Romeo Lucien Therrien
Romeo Lucien Therrien passed away at home on March 9th, 2020 with his wife, Anita, by his side. Romeo was born March 1st, 1926 in Laurier, MB. He and Anita Gamache married on December 6th, 1950.
Romeo will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anita, son Robert (Judy) Therrien, daughter Elaine Therrien (Ira Minor), son Guy (Kim) Therrien, daughter Mariane (Mark) Riding, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren with another expected in July. He was predeceased by his daughter Janine Therrien.
Romeo was the third oldest of 16 children and will be sadly missed by his surviving sisters Constance Belanger, Denyse Kuindersma, Marie Conklin, Lorette Therrien, brothers Lawrence (Leone) and Remi, and in-laws Annette Morrison, Dolly (Dan) Cole, Harvey Gamache and Irene Gamache as well and many nieces and nephews.
After a few years in Sudbury, Ontario, Romeo and Anita moved back to Manitoba in 1958 and made the St. Andrews and Selkirk area their home. Golfing was their passion and a summer pastime that they both enjoyed. Romeo and Anita were members at Selkirk Golf Course and the Mars Sandhills Golf Course where they made many friends over the years.
Romeo worked at the Gerdau Manitoba Steel Mill for 29 years and was a member of the Steelworkers Union. Romeo was also a World War II Veteran and a member of the Selkirk Legion. You may have seen him on the Legion members float in the 2017 Selkirk parade.
Romeo was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enthusiastic hockey and baseball armchair coach. He was a wonderful storyteller and he enjoyed sharing the family’s history and his many life experiences with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
According to his wishes, Romeo will be cremated, and a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 13th at 1:00 pm in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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