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JOSEPH PIERRE (PETER) VICTOR BACON
Date of Passing: Nov 05, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
JOSEPH PIERRE (PETER) VICTOR BACON
He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jacqueline Bacon (Gingras), and his siblings, Louise, Yvette, Rachel, Denis, Gilles, and is survived by his elder sister, Thérèse Mongrain (95).
Being raised on a farming and logging ranch, Peter rode Big Red to school in the summers, and a dog sled in winter. He became as a Lumberjack, as was his father, at the age of 16. At 21 he became a Forest Ranger for Abitibi County and enjoyed the wilderness from a lookout tower. He spoke fondly of these times, and the friends he made. In 1954, like so many other young men, he enlisted in the Army as part of the Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), again following in the footsteps of his father who fought as foot soldier in the Great War. Peter though was trained as a Field Mechanic. He chose his release in 1960 in Winnipeg to settle down and raise a family. It is there he made his home and worked as a mechanic for various shops: Triangle Auto Supply, Autolec, Piston Ring Services, and Canada Auto in the city until in retirement in 2003. He and his wife were known at various Catholic churches, St. Patrick's, St. Peter's, Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. After retirement, he became a valuable and daily part of the team at his son, Denis's business, Central Restaurant Equipment Services Inc.
Many of his neighbours and his children will always be grateful for the work he did on their vehicles and appliances and the woodwork that he gave willingly. He was, for many years, the Weston neighbourhood avid gardener and handyman. He taught each child how to play cribbage and Monopoly, made them all fresh cut fries and fudge. He had recently found a group of new friends, joining the card and coffee groups at his new home Manitoba Eastern Star Chalet, Independent Living Centre. He would rarely miss a night handing out sweets and playing cards with these great friends. If you were part of the family, he made sure you knew how to play cards, fish, and swim, ride a bicycle, plant vegetables and use a hammer and nail. These legacies and love of the outdoors have continued on to his grandchildren.
Peter leaves his family, including his son Denis and wife Monique, his daughter Marie Louise and her husband Phillip Totten, his granddaughters, Samantha Lavitt, Elizabeth Lavitt (Tyler), Danielle Lavitt and Victoria Bacon (Taylor) and new great-grandson Kane, his grandsons, Jesse Parrott (Sarah) and Deon Yakiwchuk, as well as numerous relatives, nieces and nephews throughout Quebec
Peter will always be remembered, his gift of life and passing has been celebrated by many that surround him.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be directed to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Winnipeg or other charitable organization.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
I well remember Peter from years ago when we both worked at my family's business, he in the Auto Supply Machine Shop and I at Triangle Auto Stores. Seeing his picture in the notice immediately brought back a mental image of the young Peter Bacon - dare I say - scampering around the shop. He was a delight to know, lively, helpful, cheerful. His passing was sad for me, and I would like to pay my respects to his family and offer my condolences. It appears he had a good life, which is comforting. - Posted by: Arthur Arkin (Co-worker) on: Nov 17, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the passing of you father. I know this has been a very difficult time for your family. I hope your find peace in your memories of good times with Peter. Take care of eachother. Focus on the new life that is a gift to your family and reminds us how the circle of life continues on in his decendents. - Posted by: Sonia Babyak (Family friend) on: Nov 11, 2019
I always loved running in to your parents and having a chat with them around the neighborhood and when I worked in Polo Park when I still lived in Winnipeg. So genuine, warm and friendly each time. They were so very proud of their family as well! Condolences to your family on your Dad's passing. Barb Crate Shapiro - Posted by: Barb (Neighbour hood and coworker of Dennis.) on: Nov 10, 2019
Pierre will be fondly missed at the Chalet. He was always a happy person who loved to tell stories and play crib Saturday night. We will all miss his smiling personality and the treats he brought to the Saturday night games. My condolences to Pierre's family. He will certainly be missed. Janice - Posted by: Janice R. Jones (Coffee and card friend at the Eastern Star) on: Nov 09, 2019
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