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From: Dominique Ritchot <>
Subject: LEPINE Lionel (Jos. Charles) - Winnipeg Free Press
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:52:18 -0500

Winnipeg Free Press
March 08, 2006

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lionel Lepine,
beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend and
colleague on March 5, 2006 at the age of 59 years old. He will be sadly
missed by the love of his life, his loving wife Freda Lepine; his
daughters, Joanne (Reece) and Julie; stepchildren, Brian, Michael and
Jacquie (Andy) and granddaughter Ashley; brothers, Lucien Lepine, John
Lepine (Alien); sisters, Fleurette Weselynko, Delores Perion, Blanche
Gregory (Ed), Loretta Mireault, Annette Martell (Tommy), Ronnie
Livingston (Darlene); brothers-in-law, Henry Garrick, Lloyd Bisson
(Edna). He was predeceased by his mother and father, Joseph “Hyacinthe”
Lepine and Agnes Lepine (Harel); his brothers, Jules and George Lepine;
his mother-in-law and father-in-law Roderick and Emma Garrick, and
sister-in-law Maryanne Erickson. Lionel was born on July 23, 1946 in the
Municipality of Hanover, MB. He grew up in Marchand, MB and began
learning to operate a grader with the help of his brother, he soon
became the Master of the Grader and from then on worked all over Canada,
and in the recent years in Northern Manitoba. He worked as a Foreman for
Mulder Construction for many years, he then continued to work for
various firms throughout the North. He and his wife set up their own
business Mescanow Autograde & Contracting, he then sub-contracted with
many Construction Companies, especially Smook Bros. Construction,
Department of Highways, Strilkiwski Construction, Nelson River
Construction and Tolko Industries. He also did a lot of work for various
First Nation Communities. Lionel had his own dog team and loved to run
them, he said it was a stress reliever. He loved going back to Bissett
to visit his friends there, and went at least twice a year. In more
recent years, his days off were usually devoted to working on
landscaping the yard, and renovating the house. He also set aside days
to go visit the “Dash”, his nickname for his granddaughter Ashley.
Lionel also loved to tease and “make comments” to those he considered
his friends. Lionel will be missed by his numerous family, friends and
colleagues. Lionel’s family would like to thank The Pas Ambulance
Service, St. Anthony’s Hospital Staff, The Pas RCMP Detachment members,
and Rev. Gloria Lavallee for your help and kindness. Thanks to Dr. Rich
for his care for Lionel throughout his illness (diabetes). A Wake will
be held at the Ke - Na - Now Centre in Wabowden on Thursday, March 9 at
6:00 p.m. Services will be held Friday, March 10 at the Ke - Na - Now
Arena in Wabowden at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Douglas Highway will be
officiating. Cremation and Interment to follow at a later date in
Bissett, MB.

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