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Coel Genaille - Langlois
April 21, 1989 ~ June 24, 2023 (age 34) 34 Years Old
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Suddenly and peacefully, on June 24, 2023, our wonderful, beautiful wandering soul left us.
Coel was born April 21, 1989 in Dauphin, Mb. He started life in Winnipegosis, Mb surrounded by his loving family. He was born with brilliant blue stars in his eyes that should have told us that he was not ours to keep for long. Coel looked at the world with wonder and fascination, appreciating the beauty of all living things, even spiders. He loved the outdoors and was truly fearless in his adventures. Not surprisingly, bush craft came naturally to him and he often spent weeks camping alone creating elaborate and somewhat luxurious campsites. Coel always loved the children's book “Where The Wild Things Are”, and truly the peace of mind he needed could only be found in nature. He found the sounds of coyotes calling and a star filled night by a campfire were where he was most at home. Coel developed a love of fishing and no summer was complete without fishing on the Mossey River.
Coel spent a lot of time on the farm in Winnipegosis, and also loved the big family gatherings of the Genaille family. No Christmas was complete for him unless it began in Duck Bay for Christmas Eve and then Christmas morning on the farm. Spring and summer time at the farm was probably when he was most busy as a child, his pockets filled with interesting rocks or something living. When his baby sister arrived, Coel was overjoyed and his role of overprotective big brother was always there, even more so when he could not be.
His love for animals was only surpassed by the love he had for his family. Coel was a hard worker and took pride in his work and independence. At 18 years old he would be up at four am to catch the “work bus” in the city. The job he was most proud of was constructing sky scrapers in Vancouver, the photos he sent out scared the heck out of us, but being up there only made him determined to fly one day. How sad we are knowing we will not hold him again or hear that wonderful laughter.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Pearl and husband Eugene (Huey) Maher, his sister Jordanne and fiance Terry Desjarlais, his father Darryl Langlois and wife Christine, brothers Lane, Austin and Reed Langlois, grandparents Stanley and Margaret Langlois and Bruno and Kathy Genaille, his children; Carlos Welburn and Bryan Flett, numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, neices and of course the many cousins, who became like siblings to Coel.
As heartbroken as we all are, we all know that Coel is no longer in pain, physically or mentally. Finally he can see all he ever wanted to see, and his spirit is finally able to soar, free and happy, at peace. We encourage everyone to remember Coel as we move through this world, having patience and compassion for all things living and especially for one another. And think of Coel where the wild things are.
A wake was held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2023 at the Winnipegosis Elk's Hall, beginning at 4:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, July 6th, 2023 from the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, in Winnipegosis, Manitoba beginning at 11:00 A.M.