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TONY GREEN

Born: Apr 08, 1939

Date of Passing: Dec 12, 2020

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TONY GREEN
APRIL 8, 1939 – DECEMBER 12, 2020

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Antoine Jean Benoit Green, best known as Tony at the Health Sciences Centre on December 12, 2020, at the age of 81 years with his family by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne (nee Lecocq) of 44 years, daughters Roxanne Schiewe and Jennifer (Lucas) Scott; grandchildren, Daphne, Robert, Chloe, Emmett and Keira; brother Kenneth (Lucy) Green; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tony was predeceased by his brother Edward (Pat) Green and parents Jack and Hortense Green.
Tony grew up in St. Boniface. He was very active and played a lot of golf, football and hockey. At the age of 18, he played hockey alongside his brother Ted for the St. Boniface Canadiens and was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019. He declined a scholarship to the University of North Dakota to join the St. Boniface Police Department where he served and protected for 18 years.
In 1971, he crossed paths with a blonde haired, blue eyed lady who caught his eye and as fate would have it, they later met at his brother, Kenneth's wedding. Tony and Dianne were married on August 14, 1976.
It was Tony's dream to be in business for himself. And in 1978, Tony and Dianne followed this dream and bought into their first venture at the Carman Motor Inn, followed by L'auberge St. Pierre, Burke's Motor Inn in Morris and currently Hotel Labroquerie.
Tony was outgoing. He loved to talk and visit with people. He had such a love for life.
He loved his family and always wanted the best for them. He was so very proud to be a father and later on, a grandfather.
Tony touched many peoples' lives, and was loved by all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends, and forever remembered.
In accordance with Tony's wishes, cremation has already taken place.

Family invites friends to share memories and sign the online book of condolences at ejcoutu.ca

E.J. COUTU & CO FUNERAL DIRECTORS
204-253-5086

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I have so many memories of Tony that go back to about 1960. Tony and Bruce Garson were good buddies. Work commrades at St. Boniface Police and hockey buddies they shared a lot of adventures together. Tony had a big heart and a big laugh, It makes me smile when I think of his sense of humor and sense of fun. A full and well lived life. You will all miss him. Mary - Posted by: Mary Jordan (Garson) (friend) on: Jan 27, 2021

  • Tony was a great guy and I always looked forward to working with him. For coffee breaks, we would stop at his parents' place. I got to know his brothers too, all very good people. We lost touch for many years until we met again in Morris and Lulu and I got to enjoy his steaks a few times. I only have good memories of Tony. I hope he rests in peace. - Posted by: Denis Robert (Friend and former partner) on: Jan 07, 2021

  • Diane & family! I'm so very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I remember the fun times when you lived in Carman when Ken was working for you at the hotel. Keep your memories closes and Tony will always be with you. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to all of you during these very difficult times.🙏🙏💕 Linda McDonald - Posted by: Linda McDonald (Friend ) on: Jan 05, 2021

  • To Kenneth and the entire Green family, we Heather, Tommy and Craig Winzinowich would like express our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Tony..let the memories shine through the sorrow.. - Posted by: Heather Burnell (Second cousins) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to Dianne and the Green family.I grew up with the Green family in St.Boniface. Tony was defence partner when we played for the Transcona Rangers in 1958/59. Rest In Peace “BUTTS “. Bob Lindsay - Posted by: Bob Lindsay (Friend) on: Jan 01, 2021

  • Dianne and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest Condolences and Heartfelt Prayers too you all during this difficult time. Tony was a good friend and we will surely miss him. Tony touched many hearts in many ways and was never too busy to lend an ear and had a beautiful heart. "Tony you are now safe in the arms of Jesus", until we meet again! - Posted by: Wendy Enns and Family (Friends) on: Dec 31, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Dianne and the Family. Tony was the kindest, caring Boss and friend you could ever ask for. Thank you for being you....Just can't believe I'll never see you again... But thank you for being a role model for all of us. - Posted by: Amy (Employee) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Dianne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Lilianne - Posted by: Lilianne Foster (Cousin) on: Dec 28, 2020

