STAYTON, OREGON- Gerard O. Lachance Jr. (PETE) January 1, 1952- February 23, 2013. Pete Lachance, 61, passed away from cancer on February 23, 2013 in Stayton, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerard O Lachance (Jerry) and is survived by his mother, Irene Bristol of Tacoma, WA; loving partner Jacqulin Kirby of Stayton, OR; sisters, Jeannette Thompson of Tacoma, WA and Suzanne Archibald of Turner, OR. He also leaves behind four children: Nicole, Lorene, Daniel and James of Rhode Island.
Pete's life was a journey. He moved from Rhode Island to Stayton in 1980. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War; worked as a logger; worked as a superintendent for more than 35 years. Though missing from his life, he loved his children. He enjoyed gold mining, playing cribbage, gardening, and remodeling.
A celebration of life was held on March 10, 2013 in Stayton, OR, attended by family and friends.