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REGINALD (REG) LECLAIRE
Born: Mar 11, 1962
Date of Passing: Oct 01, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
REGINALD (REG) LECLAIRE
March 11, 1962 - October 1, 2022
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a brother, a brother-in-law, an uncle, and a friend. Reg passed away on October 1, 2022, at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, with family at his side, after a short but aggressive battle with cancer.
He was predeceased by his father Victor (August 1998), mother Albertine (née Breton) (August 2009) and brother Aurèle (August 2020).
He leaves behind his brother Albert: children, Joëlle, Rossel (Régan), Danel (Mandi), and Michel (Simone); his sister Marjorie (Armand) Beauchemin: children, Danielle (Lloyd) Waldner, Réjean (Marie-France), Andrée (Cliff) Halaburda - his godchild, Gaëtan (Joanne), Clode (Eric) Péloquin, and Camyle (Martin) Jolicoeur; his sister-in-law Shirley Denesiuk (+Aurèle); and two special cousins, Monique Leclaire and John (Annette) Kenny.
Reg grew up in St. Adolphe, MB and always loved the outdoors. For years while in university and even later, he worked part time for a monument company, sandblasting and installing headstones and memorial markers. Come winter, snowmobiling was his sport of choice; the outdoors, the cold, the speed, the adrenalin rush, all shared with family and friends. Upon graduation from L'Université de Saint-Boniface, Reg taught English (Shakespeare was his forte), and then went on to what was the highlight of his working career, working with his brother Aurèle at LeClaire Brothers Funeral Products and Services, a company they founded in 1993.
Upon retirement, Reg continued doing little jobs here and there, and fully embraced his love of the outdoors and his music.
Repose en paix Réginald!
Nous t'aimons ... Tu nous manqueras!
A private graveside service for Reg was held at the St. Adolphe Parish Cemetery, St. Adolphe, MB.
If desired, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or to the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, PW112-700 William Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9.
475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 29, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
I meant Reg in grade 10, I had just come to collège secondaire de Saint Boniface. I had the biggest crush on Reg. And it makes me very sad to know that he had passed away. He’s a very good athlete and everybody liked him. - Posted by: Claudette LeBlanc (Classmate) on: Jan 20, 2023
My sincere sympathy to Reg’s family! He had a great sense of humour and the best laugh! He will be missed!😢 - Posted by: Sharon Crane (Friend) on: Dec 10, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with the Leclaire family. Reg served with competence and compassion at a time that was difficult for families. I know he was welcomed home by the Lord with the words: "Well done, good and faithful one." With sincere sympathy and prayer for the family... Sister Alice - Posted by: Sister Alice Konefall (Reg did many funerals for us when I was at St. Ann Parish in Winnipeg.) on: Nov 06, 2022
À la famille de Réginald : nos sincères condoléances. Reginald était un excellent professeur. - Posted by: Jean-Maurice Lemoine (Acquaintance) on: Oct 31, 2022
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