Marvin LaForme Sr.

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Marvin Keith LaForme Sr.

Peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Friday November 8, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Charlene (Duane), Marvin Jr. (Dawn), Burl (Denise), Arlie (Jenny), and Kassie. Dear grandpa of Hannah, Tamara (Dave), Jordan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Josiah, Joseph, and Seth. Dear great grandpa of Helen, Catherine, Allison, Benjiman, and Julianna. Brother of Velma (George). Loving step-father of Michael, Darren (Kim), and Kevin (Cynthia). Dear papa of Bailey, Carleigh, Rileigh, Danny, and Christopher. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Peter & Ruth (Brant) LaForme and siblings, Delma, Edith, Carson, Hazel, Cameron, and Gene. Marvin had a great passion and love for music and animals. Resting at Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville on Sunday after 2 p.m. Evening Service 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service and burial will be held at Medina Baptist Church on Monday November 11, 2019 at 2 p.m.


Posted by Richard Martin on
My one time uncle who I really didn’t get to know until he made Jesus Christ his personal saviour and started attending services at our church. A strong kind hearted man. I not only enjoyed listening to most things he had to say but I also enjoyed the joy he had about him as he spoke them
Lords comfort upon you Marilyn and his children and his children’s children
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Posted by Jim Sibley on
I knew Marv For several years through his Bluegrass festivals that he used to run. I jammed with him several times and always enjoyed his company. He will be missed. My wife Cecile and I would like to leave our sincere condolences to Marilyn and the rest of the family.
Posted by Dan & Judy Montour on
Condolences to family of a life time friend

safe in the arms of Jesus
Posted by Don Couchie on
Marvin was a dear friend to me for many years and we always enjoyed each others company. Our shared love for music is something I'll always treasure and remember fondly. His kindness and generosity are rare in this world and he will be sadly missed. My humble condolences to all of Marvin's family and friends.
Posted by Wayde Lewis on
My condolences to his family and friends in Ontario and to whomever may be mourning the loss of this kind man. While I only met and knew of ‘Marv’ briefly throughout the years, I always knew I had a safe place to stay if I needed one on my travels from PEI to Ontario, most trips were for occasions like this. I had the pleasure this summer of being able to stop in on various occasions and speak with him and to talk about life during his final months. He taught many people how to work hard for what they needed and that would then open the doors for them to get what they wanted, however that’s not the meaning of life, we would always agree on that point, people taking the time to be decent human beings and to be respectful members of society was the moral of that discussion.
He was a proud man and regardless of how he felt he would always get up and take advantage of the day he had, the air he had to breath the weather outside and the local events in his area.
I would often pass by him driving around the community, as he was a very social man who enjoyed stopping in at events, taking in the local culture and listening to some good old fashion music.
Having my own health struggles, I found him to be very peaceful and kind to me. We often talked about his younger days and the cars he had, which would open up discussions about his Ford truck and the old 70’s Chevrolet parked out in the driveway.
While I wished I had made the journey from PEI to see him this past week, I asked myself one frosty morning if he would understand if I did not get to see him before he took his final breaths. I thought back to the warm smile on his face each time I walked in the house to see him and an eagle
Posted by Tom Baucom on
Marvin has always been very kind to me, even before he gave his heart to Christ. When ever we met, whether uptown at Tim Horton's or out in the country, he always made it a point to stop and talk. And he always was on an upbeat. I never seen him down or negative. Such a good friend to be associated with. The only regret is I wish we had spent more time together. His last words to me were: "I want to go on to Heaven." We never know when our last times or last words will be to some one. According to the Bible and Marvin's last years of walking with the Lord, we'll meet again, and that may be sooner than we think. My condolences to Marilyn and his children.
Posted by Wayde Lewis on
... an eagle
Posted by Karen powless on
My deepest condolences to burl and our family for the passing of my uncle marvin.Rest in the arms of our lord and savior Jesus see u again one day
Posted by Brian boadwin on
Sadly going to miss him , great guy
Gals I got a chance to say good bye to him before he passed

My condolences to his family , Rest In Peace my friend
Posted by Wayde Lewis on
Hopefully this 3rd attempt gets posted properly....
.... an eagle painting, artifact or trinket filling the room where I would see Marv sleeping, napping or sitting watching the news or listening to music from his TV. It always made me feel at home as my late father Glenn Lewis Sr, who told me many stories of his times with Marvin at the old homestead, a campsite I had stayed at only once but recall visiting through your many trips up to see family while growing up, seeing these items was instantly soothing and would remind me of the tattoo I got after my dad passed of an eagle soaring above two wolf cubs, a tattoo dad described wanting one evening as he worked security before his passing.
Having these similarities in common with Marvin made me feel like I was not a long lost relative but a man who grew up knowing where to go if ever I needed a safe place to stay, get warm or have a bite to eat.
Over this past summer I had the chance to talk with all three of his step sons, Mike, Darren and Kevin and I loved listening to what they had to share. ‘He worked all day teaching and after work he would have something planned an would take us under his wing and allow us to learn a trade or a lesson’ would best describe the tales from the three boys. It only made me want to get up in the morning, deal with what I needed to do and make a short trip from Fergus to his home. On one trip I showed up with a fella who had not been across Canada in over 20 years and he and Marvin hit it off, someone has a picture of myself, Ricky and Marvin on his bed.
On the 2 day adventure I told Ricky as accurately as I could about Marv and he said he could not wait to meet him and if he should bring something. I said well he loves fresh butter tarts...
Marvin... you will never be forgotten, you will always be loved... when things are tough I try to think of the 78 years you would have sat and thought about the struggles before you, the goals you had for the day... the love you had for your family will always be something I try to share with mine...
As your Soul carries on... To me your the ‘very best’ representation of what a man should strive to be... what a day to be laid to rest kind sir...
One day we will meet again and I’m sure one of us will have butter tarts.
Until then Soar like an eagle
Posted by Mary Ann Hisaw on
Our condolences, from the staff at Heaslip Ford .
Posted by Fran Henry on
Our condolences to family and friends. Marvin was one of a kind. We will miss him. Fran and Roy Henry.
Posted by Barbara Miller on
Condolences to the family. He will be lovingly missed especially his smile and laugh.
Posted by Lori Harris on
Marvin was a great friend to my dad, Lester Martin and I never forgot how friendly he was to me. Marvin has left a big hole in the music world here on earth but what a reunion it must be in the Heavens. Condolences to Marilyn and family.
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