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Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2019

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother Rheal (Napoleon) Desrochers who died suddenly on November 6, 2019, at the age of 59 years.
He recently moved into the Chez-Nous where he made many friends. Napoleon had a passion for music and he enjoyed riding his bicycle on the trails of The Forks and visiting his siblings and friends.
Napoleon is survived by six brothers and four sisters, Andre (Dianne), Normand (Irene), Georges (Annette), Florent (Isabelle), Peter (Kimberly), Micheal (Wendy), Della Leclair, Angele Desrochers-Rosner (Tim), Paulette Marion (Marcel), and Jeannette Marcotte (Claude), and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Napoleon is predeceased by his mother Lawrence (née Labossiere); father Dominique Desrochers; and brother-in-law Jean-Paul LeClaire.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the St. Leon Catholic Church. Rosary and eulogy beginning at 1:30 p.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Paulin Akpapupu officiating.
A memorial service will be held at a later time date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Diabetes Canada, Manitoba branch.

You never move on, you just learn to live without the presence of that person.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Napoleon worked for our company as a caretaker at the 123 Sutherland Avenue apartments for 8 years. He was always conscientious, honest and a caring person. Many of the tenants who did not have transportation or were short a few dollars could look to Napoleon to help them, which he did out of the goodness of his heart. He put up with a lot in his role...I told him he should write a book about some of the shenanigans that went on! Although I was his "boss", I considered him a friend as we shared our respective struggles not only with the building but also with life issues. I am sorry to lose him as I'm sure all of his friends and family do as well. Rest in Peace ! - Posted by: GARRY MARSHALL (Former employer & friend) on: Nov 25, 2019

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