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Avis de décès : M. Gilles St. Amant (1940-06-09 - 2017-09-05)

It is with great sadness we are announcing the sudden passing of Gilles St. Amant. Gilles, also known by his loved ones as Grandpa, Scrumps, and Poopa, passed away peacefully on September 5th, 2017 at the St. Boniface Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Remaining to cherish Gilles forever is his loving wife, Doris (nee: Braconnier), children; Richard (Sharon), Norman (Coreen), Nicole (Herb), Darcy and their beloved dog Spike; his grandchildren, Ryan, Matthew, Chantal, Tia, Brody, Taylor, Mason, and Mariah; his great grandchildren, Wyatt, Amilia, and Maddison. He also leaves to mourn his brothers Fernand (Lucille), George (Pat), Bernard (Barb) and Sisters Isabelle, Annette (Henry), Evelyn (Wilfred), and his wife's brother Raymond (Pauline), as well as special cousin Lorraine (Maurice). He was predeceased by his parents Clovis and Yvonne (Gregoire); his siblings Romeo (Cecile), Marc (Cora), Raymonde (Roland - Fiancée Basia), Sister-in-law Rose and Brother-in-law Herman.

Growing up on the farm in St. Jean Baptiste he was always an avid lover of cars and trucks. Gilles began his driving career at the age of 18. At 22, he became a Long Distance Driver and hauled throughout Canada and the U.S. until the age of 70. Gilles accumulated several million miles during his career and was recognized for his safety and performance receiving numerous driving awards. Gilles loved travelling, laughing and entertaining his family and friends by the pool in their backyard.

“Never more than a thought away, loved and remembered everyday”

A special thank you to Doctor Nene Rush, and the attentive and compassionate staff at St. Boniface Hospital who cared for Gilles.

As per Gilles’ request, no funeral will be held. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gilles’ honour to the charity of your choice.


Il était le fils de Clovis St-Amant et d'Yvonne Grégoire; le petit-fils de Georges St-Amant et d'Albina Comeault; l'arrière-petit-fils de Louis-Léon St-Amant et de Mary-Vitaline Bouillé. Il est un descendant de Mathurin Robert dit St-Amant.

Tous droits réservés. Association des familles St-Amand(t) (2016)