  • A class act of a man. Very humble and easy to talk to. Dianne had to tell Tony and i a few times that we needed to cut our talks short. He will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Derek Allard (Bartender/security guard at Lab Hotel) on: Dec 28, 2020

  • Kenneth and all the Green family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy Griffiths former neighbour on Youville. - Posted by: Sandy Griffiths (former neighbour) on: Dec 28, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend Many memories at chez Tony’s and at baseball and at hockey . He will be dearly miss wish we could have got one more game of “birds in the bush” with you Rest In Peace you old fossil 😞 - Posted by: Tim Baldwin (Friend) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • My most sincere condolences to Dianne & family in this huge loss of Tony. I began a career with the St. Boniface Police in Feb 1963 & Tony who had already been on the job for a couple of years was the first to take me out on patrol. I remember one of the first things we did was stop at his Mom & dad's home on Youville St. where I was introduced & treated to pie & coffee. I really enjoyed working with Tony & you knew that Tony always "had your back." In more recent years we communicated mostly via by phone but I do remember visiting him at Burkes in Morris and a couple of times when he was in the city. I will miss him. - Posted by: Lynwood (Lyn) Giles (Friend & former Police partner) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • Our sincere sympathies to the family!! - Posted by: Al & Carole Robidoux (Coach) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • Our sincere sympathies to Dianne and the entire Green family. RIP Coach! - Posted by: Lise & Norm Hebert (Hockey coach) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Tony was my Hockey Coach when in St. Pierre for the Canadiens Senior team. Lots of memories with him as bench boss. Sincere condolences to Diane and the family. RIP Tony. - Posted by: Paul Gauthier (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Tony my condolences to the family R.I.P old friend Wayne - Posted by: Wayne Evans (Friend ) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • I’m very sorry for this news. Tony was an extremely generous and kind person, and a big supporter of initiatives here in our town of La Broquerie. He will be truly missed. - Posted by: Jonathan Waite (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Deepest condolences to the Green family. Tony was well known in St Pierre-Jolys when he owned the St Pierre Hotel and always got alone with his customers. Tony also coached the St Pierre Canadiens Senior Hockey team for many years. Tony got a hockey stick signed by Wayne Gretzky when Tony’s brother Ted Green was the assistant coach with the oilers. The signed stick said Best of luck St Pierre Canadiens. Myself I used to cut steaks for Tony in the basement at Burks hotel in Morris for Tony when he had knee surgery. I’m going to miss you Tony. - Posted by: Brian Roy (Good friend ) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • We first met playing midget, junior B and junior A hockey for Excelsiors and Saint Boniface Canadiens and line mates, along with juvenile football in Norwood. Kept in touch over many years and sat with Tony and Dianne at the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame dinner last year. A true and faithful man of his word and my condolences go out to Dianne and family as I know he will be truly missed. Love to all Wayne Stewart - Posted by: Wayne Stewart (Long time friend and line mate.) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Green family on your recent loss of Tony. Tony was a special friend and will always be remembered. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: James Miterek and Family (Friend and Wpg Police Service ) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Tony will definitely be missed by all. Tony always had time to listen to what I had to say even if he was chopping at steaks in the basement of the Burks Motor Hotel in Morris . It was always a pleasure dealing with Tony and Dianne , My Condolences to Dianne and family. - Posted by: Maurice Lachance (DJ has several of his hotels) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • My sincere sympathies. To loose a loved one is always so very hard. May all the wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Lorraine Tetrault (friend ) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Tony was a kind neighbour and a good friend. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Louis Balcaen (friend and neighbour) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy to the family. Tony was a great guy and will be missed by everybody. - Posted by: Ken Scbindel (Friend (Ste. Anne)) on: Dec 26, 2020

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