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Born: Jul 02, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2019

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LIONEL RONALD JOSEPH ASSAILLY Lionel died peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 8, 2019, at the age of 80. Lionel is survived by his wife, Helen May; sons, John (Paulette), Keith and Jeff (Karen), and daughter, Dawn (Emile); all of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also survived by his brothers, Justin (Dorothy), Eugene (Cecilia) and Raymond (Joanne); and sisters, Jeanette, Tilly (Ken), Genny (Henry) and Marian; as well as sister-in-law, Agnes; and brother-in-law, Einer. Lionel was predeceased by dad, Jean Assailly; and mom, Irene Boisvert, of Laurier, Manitoba; also by brother, Eddie Boisvert; and sister, Claudette Inman. Lionel was born on July 2, 1938, in Ste. Rose Du Lac, Manitoba. After marrying his wife in 1961 in Churchill, Manitoba, they had three children, moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967 and had one more child a year later. He worked for many years for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs before retiring in 1992. He had five grandchildren, Michelle (Brent), Ashley (Cory), Brandon (Maggie), Dana and Chloi. He also had four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jersey, AJ and Harrison. Lionel had a love of five pin bowling, Blue Jays baseball and wrestling. He was an avid reader and could be seen watching The Young and Restless and CSI. He loved to sit on the porch and watch people, working on cars and loved to interact with the friends of his children. He was also involved with the Charleswood Legion and the Rockwood Army and Navy. A funeral is scheduled for January 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lionel's life. The family would like to thank the staff at West Park Manor for the wonderful care given to Lionel. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 12, 2019

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of you. He will live in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Greg & Karen Blanco (Friends ) on: Jan 21, 2019

  • Dear May & Family, Such sad news to hear about Lionel's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Illness prevented me from attending his funeral. - Posted by: Debbie & Bob Ledoux (nee Greening) (Family friends) on: Jan 21, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. On behalf of Rita, John and Rose Lahaie we would like to offer our condolences. - Posted by: Lahaie Family (Cousins) on: Jan 20, 2019

  • So Very sorry to hear of Lionel's passing. When May & I worked together at A & W many, many years ago, our husbands were known as Huey, Duey & Luey. Remember that, May ? I haven't seen you for many years, but I still often think of those days. My deepest sympathy to all the family. - Posted by: Leila Haddow-Goods (friend) on: Jan 16, 2019

  • Our condolences to the Assailly family from the Inmans: Rod, George and Linda and our families. We are thinking of you at this sad time. - Posted by: Linda Hall (Aquaintance of the family.) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • On behalf of the Stuart family, I would like to extend our condolences to the Assailly family. Lionel was a good friend to our family and a great neighbour. Ours hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. Darlene Andrest, daughter of the late Simone and James Stuart - Posted by: Darlene Andrest (next door neighbour for many years) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss John. You are in our thoughts and prayer in this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. - Posted by: Danny & Lynn Moquin (Brother & sister in-law) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • I was truly heartbroken hearing about the passing of Mr. Assailly. Growing up I was always hanging around the household with Jeff. I remember Lionel as one of those fathers that was fun to have around. Whether he was teasing us in the yard or checking up on us in the garage. Making sure we were up to no good. He made us laugh, smile and always feel welcome while we there. My deepest condolences go out to the entire Assailly family. - Posted by: Jay Williams (old family friend) on: Jan 13, 2019

  • John so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. It’s always hard to loose a parent. Our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Rene & Darlene Ritchot (Brother & sister in-laws) on: Jan 13, 2019

  • I want to offer all of you my sincere sympathy. Though Lionel was a couple of years older than me, we all knew each other in Laurier. Since my disabilities prevent me from going to the funeral, I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a blessed day filled with many great memories. - Posted by: Priscille (Lapointe) Poirier (Laurier friend) on: Jan 13, 2019

  • My sympathies to Lionel's family. He was a great brother-in-law. I lived with the family for many years. He really did enjoy watching wrestling because he got very excited at times. There were many times in the morning when I was going to work that I would have to call to him "Lionel are you going to work today?". I also remember that at approximately 9:00 PM every evening I would hear his voice calling from downstairs "Eva do you want a coffee?" RIP Lionel. - Posted by: Eva Fleming (Sister-in-law) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • Sending our condolences. He will be greatly missed. Have many good memories. - Posted by: Debbie Johansen and Family (Neice) on: Jan 12, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences to you Dawn and Emile and your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Posted by: Marlene/Paul Beaulieu (Friend/co-worker) on: Jan 12, 2019

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