Ernest “Denis” Laplante passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, SK at the age of 80.
Denis was born December 30, 1941 in St. Louis, SK to Ernest Denis and Marie Antoinette (nee Fidler) Laplante. He went to school in St, Louis. At an early age he started to work at Frank Moore’s in Prince Albert, then moved on to construction in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba until he retired in 2006.
Denis’ hobbies included raising horses, ski-doing, playing cards, hunting, and fishing.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Patricia; sons Benjamin and Trevor; daughters Charlene (David) Miller, Marilyn, and Maureen; stepdaughters Jessica Redhead and Melissa (Jim) Hryniuk; sisters Karen and Joan (Miles Burechailo); nephew Wayne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father Ernest Denis in 1988; his mother Marie Antoinette in 1978; sisters Shirley Gamblin in 1983, Lavina Preymack in 2000, Darlene Huskins in 1998, Joyce in 1948, and Barbara in 1958; brothers Redge in 1996 and Terry in 2014; brothers-in-law David Premack in 1995, Austin Gamblin in 1984, and Stewart Huskins; and his stepdaughter Amanda Ballantyne in 2017.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Michael’s Parish, 1505 13th Street West, Prince Albert, SK. A private family interment will be held.
In lieu of other tributes, donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, 1405 Faulkner Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7L 3R5
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Marianne Turcotte Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.