Guy Taillefer

Guy Taillefer

1935 - 2024

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Obituary of Guy Taillefer

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Guy Taillefer of La Broquerie on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the age of 88 years. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Villa Youville in Ste. Anne, Manitoba.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Estelle (nee Gagnon) and their two daughters, Rita (Denis) and Suzanne, five sons, Gérard (Debbie), Luc (Florence), Claude, Roger (Nicole), Richard (Claudette); four sisters, Marguerite, Doris, Anne-Marie, Thérèse, and his brother Paul (Claire). As well as 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grand-children. Sister/brothers-in-law, Lynne Taillefer, Lillian Gagnon, Claire and Gilles Desorcy, Louis Gagnon, Gérard and Yvette Gagnon, Roland and Carmelle Gagnon. He will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and family friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edouard and Adelaïde (nee Chartier). Brothers Gérard Boily and Jean-Marie. Sisters/brothers-in-law, Wilfred and Yvette Turenne, Oscar Gagnon, Donat and Jeanette Desorcy, Joseph Gagnon, Gilberte and Lorne Friesen, Lynda Gagnon, Lucy Boily, Euclide Vermette, Jack Arnal, Leslie Herman. His parents-in-law Paul-Émile and Rosina Gagnon. 

La Broquerie was Dad’s hometown, where he raised his family on rue principale and where Mom still lives today. He was passionately involved with the La Broquerie sporting teams and played baseball, hockey and curling for many years. He undeniably passed down his love for sports to his children and grandchildren. Dad spent countless hours cutting trees and splitting logs for firewood. He held fond memories of his hunting and fishing adventures, two hobbies he enjoyed very much. Dad’s true passion was for gardening, he always had so many vegetables at harvest time. Especially his beautiful big tomatoes he collected from his 100 tomato plants. Dad also enjoyed playing cards and kept the cribbage board readily available on the table at all times. 

Dad had many jobs but being a janitor at the Saint-Joachim school for 35 years was the career he loved the most. He crossed paths with many students, teachers and co-workers. Whom to this day will reach out and share a story or memory of Dad and how he left a special place with them. Guy was a generous and loving man. His dedication to his family was unwavering. He was passionate about get-togethers with his family and friends. Pépère was so proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he cherished time spent with them. For that reason, Dad always considered himself to be a ‘Rich’ man even though he led a simple life. Pépère on t’aime beaucoup! On se revoit un jour! Dad, your memory will be kept alive in our hearts forever.

The Taillefer family wish to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Villa Youville. To each and every one of you who cared for Guy, we say a big Thank-you, Merci!

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Guy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The funeral mass and celebration of Guy’s life will be held on Friday March 22, 2024, with the video production and eulogy reading beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by the mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church, La Broquerie, Manitoba.

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Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Friday, March 22, 2024
St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church
101 Principale St
La Broquerie, Manitoba, Canada