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Born: Feb 06, 1935

Date of Passing: Feb 02, 2022

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February 6, 1935 - February 2, 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Amando Cochingyan on February 2, 2022 with his family by his side. He was 86 years old.
Amando will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Yvette; his daughters, Mona (Roland), Denise (Brad) and Alice (Normand); his grandchildren, Jacques (Arisa), Eric (Sandrine), Nicholas, Thomas, Cédric, Emilie, Zacharie, Madeleine and Patrick.
Dad was born in Manila on February 6, 1935. His parents, Jose and Susanna had five children, our father being the youngest son of the family. He grew up in an educated household, one which offered him many enriching experiences throughout his childhood and youth. His memories of the Philippines remained vivid his whole life, and he loved to share stories and anecdotes of that time with those around him.
Dad came to America when he was seventeen years old to study. He attended the University of California at Berkley for two years and then went on to study at the University of Manitoba where he completed a degree in Commerce. He worked at Great West Life Insurance Company for sixteen years, followed by a successful career as a life insurance salesman with the Knights of Columbus.
On August 22, 1959 he married Yvette Alarie of Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. They went on to have three girls whom they raised with great dedication, love and devotion. Mum and Dad were a real team. They made sure we had everything we needed so that we felt safe, secure and happy.
Dad's work really suited him. It gave him the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people which he really enjoyed. This interest in the lives of others permeated his daily life. He always took the time to talk and listen to anyone he might meet.
Dad always went beyond the call of duty to help out in any way possible, which speaks to his generosity towards our family and others in our community. He was always thinking of creative ways to support those he cared about and loved.
For our Dad, family always came first. It was his purpose in life, one of his reasons for living. He believed in each and every family member which gave us the courage to go forth in the world and follow our dreams. For him, no pursuit was too lofty to explore, no ambition too grand. He did everything he could for his girls. We in turn try to do the same for our own children. This precious legacy shall live on in the grandchildren. There is no greater gift.

Dad, we know you are watching all of us and we shall make you proud.
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Mes sincères condoléances à toi Mona et à ta famille. Ce n’est pas facile perdre un parent…. Je pense à toi. Gisèle (Fillion) Mousseau - Posted by: Gisele Mousseau (Ami) on: Feb 14, 2022

  • Dear Yvette & family, Amando was a longtime co-worker & friend of my husband, Jim. Amando kept in touch with Jim over almost six decades. His welcome calls were always upbeat, newsy & optimistic & so replete with the love & pride he had for his family. Little did I realize that his most recent call would be our sign off - the end of a long held ritual. Amando will be sorely missed. I am very sorry for your loss. Helene F. (friend). - Posted by: HELENE FLYNN (FRIEND) on: Feb 13, 2022

  • Chère Mme Cochingyan, Mona, Denise et Alice et familles, mes sincères condoléances à la perte de votre très cher papa. I have wonderful memories of visiting your home in Windsor Park, drinking pots and pots of tea. Your Dad was always very thoughtful, always inquiring how our family was doing. I know you will sorely miss him. I keep you all in my heart and prayers. Love Denise & Darrell and family. - Posted by: Denise Le Blanc (amie de Mona et Denise) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Chers Mona et famille, Mes très sincères condoléances en ce moment difficile. Bien que je n’ai pas eu le plaisir de connaitre votre père, grand-père, mari, j’ai eu l’occasion de le voir à plusieurs reprises au restaurant du Golf Saint-Boniface, le dimanche matin. Un homme toujours souriant qui rayonnait de plaisir de retrouver ses amis et de saluer ses nombreuses connaissances. Mes meilleures pensées sont avec vous tous. - Posted by: Marie-Christine Dauriac (Friend ) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Dear Mona and family, sending our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We remember you dad at St. Bernadette church and at the St. Boniface golf course for breakfast on Sunday mornings. May he rest in peace. Guy and Dianne - Posted by: Guy and Dianne Rousseau Martine (Classmate of Mona) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • What a thoughtful and loving tribute to your father. Sincere condolences to your entire family as you mourn the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. The journey through grief is a difficult one. May you find joy in your memories and peace through your sadness. - Posted by: Esther Black (Acquaintance) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Chère Yvette et famille, Nos plus sincères condoléances. Sachez que vous êtes tous dans nos pensées et prières! Nous allons manquées beaucoup ses appèls télé était toujours heureux et nous mentionnait toujours comment fière qu’il était de toute sa famille! Will miss him! R.I.P. Amando - Posted by: Aline & Claude Boisjoli (Friends) on: Feb 12, 2022

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