We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Irvine & Irvine (Iroquois Falls)
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Conrad Edward Gelinas ("Corky") at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ontario on May 29th, 2022, at the age of 80. He was the second eldest son of the late Roland Gelinas and Bella Gelinas (nee Romain). He was predeceased by his loving wife Marilyn (nee Willits). He leaves behind his children Raymond Gelinas (Carolynn), Francine Gelinas, and Christa Lemelin (Peter), his grandchildren Amanda (Tyson), Alexandra (Jeff), Ethan, Nathaniel, Sebastien and Hannah, his great grandchildren Owen, Rowan, Isaac, and Alexander, his sister Lucille (Doug) Corbett, his brother in law Lloyd Willits (late Joanne), his wife Marie-Ange Laurin-Gelinas and her sons Patrick (Pamela) and Richard, her grandchildren Hayley (Yanik) and Zackary, her great granddaughter Violet, and her sweet puppy Bella. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and so many good friends.
Corky will be joining his siblings; late Linda (Leon) Germain, late Donald (Esther) Gelinas, late Gaston (Lynda) Gelinas, late Simon (Christine) Gelinas, late Normand (Maria) Gelinas, late Jackie (late Bob) LaBrash, and late Robert (Lynn) Gelinas. He will also be joining his sister in law Fran Willits, and his nephews Roger Gelinas and Ted (Joanne) Labrash. His dog Tiny will also be waiting for him.
Corky was a retired papermaker, and spent all of his life in Iroquois Falls. After losing his wife Marilyn to cancer in 2014, Corky was lucky to find love once again with his childhood friend Marie-Ange, and they were wed in 2017. His last 9 months were spent in Whitby, where he could be closer to his children while he progressed with dementia. He was a man of the land, a skillful angler and hunter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren who will continue to pass on his knowledge and traditions for generations to come. He also enjoyed travelling, and spending time relaxing at his trailer. He was humble, caring, resourceful, creative, and an inventor of anything you needed. He enjoyed puttering around his garage or yard, and could make something out of anything!
We will all miss his Pepecan. His silly jokes. His entertaining stories. His creative culinary inventions. His laughter and infectious smile. His soothing whistling. And his "ca c'est quechose".
In keeping with Conrad's wishes, cremation has taken place and a short Committal Service will be held at the Abitibi Cemetery Columbarium in Iroquois Falls on Friday June 24th, 2022 at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Youngtimers (www.youngtimers.org).
Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home
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