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Born: Feb 08, 1932

Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2022

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On Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:35 a.m., on the liturgical feast day of Our Lady of Banneux, Mother of the Poor, Léon Paul Joseph Palud, a devout son of the Blessed Mother, peacefully entered eternal life having received all the comforts of the Sacraments of the Church at the hands of his priest-son, with his beloved wife and youngest son at his side, and the rest of the family having joined from Quebec in prayer through virtual means in his last hours.
Léon Palud was born on February 8, 1932 in Aubigny, Manitoba, the son of Edna Bouchard and Jean-Marie Palud, a French-Breton immigrant – a heritage which was dear to him. He was the beloved husband of Rose-Marie (Faucher) Palud for over 61 years. He also leaves to mourn his children, Monsignor Michel Palud, C.O., Religious Sister Suzanne Palud, O.FF.M., Stéphane and his wife (Isabelle Joubert) and their children, (Anne-Catherine, Charles-Etienne, Mariam, Antoine, Victoria and Laura-Marie), and Christian and his wife (Jacinta McAvoy) and their children, (Marie-Hélène, Cédric, and William).
He is also survived by his siblings, Rose Laramée (Joseph), Monique Lajoie (Paul deceased), Claudette Veilleux (Jean-Paul) and his brother Louis. He was predeceased by his siblings, Yves, Henriette and Robert. He was also beloved to his in-laws on the Faucher side and thus leaves to mourn, Roland (Kathlean Noonen), Gisèle ( André Mestagh), Jocelyne (Marcel Bonneville), and Lucille (Richard Sylvestre). He also leaves to mourn many nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces and innumerable friends and beloved neighbours of 500 Taché.
Farm life was at the heart of Léon's existence. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything that was fixable. He loved to walk through the fields when the crops were growing, especially on a Sunday afternoon when he would take his family 'faire le tour des terres'. A man always close to God and Nature he passed on these values to all who came in contact with him. Even in the busiest moments of the harvests and hard work on the farm he always found time to go to Church and to come and recite the rosary with the rest of the family in his work clothes. He was also very interested in the missionary work of his son Michel in Jamaica. He volunteered time and talent and treasure a number of times in the outreach of the poor for the Jamaica mission.
Léon always had a joyful disposition and to his dying day loved children. He loved to joke, whistle and tease and till his last moments was the World's Champion for cribbage. Wherever he travelled in the world, he brought his trusty 'crib board' and it seems his lucky stars never left him. Even after his stroke and a mild form of dementia set in, he still could play cards and give a 'skunk' to whoever tried to outdo him!
He will be sorely missed, but in the light of God we feel his presence and almost can see the twinkle of his eye. May he rest in peace.
The funeral will take place in summer, arrangements to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate for the Jamaica Mission to, 'Friends of the Congregation of the Oratory' c/o Joël Gosselin, 60 Riverbend Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R2M 2N6.

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

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Eileen Robert and family (Friends ) on: Feb 02, 2022

  • Our sincerest condolences to a wonderful family - so beloved and respected. Please take good care of each other, Always in our thoughts and prayers, Much love to you all, Fern, David and Malcolm. - Posted by: Dr Fern RODMELL (Friend) on: Jan 29, 2022

  • I had the good fortune to have met Leon during the time that he, Rose-Marie and the Faucher ladies would walk from St. Boniface to Cityplace for a coffee and a visit. Such fun! I wish to send my love and condolences to Rose-Marie and all the family. - Posted by: Merril Johnson (One time coworker of Gisele Mestdagh) on: Jan 28, 2022

  • J'ai eu le plaisir de connaitre votre belle famille a travers l'enseignement a Ste-Agathe. Sympathies sinceres a toi, Rose-Marie et a ta famille. Denise Girouard - Posted by: Denise Girouard (connaissance) on: Jan 24, 2022

  • Mes sincères condoléances a toute la famille de Leon. - Posted by: Tanya Apostolopoulos (Pelletier) (ami de famille) on: Jan 24, 2022

  • Chers Rose-Marie et Famille J'ai appris le décès de mon bon Léon, ami de longue date. Je te présente Rose-Marie à toi et ta famille mes sincères condoléances ainsi que l'assurance de mes prières spécialement mes messes pour l’envolée le plus rapide possible vers Dieu notre Père, source du plus grand Amour que rien ne peut égaler. Je compatis à ta douleur de perdre un époux qui ta accompagné pendant toutes ces années, mais heureusement nous qui avons le privilège d'avoir la foi nous savons que Léon continue son chemin vers Dieu comme il là parcourut à nos côtés pendant toutes ces année. Et oui! en t'écrivant je me souviens de mon bon ami Léon avec qui j'ai travaillé, prié, etc dans une grande amitié, et je suis certain qu'il continuera à nous aider en attendant qu'il m'accueille dans les autres mondes en me disant {te voilà enfin mon vlimeux}. Je te redis mon bon souvenir et te reste uni par la prière sous le regard de la quinternité Divine qui sauront bien te consoler en ces temps de deuil. Je vous aime, Fr.Patrick Deloffre - Posted by: Frère Patrick Deloffre (ami) on: Jan 23, 2022

  • Cher Michel, Je célèbre la messe pour ton cher papa….union de prières Et sympathie ton confrère Édouard - Posted by: Abbé Édouard Banville (Ami) on: Jan 23, 2022

  • A pleasure to know. My condolences to the family. Fond memories. Amour Toujours, Cathy Erickson - Posted by: Cathy Erickson (Friend) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Georgie and I offer our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Our prayers and best wishes are with you and your whole family. Ray & Veorgie Colgan - Posted by: Raymond Colgan (Friend of Msg. Michael Palud) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Nos sinceres condoleances a toute la famille de Leon. Claude et Irene Martin (amis) - Posted by: Claude et Irene Martin (friends) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Nos sinceres condoleances a toute la famille de Leon. Claude et Irene Martin (amis) - Posted by: Claude et Irene Martin (friends) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Je me souviendrai toujours de M. Palud, son sourire, ses yeux brillants et surtout de sa gentillesse envers les enfants. Un saint homme. Je lui souhaite qu’il y aura du cribbage au ciel. - Posted by: Marcel Sorin (Ami de la famille) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Gisele has spoken often of her brother-in-law and his kind hearted ways and love of family. May your faith and family sustain you in this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Laurie Pilon (Friend ) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Chère Mme Rose-Marie Palud, P. Michel, Sr Suzanne, Stéphane et Christian, "La mort est vraiment le mystère qui dévoile notre origine et la vie est le décor qui cache le mystère." (M. Valtorta) Que de bons souvenirs et que de moments de souffrance dans une vie pour M. Palud comme pour vous tous! Puisse votre foi apporter un réconfort. Je vous offre ma prière. Sr Madeleine Vermette - Posted by: Madeleine Vermette (friend) on: Jan 22, 2022

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