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Born: Jul 05, 1941

Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2020

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July 5, 1941 - December 24, 2020

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Olivier (OJ) on December 24, 2020.

Olivier is survived by his wife Bonnie; his children Richard (Rosie), Brenda (Jody), Barry (Jenn), Nikki Yorkiw (John), Doree Sabourin, Joanne Espisito (Maurizio) and Mike Leduc (Lori); his 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Liliane Cikaluk, John (Joyce) and Armand, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was predeceased by his father Henri, mother Lina and his brother Raymond.

Olivier was kind and loving person with a big heart and a beautiful smile. He would always greet with a grin on his face which was usually followed by a compliment. He loved being around people especially his babies. Olivier enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, Club 373 for bingo and stopping at Hambo’s for a burger, coffee and to chat with some friends. He loved to listen and sing to country music and watch old movies. He worked for Purolator for 26 years.

Rest in peace Olivier, we will be loving and missing you as always.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Condolences to Oliver's children and grandchildren. He was a very nice and a generous person. He will be missed. - Posted by: Chrissy (Fellow bingo player and friend.) on: Apr 01, 2022

  • Oliver was an important part of our family since I was 10 years old when we moved back to Manitoba and first stayed with his mom Lina. In 1972 he became my step-dad. He and my mom were together for 25 years before she passed. He worked hard all his life and did his best to raise his family. Always friendly and easy-going, he loved his family, loved meeting people, country music, playing cards and watching movies. Oliver loved get togethers with friends and we often had card parties and dance evenings with his best friend Herb Martens and his wife Jill, friends Mark and Carol, Mickey and Hank. In later years he and my mom and Aunt Laurie spent a lot of weekends binge watching old movies. Even when he had dementia his old movies and music cds gave him pleasure. He would sing to other residents at Poseidon all the time. It has been a tough few years recently which was only made harder by Covid. I still remember his smiles and patient ways especially at the care homes. The staff and residents at Poseidon and Fred Douglas all enjoyed his presence and his constant compliments. My condolences to his surviving siblings John (Joyce) and Liliane and to his sister-in-laws Donna (Raymond) and Sharon (Armand), to my family - all his children, Richard, Brenda, Barry, Nikki, step-children Joanne and Mike, grand-children, foster grand-children, and great grand-children, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be missed but now he is free, safe and singing and dancing up a storm and playing cribbage I am sure. RIP Dad OJ. - Posted by: Doree Sabourin (Step-daughter) on: Jan 07, 2021

  • Dear Family of Oliver. I am so sorry to hear of Oliver passing away. He was always such a kind, gentle soul and as his brother Armand’s wife for 24 years we had wonderful noisy family gatherings and lots of fun, before we moved to Toronto in 1973. I don’t ever remember him not smiling. He always made each person he spoke to, feel “special” & was a wonderful listener. Sadly, his brother Armand passed away this week also. It’s a difficult time. Love Auntie Sharon - Posted by: Sharon Beaudin (Sister-in-law ) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • My deepest condolences go out to the Beaudin family a great loss for sure. I worked with Oliver at Gelco express and Bankers Dispatch Corporation for many years as well as being members at the Eagles club!! He was such a unique and diverse person always smiling and making people laugh and making great small talk while waiting for our loads at the bank data center's when they were late at month end!! I'm sure he will be greatly missed!! R.I.P. BUDDY - Posted by: Howard James (co worker from Gelco express) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • Another old friend whom I have not seen for over 50 years. We grew up in our teens, attended the same schools and learned a lot about life. Rest in peace old friend. Condolences to your family.. - Posted by: Grant Warren (Old friend) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • My very deepest sympathy and most sincerest condolences to Bonnie and OJ's big beautiful family. I met OJ as a courier driver back in 1977 and then we crossed paths again in about the year 2000 where I was lucky enough to see him & his charming smile & a twinkle in his eyes and enjoy his witty conversation almost everyday through work. This world has lost a very beautiful soul and I hope for all his family and friends that your memories of OJ be a blessing. - Posted by: janet (friend) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies to Richard, Brenda, Barry, Nikki, Dorée, Joanne and Michael. It has been years that i haven't seen all of you, but every so often I think of the good times that we had. Oliver was a Happy Go Lucky Guy, he had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help others. We had fun playing Bingo and helped him a couple of times when there was dances at the Odd Fellows temple in the evenings. I will let Randilee know as she is living in Kitimat, BC. Oliver you may be gone now, but you are not forgotten. Till we meet again. - Posted by: Richard Girouard - Montreal, Quebec (Friend thru Eileen Sabourin. ) on: Jan 06, 2021

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