April 16, 1928 – October 28, 2017
On Saturday October 28, 2017 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father in law, brother and Uncle passed away peacefully at Thompson General Hospital, to be with his lord and saviour.
Percy was born on April 16, 1928 at Manitou Rapids Mile 241 on the Hudson Bay Railway. Percy was born to Eva Laubmann (nee Sinclair) and Karl Laubmann. He was born to a family of eleven children, Gertie, Margaret, Irene, David, Henry, Sarah, Joseph, Dennis and Barbara.
Percy attended school in Pikwitonei and attained his grade 8 education. He was then enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and served from 1950 to 1953 with the Royal Canadian Infantry. He trained under Corporal Tommy Prince, whom he admired greatly.
Percy married Martha Moose on December 29, 1955 at the Anglican Church in Pikwitonei, Manitoba. During the course of their marriage together they raised eight Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous foster children.
During his life Percy worked hard to support his family and fulfilled many jobs, which included; Post master, Fur buyer, Orderly and Airplane Maintenance. He was a successful entrepreneur where he operated his own store and coffee shop. For fifteen years, until his retirement he worked for the CN rail as a section man.
Percy was a skilled man he loved the outdoors and nature. He was an avid hunter, fisher man, berry picker, gardener and cook. Percy was a strong believer in Christ, he loved to go to church, attend bible study and singing gospel music. He had a witty sense of humor and teased in a loving way.
Percy loved his home community, Pikwitonei where he was served terms as mayor and chief. He fought hard for the transition from community to First Nation Reserve. This was his dream.
Percy was an honorable man who loved life and gave everything he did 100 percent, he was a man of his time and no one will ever fill his shoes. He was loved and respected by his family and he will be greatly missed.
Left to mourn are his loving wife of 62 years – Martha Laubmann Sr.
His children: Margaret Dumas (William), Karl Laubmann (Mary), Sarah Campbell (Brian), Martha Laubmann Jr., Lynda Laubmann, Ron Laubmann (Debbie), Christopher Laubmann (Debbie), Kendall Laubmann, nephew Frankie Hall and granddaughter Crystal Laubmann (Neil) who he raised as one of his own, His brothers: David Laubmann, Joe Laubmann, Henry Laubmann, His sisters: Sarah Laubmann, Barbara Laubmann
Percy is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family members and his fur baby ~ “Ah-Boots Laubmann”
Funeral Service held on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 1pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Thompson, Manitoba. Officiated by Pastor Lee Pickett. Interment followed in the Thompson Cemetery.
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