Mikaël François Joseph Lemoine

It is with deep sadness we announce that Mikaël François Joseph Lemoine passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1:05 p.m. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Mikaël leaves behind his parents Luc Lemoine and Diane Gagnon-Lemoine, brother Stephane (Teri-Ann Trach), brother Simon, and sister Stella (Guy Dubois), as well as his nephews Nicholas, Miguel and Xavier, nieces Isabelle and Sophie, and the love of his life, his fiancée Amanda Hope. He also leaves behind Amanda’s parents Dan Hope and Susan Miller Hope, her brother Chris (Nicole Laurila) and many extended family and friends.

Mikaël was truly one of a kind. He had an incredible sense of humour and charismatic personality that captivated everyone he met. Mikaël had a way of drawing a person in and making them feel comfortable. He enjoyed good food and entertaining. One of his favourite pastimes was to cook meals for those he loved – usually with a bottle of red wine. He was also gifted musically and many people throughout his life were lucky to hear him play the piano.

Everyone who knew Mikaël knew about his flair for “all things fancy.” This included his impeccable style, love of the opera, ballet, classic music, nice restaurants, wine festivals and the best ingredients for the meals he made. He enjoyed life and exploring the world, and he travelled to many places with his family and his fiancée Amanda. Recently, Mikaël worked in Paris and loved telling stories about his experiences there. He then moved to a new job at Manitoba Metis Federation and worked in the Early Learning and Childcare department.

Born in Winnipeg on May 2, 1984, Mikaël grew up in both Ile-des-Chenes and Ste. Agathe. He was a fully bilingual Franco-Manitoban, with a deep Catholic faith he shared with his family. His work with the church took him to both Arkansas and a monastery in Quebec. His journey through life was truly unique, and it led him to the place where he always said he was happiest – living in Osborne Village in Winnipeg, exploring the neighbourhood and planning for a future filled with more adventures.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, MB. A reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we know Mik would love everyone to raise a glass of their favourite drink and toast his memory. We also encourage you to share stories about Mik and the incredible life he lived on the tribute wall.

Mikaël a été cueilli de ce monde pour un monde meilleur le samedi, 2 avril 2022. Il laisse dans le deuil son père Luc Lemoine et sa mère Diane (Gagnon)Lemoine et ses frères Stéphane, Teri-Ann (Trach), Simon, et sa sœur Stella et Guy (Dubois). Ses neveux Nicholas L., Xavier et Miguel D. Isabelle L. et Sophie D., sa petite filleule. Aussi, sa Fiancée Amanda Hope ses parents Dan et Sue(Miller)Hope et son beau-frère Chris et belle- sœur, Nicole (Laurila).

La douceur et la sérénité de Mikaël a su captiver l’amitié de son entourage. Terminant ses études, il choisit de faire du bénévolat à Hot Springs, Arkansas avec Père Benoît Picard. Puis œuvrant quelques années au Monastère des Fils de Marie à Val Maria, au Lac Etchemin, à Québec, il revient dans les plaines manitobaines adoptant un poste à DMT où son bilinguisme et son éthique de travail sérieux et responsable lui donnent l’opportunité de travailler pour cette compagnie en France. Il termine sa carrière professionnelle parfumée de débrouillardise avec la Fédération Métis du Manitoba où il laisse une marque touchante auprès de ses collègues.  

Si le Bon Dieu nous l’a prêté pour 37 ans seulement, c’est que…

« [Son] passage sur terre n'[a été] que la préparation au rôle [qu’il aura] à jouer dans les cieux.» (Vie d’Amour, volume 3, p.21)

Avec et pour Mikaël, nous vous disons, à vous, cousins et cousines, oncles et tantes, amis du Monastère et de tout son entourage, on se revoit au ciel à l’heure de Dieu.

Je vous aime et je prie pour vous !

Les funérailles auront lieu à la Chapelle Funéraire Birchwood au

162 PTH-52W, à Steinbach, ce vendredi 8 avril à 13:00 heures.

C’est de tout cœur que nous remercions Père Serge Lépine d’être venu officier cette messe pour Mikaël.

Si vous désirez offrir un don, des messes seront dites pour Mikaël à l’adresse suivante : Père Serge Lépine, de la Communauté des Fils de Marie, 630, route du Sanctuaire, Lac Etchemin, Québec.

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