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Left to cherish Henri's memory are his granddaughter Chantal (Rob) and two great-grandchildren, Téa and Mila; son-in-law Marcien (Fleurette) and three children, Gérard, Angèle and Lise, and three great- grandchildren, Gabrielle, Liam and Elena; his sisters, Eveline (Maurice), Simone (Camille), Madeleine (Gilles), Lee (Frank) and Edmée; his sisters-in-law, Aline (Ernest), Lauriana (Oscar), Eva (Antoine) and brother-in-law Edmond (Hélène). He will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special mention to his best friend and cousin Alphonse (Lucille).
He is reunited with his late wife Denise (née Rocan), his beloved daughter Lorraine, his late second wife Claudette (née Lorteau), his parents; sisters, Marguerite and Hélène; brothers, Ernest, Oscar and Antoine; and brother-in-law Omer (Marguerite).
Henri grew up in St. Pierre, Manitoba. He was a plumber for Balcaen & Sons for many years, sang in the choir at St. Mary's Parish and was a born hunter. He had a heart of gold and will be remembered in so many ways including his bird whistling and his ''Oh Henry jokes''.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Cathedral Manor staff for the wonderful care and support given to Henri in the last six months as well as the St. Boniface hospital staff for the amazing care in the last moments of his life.
In keeping with Henri's wishes, cremation has taken place and due to the current pandemic, a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in honour of Henri may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Our sincere condolences to the family. Henry is often fondly remembered when we think of camping at Falcon Lake where he waited for us to take him Pike fishing. He always brought everyone chocolate bars which he loved. He had the most wonderful stories. We would listen for hours at his life stories, hunting, traveling stories and laugh at his jokes. He had such a great life view. He enjoyed talking to our kids and even taught one to play the violin. He was such a wonderful man. He will be missed but he will always be so close in our hearts. Hugs. - Posted by: Renald and Della Adolphe (Friends) on: May 11, 2020
Our condolences to the entire family. We will remember many things about oncle Henri. Riding his bike and he would drop by to say hello as we lived nearby to his home. Camping with him when I was young and especially his whistling. My family spent time with him when we went to the same church and shared many Sunday brunches! May you find peace in that he is with his loved ones! - Posted by: Ginette and Lucien Roy and girls (Niece and husband ) on: May 09, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. Even with major losses in his life he still lived his life to the fullest and did what he enjoyed the most - hunting! Love you oncle Henri and rest in peace. - Posted by: Nicole and David Forsyth (niece) on: May 09, 2020
Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille de M. Audette. Il était toujours prêt à visiter avec son beau sourire! Il vas nous manquer! Vous êtes tous dans nos prières et nos pensées. R.I.P. M. Audette Aline & Claude Boisjoli - Posted by: Aline & Claude Boisjoli (Special friend) on: May 09, 2020
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