Joseph Andre “Andy” Laliberte
I'm going to miss hearing that everywhere we went with him.
Peacefully on September 8, 2021, at the age of 78 years, Andy started his next adventure.
There to greet him is his mother -Virginia, father - Joseph, and brothers Gideon and Alphonse.
If you knew Andy, you know that he met them with his big smile, familiar wave, and a load of stories. Andy had tremendous pride in his heritage and was a proud member of the Metis Nation.
He was born on August 25, 1943 and grew up in the area of San Clara - Happy Lake, Manitoba. He knew everybody and everybody knew him. He kept in touch with many of his childhood friends right until his passing. As a young man, he moved to Winnipeg where he spent the majority of his life living, working, and having fun. A simple man, he loved his trades in the construction industry and working with his hands. He took great pride in his work and no matter where you went, he could always point out areas in buildings that he had worked on in the past. He put 40+ years in the trades and his career took him all over the country and into the North. He loved what he did. He worked hard and played hard. "Hey Andy!" could be heard wherever he went be it the mall or local "Establishments”. It didn't matter who you were, he always had time to sit down, buy a round (or ten), and tell a few stories. A true storyteller at heart, he always had something to make you laugh. Sometimes they were even true.... sort of.... he had a knack for embellishing just a little. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and hunting but fishing was his passion. He spent many a day at his favourite spot in Pinawa. He was always after the next big one and always had a story about the size of the one that got away. He was a loved father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. Cherishing Andy's memory are his kids: Curtis (Nicole), Tammy (Jason) Forwood, Christopher (Michelle) Gauvin, Geoff (Robyn) Gauvin as well as his grandchildren Nikolas, Sari (Marcus), Brant, Wyatt, Darby, Riley, Mason, Blakely, and Axtyn, as well as his sister, brothers, nieces, nephews and extended family. You are never truly gone if kept forever in our hearts. In living memory of Andy, a memorial planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director.