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Born: Oct 14, 1994

Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2019

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October 14, 1994 - September 5, 2019

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that Mario, our beloved son, brother, cousin, nephew and good friend, passed away at the young age of 24. He left us tragically on September 5, 2019.
Surviving to mourn his loss are his mother Aline, father Gilles, and brothers, Miguel and Jude. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandmother Madeleine Cournoyer, as well as his uncles and aunts, Ron and Debi, Guy and Agathe, Julien and Lillianne, Pauline, Joanne and Don, Lise and Ted, Roger and Huguette, Jeanne, Paul and Danielle, Ida and Glenn, and numerous cousins, as well as his cherished dog Cali. Mario was predeceased by his grandparents, Edouard and Angèle Lacroix, Jean Cournoyer, his aunt Vicki, and his cousin Daniel.
Mario enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He never missed an opportunity to seize the day and turn every moment into a happy adventure. He brought joy and excitement to every occasion. Those who knew him are blessed for having been in his life. His smile was contagious; he could get anybody to join in laughter. His enthusiasm was infectious, there was never a dull moment with Mario in the room. Mario lived life to the fullest. He loved to BMX or ride around on his ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, motorcycles, or just cruise in his car. These activities were a testimony to his "joie de vivre".
He was always kind to others, non judgmental, and never held a grudge. Mario was an exceptional person. He always gave his all to anything he tried. He was creative, innovative, and passionate about graphic design and photography. His love for music was undeniable, whether dancing wholeheartedly in the front row of his mama's shows or cranking his music to his favourite tunes. Mario was a class act. He raised the bar with his impeccable sense of style and fashion.

He will forever be in our thoughts and hearts.

A celebration of Mario's life will be held on September 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Notre Dame de Lorette Church, 1282 Dawson Rd., Lorette, MB.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (58 entries)

  • Chère Aline, Gilles et famille, Je viens d’apprendre le décès de votre fils, Mario. J’ai beaucoup de peine pour vous, mes plus sincères sympathies. - Posted by: Aline Dupuis (Friend ) on: Sep 23, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! - Posted by: Cam, Cindy, Gavin and Blair Reid (Friends) on: Sep 18, 2019

  • My heart broke when I heard what happened to Mario. So young and so full of life. I know there are no words to take away any pain that his family is feeling. I worked with Mario at Matix Lumber for a couple of years and he was such a wonderful person. He was so excited about graphic design and photography/videography and always loved a challenge. He was a very creative guy, and had a great sense of humour and a big heart. I will never forget a very distinct conversation we had about life. Sending my deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him. Much love to you Mario. - Posted by: Cristal Brooks (Colleague ) on: Sep 17, 2019

  • On behalf of the staff of Matix Lumber, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Our hearts are heavy with this tragic news. Mario’s smile, eagerness to learn and dedication will always be remembered. He spent a few years with us at Matix Lumber before moving on to further his career and pursue his love of graphic arts and photography. We were all blessed to have known him. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Matix Lumber / Sue Matic (Colleague) on: Sep 14, 2019

  • My heart is truly broken to hear this news. Mario came into my life as a coworker but instantly became my friend and someone I cared about greatly. Mario was the type of person who could instantly brighten anyone’s day. He was extremely passionate and hard working. He loved to show me his favourite songs (Tash Sultana tunes of course), his photography projects (All pictures of Sapphire) and would always ask my fashion opinions on his various style looks (The infamous jean jacket hoodie). I enjoyed Mario’s spirit and excitement for life. We were always there to celebrate each other’s happy moments and never failed to cheer each other up on rainy days. I consider myself extremely lucky to have been given the opportunity to know someone with such a loving heart. Mario taught me kindness most of all. He was a pure soul and will forever be my friend. May he rest in paradise. - Posted by: Tia Matic (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. - Posted by: Rick & Nancy Layer (Neighbors at the Cottage ) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • Dear Aline, my heart is broken for what you and your family are going through. Words will seem meaningless so please know that I’m thinking of you constantly. You have my deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Anne Wilson (friend) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • So truly sorry for your loss. Your memories of Mario will be with you forever. Treasure them. Thinking of all of you at this time and may God's grace give you strength and guidance. - Posted by: Margot & Gerry Koop (Cousin) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • Ali, Gilles, Jude, and Miguel, our hearts broke the day we found out your beloved Mario passed away. We know there are no words to describe this journey, but we do know your love for him will always be in your hearts every day, and all he did will bring you such pride. He was an amazing young man who will be forever missed and never forgotten. - Posted by: Pat, Rob, and Sabrina (St. Hilaire) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • I remember a fine young man whom we all loved and enjoyed working with. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Murphy (Former colleague , Giant Tiger) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies to Ali and all her family and friends. My heart goes out to all of you. - Posted by: Carmel Pahl (Co-worker) on: Sep 13, 2019

