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Born: Jan 04, 1925

Date of Passing: May 20, 2020

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January 4, 1925 - May 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Denis Durand (Dad / Pepère) on May 20, 2020, at the age of 95.
Denis was born and raised on the family farm in Lorette, Manitoba. The love he had for farming was evident in the way he tended with pride to his farm and vegetable garden. It was through delivering eggs to the Dumont family that he met his future wife Laurette. They shared 60 wonderful years together.
He embodied love, respect, loyalty and humility. His work ethic, commitment to family and his easygoing personality was inspiring to others. He always took the time to greet everyone he crossed paths with; a trip to the mailbox or grain elevator could take several hours. He loved reminiscing and sharing stories with friends and family.
Denis was predeceased by his wife Laurette, his parents, his brother Georges, nine sisters-in-law and seven brothers-in-law, as well as two great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Denise, Janine (Gilles) and Simone (Jacques); nine grandchildren, Sean (Samantha), Leanne (Matt), Sheldon, Jason (Breanne), Miguel (Jenna), Milaine (Cameron), Monique (Eric), Chantal (Mike), Justice (Nyssa); eleven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.
A private Funeral Mass will be held at a later date.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the employees at Hôpital Sainte Anne, Dr. Delaquis and the nurses for their kindness and exceptional care.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Christopher Matthews for his many years of care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Foundation at 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3.

"Tu es avec Mom; elle t'attendait
les bras ouverts pour t'accueillir."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 10, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Nos plus sinceres sympathies. Nos lenses sont avec vous. - Posted by: Nicole et Fernand Comte (Friends of Janine and Gilles ) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Mes sinceres sympathies a toutes la famille mes prieres sont avec vous tous dans ce moment difficile Louise Larue Marc Katie Leo Durand - Posted by: Louise Durand La Rue (brother law uncle to Marc Katie Leo Durand ) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille! Irène Bohémier et John Coutts - Posted by: Irène Bohémier (Amie) on: Jun 12, 2020

  • We are very sorry for your lose. Our sympathies to all your family Nyssa Guilbert's parents - Posted by: Gerald & Gisele (Adolphe) Guilbert (Gisele's Dad was Denis first cousin) on: Jun 10, 2020

  • Denis always had a smile on his face and we're almost sure he has one right now. So sorry for the loss of your father. He will be remembered fondly. - Posted by: John and Lynn Hudrick (Neighbour) on: Jun 10, 2020

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