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Born: Apr 14, 1923

Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2021

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Christian Louis Laporte passed away peacefully at Deer Lodge Centre on February 1, 2021, at the age of 97 years.
Chris is survived by his three daughters: Elaine (Rob), Lorraine (Les) and Marie; his two grandchildren: Christine (Kevin) and family, and Joel (Amanda) and family. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby (1964) and his wife, Lorraine (2017); his parents, Louis and Germaine Laporte; his sisters, Susie (Albert) Augert, Yvonne (Ernest) Rouire, Marie (Joseph) Chanel, Germaine (Albert) Roy, and in infancy his sister, Odette Laporte.
Christian was born on April 14, 1923 in Somerset, Manitoba where he spent his childhood. In 1938, Chris and his parents moved to St. Georges, Manitoba. It is here that his love for fishing and hunting continued, and a deep lifelong connection to the Winnipeg River began. In 1941, Chris joined the Abitibi Paper Company in Pine Falls. On January 26, 1943, he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #64 in Pine Falls. Chris became a Millwright and worked 46 years for Abitibi. Retirement was filled with hours of fishing, hunting, tending his garden, biking, cross-country skiing, and simply sitting by his beloved Winnipeg River. In 2014, Chris moved in with his daughter Marie to be closer to his family in Winnipeg. After suffering a stroke in 2017, Chris moved to Deer Lodge Centre Tower 5 where he resided until his passing.
The family would like to thank the staff at Deer Lodge Centre for the excellent and compassionate care Chris received. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to his companions Margaret and Merna at Deer Lodge Centre, and his homecare worker Juliet.
As per Christian's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral. The family will hold a private interment ceremony, at a later date in the Somerset Parish Cemetery.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Elaine, Lorraine and Marie….Bob and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. - Posted by: Debby/Bob Breton (Friends) on: Dec 30, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I was a caregiver to Chris in his last years. I had so much admiration for him and enjoyed knowing him. His humour and kindness where evident even when things where difficult. I was deeply touched by Lorraine and Marie’s love and dedication and attention to him in these last years. My condolences to you and the entire family. - Posted by: Carolyn Tata (Friend ) on: Mar 19, 2021

  • We are so sorry for your Dad’s passing to Elaine and all the sisters. You must have so many memories to cherish. - Posted by: Jan Clarke and Ray Thomson (Cousin) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Thinking of you Chick, Lorraine and Elaine. So sorry for the lost of your Dad. He was a lovely man and will be missed. Sending love from Australia. Babette McAuley - Posted by: Babette E. McAuley (Friend) on: Feb 19, 2021

  • Marie, we were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We will always remember those times he would share stories with us, and his great sense of humour. What a special man! He will always be in our hearts. - Posted by: Frank and Brenda Piche (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • Hi Marie, just found out about Chris passing. I'm so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Me and my late husband Butch met Chris when he moved in with Marie and on their walks they would stop by the fence and me and my hubby would talk with Chris. They enjoyed talking together as they both were in the war. Lots of stories to tell Share. He was so very nice to talk with. RIP Chris. - Posted by: peggy buffie (friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • I have many memories of your dad, especially when him and Lorraine lived behind us in Pine Falls. He had a special place in his heart for Jessica. She spent many hours at their place and loved her grandpa Chris. He always pretended to be so tough but was such a softie ❤️ My heart goes out to you girls and your families. Love Kim - Posted by: Kim Arsenault (Daughter in law) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • Elaine, Lorraine and Marie (Chick) my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. - Posted by: Debby Carling (Friend) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • Our condolences on your loss, Elaine, Lorraine, and Marie. - Posted by: Les and Peggy Hanson (Friends of the family) on: Feb 07, 2021

  • Our sympathies to the family. We lived in Pine Falls remember Ruby & Chris came to our store with his daughter. My brother in law Paul Desilets and I would catch up to Chris on the river, but Chris always had the best fishing spot. He loved fishing. Bless you Chris. - Posted by: Denis Lorraine Allard (friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • I enjoyed the occasional chat with Chris while partaking in a cold one in Branch 64. Chris always drinking from a small glass. To Chris’s girls. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. God Bless and keep you Chris. - Posted by: Kelly Sharpe (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

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