  • Bien chère Aline ainsi que Gilles,Miguel, Jude et la famile Lacroix et Cournoyer. Notre coeur pleure pour la perte de vote cher Mario un membre de famille si précieux. Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous en ce temps douloureux. - Posted by: Mariette Lachance et Dollard Lachance (ami) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • Know that Mario's loving spirit will be with you forever. Talk to him-he is listening. May God give you strength at this difficult time. Heartfelt sympathy to family and friends. Bon courage à tous. Avec mes prières, Charlotte Kuban - Posted by: Charlotte Kuban (Family acquaintance) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences, our prayers are with you and all the family. May you find peace in knowing he is in Heaven with our loving Father. - Posted by: Joseph & Emilie Dorge (family relative) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • I met you and your family briefly this summer on a warm sunny Saturday. I knew instantly how much you loved your boys your face shone so brightly as you spoke of them. I met your beautiful gentle boy that day and it is with the deepest sadness that I give your family my condolences. Mario was a beautiful light who will eternally live in are hearts and minds. Sending your family love. - Posted by: Carol (Friend ) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • Aline & Giles and boys. We offer condolences to all for the terrible loss. We never knew Mario but our daughter worked with him at Giant tiger and said he was the most happiest person all the time. We cannot imagine the pain of losing a loved one but may the strength you have carry you through this difficult time and let all the memories be with you forever - Posted by: Norm & Linda Krahn (Family friends ) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • I would like to offer my condolences to the family of this young man. My son was first on scene to this tragedy and he would like the family to know that his heart is with the family on this day. He had met Mario a couple times over the last couple years and just know that your son was in the hands of a very kind, caring, compassionate person. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and may your son rest in paradise. - Posted by: Christine Pott (Mother of friend of Marios) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • With Heartfelt Sympathy to Gilles, Aline and Family during this difficult time for the Tragic loss of your Son Mario. 💗 - Posted by: Elaine Desjardins (Cousin) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Cher Aline, Gilles et toute votre famille - Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for you all at this time. It is so difficult to understand such a tragic loss of a so loved family member at the prime of his life. May God give you strength knowing Mario is now by His side and may all your wonderful memories provide comfort now and in the years to come. Kathleen & Dan Messner - Posted by: Kathleen Messner (friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences to you Gilles, Aline and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris and Debbie Adams - Posted by: Chris and Debbie Adams (Friends) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Dans les moments comme celui-ci nous ne pouvons que constater à quel point la vie est fragile.Nous souhaitons que vous trouverez le courage dans l'amour de votre famille et amis. Ce sont les doux souvenirs de votre cher garçon qui j'espère vous aideront à apaiser votre peine. Nos pensées vous accompagnent. Toute nos sympathies Keith, Nancy et famille. - Posted by: Keith et Nancy Trudeau (family) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Nos plus grandes condoleances a la famille pour la perte de ce jeune homme avec un si grand sourire.!, - Posted by: Ginette Lagimodiere et Benoit Grise (Family friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Désolé d’entendre du décès tragique de Mario. Our sincere sympathies during this very difficult time to Aline, Gilles, Miguel, Jude and the Lacroix and Cournoyer families! Irène Bohémier et John Coutts - Posted by: Irène Bohémier (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Sending our heartfelt condolences for such a tragic loss. - Posted by: Brenda and Augie Cabral (Lake Neighbour) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Dearest Gilles, Aline, Miguel and Jude. Our deepest condolences for the tragic loss of your son/brother Mario. My heart is heavy since the day of the news. I pray God give you daily strength and provide all the support you need during this difficult time. Please know that you are in my prayers. Hugs from Della and Renald. - Posted by: Della Adolphe (Dumaine) (cousin) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Our deepest of sympathy to Ali and Gilles, Miguel and Jude, and all of Mario's family and friends. We pray for strength and peace to all of you in the days ahead. Our hearts are with you all! - Posted by: Michelle and Alfie Voth & family (Family Friends) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Toutes nos sympathies à la famille Lacroix et surtout à Aline et Gilles. Mémère et Pépère Lacroix sont là pour le recevoir. Trop jeune et trop vite, qu’il repose en paix. - Posted by: Gabrielle et Jacques Comeault (Family friends) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • I met Mario through my friend (his cousin) a few years back. We always had a lot in common and always said happy birthday to one another because our birthdays were only a day apart. We have so many memories and not a single bad one. He was one of the most sincere, caring and genuine people I have ever met. I’m at a loss for words, how can it be this way? Such an amazing young man taken way to soon. He was so intelligent and a very hard working young man. Always thought of others. His cousin was more then a cousin those two were best friends and the way they looked out for one another, some would even think that they were brothers. My condolences to his whole family, his friends and everyone that was lucky enough to cross his path and see his smile. Rest in paradise my friend. I miss you and will continue send you birthday wishes every year. - Posted by: Tayla (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. - Posted by: Pablo and Dorene Ferreira (Friends of family) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • La première fois que j'ai rencontré Mario, je savais qu'il était un ange spécial: son énergie positive et danse joyeuse chaque moment, il n'y a pas d'autre comme lui. Il vit toujours dans nos coeurs. Chaque moment nous manquons de lui, je me souviendrai comment il brillait éclairer le chemin pour les autres. Remerciez-vous pour La Joie de Vivre, Mario, un rappel chaque jour. On se souviendra toujours de toi. - Posted by: Iris (Friend & Colleague) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences to Allie and Gilles and family. - Posted by: Conrad & Sandra Ostrowski (Friend of the family) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • J’ai eu le privilège d’enseigner Mario, gros coeur, toujours là pour les autres. Mes sincères condoléances à tous. Monsieur T - Posted by: Monsieur T (Élève) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies on your profound loss. - Posted by: Bettianne Jolicoeur (Acquaintance of family ) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Ali and Gilles, we offer our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son. Sending prayers for strength to find healing and peace in time. - Posted by: Chuck and Kim Haldane-Wilsone (Friends) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss, may you be comforted in time with all the loving memories. Hugs xo Angie & Phil - Posted by: Angie & Phil (friends of Ali & Gilles) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My sincerest condolences to Mario’s family and friends. Our hearts go out to everyone in this very sad time. