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Born: Nov 20, 1958

Date of Passing: Dec 01, 2021

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It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Gilbert Courcelles on December 1, 2021, due to Covid complications.
He was born on November 20, 1958. He will be remembered by his parents, Emilien and Jeannette, his brothers, Gilles (Annette) and Renald (Lisa), three nephews and one niece.
When we visited Gilbert he always wanted to go to The Source to look at CB radios which was always on his Christmas List along with his Police uniform, then there was a stop at A & W for a root beer and then the mall. He was always so excited for his Christmas visits in St. Adolphe with his family. His Sunday phone calls will be missed which he always said he will pray for us. His favourite shows were Price is Right and NSIC. Over the years he has fought many battles with his health. We are sad as a family to see him go, but we know that he is in heaven where there is no more suffering. Rest in peace Gilbert, till we meet again.
Thank you to the staff at Manitoba Development Centre for his care over the years.
A small family service will be held in the St. Adolphe Parish Cemetery in May of 2022.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • My dearest Gilbert My mornings will never be the same without my "good morning sunshine " I will miss you very much. Rest in peace my friend - Posted by: Roberta oakley (Friend ) on: Dec 08, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Gilbert’s family. I was one of Gilbert’s many caregivers over many years. He was definitely one of a kind who will be remembered with love for his strength, perseverance, sense of humour and love of life! RIP Gilbert. “Over and out” - Posted by: Vicky Major (Caregiver and friend) on: Dec 07, 2021

  • Sending hugs and my condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gisele Okrusko (Cousin) on: Dec 07, 2021

  • I had the great pleasure to be involved with, get to know and consider Gilbert a friend through my many years of work in Recreation Services at MDC until I retired in 2019. I was very fortunate to have developed a wonderful relationship with Gilbert. He enjoyed trips shopping especially to the Source but we also made a few stops over the years for tours at the Fire and Police Stations which he really enjoyed. Gilbert had a great sense of humor and I loved our conversations where a little bit back and forth jabbing was always on tap. For years he was the unofficial Security Guard at the Centre and made sure all was in order. Gilbert struggled with his health but it never deterred his enthusiasm for life and involvement with people he cared for. I am very saddened to hear of his passing as due to Covid I have not been able to go up to MDC for visits since I retired. My condolences to his family, the great staff at MDC who cared for him and his many friends who I consider myself to be one of. RIP my Gilbert. - Posted by: Ferdi Nelissen (FRIEND) on: Dec 06, 2021

  • I will miss our early morning talks about CB radios. Goodbye my friend. - Posted by: Nicholls Karen (Caregiver) on: Dec 06, 2021

  • We were sad to hear of your loss, our sincere sympathies to the entire family. - Posted by: Ginette and Lucien Roy (Cousin) on: Dec 05, 2021

  • Our Sincere Sympathy Gilles & Annette & Renald & Lisa of loss of your brother Gilbert. Our Condolences to your Mom and Dad & Lucy and Jerry and Courcelle Family. Jules & Dolores Tellier - Posted by: Jules & Dolores Tellier (Neighbors ) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Rest In Peace, cousin! My condolences to the whole family. - Posted by: Line Courcelles (Cousin) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • I was very sad to hear of Gilbert's passing. I wish all of you my deepest sympathies. I pray he is now at peace. Joanne - Posted by: Joanne Cyr (cousin) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • My sympathies to the family, his friends and his caregivers. - Posted by: Lise Audette (Cousin) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Condoleances a tante Jeanette et oncle Emilien et toute la famille. It's never easy to lose family. May he be happy in heaven and join the family who are waiting for him. - Posted by: Nicole and David Forsyth (cousin) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • My Condolences to the family… Pamela Sabourin - Posted by: Pamela Sabourin (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2021

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