Gilles Riel

 

Born:
August 25th, 1939
Died:
July 8th, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing away of Gilles Lodias Riel, at the McGill University Health Centre on July 8, 2017, after courageously battling cancer. Born in Huntingdon August 25, 1939, son of the late Georges Riel and the late Laura Beauchamp, he leaves to mourn his beloved wife and best friend Betty of 59 years. He is survived by his five children: Gilles Jr., Christine (Alain Deblois), Laura (Wes Freund), Richard (Susanne J. Brown) and Margot (Glenn Menard), fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, also by his brothers and sisters Marcelle, Jean-Louis, Evelyne, Claude, Yvon & Ginette. Predeceased by his brother Guy. He was an active member of the Huntingdon Volunteer Fire Dept. for 28 years. Gilles’ wonderful spirit, joy, and life will always be remembered. The family will receive condolences at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 16 York Street, in Huntingdon, Quebec on Saturday, July 15th, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilles memory to Fond-Betty Riel-Fund would be appreciated. FUNERAL ENTRUSTED TO RODRIGUE MONTPETIT ET FILS INC. Online condolences and tributes may be made at ww.rodriguemontpetitfils.com

C'est avec tristesse qu'on vous annonce le décès de Gilles Lodias Riel, survenu le 8 juillet, au Centre universitaire de santé McGill après un long combat contre le cancer.  Né à Huntingdon, le 8 août 1939, fils de feu Georges Riel et feu Laura Beauchamp. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse et meilleure amie de 59 ans, Betty, ses cinq enfants Gilles Jr., Christine (Alain Deblois), Laura (Wes Freund), Richard (Susanne J. Brown) and Margot (Glenn Menard), quinze petits-enfants, cinq arrière-petits-enfants, ses frères et sœurs Marcelle, Jean-Louis, Evelyne, Claude, Yvon et Ginette. Prédécédé de son frère Guy. Durant 28 ans, il a été un membre actif des Pompiers Volontaires de Huntingdon. Sa joie de vivre et son esprit demeureront dans nos pensés.  La famille recevra les condoléances à l'église Catholique St-Joseph de Huntingdon, 16, rue York, le 15 juillet à 10h, suivi des funérailles à 11h. Inhumation à une date ultérieure.  Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs, des dons en sa mémoire à la Fondation Fond-Betty Riel-Fund seraient appréciés. Direction funéraire Rodrigue Montpetit et Fils. Les messages de sympathie peuvent être transmis au www.rodriguemontpetitfils.com

Condoleances (48)

  • Ronald A sutherland

    My sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends.

  • Stéphane Forget & Famille

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences and sympathies too all you're family from our family. So sorry for you're lost. May he R.I.P...

  • Ghislaine et Jean Beauchamp

    À Betty, Margot (filleule) et à toute la famille, nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances pour la perte trop tôt de Gilles, ce mari aimant, ce père dévoué, ce cousin accueillant et toujours souriant, de cet homme vaillant, toujours prêt à rendre service dans sa communauté.

  • Ginette Bertrand

    my sympathie to Betty and her family

    Ginette Bertrand

  • Jaclyn Saumier

    My deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • Michelle Fournier

    My deepest sympathy to Betty and all the family.

  • michel lepage

    mes sympathies à toute la famille pour cette lourde perte

  • lois shaw

    My deepest sympathy to you Betty and family. You and our community have lost a dedicated person always available to lend a helping hand. One of his works still sits in the church and will always be a reminder of his wonderful works.

  • ELAINE DINEEN

    My Deepest Condolences to the Family

  • Raymond L'Heureux

    Our sincere condolences to all the family..
    Gilles you were an amazing man ..
    We will all miss you everyday..thank-you for sharing your life with all of us..
    Heather & Raymond
    St-Anicet

  • Lucie Primeau bittet um Hilfe !

    Mes plus sincères sympathies à toi Betty et à toute ta famille...

  • Susan Ostrovsky

    Deepest sympathy to you Betty and all your family.

  • Gerald French

    Our sympathies to Betty & family.
    Gerald & Rita French

  • Rick Saumier

    My deepest sympathies to Betty, Junior, Christine, Laura, Margot and the rest of the family.

  • Pat MacWilliam

    Betty, my sincere sympathy to you and your family/ Gilles was a wonderful and devoted person, and I know you will miss him terribly. He will be missed by all the community.

  • Debbie Sherry

    My deepest sympathy Betty, Christine, Laura, Margot, Gilles Junior , Richard and families. May all your wonderful memories help you get through this sad time...hugs to all.

  • Karen Krist

    So deeply sorry for your loss. God bless all your family during this difficult time

  • Phuong Mau

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. We wish you strength and courage during this difficult time.

