Lionel Ronald Joseph Assailly
Lionel died peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 8, 2019 at the age of 80.
Lionel is survived by his wife Helen May, sons John (Paulette), Keith, and Jeff (Karen) and daughter Dawn (Emile) all of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also survived by his brothers Justin (Dorothy), Eugene (Cecilia), and Raymond (Joanne) and sisters Jeanette, Tilly (Ken), Genny (Henry) and Marian as well as sister-in-law Agnes and brother-in-law Einer. Lionel is predeceased by dad Jean Assailly and mom Irene Boisvert of Laurier, Manitoba, also by brother Eddie Boisvert and sister Claudette Inman.
Lionel was born on July 2, 1938 in Ste. Rose Du Lac, Manitoba. After marrying his wife in 1961 in Churchill, Manitoba they had 3 children and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967 and had 1 more child a year later. He worked for many years for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs before retiring in 1992.
He had 5 grandchildren Michelle (Brent), Ashley (Cory), Brandon (Maggie), Dana and Chloi. He also had 4 great-grandchildren Alexis, Jersey, AJ and Harrison.
Lionel had a love of 5 pin bowling, Blue Jays baseball and wrestling. He was an avid reader and could be seen watching The Young and Restless and CSI. He loved to sit on the porch and watch people, working on cars and loved to interact with the friends of his children. He was also involved with the Charleswood Legion and the Rockwood Army and Navy.
A funeral is scheduled for January 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lionel’s life. The family would like to thank the staff at West Park Manor for the wonderful care given to Lionel.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Lionel Ronald Joseph Assailly 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba