Gerard W. Talbot
On July 2, 2019, at the age of 87, our Dad, Gerard Wilfred Joseph Talbot, passed away after a brief illness.
Having recently lost his beloved wife and our mother, Marie Louise Talbot, he now leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his children, Henry (Nicole), Idelle (Karen), Aime (Wanda) and Orval (Cindy); his grandchildren Miguel, Kelsey, Pascal and Breann. He also leaves his sisters, Adrienne (Albin) Lebeau, Monique Ahle and Suzanne (Rod) Boudreau; brothers, Claude (Marilyn) Talbot and Denis (Denise) Talbot; sisters-in-law, Anna Talbot, Antoinette Talbot, Linda Talbot, Lena Martin and Seraphine Rogg; brothers-in-law, Emile Cenerini and Henry (Marcia) Martin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Marie Louise Talbot (née Martin), parents Napoleon and Clarisse Talbot, his siblings and in-laws; Marcel (Rose) Talbot, Léopold (Rita) Talbot, André (Thérèse) Talbot, Robert Talbot, Agnès Cenerini, Aurèle Talbot, Tony Ahle, Jules Martin, Desirée (Benoit) Fortier and Emile Rogg.
Gerry, as he was known to so many, was a very kind and generous man who loved to spend time with his family and friends. He would never hesitate to lend a helping hand or offer up some advice and he always loved hearing a good joke or even being a bit of a jokester himself. When Dad wasn't busy taking care of the farm, he spent most of his working life as a carpenter and after he retired, he could often be found helping out family and friends with their many renovations through the years. Dad's talents for creating extended well beyond houses and he could often be found making beautiful blankets by hand, or designing and creating wooden solar lights and planters for his appreciative family and friends. We often looked to Dad in awe as there was nothing he could not do. Dad loved doing a lot of things but something he really enjoyed doing with Mom was playing cards, either at the Friendship Centre in Manitou, with family, or with their dear friends. He enjoyed the time they spent together and couldn't imagine a life without her. Though we miss him already, we take comfort in knowing that he and Mom are back together again.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 532 Fuller Avenue, Manitou, Manitoba. Rosary beginning at 1:30 pm followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5
Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. For more information and condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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