The family of Lionel Goulet are saddened to announce his passing on March 19, 2019 in West Kelowna, BC. Lionel was born on April 17, 1932 into a family of 15 children in Pointes-Aux Peres, Que. Lionel left home at an early age and moved to Manitoba with his brother Pete to work as a boiler maker. Lionel then went on to work with Shell oil in St. Boniface, Manitoba. As a man of many talents Lionel went on to own and operate his own business, Goulet & Sons Construction where he built many homes. After many years living in Winnipeg, Manitoba Lionel and his wife Lucienne moved to Peachland, BC in 1999 and built their retirement home.
Lionel loved to work with his hands, he was always building and/or repairing many things. One of his proudest moments was when he built a pontoon boat to enjoy at their cabin in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba. Lionel always had a goal in mind and never gave up until he achieved what he set out to do.
Lionel had 53 years of sobriety with AA and he will be remembered for his dedication to the Peachland AA group where he was a member for many years. During those years, Lionel mentored many members of AA to help achieve their sobriety. Lionel attended the Peachland AA group on a regular basis, this group was dear to Lionel. Lionel also belonged to Big Brothers Association in Winnipeg where for many years he brought joy to a child’s life.
He was predeceased by his mother, father, brothers, and sisters from Quebec. Lionel will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 29 years, Lucienne and his 5 children, son Garth (Susan) of Kelowna, Donald (Patti) of Ontario, daughter Jamie of Winnipeg, his son Maurice of Vancouver, and daughter Pauline (Wally) of Alberta, stepdaughter Joanne (Johnny) of California, Stepson Ron (Maria) of Colorado. Lionel also leaves behind his many grandchildren; Tyler, Nathan, Rebecca, Jenna, Justine, Jordan, Kaley, Jerica, Alexia, Lia, Ethan, Shane, Gabe, also his 5 great grandchildren. Lionel is also survived by his first wife who was the mother of his 5 children, Mae Louise Campbell of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He will also be missed by his 2 sisters and 1 brother of Quebec.
There will be a Celebration of Life in Lionel’s honour at 2pm Saturday May 4, 2019 at the 50+ Activity Centre 5672 Beach Ave, Peachland, BC.