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Born: Apr 25, 1935

Date of Passing: Apr 02, 2021

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April 25, 1935 ~ April 2, 2021

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, Jean Marie Proulx, at Foyer Valade on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at the age of 85. He has gone to be reunited with his loving wife of 57 years, Hélène (Forest).
He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Lise (Rob Gillon), Aline (Ed Giesbrecht), Lucie (Robert Hince) and son René Proulx (Laura), grandchildren, Michel Hince, Joanne Hince (Kyle Bergen), Joyce Gillon (Mike and Sophie Pelletier), Marc Gillon (Kristine), and great-granddaughter Aspen Jean Gillon.
He is also survived by his brother Marcel Proulx (Rolande), brothers-in-law, Gilles Forest (Denise), Raoul Forest (Agathe), sisters-in-law, Cécile Forest, Yvette Alarie, Marguerite Forest (sgm), Yolande Forest, Lucille Ritchot, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Pierre and Eveline Proulx, and his siblings and spouses, Ernest (Alice), Hector (Cécile), Paul-Emile, Romeo (Suzanne), Jeanne (Louis Hince), Noel (Hélène), Arthur (Marie Jeanne), Marie-Ange (Denis Preteau), Noella (André Dubois) and Lucille (Denis Fontaine).
He was also predeceased by his wife's parents, Desanges and Napoleon Forest, and his Forest sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gertrude (Jean-Emile Bohemier), Jeanette Forest, Herve, Raymond, Leo, Marcel, Laurent, Andre (Simone) and Jean Alarie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in his memory.
Due to current Covid restrictions cremation has taken place and a private family service will be scheduled at a later date.
The family would like to offer special thanks and recognition to Dad's caregivers on the 1st Floor at Foyer Valade for their kindness and the excellent care they provided to him. We are truly grateful for them and Dad was blessed to be in their care.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to Uncle Jean Marie's family. Mom (Noella) loved her brothers and spoke fondly of each of them. Sending love... - Posted by: Dubois Relatives (Nieces and Nephews) on: May 02, 2021

  • My condolences to the family of Jean Marie Proulx. I will always remember this uncle as gentle and always smiling. - Posted by: Eveline Cross (Hince) (Niece) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • Hi Aline... I ran into Richard and Anne Marie today and they told me about your dad...My sympathies to you and the family..You are in our🙏🙏 Liliane - Posted by: Liliane Lemoine (Co-worker) on: Apr 15, 2021

  • Chère Aline Mes sincères sympathies pour la perte de ton cher Papa💐 Il étais un homme de Force, de Foi et d'Amour et tu lui rendais pareil!! Il etais Bénis de t'avoir💖 Prends soin de toi -Il sera toujours avec toi🌞 Mes pensées et prières sont avec toi et ta famille🙏 Lucillexo - Posted by: Lucille Lamoureux (Amie) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Roger Simard (Friend) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • Jean Marie mon grand frère. Rolande and I would like to offer our condolences to the family. Jean Marie always was very special to me from a very young age. He was my big brother. He spoiled me with his kindness and generosity. I loved him and will miss him very much. We love you all. His little brother, Marcel. - Posted by: Marcel and Rolande Proulx (Brother and sister in law ) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • He was such a wonderful man. Brought joy and happiness to all the people he spoke with. Condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Jason (Nephew ) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • À la famille de Jean-Marie Proulx. Nos plus sincères sympathies. Ont as beaucoup de bonnes mémoires avec vôtre famille. La famille Grimard. - Posted by: Pierre Grimard (Friends) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • My condolences and prayers to all. So sad to hear of another uncle's passing. Louise Mercer (Hince) - Posted by: Louise Mercer (Hince) (Niece) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • I have very fond memories of my wonderful uncle. My sincere condolences to all of the family. - Posted by: Jacqueline Bohemier (Niece) on: Apr 10, 2021

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