September 7, 1932 - February 12, 2019
FERDINAND EDOUARD CARRIERE
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ferdinand, aged 86 years old, from San Clara Manitoba.
Left to treasure his memories are his wife of 59 years Stella; sons Vincent (Susan), Daniel (Cindy), Benjamin, Arthur (Jody), Richard; daughter Elaine (Jeff); 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Fergie worked in the construction trade as a drywaller for many years until his retirement in 1992. Once retired, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. With such a large family there was always a hockey game, birthday parties, weddings, or graduations to attend.
When he wasn’t spending time with his family he enjoyed playing bingo, watching horse races, playing his fiddle and his guitar. The Red River Jig would always get him off his feet jigging in his kitchen. Fergie loved to listen to George Jones. He would love singing to his two most favourite songs; "He stopped loving her today", and "She’s mine".
Fergie was a person of faith who was a dedicated parishioner at St Ann’s Roman Catholic Church for many years. He would be so proud when his whole family attended Christmas Eve Mass. Fergie could be heard singing the loudest in his pew with the youngest grandchildren by his side, with a smile on his face.
Fergie was also very involved with his local Community Club - Bord-Aire.. where he sat on the board as VP of Buildings and Grounds, volunteering his time for over 6 years, doing everything from calling Bingo to making sure the lights were on and the ice was cleaned for the neighbourhood kids.
Everyone that knew Fergie knew that he loved to talk as he would always have a story to tell. There was nothing he liked better than an interesting conversation and he didn’t even have to know you. He would make friends with anyone and have you talking for hours if he had it his way.
Fergie will always be remembered for this smile, his laughs, generous heart, and kindness.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Golden West Centennial Lodge where they cared for him for the last 7 months, the family always felt as ease knowing he was in such good care.
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Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the St. Paul the Apostle Parish located at 2400 Portage Avenue. There will be a luncheon to follow in the lower level.
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