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Date of Passing: Feb 13, 2023

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1934 - 2023

With the love and comfort of his family and good friends, Louis La Rocque, aged 88, passed away peacefully at Actionmarguerite St. Vital on February 13, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinson's.
He will be remembered and sadly missed by his daughter Jacqueline and her husband Trevor, his son Paul and his wife Roxanne, as well as his two beloved grandchildren, Daniel and Julianne.
He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Jeanne (Roy) in 2002, his parents, Adélard and Anna, all his brothers, Dick (Jeannine), Stoney (Joyce), Denis (Denise), and recently his nephew Gerry (Brigitte).
Left to mourn are his sisters-in-law, Denise La Rocque, Lorraine Toews, Denise (Andy) Gavin and Robert (Jenny) Roy, plus numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and close friends, Hannie, Norm.
Born and raised in St. Boniface, Louis lead an active life as a traveller, motorcycle enthusiast, walker, cyclist, and 'Bon Vivant'. His love for nature and the country life lead him to move to Lorette from 1962 to 1983 with his wife and kids where he spent many happy hours working on his property, snowmobiling, riding his bikes, and camping.
He worked for CN most of his life and had many good friends there. He always enjoyed working outdoors no matter how crazy the Winnipeg temperatures were.
Louis and his family were deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support expressed by all his friends, family and the great staff from Actionmarguerite St. Vital.
A Celebration of Life will be held later this spring to honour his memory.
Louis will always remain a wonderful father, grandfather, friend and all-around nice guy. He was always up for a chat, a story, a drink, and most of all a few good laughs. Louis will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him!

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Mon Ami Louis, Louis and I crossed paths 20 years ago when we joined the same cycling club, Spinners. What an incredible ride we had getting to know one another over the years. We joined many great club rides; they gave us the opportunity to talk often and develop a close bond. Saturday morning coffee soon became a tradition we both looked forward to. Louis shared many of his life experiences with me, such as snowmobiling in our Winnipeg winters, when he would get home from work and his beautiful wife Jeanne would have the kids ready, packed up and eager to hit -the road for their camping trips. During conversations about his family and their adventurous trips, his face would light up with enjoyment. When he found out my son-in-law works for the railway, he became excited, and more stories soon followed about Louis’ life on the rails. My great friend had a passion for cooking, and he was an incredible chef. Preparing a meal was quite the event; Louis would spend the day making sure all the ingredients were chopped, measured and ready; the following day was exclusively for cooking. We would always laugh when the stories would surface about our younger days and afterwards, we would wonder how we never crossed paths back then. We lived around the corner from one another, knew the same people, and of all the popular hangouts. Maybe it was a good thing we met later in life, my great friend. Even though I am 5 years younger, I can only imagine the havoc we would have wreaked. Rest in peace tou jour, Norman - Posted by: Norman Hebert (Friend) on: Mar 21, 2023

  • Papa Bear was one of a kind. I was always treated as family any time I was at your house as a youngster. Was always an inviting environment for us kids to hang out at, you and Momma Bear are in my heart forever. RIP Louis give Momma Bear a hug for me. - Posted by: Vince Prynne (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy at the passing of Louis. He was a co-worker and a good friend. He had a great personality and would always lend you an ear. I will miss our reminiscing. - Posted by: David Beach (Former railway co-worker and friend) on: Feb 21, 2023

  • Jacqueline et Paul, nous vous offrons nos sincères condoléances. Oncle Louis a rejoint sa famille, ses parents, ses frères et la Belle Jeanne. ❤️ Louise et Stephen - Posted by: Louise La Rocque (Niece) on: Feb 20, 2023

  • So sorry to hear the passing of brother Louis. An absolutely fantastic gentleman and a pleasure to work with. I have many great memories of Louie and Enjoyed many laughs and great stories. - Posted by: Robert Hooper (Fellow worker) on: Feb 18, 2023

  • Jacqueline & Paul I offer you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Papa, he was a gentle soul. Heaven has gained another angel. - Posted by: Aline Giesbrecht (Proulx) (Neighbor in Lorette) on: Feb 18, 2023

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