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MARCEL JEAN-LOUIS LA COSTE (published on January 28, 2009)



MARCEL JEAN-LOUIS LA COSTE Marcel Jean-Louis LaCoste, dearly beloved husband of Gail passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 26, 2009. Mars was born April 14, 1935, eldest son of Joseph and Anne Marie (nee Gagné). He participated in most sports especially hockey and baseball in his early years. He played hockey on the championship St. Boniface Buffalo's team (1955 and 1956) along with his two brothers. He was an All-Star Fastball player five times and played twice against Ed Feignor and his four man team, The King and His Court. Later, he became an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the Transcona Golf Club, and was associated with the Transcona Senior's Club. His greatest enjoyment was time spent with his grandchildren and attending many of their concerts and activities. Mars and Gail were married fifty-one years and had five children, Robert (Norma), Ron (Sharon), Linda (Robert), Gary (Lee) and Brian (Lynn), his ten grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Vanessa, Joe, Cole, Michael, Lisa, Stephanie, Sherry and Kelly. He is also survived by his brothers, Emile (Leona) and Arthur (Agnes), his sisters-in-law, Carol (Floyd), Lynne, Sandra (Keith), brother-in-law Bill Edgar (Jo-Anne) and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., (south of the Royal Canadian Mint). We are grateful for the wonderful care given to Mars at Concordia Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. What made us lovers in the long ago when we first met? Well, I think I know, the best in me and the best in you found each other because we knew that always and always since time began, our being partners was part of God's plan, Forever Gail Though we cannot evaluate Our Dad, his love, his worth to us, he'll always be Just Dad , the greatest guy on earth. GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME 982-7550


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