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GARY MICHAEL PAUL MOURANT

Born: Feb 29, 1960

Date of Passing: Jan 26, 2022

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GARY MICHAEL PAUL MOURANT

FEBRUARY 29, 1960 – JANUARY 26, 2022
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gary Michael Paul Mourant on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the age of 61.
He will be greatly missed by his partner Sonia, daughters Melanie, Angèle (Michael), grandchildren Hudson and Rhémi, his mother Berthe (Betsy), brother Gilbert (Agnes), sister Marilyn (Marc), and his many nieces and nephews, as well as many great nieces and great nephews. Dylan (Brigitte), Jennifer (Kyle), Karis (Keenan), Falon (James), Seth, Sadie, Caydance, Arianna, Atlas, and the Cumming family Craig (Cheryl), Laurel (Pat), Zac, Carson, and Ainsley.
Gary was predeceased by his father Paul (Dec 2019) and ex-wife Jacqueline (Dec 2021).
Since day one Gary was unique and remarkable being born on Leap Year, of February 29th, 1960, at St. Boniface Hospital.
Gary grew up in Dufresne Manitoba surrounded by family. He loved the outdoors and took every opportunity to enjoy his love of fishing and hunting. Gary was happy to have anyone join him on any of his expeditions; but he found the most joy when hunting with his dad, Gil, Mimi, and Dylan. His day long fishing adventures with his grandchildren out on the pontoon boat were filled with laughter, excitement, and endless patience for freeing snagged lines. The day always included a stop at Scottie's Beach, and usually one (or three) more fishing strolls on the boat ride back to camp.
In earlier years, Gary excitedly planned many annual fishing trips known as The Uncle Buck weekends which included family, friends, and many children. It goes without saying that this was the most anticipated event of the year. Gary would prepare for weeks with lists and packing bin after bin making sure there were enough fishing rods, life jackets, and tackle for each child. Also ensuring to pack two of everything – just in case. Two tents, two sleeping bags, two cots, two stoves, two coolers… which always included Old Nippy cheese, Kubasa, French's mustard, Bick's baby garlic dill pickles, and Ritz crackers.
The Mourant family spent many happy summers at Caddy Lake. In later years Gary and Sonia enjoyed summers at McKenzie Lodge in Kenora where they made long lasting friendships.
Gary valued living life to the fullest and dedicated his life-long career to serving agriculture. He enjoyed connecting with dairy farmers about their needs and how he could help. December's annual dairy convention was always highlighted in everyone's calendar. Gary would spend days meeting with customers and colleagues to discuss the latest in dairy equipment and farming news. He was inspired by farmers, and motivated to help them reach success. Gary was proud to see Manitoban farms thrive.
Gary was known by many names: Dad, Uncle Buck, Skunk, Nooky, Gears, Gare-Fisher, The Legend… but out of all the names; he cherished being called Grandpa the most.
Gary always carried a positive attitude and a contagious sense of humor. Gary's smile had the power to warm your soul and brighten your spirit. He faithfully believed in God and in Positivity. Gary lived life with purpose and held great emphasis to LIVE LOVE and LAUGH.
Special thanks to Soeur Rioux for her kind and constant spiritual care.
Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. To join the family via livestream please go to www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com and click the link on Gary's obituary page shortly before the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba https://aitc.mb.ca/get-involved/donate.


Publish Date: Feb 17, 2022

GARY MICHAEL PAUL MOURANT
February 29, 1960 – January 26, 2022


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gary Michael Paul Mourant on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the age of 61.
He will be greatly missed by his partner Sonia, daughters, Melanie, Angèle (Michael), grandchildren, Hudson and Rhémi, his mother Berthe (Betsy), brother Gilbert (Agnes), sister Marilyn (Marc), and his many nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews, Dylan (Brigitte), Jennifer (Kyle), Karis (Keenan), Falon (James), Seth, Sadie, Caydance, Arianna, Atlas, and the Cumming family Craig (Cheryl), Laurel (Pat), Zac, Carson, and Ainsley.
Gary was predeceased by his father Paul (December 2019) and ex-wife Jacqueline (December 2021).
Since day one Gary was unique and remarkable being born on Leap Year, of February 29, 1960, at St. Boniface Hospital.
Gary grew up in Dufresne, Manitoba surrounded by family. He loved the outdoors and took every opportunity to enjoy his love of fishing and hunting. Gary was happy to have anyone join him on any of his expeditions; but he found the most joy when hunting with his dad, Gil, Mimi, and Dylan. His day long fishing adventures with his grandchildren out on the pontoon boat were filled with laughter, excitement, and endless patience for freeing snagged lines. The day always included a stop at Scottie's Beach, and usually one (or three) more fishing strolls on the boat ride back to camp.
In earlier years, Gary excitedly planned many annual fishing trips known as The Uncle Buck weekends which included family, friends, and many children. It goes without saying that this was the most anticipated event of the year. Gary would prepare for weeks with lists and packing bin after bin making sure there were enough fishing rods, life jackets, and tackle for each child. Also ensuring to pack two of everything - just in case. Two tents, two sleeping bags, two cots, two stoves, two coolers… which always included Old Nippy cheese, Kubasa, French's mustard, Bick's baby garlic dill pickles, and Ritz crackers.
The Mourant family spent many happy summers at Caddy Lake. In later years Gary and Sonia enjoyed summers at McKenzie Lodge in Kenora where they made long lasting friendships.
Gary valued living life to the fullest and dedicated his lifelong career to serving agriculture. He enjoyed connecting with dairy farmers about their needs and how he could help. December's annual dairy convention was always highlighted in everyone's calendar. Gary would spend days meeting with customers and colleagues to discuss the latest in dairy equipment and farming news. He was inspired by farmers, and motivated to help them reach success. Gary was proud to see Manitoban farms thrive.
Gary was known by many names: Dad, Uncle Buck, Skunk, Nooky, Gears, Gare-Fisher, The Legend… but out of all the names; he cherished being called Grandpa the most.
Gary always carried a positive attitude and a contagious sense of humour. Gary's smile had the power to warm your soul and brighten your spirit. He faithfully believed in God and in Positivity. Gary lived life with purpose and held great emphasis to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH.
Special thanks to Soeur Rioux for her kind and constant spiritual care.
Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. To join the family via livestream please go to www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com and click the link on Gary's obituary page shortly before the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba https://aitc.mb.ca/get-involved/donate.


Arrangements by:
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Feb 5, 2022

GARY MICHAEL PAUL MOURANT
February 29, 1960 - January 26, 2022


It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Gary Mourant on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
A longer obituary to follow on Saturday, February 5, 2022.


Arrangements by:
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Jan 29, 2022

As published in Winnipeg Free Press, The Carillon on Jan 29, 2022, Feb 05, 2022, Feb 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Sonia and family So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Ben and Millie Sveinson (Friends) on: Feb 17, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Gary's passing. Although it has been many years since we walked the halls of the Ste. Anne School, I will always remember Gary as a kind, fun-loving, inclusive person. He was one in a million and made school in those long-ago days tolerable and memorable! My sincere condolences to those whose Gary's life touch in a loving way. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you move through these sad days of goodbye. Rest well, my friend. - Posted by: Gerald Ragot (Ste. Anne School friend) on: Feb 06, 2022

  • Sonia - so terribly sorry to hear of Gary's passing, Know that he is in God's Loving Arms.. No more suffering, No more pain. He is Healed In the name of Jesus and Dancing in the Sky. - Posted by: Lise Bristow (Work) on: Jan 30, 2022

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