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Born: Mar 13, 1935
Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Sylvio passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the age of 87.
Sylvio will be profoundly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Agnès (Brière); his children, Mike (Janet), Joce (Marty Hébert), Henri (Kim), Denis (Teri), Jean-Paul (Sandee) and Roxanne (Paul La Rocque); his grandchildren, Natalie (Patrick), Matthew, André (Annick), Kevin (Korrie), Ryan, Alain, Kelsey, George, Emily, Chloé, Cabrel, Eric, Mylène and Emma; five great-grandchildren and two on the way. He will also be missed by his numerous siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Sylvio was predeceased by his infant daughter Rox-Anne; his parents; his in-laws; four brothers and three brothers-in-law.
Dad was born on March 13, 1935 in Elie, Manitoba and grew up in St. Charles. As a teenager, he operated the St. Charles ferry and worked at the convent for the Oblate Sisters. Dad was a master cabinet maker and worked for many years at Dowse Woodworking Ltd. He later retired from the cabinet shop at the St. Vital School Division. Throughout the years, Dad enjoyed building many different woodworking projects and took pride in building his own home, as well as helping build two for his sons. Cabinetry was his passion and he made multiple sets of kitchen cabinets for several family members and friends.
In 1959, Dad married the love of his life, Agnès from Mankota, Saskatchewan and together they raised six wonderful children. Together they enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing 500 and loved to attend family parties, where you could hear Dad's resounding voice singing over the crowd. Dad had an amazing joie de vivre and loved joking around and teasing the grandkids. Pepère was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and his passion for the Habs has filtered through three generations. Dad was also a very faithful man who had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Ile Des Chênes Council and he was always involved in various community activities.
Sylvio was a very proud husband, dad and pepère who cherished his family immensely. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew him.
Cremation has taken place and a Mass of Resurrection is planned for this summer.
Dad would be immensely happy if in lieu of flowers, a donation was made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 30, 2022
Condolences & Memories (13 entries)
I offer my sincere condolences to the LaFleche family in the passing of a great man. I have known Mr LaFleche for many many years & I will miss him tremendously. - Posted by: Rheal Desmarais (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2022
We are saddened by the passing of your dad, husband, pepere, uncle, and brother. We have known each other since junior high and high school. Through the years we have celebrated life with the Lafleche family and I must say, your family has set the bar really really high for family relationship goals. Guy Lafleur kinda goals! Mr and Mrs Lafleche have nurtured a beautiful family and have an everlasting legacy of love. RIP MR LAFLECHE - Posted by: Colleen and Paul Lecocq (Friends) on: May 03, 2022
To the Lafleche Family: Our sincere condolences from all the DaDalt’s. We have very fond memories of Mr. Lafleche on Dubuc St. He was a great neighbour and a lot of fun. We’re thinking of all of you at this difficult time. - Posted by: DaDalt Family (Old neighbours) on: May 01, 2022
Mes condoléances Agnès. J'ai des bons souvenirs de Sylvio lors de mon séjour à la Division scolaire de Saint-Vital. J'entend encore son rire contagieux. Il est partie mais il a laissé sa marque dans ce monde. Qu'il repose en paix. Norbert - Posted by: Norbert Philippe (Collègue) on: May 01, 2022
Sincères sympathies à toute la famille! Il avait toujours une poignée de main solide et un beau sourire! Vous êtes dans nos prières et nos pensées! - Posted by: Andre et Monique (Ami) on: Apr 30, 2022
My deepest sympathies to Jean-Paul, Sandee, Eric and Emma. I’m sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Janine Heinrichs (friend ) on: Apr 30, 2022
We were very saddened to hear of Sylvio’s passing. He was so full of life. He enjoyed and loved his family and friends. We were privileged to know him, Agnes and his kids / grandkids as they came to Mankota to visit with Marcel, Ange and family over the years. Our sincere condolences to you Agnes and all the family. I know that his legacy will live on in your hearts as you share stories laughter and tears. - Posted by: Glen and Nicole Deringer (Friends) on: Apr 30, 2022
Mes sympathies. - Posted by: Dave Hochman (friend) on: Apr 30, 2022
Sincere sympathies to Sylvio’s family. We met through the Caisse Populaire system but he was also a good friend of my uncle, Gerard Desjardins. I imagine them singing their hearts out in heaven. Repose en paix, Monsieur Lafleche. - Posted by: Gisèle L’Heureux (Mutual friends) on: Apr 30, 2022
Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille Laflèche. On garde de bons souvenirs des membres de la famille qu'on a cotoyés au cours des années. Perdre quelqu'un qu'on aime est toujurs très difficile. Bon courage à toute la famile. G & D - Posted by: George & Denise Perron (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2022
I had the privilege of meeting Sylvio and Agnes at the friendship centre in Niverville for lunch every Tuesday with my mom for many years. Agnes, we are so sorry to hear of such a great loss in your family! Our prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Gerald & Ginette Jolicoeur (Friends) on: Apr 30, 2022
He was a very kind and joyous man. Sending you all love and light, knowing he is with God. May he rest in loving peace. - Posted by: Ali & Gilles Cournoyer (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2022
My Condolences to Mike, Janet, Matthew and all the family Pamela Sabourin - Posted by: Pamela Sabourin (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2022
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