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FRANCOIS R. (FRANK) AVANTHAY (published on January 24, 2009)



FRANCOIS R. (FRANK) AVANTHAY On January 21, 2009, at St. Boniface Hospital, Frank R. Avanthay passed away at the age of 73 years. Born in St. Boniface on April 16, 1935, Frank went to Provencher School then on to the University of Manitoba where he received his degree in Law in 1961. He had his practice in St. Boniface for 48 years. Frank was a Grand Knight of Columbus' in the St. Boniface Council (3158) from 1985 1987 and was still acting as advisor at the time of his death. He also was a founding member of the coin Amitié for the mentally handicapped. He was predeceased by his parents, Gustave Avanthay, mother Antoinette (Normandeau), and brother-in-law Paul Boulanger. Frank is survived by his brother René Avanthay, sister Doris Boulanger, nephew Marc Boulanger (Irene), nieces Lynne Boulanger, Jennifer Luik (Tim), and his close friend Anita. Special thanks to all the staff at St. Boniface Hospital Emergency, to Gloria on 5E and all the Paramedics. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 (phone 949-2000). Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 26 at the St. Boniface Cathedral with Father Léo Couture presiding. Interment to follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. DESJARDINS 233-4949 1-888-233-4949


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