Terms and Conditions, Cookie and Privacy Policies. My deepest sympathies to the family. Posted in Obituaries, Outer Senshi, Susan Aceron Gray 5 Comments. The latest updates on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. His Catholic faith was the foundation for how he lived his life. • email email@example.com, or Robert Bockstael could be considered a builder in many senses. Rest in peace Mr. Bockstael. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring personnel and residents at Villa Aulneau, to his physician, Dr. Michael Cummings, Dr. Sinha and the entire Cardiology Department at St. Boniface Hospital for the care and support given to our father. Rest in peace Mr. Bockstael. Share your memories and/or express your condolences below. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.com, As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2017, Mr. Bockstael was a neighbour growing up I hung around with Larry. The Carillon. A trustee on the St. Boniface school board was forced to quit, and residents encouraged Bockstael to run in the by-election. The Winnipeg Free Press invites you to share your opinion on this story in a letter to the editor. All others are optional. Whenever his dad came along he was always so happy to see us playing He was a kind and big hearted giant to me.I remember playing countless hours on some of his construction sites or even in his construction yard across from his home on Gaboury Pl. He was a lovely person who treated staff and appellants with courtesy and respect. He was always very pleasant & kind to us. - Posted by: Jocelyn, Marc, Alison and Reed Tetreault (Friends of the family) on: Jul 04, 2017, I knew Mr. Bockstael when he sat as a Referee on the Appeals board for Employment Insurance. May the memories of his stories remain in your hearts forever! - Posted by: Donna Scibak () on: Jul 04, 2017, Sad to learn of Mr. Bockstael's passing. Bockstael remembers sometimes having to leave one meeting to run for a vote in another. Since many of the area politicians were against the amalgamation, Bockstael said, it was hard to find St. Boniface residents willing to run for city council. Robert was a terrific storyteller with an incredible memory for names and details. Fields marked with a * are required. Thanks to Lisa for the tip. Condolences to his family and friends. He came knocking at my door during lunch and I couldn't say no to him! The complete obituary is available here. He watched from the sidelines as St. Boniface amalgamated with the rest of Winnipeg in 1971. Reception to follow. Though Bockstael did not aid in the actual construction of schools to serve the influx of new students, he said his experience working with architects and builders was an asset to the school board. Posted November 11th, 2009 by sailordees. Brandon Sun He was just such a really nice man, so very polite, always smiling! - Posted by: Doug Corbett (Industry ) on: Jul 06, 2017, Your dad will truly be missed. I always think of all you kids.Or should I say grown up.I miss those days! The Carillon. By: Arielle Godbout Bockstael’s legacy continues partly through Bockstael construction, which is now run by his sons John and Larry. Winnipeg Free Press COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.com, As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2017, Mr. Bockstael was a neighbour growing up I hung around with Larry. Unfortunately with the need to moderate tributes for inappropriate content, your comments may take up to 48 hours to appear. Sign up for free email alerts of new obituaries for specific people, towns & more. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Marietta, his half-siblings: Martha, Albert, Gus, Omer and Irene and siblings George and Joseph. My condolences to the family. "I thought, ‘It seems like a good idea, and it won’t take up that much of my time’," he recalled, laughing. A funeral mass celebrating Robert's life will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. in the St. Boniface Cathedrale, 190 Avenue de la Cathedrale. - Posted by: Celine Rochon (Friend) on: Jul 02, 2017. A selection of letters to the editor are published daily. In keeping with Robert's wishes, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. in the St. Boniface Cathedral, 190 Avenue de la Cathedrale. The driver raced through a yellow light on a cold and wet day in January. - Posted by: Bradley Pisiak (acquaintance) on: Jul 04, 2017, So sad to hear of Robert Bockstael. Longer obituary will follow in the Tuesday, July 4 edition. Condolences to his family and friends. Robert was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. But Bockstael also played a part in the development of his neighbourhood, city and country through a combined 25 years of public office — first as school trustee, then as the city councillor for St. Boniface, and finally as a member of Parliament. Bockstael agreed, assuming he would only serve for a year. I will miss him! COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.comPublish Date: Jul 4, 2017, ROBERT BOCKSTAEL It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Bockstael on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, surrounded by friends, in the chapel at his residence in Villa Aulneau. Sorry but I just found out about his passing. - Posted by: Allan emond (Neighbour ) on: Aug 13, 2017, Our families share a lot of history. Letters are edited for length and clarity. - Posted by: Jocelyn, Marc, Alison and Reed Tetreault (Friends of the family) on: Jul 04, 2017, I knew Mr. Bockstael when he sat as a Referee on the Appeals board for Employment Insurance. He was sharp as a tack in recalling life events & my family also appreciated the role he played as communion minister at my late mother's funeral fours years ago. Longer obituary will follow in the Tuesday, July 4 edition. He was known in the community for his integrity as a businessman, school trustee, city councillor and Member of Parliament for St. Boniface. I told him he couldn't tell anyone he was my favorite client! - Posted by: Donna Scibak () on: Jul 04, 2017, Sad to learn of Mr. Bockstael's passing. To submit a letter: "If the decision were left to him, he probably would have declined," added Larry Bockstael, who lives in the Sage Creek neighbourhood and said he would look forward to seeing his father’s street sign every day. He also leaves to mourn one sister Jeanne DeCruyenaere. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Roberta Dick and Sheila; sons, David (Jackie), Larry (Irene), John (Monique); 15 grandchildren, Kevin (Rebecca), Cathy (Ifti), Trevor (Jodi), Greg (Lindsie), Michael (Suzanne), Erika, Erin (Jean-Luc), Alison, Jeffrey, Andrew (Nikki), Sandra (Jed), Cameron, Nicholas (Stephanie), Daniel (Laneil), Sarah (Tom), and 17 great-grandchildren. • mail Letters to the Editor, 1355 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 3B6. Thank you for your understanding. "I was just amazed that nothing have been named after (Bockstael) or commemorated for him.". 14 years ago, North of 60 actor Selina Hanuse was struck and killed while crossing Nanaimo and E 24 Avenue in a crosswalk. In 1963, his eldest daughter graduated from high school and Bockstael decided it was time for a break. - Posted by: Suzanne () on: Jul 06, 2017, While working at Bockstael Construction, Mr. Bockstael Sr. would occasionally bring chocolate bars in for the ladies in the office. My condolences to the family. My deepest sympathies to the family. His Catholic faith was the foundation for how he lived his life. He came knocking at my door during lunch and I couldn't say no to him!
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