Germain Arthur Fortier

In Memorial

Born in Dunrea, Manitoba on December 28, 1932, he passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on April 26, 2013. Germain is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Laurette, his daughter Cheryl (John Alexander), his son Ron (Sandra), his grand-children Kevin, Shannon Campbell, Rachelle, Deanna (Jeff Chêne), Keri and his sisters Anita Légaré and Mariette (Fred DeJong).

In 1949 Germain moved with his family to Maillardville, BC where he met Laurette and they began their life together. In 1975 Germain and Laurette settled in Maple Ridge, BC with their children. He dedicated his life to his family, his faith, music and his choirs, and the Knights of Columbus.

Our hearts go out with gratitude to the Staff of Maple Ridge Hospital, 3 west, and to the wonderful staff at McKenney Creek Hospice. Thank you all for the wonderful care that you gave to Germain and the support and compassion that you showed to all of us.

Vigil prayers will be held on May 1st at 8:15pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 2nd at 10am both at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 22561 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in Germain’s name to:
Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Foundation, Corpus Fund
c/o FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATOR
Michael Yeo, IPSD
35 – 1140 Falcon Drive
Coquitlam, BC V3E 2J7
yeogan@shaw.ca

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  1. Ron &Thelma White :

    Ron, Sandra and family
    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Ron & Thelma White

  2. Denis Faucher HRCC #14652 :

    Holy Rosary Cathedral Knight’s of Columbus Council #14652 Members offer their most sincerest condolences to Family and friends.
    May he rest in peace.
    God Bless!

  3. Jacques & Raymonde Desautels :

    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear husband and father. We remember him fondly from Maillardville years and Knights of Columbus. May your memories console you.

  4. Dan & Carol Brunt :

    Dear Laurette and family. Our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed meeting up with you and Germain on our visits. He was a wonderful guy. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  5. Reg & Pat Prigge :

    Our hearts and thoughts go out to you on Uncle Germain’s passing. He was such a kind, gentle man, and will always be in our memories.

  6. I was sorry to hear of uncle Germain’s passing. He was a great help and support when our mother passed. My thoughts are with you aunty Laurette, Cheryl , Ron and your families

  7. Lou & Madelaine Brochu :

    We are so very sorry to hear of Germain’s passing away. He was a wonderful person and the world is a sadder place without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  8. Brenda & Erik Nielsen :

    Dear Laurette & Family.
    It is with great sadness that we learned of Germain’s passing. It is with comfort that we know he is now safe with Jesus. I am grateful of the many hours I was able to spend with Germain in the choir at St. Pat’s. That is a time in my life that I will never forget and always cherish. You and your Family are in our prayers.

  9. Janet Walker :

    Dear Laurette and family, you and we have lost a good man, a great husband, a superb musician and a great cousin. Please know that we will be with you in prayer knowing that we will see Germain again when the time is right. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven again. Pleaase feel free to call me anytime, I live close by near 128th and 229th in Maple Ridge.
    Love, Janet (Charpentier) Walker

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