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Laurent De Ceuleneer

September 30, 2020


Laurent De Ceuleneer

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the passing of Laurent De Ceuleneer who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the age of 80 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Laurent leaves to cherish his memory his wife Betty Ann (nee De Ruyck); his sister Marlene De Ruyck; in-laws, Marie Pouteau, Adrian (Jackie) De Ruyck and Ben (Doreen) De Ruyck.

His nieces and nephews, Blain De Ruyck and Terri (James) Lee; Lianne Mauws, Dawn (Jim) Nicell, Trudy (Steve) Martens, Chris (Carla) Pouteau, Nancy (Wade) Stock, Kathy (Jeff) Balderson and Bart (Terri) Pouteau; Christopher (Alice) De Ruyck, Jonathon (Bonnie) De Ruyck and Allyson De Ruyck; Ryan (Lisa) De Ruyck, Larissa (Barry) Peril, Kim (Steve) Mangin and Karla (Allen) Van Den Bosch and all their families. 

Special Friends, Cody Whelpton; The Ketsman’s, Darcy (Sarah), Michel (Lindsay), Patrick (Jennifer), Alex (Brittany) and their families. As well as numerous friends and relatives. 

Laurent was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Clarisse (nee Van Cauwenberghe) De Ceuleneer; parents-in-law, Charles and Duif (nee Kuyp) De Ruyck; brothers-in-law, Bert De Ruyck, Roy Pouteau and George Pouteau; great niece Beth Van Den Bosch. 

Laurent “Lollipop” to all who knew him was an avid outdoorsman who could often be found hunting, trapping or fishing when he was not farming. One of his many passions was curling and he participated in numerous local bonspiels throughout the years. Lollipop was always there to lend a helping hand or give advice to anyone who may have needed it. His day would often start with “going for coffee” bringing a one of a kind sense of humour into every conversation, he loved hearing all the stories from friends around town and making sure he knew how every local farmer was doing that year. Family and friends were especially important to him, you would often find the neighbouring Ketsman’s and Cody Whelpton visiting him at the farm and undoubtedly learning some of life’s unique lessons.  Laurent “Lollipop” will forever be remembered in our hearts. 

A Private Funeral Service will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2 p.m with Father Vincent Lusty officiating. Everyone is invited to attend the interment service at the Swan Lake Parish Cemetery at 4:30 p.m.  For those unable to attend, please watch live via Webcast. 

In lieu of flowers and to honour his memory, donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba 675 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.

With much appreciation the Family of Laurent De Ceuleneer would like to thank, Nurse Practitioner Cindy Fehr, Dr Peter Georgeos, Palliative Care Nurse Giselle Jeffery, The Pharmacists and staff at Stevensons Pharmacy and Father Vincent for their genuine concern and compassionate care.

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to visit Lollipop, and to those who brought us delicious and copious amounts of food. Thank you for the comforting phone calls and cards as well as your kind condolences and to anyone who donated to Cancer Care in his memory. A heartfelt thank you to Adam’s Funeral Home for your compassionate and courteous service. 

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October 10, 2020

4:30 PM
Swan Lake Parish Cemetery

Private Services

Adam's Funeral Home
35072 Highway 244 South
Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0

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