Laurie Lynn Rochon (nee Neufeld)

  • Laurie Lynn Rochon (nee Neufeld)
  • Date of Passing: March 27, 2024
  • Born: December 19, 1973


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, Laurie Rochon (Neufeld), who left us on Wednesday, March 27th at the age of 50 after a courageous battle with cancer in Pitt Meadows. B.C.

Laur was a beacon of strength, positivity, and grace throughout her two-year fight against the illness. Her unwavering courage and unwavering spirit served as an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know her. Laurie’s passing leaves a huge void in the hearts of her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 19, 1973, Laurie was a true gift to her family and the world. She spent her formative years in Mitchell, Steinbach and Winnipeg before meeting her soulmate, Leo, and embarking on a lifelong journey of love and companionship. Together, they shared 28 years of marriage filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

Laurie’s career in Human Resources brought her to British Columbia in 2006 with the Pacific Newspaper Group where she flourished professionally and personally. After 15yrs Laurie transitioned to the Pattison Food Group in 2021 where her passion continued to shine as she forged new and amazing relationships. We cannot even begin to express the love she had for the organization and the people in it!

Her dedication, hard work, and compassion endeared her to colleagues and friends alike. Laurie’s love for travel, music, and spending quality time with her family defined her vibrant spirit and zest for life.

Every person or group of people that had the opportunity to know Laurie will share the same message that she carried so much joy, inspiration, and passion all with a zest that cannot be measured.

Laur loved so many things, playing Ringette as a young woman in Mitchell, at the Provincial & National level, camping with Josh & Hannah as we would drive to Winnipeg every summer for ‘Rochonaka’, (so coined of an annual family get together filled with festivities),travelling throughout the US supporting Hannah in Cheer Competitions with the help of CMOG (Cheer Moms OG), vacationing in Mexico (where we married 28yrs ago), or just planning so many activities with our ‘Hurry Hard’ group, Grad Mom’s, friends, neighbours and family.

Laurie will be deeply missed by her husband, Leo; son, Joshua; daughter, Hannah; grandson, Toby; mother, Mary (Brian); father, John; brothers, Darryl (Ila), Tim (Heather), and sister, Kimberly (Mike), along with their families. She is also mourned by her mother-in-law, Dianne; father-in-law, Rene; sisters-in-law, Valerie, Tamara, Tina; brother-in-law, Luc; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a wide circle of friends across Manitoba and British Columbia.

Laurie’s legacy of love, strength, and kindness will forever live on in the hearts of those who were privileged to know her.

“Awesome God” by Michael W. Smith was Laurie’s most favorite classic Christian worship song, who she will now get to meet and embrace in Heaven.

The Celebration of Laurie’s remarkable Life will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 430 Third Street, Steinbach, MB.,with “faspa” to follow.