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Born: Aug 12, 1944
Date of Passing: Jan 03, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
It is deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Father, Papa, Brother and Uncle Aurèle Berthelette on Monday, January 3, 2022 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 77.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Carrie (nee Johnson) along with their four children - his son Randy (Margie) and daughters Lynn, Sheri (Mike) and Michelle. Papa will be missed greatly by his beloved grandchildren Jo-Dee, Michael-Tyler, Justin, Keianna, Zachary, Riley, Salem (Carrie), Xander-Ray and Faith and great-grandchildren Tayvian and Acelyn. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Hope.
Aurèle was born August 12, 1944 and raised in Aubigny, Manitoba in a large family of 14 siblings. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Ida Berthelette and his siblings Romeo, Therese, Armand, Adrienne, Flora, Marcelin, Marina and Richard. He leaves to mourn his remaining siblings Alice, Yvette, Evelyn, Claude and Paulette. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Dad worked most of his life as a Barber, starting his career at the Brunswick Hotel on Main Street and opening his own shop on Provencher Blvd called "Aurèle's Hairstyling". As a Barber he met tons of people and was a great listener. Everyone was his buddy.
Dad also loved to bring his family and friends boating on the Red River. He always enjoyed nature, whether it be camping at St. Malo or Gull Lake and they eventually bought property at St. Laurent. It was Dad's favourite place to spend his summer days watching his family enjoy the outdoors together and making the property more beautiful.
In the winters, he and Mom loved to go to Mexico and soak in the sun. He would always have the best tan of all of us. Dad lived life to the fullest.
Due to covid restrictions, a small viewing was held prior to cremation as per his wishes. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in the Spring. Family and friends may sign an online book of condolences at ejcoutu.ca
E.J. Coutu Funeral Chapel
Publish Date: Jan 8, 2022
Due to the current restrictions, no formal service will take place.
A longer obituary to follow this Saturday, January 8, 2022.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Publish Date: Jan 6, 2022
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2022, Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (17 entries)
Carrie & family, Deepest Condolences on loss of your husband, dad & grandfather. Love Lauralee & family. - Posted by: Lauralee McMillan (sister in law) on: Jan 14, 2022
Our deepest condolences to his loving and caring wife Carrie and their children. He lived his life to the fullest and will be missed. - Posted by: Darlene Bartlett & Al Primmett (Cousin) on: Jan 12, 2022
Our deepest condolences at the passing of Aurele. Many good memories come to mind at this time. May he be remembered as a great guy who treasured family & friends. Rest in peace Aurele. George & Joanne Roberton - Posted by: George & Joanne Roberton (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2022
Many great memories with Aurele and his friends, while renting out the back space behind his Barbershop. John Hare - Posted by: John Hare (Tennant and friend) on: Jan 09, 2022
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. When someone becomes a memory, the memories become the treasures to hold. All my love and prayers go out to the family. - Posted by: Therese Beitz (Lambert) (Friend ) on: Jan 09, 2022
I am so sad for you Dear Carrie and Sheri - you must be so sad. He was such a happy and carefree guy, and you were so happy together. I am deeply sorry for you both and your family. I hope your memories will make some of your sadness bearable. - Posted by: marianne humphreys (coworker of carrie and sheri) on: Jan 09, 2022
Dear Carrie and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Aurele. I have many fond memories of camping at St. Malo with your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Louise (St. Pierre) DeClercq - Posted by: Louise DeClercq (Family friend) on: Jan 09, 2022
Aurele cut hair for 3 generations of my family from my Dad Charles, who was his first cousin, right down to my own kids. He always had great stories at the barber shop. Because I always sported a flattop haircut, I was at Aurele's monthly for years. We'd catch up on stories of his family and his travels. In fact he's the one that convinced me to visit Mexico but to rent a place instead of staying in a resort. Best decision I ever made. Aurele always had a positive attitude and seemed to be a happy-go-lucky type. To the family in mourning, my deepest condolences for your loss. He went too soon but he will always be remembered. - Posted by: Claude Berard (distant relative) on: Jan 09, 2022
Uncle Aurele was someone no one would forget....He had such a carefree joy de vivre...everyone had a good time when we got together...He was so good hearted. .when Dad (Ticoq) was in hospital Aurele was there with his barber kit giving him a haircut just the way Dad liked it...we have spent many winters together enjoying and partying in Mexico ...you will be truly missed our dear friend and uncle 😘😍😘😍 - Posted by: Alan and Diane Davis (Uncle and friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
We are so sorry to learn of Aurele's passing Carrie. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Paul and Shelley Duprey (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
My deepest condolences to the family and all who loved him. He was a wonderful friend who was always so kind and welcoming. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Andrea Thomson (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
Sorry to hear of his passing. I met Aurele back in 72 at his shop on Provencher. He was a wonderful conversationalist and was always smiling and laughing. It was a pleasure to get your hair cut with Aurele. He’s gone but will not be forgotten. All the Best to the entire family. - Posted by: Bill Keegan (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
My deepest condolences to the family, always enjoyed our conversations as my barber and friend. - Posted by: Dan Pries (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
On behalf of the McCarthy family, we offer our sincerest condolences to Carrie and the Berthelette family on their loss. Rest in peace Aurele. - Posted by: Florence LaPointe (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
Well this is so hard to do. I'm going to miss you yelling there's my cousin everytime we passed outside. You will be missed by everyone who new you. RIP cousin. Til we meet again. Love Yvette Berthelet - Posted by: Yvette Leclerc (Family) on: Jan 08, 2022
May you rest in peace Aurelle. You were my favorite cuz and friend. You will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Doug and Phyllis. Will always love you - Posted by: Doug and Phyllis Bartlett (cousin) on: Jan 08, 2022
I am so saddened to hear of your loss Carrie, Lynn, Randy, Michelle and your extended family. Aurèle was an absolute presence in this world and his passing leaves a big hole. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief and always. Rest In Peace for all time Aurèle. - Posted by: Judith McFarland (Friend) on: Jan 06, 2022
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