1919 ~ 2012
It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, Paul Alarie, at Foyer Valade on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the age of 92 years.
A man with high family values, Paul will be missed by his six children: Pauline, Cécile (Harry Skene), Maurice (Odile), Annette (Ronald Chevrefils), Diane, Denise (Ian Cyr). Also mourning his loss are 9 grandchildren, their spouses and 9 great-grandchildren: William Skene (Julia and Fergus), Dawn (Michael Crouch), Chad and Lee Alarie, Coleen (Michael, Finley, Quinn, Noah Oman), Adam Chevrefils (Rachelle, Xavier, Coralie), Nathan Chevrefils (Stacey, Terrance, Jude, Wesley), Connor and Nolan Cyr. Paul leaves 4 siblings: Henri, Leo, Yvonne Dupont, Rita (Reg Bernardin) and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In 2005 Paul was predeceased by Jeannette (Chagnon) his loving wife of 58 years. He was also predeceased by 8 siblings and many in-laws.
Paul was born August 14, 1919 in Elie and grew up on the family farm. After he left the army, where he served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers, Dad worked at the paper mill in Pine Falls for more than 35 years. Paul married Jeannette Chagnon and they raised their 6 children in Powerview. Later Mom and Dad moved to St. Vital where they made many new friends. Dad was known as Mr. Fix-It who was always available for any project whether it was changing a tap, building a house or repairing a car. Pépère loved little children and was always delighted by visits from the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul and Jeannette’s love of travelling took them on annual road trips all over Canada and USA. They had fond memories of their excursions to Europe, Hawaii and Alaska.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was held at Notre Dame du Laus Church in Powerview at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 with a Prayer Service at 1:30 p.m.
The family wish to extend their deepest thanks to the staff at Unité Marguerite, Foyer Valade, for all their care during the past five years and especially for all the compassion and kindness extended to Dad and our family this past month.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Association for Community Living, Box 1222, Stonewall MB R0C 2Z0.
Dad, Pépère, we miss you very much!
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