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He is survived by his siblings, Marc, Colette (Richard), Monique, Lorraine (Robert), Francois, Robert, and Roger (Caroline), aunt, Jeannine and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Marcelle, and his sister, Claire.
Gilles lived a quiet and simple life. He did not need many possessions to be the kind, gentle and generous soul to everyone he knew. With little to share, he shared everything he had with family, friends and those who had less. Gilles would not turn away any person in need of a friend, a warm meal or a safe place. His life is remembered, not for what he owned, but for who he was. Without many words, his open hand and open door would say to all that you are welcome.
We will never forget his smile and unforgettable laughter that always announced his presence.
The family will hold a private service in accordance with precautions.
Instead of flowers and cards, Gilles would be thankful for donations to Siloam Mission or the Christmas Cheer Board.
We miss our brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Our condolences to Lorraine, Robert and family and to all the Dufault family. - Posted by: Cliff and Colleen Nesbitt (Sister in law and brother in law to Lorraine Crierie who is sister of Gilles is dist) on: Nov 23, 2020
My uncle Gilles made my childhood better than it should’ve been, considered the circumstances. He taught me to be thankful for every thing the universe gave to me. Gilles was the best person I will ever know and I’m so glad I got to call him my uncle. He may as well have been my father, the lessons and love I received my whole life will forever stay with me. I am grateful for the support and generosity Gilles and his family have given me, especially now. I love you forever and always Uncle Gilles. You will always be with me. I love you. Thank you for doing everything you didn’t have to do to make my life better. I hope you’re enjoying your nightly news and Tim hortons. I’m going to miss your wild laugh and your slicked back hair, you always were so handsome. See you again someday. I love you. - Posted by: Mariah Pelletier (Niece ) on: Nov 21, 2020
So sorry to hear the sad news. Gilles always offered up a smile and good cheer. He will be missed. - Posted by: Marc Berthelette (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Gilles, he was one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I still remember going to A & W with him on many occasions and he would order his usual, whistle dog and fries in French. My condolences to your family, I'm sure he will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Dan Bourget (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family. - Posted by: Ron and Lise Seadon (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2020
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