It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Labossiere on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 61 years.
Dennis was predeceased by his father Walter Labossiere, mother Marcel Serack and brother Brian Labossiere. Dennis leaves to mourn his loving wife of 42 years, Colleen (nee Eaton); his sons Jeremy (Nikki), DJ (Jen), as well as his daughter Vanessa; his eight grandchildren: Lucas, Haydon, Lilly, Braelyn, Ivy, Brody, Tessa and Ryland. Also left to mourn his passing are his brothers Allan (Gisele), Ken (Lena), Stan, along with his sisters Donna (Rick), Patsy and Christine. He will also be missed by his: sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, cousins, friends and many co-workers whom he considered family.
Dennis was born in Winnipeg, MB, May 30, 1957. The youngest of eight children. He lived in BC for a short time during his younger years and grew up with the Murray family who he held dear and was treated by them as one of the family.
After coming back to Winnipeg, he joined his brothers in the auto body industry. But Dennis’ passion was the military which he joined and made many close friends which he talked about up until his passing. Most notably the Queen’s own Cameron Highlanders. An accident forced his path back to auto body and he joined his brothers again in the auto body industry. He worked there for many years and was passionate as a painter up until health issues turned his path to his position as Bioscience Technologist at the U of M. It was because of his longing of the military he joined the Commissionaires and was working at 17 Wing which brought back the military feeling he missed.
Dennis Loved music and often could be seen at his computer with the tunes blaring as he absorbed himself in his work, which he loved. He always was one to put others before himself and his commitment to his work with the students and staff showed that.
He loved camping and made regular summer trips to various campgrounds throughout the summer months. It was always a priority of his to ensure that he was surrounded by his family and loved ones as much as possible in all he did. Dennis was also an avid movie buff and a social butterfly. So, with that combination he would often be quoting movies, striking up random conversations with strangers at the supermarket or other public places. He loved to laugh with others and regularly reminisced about times of his younger years, recounting stories or adventures he had.
His biggest passion of all was his grandchildren. Amongst his other health issues he would always say how complete and full his grandchildren made him feel.
Dad, you were a very loving and selfless man. With a heart genuine like no other. You never let your health issues or life’s realities bring you down. We will miss so many things about you. We will always love you and be comforted knowing it doesn’t hurt no more. Xxxooo
We would also like to extend a special thanks to Aunty Darlene for all her help and being there everyday with us to guide us through this hard time.
In keeping with Dennis’ wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church, 778 Archibald Street.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
680 Archibald Street