Hubert Pineau

Obituary of Hubert J. Pineau

Hubert Pineau was a compassionate and kind man who always showed love for his family and community. Hubert enjoyed growing up beside five sisters in a loving family. He loved them all dearly and would often say to any of them, "You're one of my favorite sisters." Being the youngest amongst a gang of women taught him to be laid back and lighthearted, as he grew into quite the jokester later in life. He loved playing euchre and spending time laughing with his sisters. Hubert met the love of his life, Denise, while hanging out with friends in Chestnut Ridge Park in 1970 and called her up afterward to go for coffee with him. They were in love for 51 years and married for 47; he always said to her, "Have I told you today that I love you?” And anytime he would leave her presence he would say, "I love you, Precious!" Hubert was always holding his wife's hand; whether in church or the car, he was there with his warm hands to comfort her. Together, the pair welcomed their four children, Jene’, Alisa, John, and Daniel. Some of the children’s favorite memories are from when he came home from work on his lunch breaks and played hide and seek with them. As he was leaving everyone would go to the window and wave goodbye to him, a tradition that remains strong in the family. Hubert was a hard worker and talented machinist. He could grind metal down to a precise tolerance and taught dozens of men this trade, including his own children. He opened his business, Quality Grinding and Manufacturing Inc., in 2002, which has remained in the family to this day. He felt that a positive work environment was important and ensured his employees felt valued. He would often joke with them and would sing and whistle around the shop. He took great pride in his work, constantly striving for perfection. His quality of work met standards needed for creating parts critical for use in the automotive, aerospace, military, and medical industries. Hubert was also a skilled mechanic and worked on his own vehicles, even rebuilding engines in the kitchen. His boys were his tool caddies as he spent a lot of time working under his cars; teaching his children everything he knew as he went along. He passed these skills on, not only to his sons, but also to others who were close to him. Hubert was admired and was thought of as a father figure to many of his children’s friends. Hubert was a hard worker, so much so that he often wouldn't stop for dinner until 9 pm. Work never took precedence over the important things like family and making memories though. He always found ways to appreciate life. He enjoyed spending time with his children and once built a skating rink and a giant igloo. Hubert loved to dance and tried to dance to almost every song at parties; he and Denise were always the first on the dance floor and the last to leave. Once retired, he loved spending time being surrounded by nature. He appreciated civil servants, such as police and veterans, always making time to acknowledge them and thank them for their service. Throughout his life, Hubert grew in faith with the Lord, giving him the strength and courage needed to become the confident and kind man many knew him to be. The world is a little less bright in his absence, and he will be dearly missed by all those who cherish him. Pineau, Hubert J. (Hub), age 71, entered into the loving arms of Jesus on Feb 5th, 2022. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2014. God blessed his family with 8 more years of his big smile, bear hugs, patience, kindness, compassion, and corny jokes before bringing him home to rest with Him. Hub was born on Sept 16th, 1950, to J. Peter & Marguerite (Belscher) Pineau and raised in Eden, NY. He was loved by his parents and 5 older sisters Rose McCarthy, Bette Hornberger, Yvonne Gardner, Zella Cope, and Grace Bainbridge. As the only boy and the baby of the family, he brought much delight to their lives. He spent 47 years married to the love of his life Denise (Jeffers). As they journeyed through life together, they were remembered by many as always holding hands. He was the best Dad anyone could have asked for and will be forever missed by his children Jene’ (Trevor), Alisa (Michael), John (Candice), and Daniel (Kelly). He also shared his love and opened his home to so many including his niece Yvonne, who he loved as his own. He was an amazing Papa to his “Precious Kiddos” Teigan, Hannah, Madelyn, Olivia, Kenzie, Levi, Maverick, Samuel, Alissa, and his great-grandson Oliver. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Hubert built a successful machining business, Quality Grinding & Manufacturing Inc. (Hamburg, NY) where he worked alongside his 2 sons. He was highly esteemed by his colleagues for his machining skill and precise workmanship. Hub touched so many people’s lives and always made a point to make all those he encountered feel important and special. In his last days, after learning that his condition had worsened, his response was “God is good all the time. All the time, God is good.” He wanted others to know the peace and joy that he came to know through his walk with Jesus. He found encouragement in Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Friends are invited to visit Friday, Feb 11th from 4-8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 4199 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075. A memorial service will be held at Revive Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075 on Sat, Feb 12th at 12PM. Hubert believed in sharing his blessings with those who were less fortunate. 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Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 11, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Memorial Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Revive Wesleyan Church
4999 McKinley Pkwy.
Hamburg, New York, United States