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MARK DOUGLAS LEMAISTRE
Born: Sep 04, 1953
Date of Passing: May 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
MARK DOUGLAS LEMAISTRE
Retired Inspector, R.C.M.P.
1953 - 2021
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen, children, Jill Stobart (Mike), Scott (Christine), grandchildren, Iris, Elliot Stobart, Theo LeMaistre.
Mark was born in Winnipeg to John and Suzanne LeMaistre September 4, 1953. Siblings are: Arthur (Maddie), Jim (Maureen), Dave (deceased) (Liz), Anne Kapitan (Tim), Mary Schluter (Siert) and Susan LeMaistre. His brother-in-law is Malcolm Timlick (Heather), and there are numerous nieces and nephews.
Mark spent 36 years with the RCMP in 10 communities across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, proudly rising to the rank of Inspector. In 1987 Mark received a Commendation for saving a life while he was off duty. He had leadership roles in both the Saskatchewan Tactical Troop and the Manitoba Emergency Response Team. Mark worked important security roles during visits from Royalty (The Queen, Prince Edward), G8 Conferences, Summit of the Americas, and the Vancouver Olympics. He was respected by many for his integrity, loyalty, and friendship. He retired in 2014.
Mark was proud of his family, was loyal to his friends, and was always involved in his communities. He was generous in sharing his skills as a woodworker and repairman. He served as a board member with The Laurel Centre and the Island Lakes Community Association. He loved to curl and to hunt but his passion was fishing, spending many hours outdoors in his boat. He also enjoyed spending winters in St. Pete Beach, Fl.
The family would like to thank Health Sciences Centre CAU, GB2 staff for their wonderful care and compassion during Mark's end of life care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Laurel Centre.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.
Bardal Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Dear Mrs. Karen LeMaistre & family, extending our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mark LeMaistre. Thank your for sharing this wonderful tribute & his exemplary service to the community. Sending our condolences on your loss. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Jun 28, 2021
Our condolences go out to Karen, Jill and Scott. Jack and I had the privilege of enjoying many pleasant social times with Mark and Karen. Mark was such a genuine, kind man, always ready with a quick smile and a firm welcoming handshake. It is so unfortunate that he left this earth too soon, but with he left us all with such an admirable legacy and standard of how to live our lives. His presence will be missed by so many. - Posted by: Gail Fisher and Jack Stobart (Friends) on: May 24, 2021
Art, Ken & I are so sorry for the loss of your brother. We have you and your family in our prayers, and send our love. - Posted by: Val & Ken (Friends of Art) on: May 16, 2021
Karen and Family~ So sad to hear of Mark’s passing, he has gone too soon, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Carole Marcinkow (Childhood neighbour of Karen) on: May 15, 2021
My condolences to the family. Anne and I were good friends for many years when I lived on Grosvenor Ave., right beside St. George’s church. The LeMaistre family lived on McMillan. I spent a lot of time during my teenage years at their home and got to know the family. Mark was younger then but I knew him to be a good person. So sorry for your loss, he was taken too soon. - Posted by: Anne Robinson (nee Davies) (Childhood ) on: May 15, 2021
My condolences to Family, Friends and Colleagues. I knew Mark and have fond memories of our encounters, Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Nuno Camara (Acquaintance ) on: May 15, 2021
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