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Born: Oct 21, 1945
Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
October 21, 1945 - November 13, 2019
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Corrinne; son Joel; and daughter Suzanne (Trevor). As well his brothers, John (Gladys), Henri (Louise) and Paul "Lazlo" (Shanne); with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Annette and Roland Goulet.
Rey was born on October 21, 1945 and was raised in Dufrost, MB. At an early age he moved to Winnipeg, where he attended College St. Boniface and the University of Manitoba and obtained his teaching degrees. His teaching career spanned several communities, including Ste. Anne, Lorette and Ile des Chenes. While in his younger active years, Rey played several sports such as baseball and golf, but hockey was his passion, where he excelled for many years. Rey also enjoyed a lifetime of hunting and fishing.
He met the love of his life Corrinne and moved to Dufresne, where he started a family. Rey was very fond of his two children's accomplishments, that being sports and horse competition. Rey followed his kids around the country for all of their hockey and ringette tournaments, along with Suzanne's numerous horse shows.
After retirement, Rey and Corrinne enjoyed many winter getaways to different southern destinations, including the many crazy road trips to Mexico.
In his later years, Rey and Corrinne adopted a much fonder love for the game of golf, and they could be found playing all over southern Manitoba. Up until his health rapidly declined Rey could still be found outdoors doing the fun and simple things of life. He took much pride in his yard, garden and especially his trees. He was an avid follower of sports, but mostly every single current affair that made the daily newspaper.
He was a devoted husband, father, and great friend to many, who will be lovingly remembered for his strength, courage, kindness and outgoing spirit.
The family would like to thank the caring staff, doctors, nurses and health care aides at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
At Rey's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Rey's life will take place at a later date.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 30, 2019
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
My best teaching years were in Lorette and Reynald was a part of what made them so special. We discussed the problems of life and the world and enjoyed coaching. He introduced me to culinary delights, told me many stories and invited me into his home. Corrinne I thank you for the hospitality you showed me. He was so proud of Joel and Suzanne. - Posted by: Cameron Bowie (friend and colleague) on: Dec 07, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to all Reynald's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jeannette et Jules - Posted by: Jeannette et Jules Gosselin (Cousin) on: Dec 03, 2019
I was really sad to hear that Reynald passed. My deepest condolences to Corrinne, Jean and Henri. I have tender souvenirs visiting the family in Dufrost when I was a child. A cousin, Lorraine Arbez (Cormier) formerly from La Salle. - Posted by: Lorraine Arbez (Cousin) on: Dec 01, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your father Suzanne and Joel. My dad, William, was very fond of your dad and I remember many a hunting trip that ended up with a good visit and laughs after a day out, goose stories galore which I'm sure were also shared at school where they worked together for many years. Your dad had a great laugh and smile! My sympathies Corrinne, take care. Sandra Perez - Posted by: Sandra (Danylchuk) Perez (Friend of the family) on: Dec 01, 2019
Sincères sympathies à Jean et Henri et la famille de Reynald Goulet. - Posted by: Camille Breton (Ami de l’école St Isidore) on: Dec 01, 2019
Sincere condolences to your family on the passing of Reynald. We were fellow teachers at Gab-Roy in IDC. Reynald also was one of our children's teacher. We send prayers and positive thought down your way. - Posted by: Dense Perron (Fellow teacher) on: Nov 30, 2019
Sincères sympathies àla famille Goulet. Jean, Henri et famille! Souvenir d’Henri de l’école St-Isidore.... - Posted by: Nicole Forest Lavergne (Ami de St Isidore) on: Nov 30, 2019
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