Dec. 14, 1927 – Feb. 19, 2014
Joseph Hubert Sabourin was born Dec. 14, 1927. He was born in Quebec and left home at an early age. He served in the military in his home province and left shortly after, for B.C.
Hubert worked many years as a faller in the logging industry. He was also an explosive setter for mining and building roads, and had his own business making cedar shakes, which was prosperous until he go sick. He filled in as a cook a few times in different camps. He never shied away from hard work,but if the cooking was not good, it was time to leave and find a new job.
Hubert was never married, but had friends all over the province. If he worked in an area, he had almost a photographic memory of the place’s geography. Hubert loved to read and had a great recall of many interesting topics. He lived a hard but varied life.
When Hubert came to Barriere, he became a friend to most of us here at Christian Life Assembly. He often came with presents of fruit to give people. Most of all, we will miss his stories, his wealth of information, and his company.
Hubert passed away on Feb. 19 at the age of 86.