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Born: Apr 06, 1933

Date of Passing: Oct 10, 2020

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Louis Gilles Marius, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Grace Hospice at the age of 87.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 67 years Raymonde, his children, Louise (Al), Lorraine, Larry (Louise), Hélène (Glen) and Claire (Don), 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, his brother, Gilles (Marilyn), his sister-in-law, Denise Marius, as well as numerous other family members.
Louis was predeceased by his father, Théophile in 1974, his brother, Raymond in 1975 and his mother, Louise in 1993.
Louis was born in St. Boniface on April 6, 1933, to his parents, Théophile and Louise Marius (nee Paul). He attended Collège de St. Boniface and graduated in 1951. After graduation, Louis entered the workforce by joining the family business known as Victor's Wholesale. He later co-owned Victor's with his brothers until the business was sold in 1983. In 1985, he became a partner in the St. Malo Hotel and decided to retire the following year.
In retirement, Louis and Raymonde loved to spend summers at their cottage at Albert Beach, and their winters in Arizona and in later years, Penticton. They enjoyed the warm weather and friendships they made there.
Louis fell in love with hockey and started playing at a very young age. His ability and talent enabled him to suit up for teams such as the Minnedosa Jets and the St. Boniface Canadiens (a team that went to the 1953 Memorial Cup and was later inducted to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009). He was proud to say that he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings but instead chose to stay in St. Boniface and start a life with his true love Raymonde.
Louis was a devoted husband, father and "grand-père" who will be dearly missed. He was a Knights of Columbus brother and a devout Catholic. His faith was the foundation for how he lived his life.
A very special thank you to Father Sam for his compassionate visits and phone calls, and for praying with Louis.
Cremation has taken place and a private funeral mass celebrating his life will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, a donation may be made in Louis' memory to CancerCare Manitoba.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and personnel at HSC CancerCare, WRHA Palliative Care, Riverview Palliative Care 3 East Wing and Grace Hospice for the wonderful care and support given to Louis.

Family invite friends to sign the online book of condolences at

E.J.Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Mes sincères condoléances Larry et Louise . Mes pensées et prières sont parmi vous et famille. Pas facile de perdre un père qui nous est si cher......bon courage! Sincèrement, Monique Gobeil - Posted by: Monique Gobeil (tante) on: Oct 20, 2020

  • Louise & Al, we are very sorry for your loss. We know he was a very special person in your lives. Sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Lise & René Dupuis - Posted by: Lise & René Dupuis (friends) on: Oct 18, 2020

  • Sending deepest condolences to you and your family, Larry. Thinking of you, Louise during this difficult time of sorrow. Emile and Lisa Wallack - Posted by: Emile and Lisa Wallack (Friend of Larry) on: Oct 18, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy Raymonde and your family, my prayers are with you and your family - Posted by: Henri Lecuyer (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Nos condoleances Raymonde. Nous avons des bons souvenirs de notre temps a Penticton. Surtout nos jeux de golfe et de cartes. Un souvenir que nous n'oublierons pas c'est cel de sa fete avec le gateau de farine spelt. On a rit comme des fous. Bon courage Raymonde. - Posted by: Gerry et Jeannine Vandale (amis) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Raymonde and family: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Anita Lavoie (Friend of the family) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. Lynda and I offer our sincere condolences. Lou was a great person, friend and cousin. It was a great experience and pleasure working for him and knowing him, a truly good soul. - Posted by: Bobby Paul (Cousin ) on: Oct 17, 2020

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