Joseph Lucien Lionel Berube
October 14, 1927 – November 21, 2012
Lou was born in St. Alexandre , Quebec, the eighth child in the family of Leta and Ovide Berube.
During WWII, Lou served his country as a Merchant Mariner, joining with his older brother’s identification, when he was only 14 years of age. He served on convoys that plied the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic.
During Lou’s lifetime he tried his hand at many occupations, but spent most of his working life as a logger on the West Coast of BC. He retired to Vernon and enjoyed scouting out all the best lakes for his greatest hobby of fishing. He loved animals and was especially fond of the many cats that he cared for over the years.
Lou struggled with increasing disability in his last years, but during this time and through his short, final battle with cancer, he was lovingly cared for by his wife of 22 years, Carolyn. He will by missed by daughters Lisa Berube of Qualicum, BC and Tracey Berube of North Vancouver, step children Jody North of Armstrong, BC and Tim Bellingham of Vernon, BC. He is also survived by four step- grandchildren Stephen, David, Brody & Alyssa. Also left to mourn are three sisters and one brother, all of Quebec, along with many nieces and nephews. Lou was predeceased by his parents and twelve siblings.
Abiding by Lou’s wishes, there will be no service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Gone But Not Forgotten
We sat beside your bedside,
Our Hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our best unto the end,
Till we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away:
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some broken hearts,
That love you most sincere;
We never shall and never will
Forget you Husband/Father/Grandfather dear.