In Celebration of
Henri Philip LAFLEUR
August 27, 1935 -
May 24, 2023
After many months of failing health, Henri left us peacefully in hospital on May 24, 2023. He leaves behind Anne, his wife and companion of nearly 58 years and his beloved children, Sophie (Craig Bobbie) and Marc (Lindsay Page) and treasured grandchildren Aude and Sacha Page Lafleur and Mia Bobbie, as well as his twin brother and soul mate Anthony, his cherished nephew and niece Sean and Heather Lafleur and their children, Esmé and Sebastien, Gretchen and Cecily. Henri's family was of the utmost importance to him and he counted himself so fortunate to be surrounded by these special people.
Henri Philip was born to parents Joy and Laffie, from whom he inherited a panache and zest for life, as well as an enduring sense of style alongside a deeply analytical mind that did not shy away from challenging conversations which he relished! His happy and enriching years at Trinity College School, McGill University and the Royal Canadian Navy reserves, prepared Henri for his career as a corporate lawyer which took him across Canada, first from Montreal to Ottawa for a short spell, then to Vancouver and finally Toronto where he retired and became involved in volunteer activities. He loved downhill skiing and racquet sports, but he always dreamed of sailing the ocean blue. Over the years, various cats knew they would always find a
willing lap to curl up in and he loved to spoil them with ice cream and other treats. His skill in making omelettes was unparalleled and his enduring fondness for French onion soup made for a predictable, if not always agreedupon, dinner suggestion over the decades.
After moving back to Montreal in 2008, he enjoyed much happiness and companionship among old and lasting friends and family. He loved being close to water where he could watch the activity on the canal, marvelling at both birds and boats alike. He will be sorely missed.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.