It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George J. LaFrance on April 2, Easter Monday, 2018.


George is beloved father of Darcy and Sheri, grandfather of Kienan, Crystal and Michelle LaFrance.


He was predeceased by his wife Patricia in 2008.


George was born and baptized on November 25, 1928 in St. Boniface Winnipeg, attending schools in Lorette and Inwood Manitoba.

George was hired by Ashdown Hardware, where he met Patricia, later marrying in 1951.


For most of his career George worked in the manufacturing of concrete products with Supercrete, McCurdy and LaFarge. In 1984 George launched his own company GRL later merging with Building Products.


George worked as a sales marketing consultant for Borland Industries as well as serving on many industry boards.


He served as President for the Manitoba Public Works Association, and the Carleton Club. He was a member of the Board of directors for the National Concrete Masonry Association, Niakwa Country club as well as many others.


Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street.


In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to any non-profit animal shelters.