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.


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Bob (Friend)

Entered June 2, 2023

The beautifully written obit said it all.
Sincere condolences to all.
Bob Cowling

Sara bradeen (Old family friend)

Entered June 4, 2023 from Montreal

Dearest Lafleur family,
I am so sorry for your loss and am sending love and strength to you all.

Gretchen Heller (Great uncle)

Entered June 15, 2023 from Toronto / Munich

What a wonderful tribute to a beloved member of our family! He will be greatly missed, but always fondly remembered by all of us.
Sending lots of love and thoughts to you - Anne, Marc and Sophie.
xo Gretchen

Yves et Danielle (Freinds)

Entered July 21, 2023 from Morin-Heights

Chère Anne, nous gardons de bons souvenirs d’Henri. Les rires et les sourires resteront mémorables. Anne, reste forte et continue de mordre dans le vie. Tes amis Danielle et Yves.