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Gene Council

Gene Council

Wednesday, March 10, 1943 - Monday, March 16, 2020
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of husband, father, brother, uncle and grandpa, Gene Council, who died in his shop with his boots on and wrenches in his hand on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 77 years.

William Gene was born March 10, 1943, in Hamiota, MB to Charles and Eva (nee Breed) Council. He attended school at Harding, MB.

Gene moved to Melville in 1971, where he met his wife, Linda. They were married October 11, 1975. During his life, Gene had worked with Melville Motors, Northern Motors and numerous places in Melville. He was well known for his mechanical abilities, fixing everything from lawn mowers to combines. For a time, Gene and Linda also operated a mobile food stand; this was a social time for Gene to visit and joke with the Melville community. He enjoyed people and being around them. Anyone could stop by his garage on Highway 47 north at any time and have a good, fun conversation with him. His caring, gentle nature was known to all.

Gene’s children and grandchildren were the joy of his life. Watching all their accomplishments gave him so much pleasure. He always had a loving story to tell about them.

Predeceased by his parents and two sisters in infancy, Gene leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Linda; his son, Eddie (Dawn) of White City, grandchildren Brittany, Travis, Tyler and Gabe; his son, Trevor of Melville; his siblings Janice Stanley of Brandon, MB and Clark (Carole) Council of Lethbridge, AB. He will be sorely missed by nieces and nephews, members of Linda’s family, other relatives and friends. Rest in peace, Gene.
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    A private graveside service for immediate family will be held, with a public memorial gathering to follow in the spring. Watch for announcements.
    Rev. Brian Mee
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    Melville City Cemetery
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Love Deb, Bronson & Matilda Schmidt and Clark,carole Trevor, Wendy, & Girls , Tony & Spenc sent flowers to the family of Gene Council.
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Mel & Sherri Stelmak

Posted at 01:26am
Our Deepest Sympathy Linda and Family..So sorry to hear of Genes passing , He was such a gentlemen and he will be missed my many..I still remember him at Minor Sports always talking about fixing something on the bus. Our prayers are with you all !! God Bless !! Mel, Sherri Ken & Jamie Stelmak

Christine Topliss

Posted at 06:00pm
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He will be missed by many, and especially by the Sunset Beach camping families & friends.
Wishing everyone condolences in the loss of Gene. What a shock for his family, but what a nice way for Gene to go .... no suffering.
Our family is thinking of you.
Please stay well with all that is happening in our world nowadays.
Christine, Jared, Heidi, Hayden, Nathan & Taylor Topliss

Lana Lalonde

Posted at 10:58am
Gene was always at the shop willing to chat ... he will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family - the Lalonde Girls Viv, Lana and Raya

Curtis Brooks

Posted at 02:21am
So very sorry Linda, Trevor, Eddy and family. Gene was one of the independent mechanics in Melville when I first went on my own and opened my shop. Always helpful, always willing to share his knowledge, advice and wisdom about shops, cars and anything that you would ask about. Going to miss him, rest in Paradise Gene.

Barry Broda

Posted at 04:08pm
We were so sorry to hear of Gene’s sudden passing. I really enjoyed my visit with him just a few weeks ago. I always remember how dedicated and proud he was to look after the Minor Spirts bus while I was involved with it. Our deepest sympathy to you Linda & all your family.
Barry & Annette Broda

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