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YVES LAFRENIERE

Born: Oct 28, 1941

Date of Passing: Feb 26, 2021

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YVES LAFRENIERE
October 28, 1941 - February 26, 2021

Yves Lafrenière, age 79 of La Broquerie, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, MB.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Denise (Davy) and their two daughters, Jacqueline (Grant Cline) and Claudette (Richard Taillefer); three sons, Richard (Brigitte Fiola), René (Ginette Fiola) and Gérald (Nicole Normandeau); brothers, Alcide and Emilien (Diane). He will also be remembered by nine grandchildren, Chantal, Marcel, Christian, Robert, Eric, Véronique, Lianne, Josée and Stéphanie; and eight great-grandchildren, Maxim, Maya, Amelia, Nicholas, Théo, Sébastien, Caleb, Bauer, and two due in March.
He was predeceased by his parents, Philippe Lafrenière and Imelda (Pinette); three brothers, Christian, Alain and Marcel; his sister Odile, brother-in-law Bart, sister-in-law Rose and son-in-law Lyndon Hickman.
In 1961, Yves married Denise in Notre Dame de Lourdes and began his Co-op career. He then spent six years in St. Joseph before he moved the family to La Broquerie in 1970. Yves was the General Manager of the local Co-op until his retirement in 2009. He achieved 47 Years of Service for the Co-op.
Yves was the president of the Arena Board for many years and volunteered his time to the Club Sportif canteen. He dedicated his evenings as president of the HTHL and HTJHL, both at the same time, for several years. Yves was the chairman of the town for over 20 years. The growth and development of the Community was very important to him.
Yves loved all sports, but most of all, hockey was his passion. He was a dedicated La Broquerie HABS fan and supported all the teams from Minor Hockey to the Seniors. Baseball was also a game he truly loved. In the 1980s, Yves and Denise would drive to Florida to watch the spring training of the Montreal Expos. At home, he would sit in the bleachers and cheer on our local baseball teams at all levels.
Golf and travelling were other interests he shared with his family. He was adventurous and tried anything once. The life lessons he exemplified were hard work, hard play and the value of financial stability.
Yves was a very proud man. He was especially proud to see his children and grandchildren succeed in whatever they attempted. He was a very sensitive and giving man. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed.

Pepère, tu vas nous manquer.
On t'aime beaucoup. Tu seras toujours
dans nos pensées. A la prochaine!!


Cremation has taken place and a private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Yves Lafrenière may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses that provided comfort care for Dad at the Bethesda Hospital.

Arrangements by
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
1-888-454-1030 or 1-204-346-1030


Publish Date: Mar 6, 2021

YVES LAFRENIERE
October 28, 1941 - February 26, 2021

Yves Lafrenière, aged 79, of La Broquerie, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, MB.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Denise (Davy) and their two daughters, Jacqueline (Grant Cline) and Claudette (Richard Taillefer), three sons, Richard (Brigitte Fiola), René (Ginette Fiola) and Gérald (Nicole Normandeau), brothers Alcide and Emilien (Diane). He will also be remembered by nine grandchildren, Chantal, Marcel, Christian, Robert, Eric, Véronique, Lianne, Josée and Stéphanie and eight great-grandchildren, Maxim, Maya, Amelia, Nicholas, Théo, Sébastien, Caleb, and Bauer and two due in March.
He was predeceased by his parents Philippe Lafrenière and Imelda (Pinette), three brothers, Christian, Alain and Marcel, his sister Odile, brother-in-law Bart, sister-in-law Rose and son-in-law Lyndon Hickman.
In 1961, Yves married Denise in Notre Dame de Lourdes and began his Co-op career. He then spent 6 years in St Joseph before he moved the family to La Broquerie in 1970. Yves was the General Manager of the local Co-op until his retirement in 2009. He achieved 47 Years of Service for the Co-op.
Yves was the president of the Arena Board for many years and volunteered his time to the Club Sportif canteen. He dedicated his evenings as president of the HTHL and HTJHL, both at the same time, for several years. Yves was the chairman of the town for over 20 years. The growth and development of the Community was very important to him.
Yves loved all sports, but most of all, hockey was his passion. He was a dedicated La Broquerie HABS fan and supported all the teams from Minor Hockey to the Seniors. Baseball was also a game he truly loved. In the 1980s, Yves and Denise would drive to Florida to watch the spring training of the Montreal Expos. At home, he would sit in the bleachers and cheer on our local baseball teams at all levels.
Golf and travelling were other interests he shared with his family. He was adventurous and tried anything once. The life lessons he exemplified were hard work, hard play and the value of financial stability.
Yves was a very proud man. He was especially proud to see his children and grandchildren succeed in whatever they attempted. He was a very sensitive and giving man. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed.
Pepère, tu vas nous manquer. On t'aime beaucoup. Tu seras toujours dans nos pensées. A la prochaine!!
Cremation has taken place and a private family "Celebration of Life" will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Yves Lafrenière may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses that provided comfort care for Dad at the Bethesda Hospital.


Publish Date: Mar 4, 2021

As published in The Carillon, Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2021, Mar 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Au nom des membres, employés et la direction de la Coopérative de St Joseph nous exprimons nos sincères sympathies à Denise, Claudette, René et à toute la famille. Nous gardons un très bon souvenir de la présence d’Yves dans notre communauté. Non seulement il était une personne exemplaire dans son travail à la Co-op, il a aussi apporté un impact important dans la vie communautaire ici comme il a fait ailleurs! Sincèrement Alain - Posted by: Alain Damphousse (Ami/Friend and fellow cooperator) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • I got to know Yves at Hockey Meetings n his son Rick always happy to get to meet them at arenas RIP - Posted by: Gerry St Godard (Hockey Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • What a shock it was when Guy phoned me to tell me that Yves had passed away! He was, with his family, our longtime neighbour. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you Denise and to your children and their families! One thing I know for sure is that Yves would not have wanted to linger and suffer for a long time. May he rest in peace! - Posted by: Monique Gauthier (friend and longtime neighbour) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • My sympathies to Richard & all his families, got to know Yves at the Hockey meetings, them were fun years n hockey battles we had at arenas. RIP - Posted by: Gerry (Hockey Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Mes sincères condoléances Denise et à la famille. - Posted by: Raymond Bédard (Ami - Friend & fellow cooperator ) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, grand-father, great grand-father, and brother. Cousins Denise Mestdagh,Andre Labossiere, Elodie Van De Spiegle. - Posted by: Ellie Van De Spiegle (Cousin) on: Mar 06, 2021

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