ESCANABA - Laela Levi Berube, 11, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay due to complications of cystic fibrosis.
Laela was born June 27, 2001, in Escanaba, the daughter of Charles and Samantha (Meyette) Berube. She was raised in Escanaba and attended the Soo Hill Elementary School.
Laela had a gentle spirit and a beautiful smile. She was a member of the County Line Swine 4-H program and Escanaba Youth Wrestling program.
Laela Levi Berube
She enjoyed kayaking, reading, arts and crafts, playing games and spending time with her loving family. She will be sadly missed.
In addition to her parents, Charlie and Samantha; Laela is survived by her brother, Dusten Berube of Escanaba; sisters, Alexis and Sasha Berube, both of Escanaba; maternal grandparents, David (Terri) Meyette of Cornell; paternal grandparents, John (Leona) Berube of Escanaba. Also surviving are many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Laela was preceded in death by her uncle, Tony Meyette; and her great-grandmother, Rosemarie Solis.
Laela's family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. Mass of Christian Burial service to celebrate the life of Laela L. Berube will follow visiting hours at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Holy Family Church with Rev. Fr. Jose Maramattam officiating. Luncheon will follow in the Holy Family Parish Hall. Laela will be laid to rest in the Escanaba Township Cemetery (Flat Rock) on Friday at 10 a.m.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Berube family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Laela's family may be directed online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.