Passed away peacefully at Maison Vale Hospice after a long valiant struggle with cancer, on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Laforest (née Robert) of Hanmer. Son of the late Alexandre Jr. and the late Rita (née Ethier) Laforest. Loving father of Mike (Nancy) of Carleton Place, Dan (Ellen) of Lombardy, Marc and Monique (Mark Rutledge) both of Hanmer. Dear brother of Ron (Kim) and Phil (Shelley) both of Sudbury and Carmen of Rockland. Beloved Pepere of Alex, Justin, Scott, Tyson, Emma and Jacob. Maurice was retired from CP Express having 38 years of service. He was happiest in the company of his loving family, especially his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. The family expresses its appreciation to the staff at Maison Vale Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, on Friday, January 25th, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Maison Vale Hospice would be appreciated.