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Born: Jan 12, 1928
Date of Passing: May 13, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Charles was born on January 12, 1928, in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. He married in 1952 and spent most of his life in northwestern Ontario where he was self-employed in the trucking industry. He later retired to Winnipeg, living in St. Boniface.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting and family gatherings. He was always there to cheer his daughters on in baseball and curling, and later was cheering at his grandchildren's sporting events as well. Family gathering were important and always included cribbage games. He was always smiling and full of cheer and jokes, and enjoyed his daily coffee with his buddies. He was also willing to help out others with his years of experience. He will be missed.
He was predeceased by his wife Lucille (nee Comeau); his parents, Henri and Albertine (nee Mongrain); two sisters, Berthe and Cecile; and brother Frank.
He is survived by daughters, Jeanne, Paulette and Denise (Guy); grandchildren, David, Joe, Merlyn, Danielle (Casper) and Charles (Kimberly); two great-grandchildren that he loved to watch playing; brother Joseph (Yolonde); sisters, Madeline, Marie Rose, Leona, Rolande, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at a later date.
475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Jeanne, my heartfelt condolences at this time, to you and your family. Loved hearing of your outings and dinners with your Dad, as so much of his character and humour reminded me of my Dad. They were men of a special generation, and we know that they're far & few in our lives now. Take care, and hope to see you soon. - Posted by: Janice K. (Jeanne's co-worker) on: May 29, 2020
I met Charlie & Lucille I think early 80's, when Denise invited me 2c her parents. They were the best people u cud meet. I knew they were gonna have a special place in my heart. It's like u were one of their kids. Lucille feeding me & saying have some more & Charlie saying don't eat 2much or you'll get fat like me. Had my first ride in a Semi & learned 2play 10's, a card game. They are 2gether now like many of our parents. Hugs 2all the family & cherish all their memories. Love u all. Debbie Briese - Posted by: Debbie Briese (Friend) on: May 26, 2020
My fondest memory of Mr. Lecomte was his “joie de vivre”! I babysat their daughters many times while we lived in Red Lake Road. Charlie and Lucille were an amazing couple who treated me with kindness and I always enjoyed spending time with their family! Condolences to their family and friends during this difficult time! Sending hugs! - Posted by: Georgette Kerswell (née-Richard) (Family friend ) on: May 17, 2020
RIP Uncle Charlie . I sure enjoyed your visits on the Farm n in town when you n Aunty Lucille came to visit . Your jokes ... shenanigans and your laugh were the best . When I would come down to moms n you were there was fun times. Last time I saw you was when my wife n I came to Winnipeg n we went out to Chicken Delight . I have so many great memories to cherish from you from meeting u in the middle of nowhere in Dryden to growing up on the Farm n in Ste Rose . I'll miss you Uncle Charlie !! Love You Man !! - Posted by: Norm Gagnon (Nephee) on: May 17, 2020
My condolences to the family. Growing up in Red Lake Road Ontario in the 50s and 60s I had the pleasure of knowing Charlie. He was a hard worker hauling pulpwood in in the narrow and rough bush roads off highway 105 in northwestern Ontario. My father George, a fellow friend and trucker, had alot of respect for him. I remember one time instead of paying local roads board taxes he and my dad built an 8 foot wide box of wood that dad stood while Charlie pull him and the box with his truck to grade a few gravel roads in Red Lake Road. One time he and some friends stopped by our home to visit dad who hadn't arrived yet. He was a wonderful and friendly man who will be missed by all who knew him. Louis Richard Calgary Alberta - Posted by: Louis Richard (Friend ) on: May 17, 2020
The Emond family would like to offer our condolences to you all. I have many good memories of both you parents! When with them their was many times of laughter!! Charles was a ball to be around!! So sorry to here of you loss! Leo & Anne and all of the Emond Family., - Posted by: Leo Emond (Family friend ) on: May 16, 2020
I will always cherish my memories of Uncle Charlie. He had the amazing ability to connect with anyone. I remember looking forward to seeing him as that would always ensure some laughter and wonderful stories. His presence here on earth will remain with many of us but mostly with the family he has left behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, along with tears and sadness. - Posted by: Jackie Forrester (Niece ) on: May 16, 2020
Please accept our sympathies and Gilles will miss his coffee talk with all the stories and jokes....by coincidence Huguette's parents bought the farm and yard from Henri in early 60's....He was always a smiling and jovial person and sad to not having a chance for a last coffee ans a good-bye....always be remembered and do rest in peace - Posted by: Gilles-Huguette Remillard (coffee buddy) on: May 16, 2020
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