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On July 4, 2019 at the age of 76, after a lengthy illness, we lost Guy, our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and Brother.
He will be missed and remembered by his wife Cecile (née Cyr) of 54 years, his sons, Roland (Pete) and Daniel (Christine), six grandchildren, André (Brandi), Denise (Devon), Robyn (Diane), Angela, Alyssa and Janelle (Ryan), seven great-grandchildren, Colbie, Landon, Daniel, Kaylee, Aubree, Beau and Rémi, sisters, Jeanne Gendron, Cecile (Clement) Bisson, Irène Fournier and Hélène (Napoléon) Langelier, numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, Louis, Annette, Henri, Rita, Paul, Simone, Yvonne, Raymond and Lucille.
Guy was raised in La Broquerie. After high school he started a 35-year career with Manitoba Hydro. After retiring from Hydro, he worked with RV Anderson installing fibre optic lines across Canada along with his brothers. He was always involved in each community the family stationed in. Hockey and baseball also ran through his veins whether it was playing, watching or voicing his opinions on plays. The nature of his jobs took his family to many different places. He enjoyed travelling overseas and in their trailer across North America. He loved spending time at the lake with family and friends fishing, making new memories or reminiscing about the good old days. Known to his grandchildren as Pépère and Grandpa, he treasured them and was very active in their lives. He was most proud of all their accomplishments. His family was his life.
A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Sainte Famille, 778 Archibald St.
A special THANK YOU to CancerCare, St. Boniface Emergency and E6 staff and doctors for the great care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Room ON1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V9.

680 Archibald Street

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • I also worked with/for Guy at the St Boniface District along with Judy B and Judy H who have posted. I have to echo what they've said, Guy was a great boss with a great sense of humour. I have many wonderful and happy memories of that time. I am very sorry to hear of his illness and passing, I've thought of him often over the years since he retired and hoped that he was doing well; he will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to Cécile and family. - Posted by: Heather Ironside (Co-worker) on: Aug 09, 2019

  • Guy was also my boss in St. Boniface several years ago, he was great to work for, had utmost respect for him, a cool Dude! We had a great group lead by him and Judy H. Condolences to his entire family. - Posted by: Judy Bednarski (Co-worker ) on: Aug 08, 2019

  • Our heartfelt condolences to you Cecille, Roland and family, and Daniel and family. We also have fond memories of our time with Guy in Thompson. He will surely be missed. - Posted by: Patti and Turkey Clace (Friend) on: Aug 05, 2019

  • Dear Cecile & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Guy was a wonderful man - a true friend and one of Earth's best. Our times with you at Poplar Bay were some of our fondest (and funniest - Guy's laugh was contagious!), and our first ventures into trailer-park-life were all the better because of Guy's help and friendship. He is missed. Doug & Jody - Posted by: Doug & Jody Dubeck (Friends) on: Jul 13, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences to Cecile, Roland and Daniel and their families - Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Aline and Marc Piche (Friends ) on: Jul 12, 2019

  • Sending our condolences to you Cecile and family. We first met you and Guy in Portage in 1966 and helped you and Guy move your mobile home to Stonewall. Thinking of you and your family. Dave - Posted by: Dave Abel (Co-worker) on: Jul 10, 2019

  • Guy was my boss in St. Boniface several years ago and I will always remember his sense of humour and feistiness. So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to Cécile and family. - Posted by: Judy Haynes (Co-worker) on: Jul 10, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss Cecile. I worked with Guy in Churchill. I remember you were there. - Posted by: Jim (Co-worker) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • Guy was on my composite crew out of Steinbeck when Cecile and he were expecting their first born and I remember his excitement at becoming a new father. - Posted by: Joe Maloney (Friend from Hydro) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers to you all. We had some fun times together. - Posted by: Terry & Gerry (Friends) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • We are extending our heartfelt and deepest condolences Cecile and family. We were so saddened to hear of Guy’s passing. - Posted by: Louise, Norm and family (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • Dearest Cecile & family. We have lost a very dear and special friend who fought bravely and valiantly. He was our best friend for so many years. Best camping buddies from Poplar Bay years. The good times and laughter were too many to count. Wherever Guy was there was always fun & laughter. I have no idea how many times we pooled our food to have dinners together either at the lake or in the city. Our hearts are full with the good memories we shared. You can’t think of Guy without having a smile on your face. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for you if you needed anything. With heavy hearts we will miss him dearly. Perhaps one day we will see Guy & George walking side by side again and wonder what in the world are they up to now? Are they going fishing, out to do some work or just up to some mischief? So long dear friend, a piece of our hearts go with you on your next journey. - Posted by: George & Marion Wicheranko (Friends of the family) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • Simpson family wishes to extend their sincere and deepest condolences to Cecille and all the Fournier family. Our family enjoyed Guy and Cecille's friendship at Poplar Bay and we enjoyed many laughs together around the campfire. Guy was always cooking at the lake over the campfire and I enjoyed eating Cecille's vegetable soup. I enjoyed it so much one time, I shared with other campers, to the dismay of Cecille and laughter of Guy. I enjoyed listening to Guy's stories especially when Roy Bruce was around. Guy loved teasing our son Sean and called him "posh molle"(phonetic). Good memories from the lake and we will miss Guy. I guess the good Lord needed some hydro work done and a good fisherman. Signed: Gary, Adrienne, Gary Jr., and Sean Simpson - Posted by: Gary Simpson (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • I knew Guy through working with him for quite a few years. He always impressed me as a man with strong work ethics, common sense and a willing to help others out. I could always count on him for sound advice. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Bob Crawley (Co-worker) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • I got to know Guy while watching our son and his grandson who played hockey together. My father, who like Guy seemed to never have missed a game, would search Guy out in the crowd and they bonded instantly. Guy was such a gentle warm person! My deepest sympathies to the entire Fournier family. - Posted by: Ron Peloquin (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • My most heartfelt condolances Cécile & your family. We have cherished many good times together....wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Lorraine Tetraul (Jean-Guy) (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • My sincere condolence to you Cecile and all your family. Mes sinceres condoleances a vous Cécile et à toute votre famille. Repose en paix mon ami et pour la famille bonne chance pour la continuation de la vie, nous savons qu'il ne souffre plus maintenant et cela compte beaucoup. Je comprend votre tristesse et je la partage. Chantal - Posted by: Chantal Husson (His barber and friend) on: Jul 09, 2019

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