|Henri Victor Philippot Peacefully with his family at his side, our husband, Dad and Grand-père passed away at the Notre Dame Hospital on August 28, 2008 at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Cécile (née Le Roux); seven children: Gilbert (Heather), Roger, Normand, Nicole (Dan), Rhéal (Colleen), Daniel and Patrick (Ginette); 11 grandchildren: Glenn (Tanya), Ian (Amanda), Mark, Jennifer (Albert), Michelle (Sean), Colin, Rachelle, Christine, Michel, Ginette and Stephan; and numerous great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his passing two brothers: Joseph (Yvonne) and Raymond (Lorette); 3 sisters: Natalie, Adrienne (José) and Louise (Aimé); five sisters-in-law: Lucienne Philippot, Josette Philippot, Antoinette Vandel, Rolande Debusschère and Odile Bergeron; three brothers-in-law: Henri Le Roux, Charles (Jean) Le Roux and Rémi (Mary) Le Roux; and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Raymonde; his parents Alexis and Marie (née Philippe; three brothers: Julien, Charles and Alexis; two sisters: Angèle Oliviero and Isabelle Philippot; five brothers-in-law: André Oliviero, Arthur Jacques, Robert Vandel, Edouard Debusschère and George Bergeron; and by two sisters-in-law: Mariette Philippot and Claire Philippot. Henri was born and raised in St. Claude, where he met and married Cécile Le Roux. Together they raised their family and operated a dairy farm for 37 years. After their retirement they enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Dad faced many health issues during his life, but always had a positive attitude and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Dad’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to play cards anytime, anywhere, with anyone, as long as he was winning. We will all miss him deeply. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation and interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Centre de Santé Saint-Claude.
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. www.afh.ca