KENNETH GELINEAU

Obituary of KENNETH FRANCIS GELINEAU

KEN GELINEAU

1955 – 2021

Sadly. In the early hours of April 20, 2021, our loving dad and grandpa, with his wife Yolanda at his side, passed away in his sleep after a brief, albeit painful battle with cancer. We all take comfort knowing that dad is now pain free and resting peacefully.

Dad will be remembered by his wife Yolanda and children, Wade (Kristine), Lisa & Humberto. Dad will especially be missed by grandchildren Darius, Ava, Annika & Kacen. Dad will also be remembered by siblings Gord (Audrey), Paul (Debbie), Brenda & Judy (Doug), along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad was pre-deceased by his parents Tom and Elizabeth Gelineau as well as brother in-law Doug Vermette.

Dad was born in Winnipeg, MB and spent his early years in St. Vital and his adult life in Transcona. During his adult life dad worked primarily in sales in various places such as Arne’s Trailers and The Brick. Dad retired from work at Granny’s Poultry in 2018. Dad also had a love for cooking but unfortunately never made it to Mexico to start up a “Canadian Themed” food truck business.

Growing up, dad loved spending time at the family cottage in Grand Beach. He loved playing pinball at Playland arcade and having a footlong hotdog from Lanky’s. Dad also loved coaching and helping with the Transcona Nationals Football Club. As a grandpa he loved watching his grandchildren play their various sporting activities such as football, softball & ringette. Dad also had an affection for the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, New York Yankees & New Orleans Saints. Dad could be routinely seen sipping on an “Ice Cold” bottle of Labatt Blue while listening to likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, just to name a few.    

Dad shared the latter 17 years of his life with his wife Yolanda and their son Humberto. Together with Yolanda, dad was able to express his love for Mexico by going on frequent trips all throughout the country. His wish always being to spend his latter years of his life in Monclova, Coahuila, where Yolanda is from. Dad was instantly integrated into Yolanda’s family becoming a loved and cherished member. The families Aguayo Sanchez, Aguayo Sosa, Aguayo Cabello & Aguayo Almanza all loved him unconditionally to this very day. Until the end, dad’s humour, strong will, and role as protector/provider never left him.

Thanks to the many doctors and nurses from HSC and St. Boniface Hospital who provided care to dad during this difficult time. A special thanks to the nurses of 7A South of St. Boniface Hospital who provided special care and kept dad comfortable until his passing.

As per dad’s wishes, his body will be cremated with his ashes being buried in Mexico at the family cemetery.

Dad, you will be greatly missed and will always be in our hearts. We will continue telling/sharing stories as time passes to keep your memory alive. Until we see each other again dad…..

 

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