Mr. Jean (Johnny) Paradis
April 4, 1933 - March 27, 2008
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Thursday, March 27, 2008, Jean Paradis passed away at the age of 75 years at the St. Boniface Hospital.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Irène (née Lajoie), his daughters, Lynne (Rockie) and Michelle (Magel), grandchildren, Mélanie, Stéphane and Sara.
He also leaves behind his sister Céline, his twin sister Jeannine (Marcel), and his brothers, Normand (Irene), René (Eva), Gabriel (Sharon) and Lionel.
Jean will also be missed by the Lajoie family and many relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Rose and Félix, his brothers Alphonse and Léonard, and his sister Lucille.
Jean aimait être entouré de sa famille. Nous gardons beaucoup de bons souvenirs du temps passé ensemble, ce qui était très important pour lui. Pepère aura toujours une place spéciale dans le cœur de ses petits-enfants, car pour Mélanie, Stéphane et Sara il était le centre de leur univers.
The family would like to thank the St. Boniface Hospital 5B staff for the excellent care that Jean received.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1st, at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church, 135 John Forsyth Road.
Interment to follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodière Blvd.
Mr. Albert (Buddy) Reece
December 18, 1953 - March 18, 2008
Buddy was born on December 18, 1953. He left us on March 18, 2008 after a brave struggle with cancer.
He grew up on the family Farm in Faulkner, MB with his parents Albert and Ombra, and his three sisters Bernice, Val and Grace.
As a young man he moved to Winnipeg where he met his soul mate JoAnne Chaput.
They married on August 3, 1974 and lived in Lorette, MB.
They had two beautiful daughters Angela and Jayme and then acquired a son Joshua.
In the later years he also added to his family, his son-in-law Colin, and daughter-in-law Megan.
Angela gave him two beautiful grandchildren Shawn and Leah, Jayme and Colin gave him another small miracle Logan.
Buddy’s passion was tinkering in his garage, yard work and most of all going to the Lake with his family, sitting around the fire with a good glass of rye and laughing together.
He was a passionate, loving husband, an idolized incredible father and a fun filled grandfather who was always filled with unconditional love.
He was known for his unique sense of humor and his zest for life.
He was loved by all and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
“It’s not the number of breaths you take; it’s the number of moments that take your breath away”
We will love you Forever … You were our moment.
A celebration of Buddy’s life will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28 at Centre Jubinville in Lorette, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Boniface General Hospital - Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Mr. Brian William Ross
August 10, 1944 - March 18, 2008
Mr. Brian William Ross, aged 63 years, resident of Thunder Bay passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Born in Manitoba, he was raised in Yorkton.
Brian was an active member and Past President of Lakehead Rotary; former Member of the Board of the Thunder Bay Country Club; former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Police Youth Corps; Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 18th Annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research; volunteer for the Northern School of Medicine, United Way, Sun Life Grand Prix Curling Bonspiel and many other community organizations.
He enjoyed golfing, curling, cooking and playing various musical instruments.
Brian spent twelve years in various federal development agencies as a policy/economic planner and researcher in Ottawa, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan.
He worked as a grass roots economic and business developer in Atikokan for five years.
He also provided small business loans through the Northern Ontario Development Corporation in the Kenora and Thunder Bay Districts for nine years.
He later became an Independent Financial Advisor as a representative of Hub Capital Inc.
Survived by his wife of 24 years, Betty Anne; his children Carolyn, Laura and James; his sister Patricia; daughter-in-law Evelyn Ross (Dennis Patterson) and four grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents and son Richard.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service for Mr. Brian Ross will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church with Rev. Randy Boyd officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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