Larocque, Eugene

Larocque, Eugene

It is with great sadness that the family of Eugene ìFattyî LaRocque announces his passing at the Roblin District Health Centre at the age of 85 years.

Eugene was born to Eugene and Genevieve LaRocque (nee Bouvier) in Boggy Creek, MB on November 8, 1925.

Eugene was married to Celeste Langan on July 20, 1946 in San Clara, MB. In 1951 they moved to Roblin, where Eugene started working for The Good Roads, and in Roblin is where they raised their four children: Margaret, Mildred, Durl and Marilyn. He worked for Manitoba Highways until his retirement in 1988. Eugene loved to dance, play bingo, putter around home, and help out at the farm with the horses. He was the kindest, sweetest man you could ever meet. He was a good and very caring husband and father, and he loved his grandchildren immensely. Even during his last days, he was asking about his new grandchild.

His faith was also important to him, and an integral part of his life.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Celeste; his children Margaret (Bruce) Anderson of Roblin, Mildred (Dennis) Mansell of Flin Flon, MB, Durl (Jenny) of Red Deer, AB, and Marilyn (Ken) Jackson also of Flin Flon; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother Armand, a sister-in-law Jane Langevin and a brother-in-law Melvin Langan, all of Roblin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents Eugene and Genevieve; his sister Blanche; and brother Johnny.

Prayers were held on Friday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. from Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services ñ Roblin Chapel. The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Jose Cabral on Saturday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Roblin. Interment followed in the Roblin Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ken Jackson, Ken Harasen, Allen Hanke, Scott Paul, Dean LaRocque and Tom LaRocque.

If friends so desire, mass intentions or a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation may be made in memory of Eugene.

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