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Born: Jan 11, 1930

Date of Passing: Jan 28, 2021

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January 11, 1930 – January 28, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Gilles on January 28, 2021, at Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 91 years.
Left to mourn are his beloved wife Eleanore; daughter Lisa, son Paul (Marie-Josée); grandchildren, John, Jason (Sara) and Amy; great-grandson Carson and future great-granddaughter Chloe. Also left to mourn are sisters, Eveline, Gertrude (Laurent), brother Camille (Denise), as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Archie and Thérèse Schaubroeck; his brothers, Armand, Denis, Maurice and Normand, and sisters, Florence, Soeur Rachel, Juliette; brothers-in-law, Oscar, Gabriel and Homer, and sisters-in-law, Patsy and Rose. Survived by sisters-in-law, Florence, Lorraine, and predeceased by sisters-in-law, Ramona and Geri, and brother-in-law Marcel and survived by brother-in-law Don.
Our Dad lived an amazing life, devoted to his wife and family. No matter what challenges he faced, he always managed to find creative solutions to life's problems. Dad was so patient and never complained, always seeing the bright side of things. He was meek, humble, and had a huge heart for helping others, whether it was his family, his neighbours, or in the community.
He worked hard in construction for 45 years, as a yard foreman and he never missed a day. During retirement, he volunteered with Meals on Wheels for 12 years, earning the Helping Hand Award for outstanding volunteer effort. He was a foodie and loved his sweets, and his homemade cookies and apple crisp were so delicious!
Dad, we will miss your presence, your quiet mind and your perseverance. You were a man of great faith, who taught us unconditional love, hope and peace. You were a true leader and you taught us by your example.

March on, Dad!
You have fought the good fight;
You have finished the race;
You have kept the faith.

The family wishes to thank all the home care workers who cared for Gilles and the staff at Deer Lodge Centre Tower 6 for their compassionate care. We would also like to thank Dr. Kevin Coates for his many years of care and Physician Assistant Ryan Szajkowski and Dr. David Hochman.
Donations in memory of Gilles may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Deer Lodge Centre Foundation.
Cremation has taken place and due to Covid restrictions a private memorial mass at St. Bernadette Parish will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. Recording of the memorial will be available at by going to the photos & videos tab and selecting watch webcast.


Publish Date: Feb 2, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Gilles Schaubroeck on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending and a longer obituary with details will follow.


Publish Date: Jan 30, 2021

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021, Feb 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Gilles volunteered at Meals on Wheels when I worked there. He was a humble, awesome man. He was always willing to lend a hand. I enjoyed his quiet sense of humour. I missed the final obit. My heart goes out to you Eleanor and your family. Many hugs. Keep those good memories in your heart. Shirley - Posted by: Shirley Murray (Gilles volunteered for me at meals on wheels) on: Feb 09, 2021

  • Dear Eleanor and family, My condolences to you all. I worked with Gilles in the yard for a few years before he retired. He was always kind and his advise has stayed with me to this day. We had played many games of crib in that old trailer and then we would head back to work. His work ethic was second to none. He was my favorite boss to work for. May his memory always be a blessing. - Posted by: Rick Lindsay (Co-Worker) on: Feb 04, 2021

  • With Mr Schaubroeck’s daughter Lisa I spent many hours playing cards, watching TV, and putting on shows in the their basement. I’ll always remember Mr Schaubroeck and his quiet smile. He had a great sense of humour and was always gentle. Such a lovely man - you couldn’t find a better person. My condolences to all the family. Love Susan - Posted by: Susan Bent (Neighbour) on: Feb 03, 2021

  • I have known Gilles when I just stepped into the role of Volunteer Coordinator at Meals on Winnipeg Inc. He was an amazing man. His display of humanity to and concern for the clients he served was very inspiring. He was a very down to earth, kind, thoughtful and giving friend and volunteer. I consider it a blessing to have known him. My thoughts and prayers to the family for their loss. My sincerest condolences. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Gemma Eko-Davis (Volunteer Coordinator, Meals on Wheels Winnipeg) on: Feb 02, 2021

  • Dear Eleanor and family, My deepest condolences. I will keep you in my prayers. May Gilles rest in peace. Michele Sheldon (Roscoe) - Posted by: michele sheldon (Old friend) on: Feb 02, 2021

  • Mes sincères sympathies. - Posted by: Lorraine Tetrault (ancienne amie Gertrude & Laurent) on: Feb 02, 2021

  • I knew Gilles (Gil) and worked with him for close to forty years. He was one of the most pleasant and patient persons I’ve known. A genuinely nice guy. - Posted by: Real Freynet (Co-worker) on: Feb 02, 2021

  • Aunt Eleanor, Paul and Lisa. My sincere condolences on the loss of uncle Gilles. Sending my love and keeping you all in my prayers. Gisele. - Posted by: Gisele Copping (Niece) on: Jan 31, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to special friend Eleanore, & to Lisa & Paul, in the loss of their dear Gil. I was blessed to have known Gil for many years; he was one of those special people who left many wonderful memories, with anyone who knew him. My heart goes out to the family in this time of sadness. Good-bye dear Gil, rest in peace. - Posted by: Adele Clarke (long-time friend) on: Jan 31, 2021

  • Eleanor, Paul and Lisa. Our sincere condolences in the loss of Gilles. I have thought about you often and have driven by the old house many times. I still miss you even if it's been 13 years since we left. You were always such good neighbors. Gilles was always busy tending to his yard and I'm sure he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care! Dave & Louise Morgan - Posted by: Louise Morgan (old neighbour) on: Jan 30, 2021

  • Aunt Eleanor, Paul and Lisa, Our sincere condolences on the loss of our dear Uncle Gilles. He was truly loved and has left you and us with many wonderful memories that will remain close to our hearts. We are sending you love and virtual hugs and will keep all of you in our prayers. Diane and Claude - Posted by: Diane and Claude Girardin (Niece) on: Jan 30, 2021

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