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ANDRE DION (published on March 25, 2010)

ANDRE DION Peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital on Sunday, March 21, 2010, André Dion passed away at the age of 26 years. He was the beloved son of Denis and Pauline Dion (neé Montsion); and brother to Rachelle Dion, whom he adored. He leaves to mourn his fiancée Victoria Green of Winnipeg who he loved dearly; his parents Denis and Pauline; his sister Rachelle; his fiancée's parents Richard Green and Patricia Thibodeau, along with her sister Catherine Green; his grand-père Ernest Montsion and Noëlla, many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Georges and Marie Dion, grandmother Georgette Montsion and by his uncle Roger Painchaud. André Dion was born in St. Claude, MB on August 9, 1983. He was a very happy and ambitious young man. At such a young age he had already reached many goals. He had begun a solid career, was planning to marry the love of his life and was very excited to build a home with his fiancée. He spent his winters playing hockey coached by his Dad and most recently played with the Notre Dame Hawks, getting more and more excited as the playoffs approached. He was very passionate about hockey and the Montreal Canadiens. Hockey, family and friends were a big part of his life. He enjoyed traveling to Montreal with friends and was overjoyed when it involved a loss for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the summer, he spent a lot of time on the farm in St. Claude with his family. He loved to help with chores and harvesting. André enjoyed to golf with friends and introduced his fiancée Victoria to the game that she now loves. He spoke very highly about his family, he was a family man. He also became very close to his fiancée's parents. His presence in a room never went unnoticed. His amazing smile and humour filled a room with joy. In every aspect of his life André had many close friends who he cared about dearly. You could always count on André to cheer you up or to make you laugh and he has left us with many memories filled with love and joy. He will remain in our hearts forever. He is now our angel in heaven looking over us and cheering proud and strong: GO, HABS, GO! OLE, OLE, OLE, OLE, OLE, OLE! Funeral Services will be held in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery with Father Marcel Carrière officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Claude/Haywood Wellness Centre, Box 400, St. Claude, MB, R0G 1Z0. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

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