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HARRY LAMONTAGNE

Born: Dec 13, 1929

Date of Passing: Dec 09, 2020

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HARRY LAMONTAGNE

Peacefully, with his family at his side, Harry Lamontagne passed away on December 9, four days shy of his 91st Birthday
Harry was born in Winnipeg, December 13, 1929 to Alexander and Grace Lamontagne (nee Robertson), the oldest of three.
He trained as a construction electrician and loved to point out the various buildings around Winnipeg that he had wired in the 50's. Work took him to the far north with the construction of the DEW line and building the dam at Kitimat, but it was his epic road trip in a 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria from Calgary to Acapulco with his buddy Goldie that filled him with memories to last a lifetime.
He agreed to go on a blind date where he met Marilyn Kendall, a young x-ray tech from Sioux Lookout. She was the love of his life. A new mine was opening in northern Manitoba so he packed up his new wife and baby and moved to Thompson. The early sixties were tough times in a new town; entertainment was what you made yourself. They enjoyed those early years raising three boys together.
Once the boys were on their own and Harry retired, they moved out to Paint Lake Provincial Park. Together they built the cabin, designing and expanding as they settled into life at the lake. Life was good fishing off the dock in the morning sun or watching Marilyn use her chainsaw on anything blocking her view of the lake. When the lake was frozen they made their way to Phoenix, Arizona for a few months to soak up the sun.
In 2016, it was time to move back to southeastern Manitoba, age had crept up on them and they needed more care than the north provided. They moved to Bridgepark manor a new assisted living facility in Steinbach where they enjoyed a couple of years of living the easy life. With their health failing and dementia creeping in, they made their final move together to Resthaven Nursing Home in 2018. We are grateful they were able to end their life together in such a wonderful place. Sadly Covid 19 took its toll on Harry and he was unable to recover.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years Marilyn, his three sons Geoff (Sandy) of Steinbach, Patrick (Shelley) of Winnipeg and Terry (Sherry) of Thompson, as well as his grandchildren, Jason, Aaron, Brittany, Brian and Isaiah and many nieces and nephews. Harry was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Lorne and his sister Joyce.
A special thank you to the staff at Resthaven for making their life there so rich, everyone from the housekeeping and dietary staff, clerical, recreation, nurses and health care aides played a part in making their days enjoyable. They say it takes a community and this could not be more true than during this pandemic. Thank you.
Cremation has taken place. The final inurnment will take place at a later time when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the expansion of Resthaven through the HavenGroup Foundation 2006 Inc. 177 Woodhaven Avenue Steinbach MB R5G 1K7

GREEN ACRES
Funeral Home and Cemetery
(204) 222-3241
Condolences may be sent to
www.grenacresfuneralhome.com


Publish Date: Dec 17, 2020

HARRY LAMONTAGNE

Peacefully, with his family at his side, Harry Lamontagne passed away on December 9, 2020, four days shy of his 91st birthday.
Harry was born in Winnipeg December 13, 1929 to Alexander and Grace Lamontagne (nee Robertson), the oldest of three.
He trained as a construction electrician, and loved to point out the various buildings around Winnipeg that he had wired in the 1950s. Work took him to the far north with the construction of the DEW line and building the dam at Kitimat, but it was his epic road trip in a 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria from Calgary to Acapulco with his buddy Goldie that filled him with memories to last a lifetime.
He agreed to go on a blind date, where he met Marilyn Kendall, a young x-ray tech from Sioux Lookout. She was the love of his life. A new mine was opening in northern Manitoba, so he packed up his new wife and baby and moved to Thompson. The early sixties were tough times in a new town; entertainment was what you made yourself. They enjoyed those early years, raising three boys together.
Once the boys were on their own and Harry retired, they moved out to Paint Lake Provincial Park. Together they built the cabin, designing and expanding as they settled into life at the lake. Life was good, fishing off the dock in the morning sun or watching Marilyn use her chainsaw on anything blocking her view of the lake. When the lake was frozen, they made their way to Phoenix, Arizona for a few months to soak up the sun.
In 2016 it was time to move back to southeastern Manitoba, age had crept up on them and they needed more care than the north provided. They moved to Bridgepark Manor, a new assisted living facility in Steinbach, where they enjoyed a couple of years of living the easy life. With their health failing and dementia creeping in, they made their final move together to Resthaven Nursing Home in 2018. We are grateful they were able to end their life together in such a wonderful place. Sadly, Covid-19 took its toll on Harry and he was unable to recover.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; his three sons, Geoff (Sandy) of Steinbach, Patrick (Shelley) of Winnipeg and Terry (Sherry) of Thompson; as well as his grandchildren, Jason, Aaron, Brittany, Brian and Isaiah; and many nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by his parents, his brother Lorne, and his sister Joyce.
A special thank you to the staff at Resthaven for making their life there so rich; everyone from the housekeeping and dietary staff, clerical, recreation, nurses and health care aides played a part in making their days enjoyable. They say it takes a community, and this could not be more true than during this pandemic. Thank you.
Cremation has taken place. The final inurnment will take place at a later time when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the expansion of Resthaven through the HavenGroup Foundation 2006 Inc.. 177 Woodhaven Avenue, Steinbach, MB R5G 1K7.

