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Date of Passing: Jan 29, 2014

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GILBERT GELINAS On January 29, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family, Gil was called to his eternal heavenly home. His legacy will carry on through his cherished wife Bea, and his three children, Sharon (Ken), Rick (Jacquelyn) and Cheryl (Darwin). His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will be missed by Jeffrey (Ashley), Christopher, Samantha, Nicole, Breanna and Makayla. He also leaves to mourn his sisters, Gertrude (Geoff), Yvonne (Gordon-passed), Phillip (Ruth) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Florida and Arthur, three sisters, Aurea, Aline, Angeline, three brothers, Gerard, Roland, Edouard and two infant brothers. Gil lived a long and full life with Bea and their children. Their homes and hearts were always open to all. Gil worked tirelessly each day to provide for his family. With never a complaint, he faced life's challenges head on. Weekends were a time to relax and enjoy with Sundays reserved as a day of faith and family. A mass will be held at St. Michael's Church in Cooks Creek on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00. A private interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society, Kin Place or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of Kin Place for their care and compassion that surpassed their professional responsibilities. They embraced Gil and treated him with respect, dignity kindness and love. Grief is the last act of love we have to give, to those we have loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love!
Publish Date: Feb 15, 2014

GILBERT GELINAS After a lengthy illness and courageous battle with Alzheimer's, Gil was called to live with the Lord on January 29, 2014. Family and friends will forever hold him dear in their hearts, thoughts, memories and prayers. As per his request, cremation has occurred. A mass to celebrate his life will be held at St. Michael's Church in Cooks Creek on Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. A full obituary will follow next Saturday. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Kin Place Personal Care Home or a charity of your choice.
Publish Date: Feb 8, 2014

GILBERT GELINAS It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gil at Kin Place Personal Care Home on January 29, 2014 at the age of 85 years. He will be sadly missed, especially by his beloved wife Bea, his children Sharon Sitarz, Rick, Cheryl MacFarlane and their families. Funeral arrangements pending and a complete obituary will follow.
Publish Date: Feb 1, 2014
Publish Date: Feb 8, 2014

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 15, 2014

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Will always remember all the rides to the bus with Gil. He had a wonderful sense of humour and kindness. As children, going to school with Sharon and Rick, my sister Janice and I spent many happy times with the Gelinas on Pepperloaf Cres. The most exciting memory, was when Gil, taught me how to drive the ski-doo. He didn't even get mad at me when I drove into the spruce tree in their backyard. Wonderful childhood memories with the Gelinas. Gil will be so missed by, Bea, Sharon, Rick and Cheryl and their families. Heaven has a new angel. My deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Pam Black Rose (Former Neighbour) on: Feb 08, 2014

  • Our deepest sympathy Bea to you and your family. The Home Care team is thinking of you. God Bless! - Posted by: Joanne Boychuk (Home Care) on: Feb 03, 2014

  • My prayers are with all of you at this time. I take great comfort in knowing Uncle Gilbert is in great company now. will be missed! - Posted by: Guy Gregoire (Nephew) on: Feb 02, 2014

  • Sending our Condolences to the whole Gelinas Family. In our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Ron & Lori Hutlet (Friends) on: Feb 01, 2014

  • My prayers and sadness go to the whole family, I am so sorry this day has come, I have a lot of wonderful memories of Uncle Gilbert and always envied the relationship and love that you could see between Aunty Bea and Uncle Gilbert, and he and the family always made us feel welcome and loved, no one has ever said my name the way he did and I really have missed that and think of it often. Will see you again Uncle Gil... <3 you so much. - Posted by: Geselle Verrier (Niece) on: Feb 01, 2014

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