Guy Joseph Roméo Généreux

August 12th, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Guy Joseph Roméo Généreux of St Paul, AB, announce his passing on August the 12th, 2022. Guy passed away peacefully with his wife Catherine at his side in Kamloops BC. 

Guy was born on June 12, 1949 in St Paul, the third of seven children. After graduating from Collège St Jean, he pursued a career in the RCMP. His first posting was in Québec, where he married his first wife Lise, and welcomed his first two children, Éric and Stéphanie. Guy then went on to teach at the RCMP depot in Regina, Saskatchewan before moving to Ottawa. Next, he was the Sergeant in charge of the Ident Department in Grande Prairie, Alberta. It is here that Guy met Catherine and her two sons Aaron and Sean. Soon they became a blended family and their youngest child, Gabriel was born. In 1994, after 25 years of service, Guy retired from the RCMP and moved to St Paul where he worked as a photographer, a high school student assistant and a coordinator for the St Paul Victim Services Program.  

As a proud Franco-Albertain, Guy honored his heritage and was involved in the Francophone community locally and provincially and served as a board member as well as board chair for Conseil Scolaire Centre-Est.

Guy’s final retirement was in 2015.

Guy enjoyed carpentry and building things in his workshop. He also enjoyed spending extended periods of time at his happy place in Criss Creek, BC. He was proud of the outdoor kitchen he built; it was a gathering place where many meals and stories were shared with family and friends. 

Guy was truly steered by the compass of his soul; he loved life and could fill a room with laughter. He will be remembered for his courage and determination; he was an inspiration of hope for all that knew him. But mostly, he will be remembered for his authenticity, his sense of humour and his calming presence. He was a kind and gentle man that brought joy into the lives of others.    

Guy is survived by his loving wife Catherine, his children: Éric (Marci) Généreux, Grande Prairie, Stéphanie Généreux (Darren Rempel), Calgary, Aaron (Shauna) Nield, Ardrossan, Sean (Corrin) Nield, Edmonton, Gabriel (Emily) Généreux, Sherwood Park; his grandchildren: Solana, Ethan, Félix, Duncan, Kieran, Mika, Téa, Liette, Loïc, and Harper; as well as his siblings: Sister Juliette Généreux,  Gisèle (Brian) MacLellan, Paul (Hélène) Généreux, Marc (Raymonde) Généreux, Louise (Doug) Urichuk and his in-laws, the Johnston-Watson clan.  

Guy was predeceased by his parents Eugène and Adrienne Généreux, his first wife Lise Chouinard, and his sister Claudette and her husband Al Shenduk.  

A funeral service for the late Guy Généreux will be held at St Paul Cathedral on Sept. 10, 2022 at 11 am.  Following the church service, the family cordially invites you for a light lunch and a Celebration of Life at the ACFA Community Centre, 4617-50 Ave, St Paul.  

Memorial donations may be made to Glenrose Foundation (https://glenrosefoundation.com),  Kamloops Hospice (www.kamloopshospice.com/contribute/donate) or Canadian Cancer Society (https://support.cancer.ca)

Messages:

Toutes nos pensées sont avec vous en cette journée d’aurevoir à votre frère.! Nous avons lu son hommage à sa vie, quel homme, et quelle vie bien remplie. Vous pouvez tous être bien fier de lui. Bon voyage Guy, tu retrouveras tes parents qui veilleront tous ensemble sur le clan Genereux. Toutes nos condoléances à la famille. Christine, Louis et Rose-Anne.

Our most sincere heart felt sympathies for Genereux family at this time.

Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille! Catherine, I will always keep fond memories of Guy accompanying us on his harmonica as we sang him the song we wrote of our adventures getting up the hill to the Ranch!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God help you through it all. Guy will be missed by many. RIP Guy

Mes sincères sympathies …un gentil homme que j’ai aimé travailler ensemble au Conseil Scolaire francophone

My dearest friend Catherine and family We are so very sad to hear of Guys passing. Life is too short and we sincerely offer our sympathy to all of you. God bless you all and help you through this great loss. Love you all Bill and Marie Chascha

Mes sincères condoléancesà la famille de Guy. Je me rapelle quand qu'il nous aidais avec la radio à l'École du Sommet. Un homme vraiment véritable avec les enfants. Reste en paix Monsieur Généreux.

Our sincere condolances to the Genereux family

I'm sorry for your loss Mme. Généreux. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family ❤️❤️

Deepest sympathies to all the family members

We were so sorry to hear of Guy’s passing and send our condolences to Catherine, family and friends.

Condolences to Guy’s family. I am from Elk Point and Guy and I met at K Division headquarters on June 2, 1969 where we were sworn in to the Rcmp. We then boarded a train and travelled to Regina where we spent 6 months together in training. Rest-in peace Guy.

Our deepest condolences to Catherine, and all of Guy’s children, grandchildren and to all his siblings. I, Louise was his “petite cousine”, as he would say when we crossed paths in the community. He was a person of strong character and a great example of perseverance and positivity. Our prayers are with his family.

Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille dont je garde un bon souvenir lors de mon parcours à Saint-Paul de 1997-2003.

Our sincere condolences to Catherine and the family. I worked with Guy for a number of years here in St. Paul with Victim Services and Andy knew Guy from his childhood. Guy could always make you laugh and loved to tease. We have lots of great memories….

Guy was my instructor in Regina and a colleague in Ottawa later in his career… Only have good memories of the many times we worked together when he was in Ident in Ottawa.! Guy was a genuine good person, kind and caring for others. He was professional and reliable while remaining humain with his peers. Sincere condolences to all family members and friends of Guy. Rest In Peace my friend.!

Oh the sweet memories of Guy with his kind gentleness and booming laugh. We are so sorry for your loss, Catherine and family. He was one special man-and oh the photography team that you both were. Our family picture is still an important part of our home. May you find peace with some of those special memories.

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. May he Rest In Peace.

Guy was an amazingly generous man. Our family grew up with the Genereux clan. We made great memories. Our condolences to all at this time.

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