It is with a sad and heavy heart that I announce the passing of my beloved husband Felix Lucien DeGagne. As well as a loving husband and father he was a caring grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all. Felix passed on Sunday February 19th 2017 at the age of 81.
Felix was predeceased by our daughter Caron, his parents Odilas and Valeda, parents-in-law Nick and Nora Rogoza; brothers-and-sister-in-law’s Laurence and Eleanor, Charlie and Madelaine; brothers Renee, Aurielle, Edmund, and Emile; sisters Lucille and Lorraine and brother-in-law Jean LaFleur.
Felix is survived by his wife Elsie, of 58 years, children Carl (Lynda) DeGagne, Ann (Mark) Mulski, Wayne (Lea) DeGagne, Juanita (John) Taylor, and David DeGagne; his grandchildren Elise (Chris) Clarke, Paul (Pauline) Mulski, Nicole (Chris) Rob, Katie (Jeff) Belmore, Candace Taylor (Dan Estrada), Wynne (Joelle), Marlon (Nadine), and Lila DeGagne; and great grandchildren Sophie and Alex Clarke, and Mackenzie Belmore. He is also survived by his sister Lillian (Mike) Bodnar, brother Maurice (Patty) DeGagne, and sister Laura (Ron) Tausenfrende, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Felix was born in St. Anne, Manitoba Municipality on January 28th, 1936. His family moved to Fort Frances shortly after where he was raised on the family farm. Felix spent many years logging trees for a living as he had a love for the outdoors. He was always a small business owner in the Kenora area, which included the Tower Motel and DeGagne’s Arrowhead Camp, where you were always guaranteed a strong handshake and welcoming smile.
Felix was an active member of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church and sang in the Church choir, a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight and Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus, President of Dryden Go Getters, and served on the Dryden Community Policing Committee.
He was proud of his family and we could always count on his smiling presence. He will be truly missed and he will always be remembered in our hearts.
A Prayer service will take place on Friday, February 24th at 7p.m. at the Dryden Community Funeral Home’s Chapel.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Al Campeau officiating.
Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DRHC Equipment Fund, through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, Ontario, P8N 2X3.