  • Judy Lang

    Condolences to Betty and the entire Riel family which is Huge because of their huge hearts and love. It is very sad when an earthly angel leaves us and we mourn. We must remember there is a new Angel in heaven that is looking upon his loved ones. Gilles lived a full life of love and happiness, and I was blessed to be a part of it . A man never to be forgotten. A man who left a mark on the heart of everyone he knew. RIP Gilles. til we meet again.

  • Wanda Helm

    Our deepest sympathies to Betty and the family. Gilles was a great man and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts. Xo
    Terry,Wanda and family

  • Carole Lazure

    My deepest sympathies to Betty and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Ron & Karen Buchanan

    Our sincere sympathy to all the family

  • Ron & Karen Buchanan

    Our sincere sympathy to all of the family

  • Leduc france

    Mes plus sincères sympathies à toi Betty et toute la famille je pense à vous et je garde de beaux souvenir de Gilles ,bon courage et force xx

  • Susan Gendron

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Marc,Celine,Jacob,Noah Legros

    Our deepest sympathy to Betty and her family. Gilles was not only a great co-worker but also a good friend. You will surely be missed by everyone.

  • diane leduc

    Mes plus sinceres sympathies a toute la famille

  • Debbie and Pierre Clement

    Our deepest sympathy to Betty and family, we will miss Gilles very much. He was a pillar in the community, a dedicated mentor in the Huntingdon Fire Dept...a remarkable co-worker and most of all a terrific fellow. You have our prayers and hugs, hold the good memories close and know that Gilles will always be with you....

  • Joan Long

    I am very sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to Betty and all the family, May Gilles R.I.P. now.

  • Orrick & Sharon Thurston

    Our condolences. Gilles will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  • Sandra Leslie

    My deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • Norman & Pearl Fennell

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Betty and the whole family.

  • Céline et Réjean Daoust

    Nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances, bon courage, vous êtes dans nos pensées.

  • jocelyne bernard

    mais plus sincères sympathies à tout la famille je garde un beau souvenirs de lui

  • denise et austin fournier

    Nos sincères sympathies à Betty les enfants ,Claude et à toute la famille.

    Austin et Denise Fournier

  • GAETAN LEBLANC

    sinceres condoléances a toi Betty et les enfants , que de beaux et bons souvenirs avec l' homme exceptionnel qu'il était , vraiment , il nous manquera beaucoup . bon courage a vous tous .

  • Mike & Norma Higgins

    Our Sincere Sympathies to you all..Mr.Riel will be so greatly miss !! He was such a great man !!

  • Mon oncle Jean-Guy et ma tante Gail

    En ces moments difficiles, sachez que nos pensées les plus sincères vous accompagnent.
    Sincères Condoléances Glenn, Margot, les enfants ainsi que la famille Riel.

  • Jacinthe Leblanc

    Mes plus sincères condoléances Betty ainsi qu'à toute ta famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent.

  • Lisette and Theo Stettler

    Nos plus sinceres condoleances a Betty ainsi que toute la famille. Nos prieres vous accompagnent.
    Lisette and Theo

  • Sophie Riel

    Mes sympathies à toute la famille pour la perte d'un être si cher à nos coeurs. Même si je suis loin, mes pensées vont vers vous en ces moments difficiles. Je vous souhaite bon courage et vous embrasse tous.
    Sophie

  • Bryan Landry

    Condolences to Betty and the entire Riel family. My memories of this great man will forever be part of my life. Gilles was always an amazing father to his daughter Margot and all of his kids, he was an unforgettable mentor to my children. We were all blessed to be part of his life and the people he touched so deeply. Bon courage Betty.

  • Christine Genier

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest sympathies to you Betty and your wonderful Family.
    Christine & Pierre

  • Micheline Q. Riendeau

    Betty et toute la famille, toutes mes sincères condoléances.
    Mes pensées vous accompagneront samedi.

  • Ginette Rioux,Francine Charland

    Nos plus sincère condoléance à vous madade Betty Riel et toute votre famille et amis nos pensée vous accompagne en ces jours difficiles.

  • Marjorie ~ Jim Henderson

    So sad to hear about Gilles. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Betty. I will cherish the memories we made with Gilles as our driver for the Nationals. His warmth, humour, spirit and love is what stands out to me. He was always willing to got he extra mile. I think this was one of his best qualities. You could feel his love for life, you and his family. He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. ❤️??❤️

  • Marion Whyte

    My sympathy to Betty, Dickie, Margot, and the rest of the Riels. Your family has always been an important presence in the Huntingdon community. Gilles' friendly demeanor will surely be missed.

  • Simon Durand

    merci Gilles pour les belles constructions qui ont agrémentées ma vie et mon entreprise. Bonne Chance Betty dans cette épreuve difficile. Tous mes vœux de sympathie et mes sincères condoléances.

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