Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB


Marcel Leon Henry Pattyn

May 12, 1932March 14, 2020

In the early morning of March 14, 2020 Marcel Pattyn peacefully passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by Jean his wife of 58 years; daughter Donna (Richard); son Murray (Pam); and grandchildren Brooke and Reece Pattyn. Marcel was born in Winnipeg, MB to parents Mary and Ignaas Pattyn; and is survived by sisters Margaret, Jeanette and Gladys and brother Julien.

Marcel worked at Canada Cement Lafarge in Fort Whyte for 33 years. He also had a potato farm and market garden for many years. He worked tirelessly to make sure he could give his customers the best potatoes and corn that he could and took great pride when they came back for more. Above all, Marcel’s greatest pride was his family.

Marcel was a lifelong curler, skipping many teams to victory in the Northern and Winnipeg Curling Clubs and at the Pembina Curling Club. His latest passion was stick curling and was half of the twosome who won the Manitoba 2011 Stick Curling Championship. Long Winnipeg winters would always find him on the ice several times each week planning his next shot. After his retirement, Marcel took up downhill skiing and golf. He loved to be outdoors, so he had hobbies for all seasons. After curling, spring could not come soon enough so he could get out his clubs and head to Buffalo Point - his favorite course.

At Marcel’s request, there will be no funeral. The gathering for Marcel has been cancelled.

The family would like to thank the staff of Boundary Trails Health Centre and Katie‘s Cottage for their kindness and compassion and the wonderful care they provided for Marcel and his family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation, Katie Cares, CancerCare Manitoba, or to a charity of your choice.


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  • Marcel's gathering has been cancelled.


Marcel Leon Henry Pattyn

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Tina Brick

March 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know he was sick. I have special memories of him playing guitar in Mary Kozaks basement. Raymond always talked about the nice visits they used to have

Bernice Furlong

March 18, 2020

Sympathy to you and your family. May time ease your sorrow and memories bring you peace. Bernice

Gord Masters

March 17, 2020

Jean, we were sorry to hear of Marcel's passing, our condolences to you and your family. We will always fondly recall the ski trip we made with you, Marcel, and the Arran's to Giants Ridge when it was -40. Marcel skied one run and then had to go into the ski shop and buy a pair of ski pants to protect his......

We also fondly recall coming out to your place on McGillvrey to buy corn and potatoes.

Take care and cherish the fond memories of a great life you shared together.

Gord & Jane Masters

Ray Ingalls

March 17, 2020

My sympathy to Jean and Marcel's family on the passing of Marcel. I had the pleasure of curling with Marcel for many years and will miss him.

Ray Ingalls

Richard Van Leuvan

March 17, 2020

The little time that I’ve known my father-in-law Marcel Pattyn I can see that he’s a great man. I remember the day that I asked him for his daughters hand in marriage . He said to me ! Son it’s up to her but let me tell you about my potatoes ! He then continued on by telling me all about the days when he used to harvest potatoes. I will always remember that moment because he loved his potatoes . He will be missed but never forgotten. R I P