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Date of Passing: Jul 19, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
With his family at his side, Dad peacefully passed after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. Gilbert was born in Quebec and grew up on the St. Lawrence River in Melocheville. Dad had a passion for cars, hunting, and fishing. Working as a surveyor at the Kettle Station in Gillam, he met the love of his life Audrey. They married and had three daughters and are celebrating 50 years together this year. After a number of years working at the Winnipeg Fire Department as a heavy-duty mechanic, Dad fulfilled his dream of owning his own business, successfully operating both the Petersfield and Clandeboye Stores. Dad was exceptionally generous and proud to serve his community.
Dad's legacy will live on in his children and grandchildren. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Audrey; children, Giselle, Vivian (Keith), Susie (Mauricio); grandchildren, Molson, Simon, Marcus; brothers, Michel (Ghislaine), Richard (Sara), Robert; and sister Monique (Claude). He was predeceased by his parents, Lucien and Anita Cousineau.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
A gift in honour can be made to Parkinson Canada.
Gilbert will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as a kind, gentle and patient man.
Dad, you are forever in our hearts.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 24, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Gil was a wonderful member of our family. He was a kind and generous man and never spoke badly of anyone. We will truly miss his lighthearted character and ability to laugh at our stories Love Betty & Tom Holloway - Posted by: Elizabeth Holloway (Sister-in-law ) on: Aug 02, 2021
Gilbert, Audrey and family were friends and clients for many years. Gilbert was an extremely hard worker, kind and honest man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Ed and Linda Tomczak - Posted by: Ed and Linda Tomczak (Friends) on: Jul 25, 2021
It was always a pleasure going into the Clandeboye store because Gilbert and Audey always did such a wonderful job. They were also active and supportive of community events and were great people to talk to. May your family feel supported in this time of loss. - Posted by: Jim and Hilde Vickers (former customer) on: Jul 24, 2021
Je vous offre mes condoléances Audrey, vos enfants, petits-enfants et toute la famille Cousineau. J'ai eu la chance de grandir à côté de la famille Cousineau et de connaître une peu Gilbert dans sa jeunesse à Melocheville. Je garde le souvenir d'un homme très calme et gentil. Son sourire magnifique sur cette photo le représente bien. Les quelques fois où je l'ai croisé ces dernières années, son courage devant la dure maladie de Parkinson, était vraiment inspirant. Votre amour et votre accompagnement ont sûrement été précieux pour lui. Que sa bienveillance continue de vous protéger. I offer you my condolences Audrey, your children, grandchildren and all the Cousineau family. I had the chance to grow up next to the Cousineau family and to know a little Gilbert in his youth in Melocheville. I remember him as a very calm and kind man. His beautiful smile on this picture represents him well. The few times I met him in the last few years, his courage in the face of the difficult Parkinson's disease was truly inspiring. Your love and support were surely precious to him. May his benevolence continue to protect you. PS: Mon père Aimé sera triste pour vous mais réconforté de le retrouver au ciel. My father Aimé will be sad for you but comforted to receive him in heaven. - Posted by: Diane Martineau (famille amie de Melocheville) on: Jul 24, 2021
We are truly sad to hear this news. Your entire family were good friends and neighbours during the time we lived in Clandeboye and it was always nice to exchange our annual Christmas letters. Our condolences and sympathy to everyone. - Posted by: Janet and Tedd Gunn (friends) on: Jul 24, 2021
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