Eugene passed away peacefully at the Hafford Special Care Home at the age of 92 years. He is lovingly remembered by his children: daughters Michele (Garry) Hupaelo, & Janet Lavoie; son’s Jim, Neil (Cheryl), and Alan (Pamela); grandchildren Erin Hupaelo, Melanie (Bradley) Rempel, Craig (Rachael) Hupaelo, Lenore (Justin) Novak, Lane (Sheila) Lavoie, Christina Lavoie (Brayden Degagne), Karen (Darren) Peters, and Kaitlan Lavoie and 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters-in-law Cecile Lavoie & Lorraine Ernewein, and brothers-in-law Jim Lanigan & Ed Pilon. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Bernice (nee Lanigan), his parents John & Julie, his in-laws Joseph & Johanna Lanigan, and all 9 of his siblings.
Eugene was born on the homestead south of Tallman, SK. He graduated with a course in Diesel & Auto mechanics, which came in handy on the farm.
He was a mixed farmer with both grain & cattle. He built our home in Blaine Lake where he and Bernice raised all 5 of us children. He was active in the Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus. He joined the Optimist club in Blaine Lake while it was active. He enjoyed curling and golfing. When he retired from farming he bought a tractor with a rototiller and made many a mile in and around Blaine Lake. His memory started to fail and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. We were very fortunate that he always remembered us. Dad needed to go into the Hafford Special Care home in November 2014. We are extremely pleased with the care that he was given while there and wish to thank them. It is very appreciated.
Prayer service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm from the St. Andrews RC Church with Reverend Father Fredrick Akah presiding. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30 am from the St. Andrews RC Church 2nd Ave E Blaine Lake, SK with Reverend Father Fredrick Akah as celebrant. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church Po Box 158 Blaine Lake, SK. S0J 0J0 or Hafford Special Care Home Po Box 130 Hafford, SK. S0J 1A0. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium of Blaine Lake, SK.