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Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Fleurien "Flo" Henry Lizotte

September 22, 1932August 4, 2019

Passed peacefully on August 4, 2019 with family at his side at the Repos-Jolys Personal Care Home in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba.

Fleurien was 86 years old, he will be loving remembered and sadly missed by his family, Doug Lizotte, Val (Rick) Whettell, Arleen (Derek) Ozunko and grandchildren Tyler (Samantha) and Eric Whettell, Justin Ozunko and Brittany (Mitch) Jessiman. Also mourning his passing are his siblings, and many nieces and nephews. Fleurien was predeceased by his wife Betty, his parents Arthur and Marguerite and brothers Denis and Claude.

He was born in Walkerburn, Manitoba and grew up on the family farm in San Clara, Manitoba. He worked with Western Asbestos and later for Xerox Canada. If you knew Fleurien you knew his passions and pastimes, golf, curling, bowling, winemaking, knitting, sewing, volunteering, inventing, creating and building, anything you asked of him he could do and do it well.

Dad’s love for the game of golf took him on many journeys to various destinations all with the same goals...

* Spend time with his friends and family,

* get the best score possible,

* find as many extra balls as he could and

* maybe get a hole in one.

He achieved all of this, including four holes-in-one many years apart and at a couple different courses. Many knew him as the “one-armed bandit” for his single hand putting style.

In his early years, he made homemade wine and won the Grand Champion Amateur Winemakers of Manitoba cup. Dad could sew, knit and create beautiful blankets. These skills he learned in his younger years from his mom.

The family would like to thank the staff at Repos-Jolys personal care home. The support and care he received in his time there was so special and appreciated. Dad always felt he was “treated like a king.”

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday August 15th, at 10:00 am, at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada at braintumor.ca in memory of the love of his life, Betty Lizotte.

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Kathy Noska

August 17, 2019

Uncle Fleurien has given me so many wonderful memories from his visits to Texas and when we visited Canada. He is one of the kindest people I know. He made slippers for me and sewed a beautiful pillow that says, Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life. He is truly loved and missed.
Kathy

Syd Hepworth

August 11, 2019

Many cherished memories of time spent with Flo golfing at Rossmere and elsewhere, as my partner in the Jimmy Doyle senior League and as a team member in the Red, White and Blue 10 pin league. Introduced Flo to the 10 pin game and as expected he was a natural. Still have the "bowling" slippers and ball bags he knit for me. I miss him and our weekly trips to a local cuircuit of Chinese restaurants taken with our pals for years. Val continued to drive him to the Wok and Roll after he quit driving. A great pal!

Val Whettell

August 9, 2019

What fun dad had making the flags for the Reaching E-Quality Employment Services fundraising event. This flag along with flags for REES, Peak of the Market and BeeMaid Honey all flew at the corner of Portage and Main in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Harvest flag went on to fly on the HMCS Winnipeg. Dad was so honoured to have one of his sewing project achieve such recognition.
HMCS Winnipeg Flag Presentation
The following is an excerpt from a local Winnipeg paper.

Winnipeg Harvest took the time yesterday to recognize the HMCS Winnipeg and some of their crew members for their long standing support of us in our mission of distributing surplus food to Manitobans.

We have presented them with a flag and made them Volunteers of the Month. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule this week to volunteer at Winnipeg Harvest!

Congratulations and best wishes from all of us.
Posted by Winnipeg Harvest at 10:03 AM

(Coxswain Dave Bliss, Flagmaker Fleurien Lizotte, Captain Rob Ferguson and crew of the HMCS Winnipeg)

Lyette Lizotte Weine

August 9, 2019

I am very saddened to hear of your loss.
A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.
It was a treat visiting with my uncle Florien. I still laugh at some of the episodes that happened when he visited Texas and stayed with us. Only Florien could find money on the side of the freeway in Houston, come back from golfing with many more golf balls than when he left or knitting TX shape doilies on rainy days. He was always keeping himself busy doing things he enjoyed. He will be missed.