It is with great sadness, that we must announce the sudden passing of my best friend, my soul mate, my loving husband, Marcel Grimard of Alix, Ab., and father of seven children, who was tragically taken on March 25, 2019, at the age of 57 years.
Marcel was born on July 2, 1961, in Saskatoon, Sk. to Laurant and Suzanne (Casavant) Grimard and was the eldest of six children.
Marcel was a “tough as nails” dedicated hard worker. He had a huge heart, soft soul and an enormous love for family and children. Marcel recently decided that it was time to leave his career in the oilfield and come home to join his wife and family and pursue their dream of expanding their old-fashioned Ice Cream Pizza Diner.
He had a ‘dream big’ and make-it-happen attitude.
Marcel was also an amazing musician and could play any instrument that he picked up.
He enjoyed singing, writing music and playing his guitar every chance he could get. He was a proud father and papa, not only to his own children and grandchildren but to many of the children in the community.
He was forever giving out free milkshakes and ice cream to the kids that came into the Diner.
He loved seeing how big their eyes got when he handed them a cone and their smiles ‘warmed his heart’.
Marcel had a passion for helping those in need and would host a free turkey dinner every major holiday for anyone who was without or had no family over the holidays.
His favourite saying was “this one is on me.”
Marcel was predeceased by his parents, Laurent and Suzanne Grimard.
He is survived by his loving wife Malonie Grimard; children: Cindy, Brian, Hailee (Luke), Amanda (Chris), Daylon, Jacqueline and Suzanne.
He is also survived by grandchildren: Shandel, Payton, Lia, August and Yvette-Lee.
Also son-in-law Dennis; brothers and sisters: Laurelle (Colin), Raynald (Lisa), Jocelyne (Coleman), Nicole (Lyle) and Gerard (Carissa); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews as well as many dear friends.
“And when you hold me, in your arms so tight, you let me know everything’s all right…”
A funeral Mass for Marcel was held on Sat. April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Christ-King Catholic Church, Stettler, Ab. with Father Mirek Kostarzewski officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Stollery Children’s Hospital or a charity of your own choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and the funeral arrangements. 1-877-844-3422.