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REYNALD (REY) L. LAUZE Obituary pic


Born: Oct 12, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 30, 2022

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October 12, 1938 - January 30, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our kind, soft-spoken, gentle, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda (Paterson), his daughters, Karen (Fred), Catherine (Glenn) and Shelly (Max) Lauze, his stepchildren, Cathryn (Tim) Paterson-Lanouette, Colin (Janet) Paterson, seven grandchildren, Shantel, Danielle, Kayla, Christopher, Jolene, Carter, and Noah, as well as eight great-grandchildren.
Rey was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marie-Ange, his sister Claudette Brisebois, infant granddaughter Hailey Paterson, and sister-in-law Valerie Lauze. He is survived by his siblings, Yvette Pelletier, Raymond (Therese), Gilles, Jocelyne (Eddy) Jaremowich, Jacques (Susan), brother-in-law Marcel Brisebois, several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Rey was raised in St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba. The second oldest of seven children, Rey ventured to Winnipeg in his mid-teens to seek employment. He began working at National Record Distributors as a stock boy working his way up the ranks to become President of the company, leaving National after more than thirty years of service.
Rey's love of fishing lead to his next entrepreneurial venture in life! He created MorningStar Manufacturing (Kramer Lake Tackle) and along with Linda they worked in the shop on their property in Anola, Manitoba. His product was distributed to many points in Canada and the U.S.A
Rey was a man of many talents - his love of camping, fishing and the outdoors led him to building his own motor home! He and his family enjoyed spending time in the motor home at Nutimik Lake and taking trips in it to other provinces and the states. Rey enjoyed doing landscape projects in the yard and especially doing woodworking in his shop - making everything from a Victorian sleigh, tables, doll cradles to name a few. He also enjoyed reading, working on puzzles and Sudoku!
Rey and Linda had fun taking vacations in their motor home, spending time at their tiny cottage on Kramer Lake, Ontario, but they especially enjoyed the peace and tranquility of their country home and yard in Anola, Manitoba, enjoying the birds and wildlife.
The family gratefully thanks the staff at Park Manor Personal Care Home for their compassionate and loving care of Rey. We will always remember his mischievous smile, his twinkling eyes, and his quiet mannerism.
In accordance with Rey's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Parkinson Canada at (donate - make a gift in memory of Reynald Lauze) or The Friends of Hailey Foundation (donation link at

Rest in Peace, Rey - we'll always
love and remember you.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I was privileged to have worked with Rey at National Records when I was at London Records. He was a great person to be around and had a lot of good results together. It was a time in Winnipeg music history that we shared. Rest In Peace Rey Condolences to the family. Gerry Young - Posted by: Gerry Young (Business Friend) on: Feb 05, 2022

  • In losing Reynald, we lost a very dear brother/brother-in-law whom we will remember forever. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Linda Paterson, who took great care of him, and to his daughters, Karen, Catherine, Shelly Lauze, and step children Cathryn and Colin Paterson and all of their families. We have many fond memories of time spent together which are of great comfort to us during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and live on in many hearts. With sympathy, Jocelyne & Eddy Jaremwoich - Posted by: Jocelyne & Eddy Jaremowich (sister and brother-in-law) on: Feb 05, 2022

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