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Joseph Alphonse Larade

Joseph Alphonse Larade

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Alphonse Larade, age 69 of Cheticamp, on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Alphonse served 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and was extremely proud of his career. Although he originally joined the Royal 22nd Regiment (Vandoos), his passion was clearly serving with the Canadian Airborne Regiment where he served most of his career and, where he logged over 300 jumps. Throughout his successful career, he deployed on countless missions spanning all world continents and was stationed and served in locations in all parts of Canada. While in the military, his second passion was playing hockey although he spent an inordinate amount of ice time in the penalty box. While not deployed or on exercises, he enjoyed coaching minor hockey and ball. While home during the winter months, he could be seen building a back yard rink for the neighbourhood kids to skate, play hockey or to just hang out.

Upon his retirement, he focused on living life to the fullest. Enjoying his winters in Florida with his wife of 48 years, they also engaged in their retirement passion and focus, cruising. Florida also permitted them the opportunity to enjoy their winter friends and golf.  His summers in Cheticamp were spent with friends, mainly on the golf course. He particularly loved the comradery that was part of the Golf Club’s Men’s Night.

Alphonse always saw the best in people and believed that everyone needed a chance to do better. His kindness and compassion touched everyone and he will be fondly remembered by all who ever met him.

His love of family was evident in all that he did and, their well-being was clearly his priority. In addition to loving his wife Adele, he was also extremely proud of his children Tim (Shawna) and Melanie as well as his five beautiful grandchildren, Lulu, Hannah, Khloe, Isabella and Leila whom he loved to the moon and back. It was clear that he loved his life and focused his attention and energy on ensuring that his high school sweetheart, Adele was always happy.

He is survived by his wife Adele, his children Tim and Melanie, his siblings Therese, Yvonne, Isabelle, Marie-Helene and Georgette, Gordon, Claude and Gerard. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice (Poirier) and his father (Leo T. Larade) and his siblings, Marie-Cecile, Eveline, Robert and Joseph.

Alphonse was a loving and dedicated husband, father and soldier. He was a good man who will be missed by many in Cheticamp and throughout the Airborne Regiment and the military.

Visitation will be at the Cheticamp Funeral Home from 6-9 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2022 with funeral mass at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 8, 2022 at St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, followed by a reception at the Cheticamp Legion.

Memorial donations can be made to Papa Noël at the Cheticamp Acadian Credit Union or via etransfer at [email protected]


  • Robert Harris July 9, 2022 1:57 am

    Sympathies and a Big Thank You for his services

  • Richard LeBlanc June 29, 2022 4:02 pm

    Just found out about Alphonse’s passing today. He was a good friend when we we kids on Cheticamp Island and then when they moved outside of Cheticamp. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Grant McLean June 4, 2022 11:15 pm

    I was proud to serve with Al in the Airborne. He was a great young soldier and he served his country well.

    My sympathies to his wife and family.

  • Marie Therese Aucoin June 2, 2022 7:12 am

    So sorry for your loss!

  • Wayne & Marielle LeBlanc June 1, 2022 10:30 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Alphonse’s passing. We are sending you & your family our deepest sympathies. He was a very nice man who will be deeply missed. We hope it helps you to know that
    we care & that you are in our prayers. Keep all your many cherished memories close to your heart & he will always be with you. Wayne & Marielle

  • Lisa Comeau June 1, 2022 6:39 pm

    Adele and family I’m so deeply sorry for your unbearable loss, Al was such a loving soul. You always felt welcome and valued as a friend in his presence ,he will be dearly missed and remembered. May he rest in peace.

  • Cousin Anne Marie June 1, 2022 6:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Adele. You have all your beautiful memories that will give you comfort going forward. He’ll be missed by many. Xoxo

  • Darrell Chiasson June 1, 2022 5:33 pm

    Al was a good man and great soldier. Deepest condolences to Adele and family. He will be missed by the Airborne Brotherhood. Fair winds and soft landings Al.

  • joan and Al comeau June 1, 2022 5:15 pm

    RIP my friend. It was an honour to serve with you. Fair winds and soft landings

  • Al and Joan comeau June 1, 2022 5:04 pm

    RIP my friend. It was an honour to serve with you. Far winds and soft landings, Airborne….

  • Frank MacNeil June 1, 2022 4:43 pm

    Al, I can say this with honor it was a complete pleasure serving with you in the Airborne Regiment and the Airborne School,also in the Infantry School, it was also great to have you as a friend when you lived in NewMaryland just up the street from me. AL you will be missed my brother by all that knew you, UNTIL we meet again in Valhalla, rest in peace and soft winds brother, Airborne.

  • Paulette J Countway June 1, 2022 2:27 pm

    HI Gerard, so sorry to hear about your bothers passing. my sincere sympathies go out to your and your family.

  • Sharon Procyshyn June 1, 2022 12:38 pm

    So sad to hear of this loss. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed.

  • Lucie Anne Collette June 1, 2022 12:00 pm

    Condolences to all the family sorry for your loss Donald and Lucie Anne Collette your neighbors

  • Doris Poirier June 1, 2022 9:42 am

    Condolences to all his family and many friends. Doris and Albert.

  • Don Labossiere June 1, 2022 9:33 am

    RIP Soldier and Thank you for your service. Our condolences to the family. Airborne!

  • Brenda Brown June 1, 2022 9:18 am

    We are still in shock over the news of AL passing, our Deepest Condolences to you Adele and your Family ❤ love Brenda and Sonny..RIP AL

  • Your cousin Sylvia, Patrice, Kyna, Kendra and Robyn June 1, 2022 7:32 am

    My thoughts and prayers go to you Adele and your family. May you find comfort in the fond memories and know Alphonse is flying high and reunited with his loved ones who have already passed on. Our sincere condolences.

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