John Paul "J.P." Barribeau
March 7, 1977-December 13, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of John Paul "J.P." Barribeau announces his sudden passing, on the evening of Thursday, December 13th, 2018, at the age of 41 years.
J.P. will be lovingly remembered by his parents John and Lorraine Barribeau, sister Kimberley and his nephew John Connor. His first love and mother of his children Joanne Lahey and their daughters Shanna, Sheridan and Shea Lynn and by his girlfriend Sonya Grover. J.P. will also be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Cambridge, Newfoundland and Wisconsin, especially his aunt Roz and uncle Tim and by the entire Lahey family.
In this life, J.P. touched our hearts by appreciating the simple things. He embraced each day with determination and joy. From fishing with his daughters and nephews, cooking while laughing, overcoming challenges and comforting those who needed his strength. He found good in everyone who crossed his path. We pray J.P. will remain blessed and as fulfilled as those who walked through this world with him.
We will remember J.P. for his zest for life, his humour and his ability to make others happy with his contagious smile. He was a free spirited young man who was taken from us too soon. He enjoyed being outdoors with nature as well as attending concerts, parties and celebrating holidays with his family. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, true love, friend and most of all father.
He was a hard worker and worked for many years as a welder and construction worker. J.P. was passionate about the well being of all animals. He loved all genres of music and would sing and dance every chance he got.
Above all, J.P. loved his three daughters more than anyone or anything in the world. He adored each one of them equally and he will live on through his children. He told them how much he loved them every time they were together. Hugs and kisses and saying "I love you" came easy for J.P. because he was a genuine and goodhearted man.
All of our love and thanks to you J.P.. We will cherish your memory until we meet again in heaven.
A visitation to celebrate the life of J.P. will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N, in Cambridge. Vigil prayers will be recited on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm at the funeral home.
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of J.P. would be asked to donate to the charity of your choice.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018