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Vicki &Cam Plaisier and family (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Prayers during this hard time of grieving. - Posted by: Denise Lander (Dumaine) (Family) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • To Ali, Gilles and family: We send our deepest condolences on the sudden loss of your son Mario. Our hearts ache for you and your family in this difficult time. Please know that you are in our prayers. - Posted by: The Williams (Friends) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the family, very sad for such a young life. - Posted by: Bert Helene Bonneteau (Friend ) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My condolences to the whole family Cournoyer and Lacroix for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤❤ - Posted by: Lyse Dorge (Cousin) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Ali, I am so very sorry for your great loss. Of course I had never met him, but knowing you, 'joie de vivre' was genetic! His birth date is also mine, and so I will keep him and your family in my prayers certainly on that day, definitely now. - Posted by: Lynne McCarthy (Retired narrator, 1181 Portage) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My heart goes out to Mario's family and friends at this very difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with him for a short few months in Moose Jaw and he brought such happiness and energy to our workplace. May you rest in peace Mario. - Posted by: Christine Boys (Former co-worker) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Lise Lachance (Friend of the family) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Mes sincères sympathies à toi Aline et à toute ta famille. Beaucoup trop jeune pour perdre un enfant de cette façon tragique. Je te souhatire bon courage et la force de passer à travers cette grande peine! - Posted by: Denise Perron (Aline était dans ma classe de troisième année way way back) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • So sorry about your loss. You are in our prayers. - Posted by: Joe bednar (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences Aline Gilles and family on the terrible loss of your dear son. May God Bless you all at this time and help give you strength through these trying times. When someone you love becomes a memory That memory becomes a treasure. Mario will live on in your memories and heart ❤️ 🙏🙏 - Posted by: Marcel Ruth Leclaire (friend) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Ali and Gilles my sincere condolences for your loss. I pray that peace finds you both with time. ♥️ - Posted by: Janelle Marion Lacroix (Friend of family) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences to all of Mario's family and friends. Our hearts are broken for you. Belinda and Brad - Posted by: Belinda Waylett (Family Friend ) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Gilles, Aline and Family I send my deepest condolences on the sudden loss of your son. May your memories of Mario and the love of your family give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Take Care. - Posted by: Russ Simpson (Your Friend from Minnesota) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My condolences to the whole family and all his friends, so tragic. take care oxo - Posted by: Huguette Lacroix Gauthier (cousine) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • So very sorry for your loss Gilles and family. - Posted by: Eugene and Maria Johnson (friend) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Sincere condolences and prayers to Marios family. He was a very sincere, polite and ambitious young man. - Posted by: Ada and Harvey Vandersteen (Friends) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • I send Love and Healing to the family.. I never knew Mario personally; but felt I was able to know him in the last minutes of his transition. He walks with the Angels now! - Posted by: Audrey Farrar (The Voice for Mario) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Mario's family and friends. As you have mentioned, Mario was quite an exceptional man. My daughter Emily worked with Mario at Fine Foods, and the two of them were becoming very good friends. I have only known Mario for approx 10 months, but I was very impressed with him, and how well he presented and carried himself, especially for a young man. We hosted Mario and his new coworkers for a lunch in Dec 2018, and Mario stood up in front of the group, and thank us (Senior Management and Owners) for hosting a lunch for him and his coworkers........which again, I was very impressed with how he acted in a group setting. At a young age, Mario was a leader among his teammates. I will always remember that about him. We will miss him very much. God bless you all. - Posted by: Tom Tetlock (Co Worker (Pratts/Fine Foods)) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • It is with profound sadness that we offer our heartfelt condolences in the passing of your son Mario. Sending love, healing, prayers & strength to you all. - Posted by: Karen & Reg Beauchemin (Friends) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • J’ai eu de la chance de travailler avec Mario lors d’un stage au Cjp. Il était une joie au bureau et un jeune homme très fiable. Je suis désolée d’apprendre de son passage trop tôt dans sa vie. Mes condoléances à ses proches. Repose en paix Mario. - Posted by: Roxane Dupuis (Collègue ) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • So incredibly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. - Posted by: Dave Pletz & family (Friend of family) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Mario was an amazing young man. We loved seeing his smiling face at the salon. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Ally, Gilles, Miguel and Jude. - Posted by: Lynne de Rocquigny (Salon owner, CJ Hair and Spa) on: Sep 10, 2019

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