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LAFRANCE, Gilbert A. - (1933 - 2021) - Gil passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, in the Ajax Hospital with family at his side after suffering a brief illness.

Gil is survived by his wife Patricia of 66 years, his children Richard (Shannon), Robert, Laurence (Lynn dec.), and Denise, grandchildren Nikki (Gerald Lanchbery), Michelle (Greg Dionne), Cameron (Skyler), Margot (Greg Young), Andrew and David Lafrance and Paddington Scott, and great-grandchildren Faith, Charlotte, Will and Clara.

ilbert was born to Albert and Gertrude Lafrance in Noranda Quebec.

He is predeceased by his brothers Lucien, and Gerald, and his sisters Lillianne and Claudette.

He originally worked at Noranda Mines where he met his future wife, Pat. He moved his young family to the Ottawa Valley in 1962, settling in Pembroke, and later in Deep River, to begin a new career at AECL in Chalk River, transferring to Ontario Hydro’s first nuclear station, NPD, in Rolphton.

He was especially tickled with delight by his great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted with McEachnie Funeral Home, Ajax.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Covenant House or Share Life.

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