It is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lucienne (Laverdière) and Maurice Lafond. Loving brother of Luc (Françoise), Claude (Bonnie), Robert (Sonja), Alain, Ginette, Diane (Yvon), Denise (Rolly), Nicole, Renée, Serge and Daniele. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Jean prided himself in collecting various nativity scenes from different parts of the world. He had an exceptional taste for knowledge and was an avid teacher of life. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 2-5 and 7:30-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of Jean’s memory (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would greatly be appreciated.