On June 24, 2020, Jacques Joseph Sylvestre, loving husband, father, papa of Jana, step-father and grand-father, son, brother and uncle, passed away at the age of 60 at the Health Sciences Centre of Winnipeg.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne, his three children, Josée (Jeremy), Felisha (Mathieu), Joshua (Laura), his grand-daughter Jana, his step-children, Dan, Jay, Adam and Talon, his step-grand-children, Danica, Malivah, ShawanoBinesiik, Claryssa, Bryce, Mason, Hayden, Ziigwan, Rayne Lee, Daisy, Bryton, Kayleigh, Silver and Sia, his parents, Pierrette and Roger Sylvestre, his sister Sylvie (Robert), his brother Michel (Nancy), his nephews Sébastien and Jesse and his niece Annabelle.
Jacques loved his family, spending time with them and sharing with them his passion for fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, travelling, saunas, swimming and dips in the lake at the family cottage on Serviss Lake, going to the movies, watching the action in downtown Sudbury and making conversation with strangers.
A traditional ceremony will be held in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to prepare Jacques for his journey. On Sunday, June 28 at 10 a.m., a ceremony will be held so that Jacques can reach his destination, followed by a feast at noon. The ceremonies will be held at Eternal Grace Funerals in Winnipeg.
On Friday, July 3rd at 11 a.m., a private ceremony will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Chapleau, followed by a small family gathering at the family cottage where Jacques and the family want his ashes to be.
In memory of Jacques, donations may be sent to the Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative or to Activation Department of Bignucolo Residence where his mother resides.
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