JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Marc Maurice Lavoie

December 12, 1962September 2, 2020
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LAVOIE, Marc Maurice, Age 58 of Sackville, NS passed away September 2, 2020 at the Victoria General Hospital.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, He was the son of Claude and Jeanine (Aucoin).

Marc was born on December 12, 1962. He was trained in digital electronics and worked at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography before being hired by the Bedford Fire Department. Marc served as a volunteer firefighter for several years, volunteered time at Arseneault’s Ambulance, and assisted at the Nova Scotia Firefighters school. In 1985, he was hired as a career firefighter in Bedford. Marc was promoted to Lieutenant/Training Officer in 1998 and was subsequently promoted to Training Officer in 2000. Marc devoted many years to the Nova Scotia Burn Treatment Society, serving as a Director.

Survived by his common law partner, Kelly McBride; his daughters, Kristyn Lavoie and Cassandra Butson; his sons, Alex Lavoie and Matthew Lavoie; Sister, Chantale Lavoie; his brothers Denis Lavoie and Norman Lavoie; as well as 6 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his mother, Jeanine Lavoie (Aucoin).

A funeral service will be held at the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive on Thursday, September 10, 2020 with a burial directly afterwards. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Marc’s name to the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

Much thanks to VON, EHS Paramedics, nurses at the Victoria General Palliative Care, and the QEII Emergency Department Staff.

Mask usage mandatory. Due to limited capacity in the building, a livestream of the service can be viewed on the J.A. Snow Funeral Home website www.jasnowfuneralhome.com. To leave online condolences, please visit the same webpage.


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


Marc Maurice Lavoie

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Keith Dolena

September 18, 2020

Dear Claude and Family"
We were very saddened to read of your son, Marc's passing.
Thinking of you at this time and will remember Marc in our
prayers...Dolena and Keith

Zoe and Wayne Phillips

September 18, 2020

Dear Claude and family

We wish to express our sincere sympathy in the passing of Marc.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
Zoe' and Wayne

Alan Kenny

September 13, 2020

Friends and neighbours from our Bedford days .So very sorry to learn of Marks passing , Kelly, Lavoie and McBride families.
Our deepest Condolences ,
Alan and Ann Kenny

Richard Hynes

September 11, 2020

Marc was one of the first people I met in the training division when I joined Halifax Fire back in 2006. It was clear he had a passion for the fire service and it showed once he began instructing/teaching. Thank you Marc for always being a great teacher and passing on your knowledge, rest easy brother.

Richard Hynes
St John's Regional Fire Dept

Karen Dimock

September 10, 2020

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Claude, Denis, Norman, Chantale and family.

Karen & Randy

Taylor Lavoie

September 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Mark.
Condolences to Kelly, Alex , Kristen , Matt and Cassandra. Wishing you guys peace and happiness during this time.

Michelle Hayes

September 10, 2020

I want to say that it was an honour to have you as a brother, and to stand with you when our parents got married. Mom was taken too soon and now you. I hope you at peace now. Rest easy Marc


Karen Dore’

September 10, 2020

Norman, Kelly & family, I hold a lot of wonderful memories working with Marc over the years in the Training Division, I was truly saddened to hear of his passing. Sending heartfelt condolences. Another one gone too soon.

Beth Edwards

September 10, 2020

On behalf of all members of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) our deepest sympathy in the loss of Marc Lavoie. He contribution and dedication to the fire service was an example for all! He will be missed by all those who knew him. To his family and loved ones, take care in the days ahead.

Sincerely - Beth Edwards, Executive Director

Sherry Dean

September 10, 2020


I will miss our conversation, laughs and your unquestionable support and friendship.

Kelly, Norman and family you are in our hearts and thoughts with deepest sympathy. Marc will be celebrated in our memories and his contribution to making fire a better place. xo


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