren passed away in his sleep at his cottage, his favourite place in all the world, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the age of 58. He will be greatly missed by his partner and soulmate Carol Scott; by his children Tyson, Zachary (Rylie) and Kailee; by his grandchildren River, Oriah, Knox and Aslan to whom he was known as "Happy Pappy"; and by his eight brothers and sisters: Mike (Muriel), Rick (Leila), Robin (Suñi), Jack (Gisele), Debbie (Trevor), Tim (Jo-Anne), Allan (Andrea) and Nicole. Loren was predeceased by his mom Rita; his dad Andre, who could rip a phonebook in half with his hands if they weren't being used to do handstands on top of the drive-ins he had built; and his little brother Laurier. Loren was lovingly nicknamed "Bugsy" in his hometown of Saskatoon, where men wear bunny hugs and you can watch your dog run away for two days. He was a lover of naps, hot showers, reading, and of all things grand and just in this world. The controller of the cottage waves and guardian of secrets of the universe, he was a passionate engaging storyteller who spoke with gusto and an open heart. He could build anything and loved the challenge of complicated designs. Loren was an incredibly strong man, both physically and mentally. In his previous neighborhood of Byron in London, Ontario, he was known as "Coach" to many kids involved in hockey and baseball. Loren could skate backwards faster than most can skate forwards. 'Keep your shoulders straight!" he would always say. "Straight spine, clear mind." Loren was passionate about human rights and advocated tirelessly for others. If you knew him, you were captivated by his intellect, entertained by his sense of humour, and motivated by his energy. He never minced his words and he wore his heart on his sleeve. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Registration is required to attend the visitation and/or service. For those who might be inclined to send flowers to Carol, he would have preferred that you consider supporting the Mission Services of London.

  Rest easy, Pappy.

 

 To register for Loren’s visitation, please use this link and follow the instructions:

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To register for Loren’s memorial service, please use this link and follow the instructions:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/memorial-service-for-loren-baribeau-registration-113169609348

 

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory.

 

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Book of Condolences

Carlo & Tracey DeVuonoDear Carol and family We are devastated to hear of Lorne’s passing. He was a stand up guy and always entertaining to be in the company of. Sending love and condolences❤️ Carlo & Tracey
Tricia EnwrightTyson, Zach & Kailey I was shocked to hear of your dad's passing. When I think of him, I only see a guy who always had a great smile on his face and was always someone you enjoyed to have around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family, it is never easy to lose someone you love.
Steve KayLoren was a great friend who always made you laugh. He was really passionate about any project he was working on. I remember working with him in my shop on different projects and we had many laughs together and will treasure those times. I would here the f350 backing into my lane and he would get out and telling a funny line as soon as he got there. "Hey I measured it twice and its still to short" We played hockey together and loved playing defence with him ,such a smooth skater and smart with the puck. He love a cold beer and laughs. I will miss him dearly. Such a great guy Rest in Peace Buddy
Laura WilliamsThinking of all of you with a heavy heart.. Kailee, Corey, Zach, Riley, Tyson and all of Pappy's adorable grandbabies. And the whole Baribeau clan. He loved you all so fiercely. Loren, you taught me much about life and love. And trees. And loyalty. And Bob Dylan. And you took up a space in my heart when I saw the way you touched the lives of young people in such a profound way. You loved deeply, you taught everyone around you to learn something new every day, and you had a way of making even the ludicrous seem simply charming. Your funny, passionate, spiritual, crazy, wise, larger than life legacy will live on and on. So as Bob Dylan comes to mind, I hear you singing, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." Sleep in sweet peace, my friend. See you on the other side!
Colleen MeillerLoren, you were such a great guy who made this world a better place and you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. The world has lost a special person but heaven has a new angel. I hope to see you again some day my friend.
Dick and Janice WhiteTyson, we were shocked to hear of your Dad's passing. He was always so involved in sports and we remember him coaching both your baseball and hockey teams. We also appreciated you both coming out to support Dave's memorial ball tournament. I know that your family will miss him greatly but hope you can remember the fun times. Our sympathy goes out to your whole family. Dick and Janice White
Dr. Kathryn NoelHaving experienced Loren's kindness and warm hospitality, I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I would like to convey my sincere condolences to his family.
Darryl & Carla MurrayWe are so sad to hear about Loren, he was a great friend of ours and lots of great memories, love the times when Loren come back to Saskatoon and always stopped in at our house to catch up, will be deeply missed by us and our hearts go out to all of you
Conrad EggelI was very saddened to hear of the passing of Loren. I offer my condolences to the whole family.
Dave CumminsTyson, Zach and Kailee sorry to hear of your Dad's passing , we used to have a lot of good times coaching hockey together he will be missed . my thoughts are with you .
Lynn PionExtremely saddened by Loren's passing. We grew up together in Saskatoon, played every sport together: hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football,etc and went on many adventures together. He went too soon. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to all his family.
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