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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, pepere and friend. Dad passed away peacefully on November 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife Claire and children, Marielle (Jeff) and Gerry (Linda). Pepere will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Melany (Stefan), Jennifer (Garth), Carmen (Tyson) and Maurice. Special to Pepere were his great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooklyn, Lincoln, Noah and Rylie. He will also be missed by his 11 siblings, extended family and many special friends.
Dad enjoyed many activities; refereeing minor hockey, golfing, travelling and camping. Dad loved to go watch the junior baseball games. Dad and Mom also spent many evenings watching sports on TV.
Dad had many work ventures in his lifetime; owner of Sunshine Window Cleaning, Referee in Chief and time keeper for minor hockey, refereeing for the World Junior Championship and courier/support for National Bank of Canada. Lastly, sales rep, packer and repair man for Globe Moving & Storage.
Dad was very involved with the church. He was a loyal member of Knights of Columbus and was proud to serve as Master of the 4th Degree. He was always willing to help out under any circumstance.
Dad will be remembered for his sense of humour and practical jokes, which were enjoyed by all of us, right up until his passing.
Dad and Mom loved travelling. Many years were spent in Texas, making memories and meeting special friends. At 80 years old Dad decided it was time to buy an RV and travel North America, and enjoyed summers within Manitoba.
We would like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Palliative Care, especially Dr. Sam and nurse Neil.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Special thanks to brothers, Brunel and Marcel, and Claire's brother Gerard and sister Cecile for all of their help and support.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at St. Boniface Cathedral, 180 Av. de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, MB at 11:00 a.m. Covid protocols will apply. The family extends an appreciative thank you to Monsignor Comeault P.H. for officiating. Livestreaming of the service will be available by going to the following link Private family interment will take place at a later date.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Claire and family - We are so very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Gilles at the lake. We will remember his warm welcomes and wonderful sense of humour. - Posted by: John and Tammy Bekeris (Neighbors at the lake) on: Nov 21, 2021

  • On behalf of the Gervais family I send you heartfelt condolences and prayers as we share in your sorrow. We hold memories of the past dear in our hearts of times of laughter and kinship we shared with Gilles, Claire and family. Lots of water under the bridge but never forgotten. Respectfully yours, Lucille - Posted by: Lucille McTaggart (Friend ) on: Nov 15, 2021

  • Sincères condoléances à toi Claire et la famille, aussi aux familles Girardin et Curé nos pensées et prières sont avec vous en ce temps difficile. Édouard et Céline Gagnon - Posted by: Édouard et Céline (Friend ) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • A toi chère Claire et a ta famille, nos plus sincères condoléances suite au décès de Gilles. Malheureusement nous n'avons pu assister aux funérailles mais nous avons suivis la célébration sur U-Tube. Belle célébration par Monsignor Comeault. Comme de raison, nous avons de bons souvenirs de Gilles l'ayant bien connu aux cours de plusieurs années. Il nous a quitté plus vite qu'attendu mais il savait que son temps était limité. Que Dieu vous garde et vous protège dans ce moment très difficile de votre vie. Maurice et Diane - Posted by: Maurice & Diane Therrien (friends) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • Nos sinceres sympathies Claire et toute la famille. Nos pensees et nos prieres sont avec vous. Richard et Laurence Dorge - Posted by: Richard (friend) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Tante Claire and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Oncle Gilles was one in a million, I have such wonderful memories of him throughout my childhood. Toujours taquineur! He always brought a smile to everyone's face. My condolences to you all. - Posted by: Nicole Marion Renfro (Family friend) on: Nov 09, 2021

  • Claire, to you & your family, our deepest sympathies on Gilles passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time, sincerely, Emmanuel & Claudette Rainville. - Posted by: Claudette Rainville (Gilles was my 1st cousin on my mother's side. My mom & Gilles father were brother & sister. ) on: Nov 09, 2021

  • Nous offrons nos sincères condoléances aux familles Girardin et Curé! On vous souhaite courage et on vous garde tous dans nos prières! - Posted by: Albert et Cécile Furet (Family friends) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • Nos sinceres sympathies Claire ainsi que vos enfants et a la grande famille Cure et Girardin....finies les souffrances et qu'il repose en paix. - Posted by: Gilles et Huguette Remillard (connaissance) on: Nov 06, 2021

  • Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi, Claire, et toute la famille. Quel choque d'apprendre que Gilles est parti! Un grand et bon ami nous manquera désormais. Nous manquerons tous sa bonne humeur et sa joie de vivre, surtout sur le terrain de golf. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent. - Posted by: André Prefontaine / Rita Gauthier (Amis) on: Nov 06, 2021

  • Many good memories through Knights of Columbus, and then as family. So appreciated you coming to share in that “final goodbye“ for Phil at the cemetery during Covid times! - Posted by: Anna Maes-Sarrasin (aunt through marriage ) on: Nov 06, 2021

  • So very sorry that you and Gilles had to travel this sad road. May your many memories of better times and wonderful events sustain you thru the hard times ahead and bring you comfort and even joy in the future. Diane Heather - Posted by: Diane Heather (Friend) on: Nov 06, 2021

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