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November 5, 2023
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Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Sunday, November 5, 2023, Mr. Laurie Tichit passed away at the age of 83 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lynne (Kelly) Lodge, Roger (Jennifer) Tichit and Marcel (Rita) Tichit; his grandchildren, Miranda, Amanda (Jon), Quinten, Reiden (Victoria), Tristen, Gavin, Brianna (Eric), Nicole (Daniel), Brooklyn (Jacob), Jessica and Brigitte; and great-grandchildren, Myra and Gia; also left to mourn are his brother Denis Tichit and numerous neighbours, relatives and friends.
Laurie was predeceased by his wife Vicky (née Velle) in 2023; his parents, Henri Tichit and Marie (née Julien); and by his parents-in-law, Maurice Velle and Clothilde (née Adolphe).
In 1954, when Mom was 11 and dad was 14 they met. Then through the years they would meet at get-togethers and dances, always saving at least one dance together. They finally started dating and on June 22, 1963 and then they got married. One of Mom’s favourite stories was how her Dad had to sign to allow her to get married because she was only 20 and the legal age was 21. Mom was a nurse and Dad was a pipeliner, which meant a lot of moving. They lived in every province of Canada from coast to coast but mostly between Manitoba and Alberta. They enjoyed travelling, Europe, USA, and every inch of Canada. They talked about their Alaska trip a lot and their last trip had them travelling by vehicle all the way to the 2 Canadian places they had never been, Labrador and the Gaspé in Quebec.
They also loved camping, especially with their children, in-laws, and grandchildren, as well as fishing trips with friends. Luckily for them, all of their children also loved camping, so they took turns with all of them and on some occasions we all got together for camping, fishing, bon fires, and the joy of being together. They enjoyed hunting, playing cards, visiting, and going for coffee at the restaurant. They made friends easily, some lifelong and some short term but all dear to them. Even their children’s friends became dear to them, being referred to as second children and to the friend’s Mom and Dad to them were Mom and Dad Tichit. They loved watching Roger and Marcel play hockey and Mom loved watching her NHL. Dad loved Mom, so he watched hockey with her. When Lynne introduced Mom to the nail salon she was hooked. Every 4 or 5 months they would go to Winnipeg and Mom would have her nails done. It didn’t take long for Dad to jump on and also have his done, but no polish.
They really enjoyed taking pictures and videos. Many many pictures and videos. Dad would take them and Mom would organize and put them in albums. When they built their new house, a must was a huge built-in wall bookcase for their many albums and videos. Mom and Dad’s favorite time of year was family get-togethers. The cameras and camcorders would come out and you could start smelling the turkey cooking by 5:00 am. Mom loved watching her children and grandchildren open gifts and Dad loved capturing their smiling faces on camera. The biggest loves that they each had were for one another. As long as they did things together, they were happy. 66 years together and so deeply in love. They were absolute soulmates and when Mom left, Dad shortly had to go with her. Now they are together again, forever.
A Celebration of Life in memory of Laurie and Vicky will be held at the Notre Dame Centennial Hall on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. A private family interment will be held at the Notre Dame Parish Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. To view the service details and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca