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Born: Jun 21, 1933

Date of Passing: Dec 15, 2019

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It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Rene Monchalin on December 15, 2019, at Actionmarguerite Valade, at the age of 86 years. Rene was released into God's loving arms after battling a number of health issues. Rene was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes on June 21, 1933.
He was predeceased by his son Leo in 1999 and his sister Eliette Muller in 2016.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Muriel (nee Tarko); his sons, Denis, Marc (April), Roger (Jackie) and Louis, and his daughter Diane (Jeff). He also leaves behind his 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Dad worked as a telegraph operator for the railway, but he always had farming in his heart. He was a grain elevator manager for most of his working life. He worked in many parts of Manitoba including Notre Dame de Lourdes, Bergen and Rosser where he eventually retired from his work and hobby farm.
Dad loved to fish and hunt. Many of his favourite memories were buck hunting in Notre Dame or holding a fishing rod somewhere in Manitoba!
Dad became a resident in Actionmarguerite in June 2018. He participated in 'craft day' and much to our surprise, discovered a hidden talent for painting! A very heartfelt and special thanks to all the staff at Actionmarguerite who took such great care of Dad.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A service will be held at St. Charles Parish (320 St. Charles Street) on Tuesday, December 31 at 10:00 a.m.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • We are saddened to just hear the passing of Rene. Our condolences to Muriel and family. Shelley & Bill Pastrick - Posted by: Shelley Pastrick (Neighbor ) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • Mes sincères condoléances. - Posted by: Rachelle Muller (Niece) on: Dec 30, 2019

  • Deepest sympathy to the Monchalin family on the loss of Rene. - Posted by: Donald Bahuaud (Fellow employee of Manitoba Pool, Manager at Headingley) on: Dec 29, 2019

  • Muriel and family, My condolences go out to you and your family on the passing of Rene, a great Man that will be missed by many, know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time, Take Care, Russ - Posted by: Russ Simpson (Friend) on: Dec 23, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathies to Tante Mumu and families. Uncle Rene was such a kind man, gentle and calm. He was a great story teller and loved people and their stories. Mom and Dad will definitely be at heaven’s gate to welcome him! - Posted by: Richard and Clasina Muller (Nephew) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • To the Monchalin Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Rene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier Former manager at Rosser - Posted by: Dean and Donna Couvier (Friend) on: Dec 21, 2019

  • I knew Rene well as he was a good friend of Uncle Maurice Muller. We met Rene & Murielle at St. Charles church one Sunday Morning. It was nice to talk of old times. Our deepest sympathies Murielle. - Posted by: Evelyn Van Deynze (Friends) on: Dec 21, 2019

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