GREEN ACRES
Funeral Home and Cemetery
(204) 222-3241
Condolences may be sent to
www.greenacresfuneralhome.com


Publish Date: Dec 12, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press, The Carillon on Dec 12, 2020, Dec 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Condolences to the Lamontagne clan on the passing of your father/grandfather/uncle. Trust that Harry left a lifetime of memories that you will celebrate in his memory. - Posted by: Randy Chan (former Thompson MB native) on: Dec 17, 2020

  • I am truly sorry on the passing of Harry Lamontagne. RIP Harry. - Posted by: Doug M. Abraham (Friend) on: Dec 17, 2020

  • Condolences to Marilyn & family from Harry's cousin in southern Alberta ( Irene's son). I remember Harry & friend stopping in to see us on the way back from the Mexico trip & a quick spin in the car. Couldn't believe someone drove all that way. Harry was the fun one at the time. Doug - Posted by: Doug McLaughlin (Cousin) on: Dec 16, 2020

  • Geoff, very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He truly was a very kind person. Everyone enjoyed your parents very much. Passing of a parent no matter what their age, we seen to have it in our minds they will never pass, Your dads memory will always be cherished. Our deepest sympathy to the Lamontagne family, hugs from Cheryl & Tom Graham. - Posted by: Cheryl (White) Graham (Friend) on: Dec 16, 2020

  • Sandra and I offer our condolences to the Lamontagne family. Sandra has especially fond memories of Harry from her many years in the Maintenance Department at Inco. Harry was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Dan & Sandra McSweeney Steinbach, Manitoba - Posted by: Dan & Sandra McSweeney (Friends ) on: Dec 15, 2020

  • Geoff, We read of your Father's passing and forward our condolence to you and the family. The passing of a long time Thompson resident is significant to us. Take care and stay healthy. Wayne and Laima Nyysola Winnipeg - Posted by: Wayne and Laima Nyysola (Friends of Geoff and Sandy) on: Dec 14, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Marilyn, (Geoff & Sandy), Terry and the whole Lamontagne family Geoff and Sandy, we were very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing, it seems even in retirement and moving to new homes, the Thompsonites still keep in touch. I met Harry, when he was an operator in the utilities substation at Inco. I remember Harry as always friendly, helpful man. Stay well Stay safe Jim and Marlene Stevens - Posted by: James & Marlene Stevens (Friend / coworker ) on: Dec 13, 2020

  • Wayne and I send our condolences to you Geoff and family. So sad when I saw the picture of Harry Lots of memories from the substation. Rest in peace Harry. - Posted by: Marion Harold (Co-worker) on: Dec 13, 2020

  • Our condolences Geoff, Sandy and Lamontange family on your dad's death. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Geraldine and Austin O'brien (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Many fond memories of the Lamontagne's growing up on Martin Bay in Thompson. Harry is a true gent and friend for all. Sincerely, Greg Swanson - Posted by: Greg Swanson (Family Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Many fond memories of the Lamontagne's growing up on Martin Bay in Thompson. Harry is a true gent and friend for all. Sincerely, Greg Swanson - Posted by: Greg Swanson (Family Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • My condolences, Geoff, to you and your family. I'm not sure if this is the right family, as we haven't seen each other since high school ('76 to '78) in Roblin, MB. Would love to connect and catch up after all these years. I hope they pass on my email and phone # to you. Gerry Kozakewich - Posted by: Gerry Kozakewich (High School friend of Geoff) on: Dec 12, 2020

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