June 9, 1960 - December 23, 2018
It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Marcel Richer at home on December 23, 2018
Marcel is survived by his wife Lorraine “Lainie” Richer; son Laurent (Lena Thiessen) Richer and daughter Anne-Marie (Gerald) Jacobs from BC; mother Reina Presseault, brother Bernard (Carole) Richer, two sisters Lili Anne Richer and Francine (Richard) Richer from Quebec, as well as nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father Laurent and his sister Mary.
Marcel was born in Lachute, Quebec on June 9, 1960. Upon completing high school, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an air traffic controller (ATC) for 12+ years, in Cold Lake, AB and Greenwood, NS. He trained for ATC in civilian life with Transport Canada in Cornwall, ON, where he met Lorraine. Work moved them from Gander, NF to The Pas, MB where he was a stay at home Dad until deciding to go to college to become a computer programmer. In 1996 the family moved to Winnipeg where Marcel worked for Investors Group, Canadian Wheat Board and then eventually 20+ years with the Federal Government in the IT department. Marcel was a very proud member of The Sisters of the Holy Rock and the work he was able to do with them.
A celebration of Marcel’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church). A private family interment will be held in Dubuc, Saskatchewan.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to an Addiction Related Facility or the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
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