Mr. Adelard (Addie) Houle September 5, 1918 - December 5, 2008 Another great veteran has been laid down to rest in the person of Adélard Houle. After a courageous battle with cancer, Adélard passed away December 5, 2008 at the age of 90 years at the Riverview Health Centre. Left to mourn his passing, is his loving wife Ninette (nee Laferrière) of 60 years, children Louise (Rick) Pullen, Paul (Patti), Marie (Pierre) Barnabé, René and David (Debra), grandchildren Benjamin, Jenna, Brent, Marcel, Nicole, Michael, Andrew, Carly and Ryan. Adélard will also be missed by sisters-in-law Yvette, Dora, Hermine and Violet. Adélard was predeceased by his godfather Reverend Paul-Émile Halde and godmother Marie-Louise Halde who raised and loved him as any parent. Addie served his country well in time of war and peace. He was a member of the Armed Forces from 1940 to 1945. In 1944, he volunteered to go overseas with the Royal Winnipeg Riffles. While overseas he fought in Continental Europe and was severely injured in Cleave, Germany, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. Upon his return to Canada in 1945, he worked for the Federal Government for 30 years. While working for the Unemployment Insurance he met and married Ninette. Adélard was a life member of the War Amps of Manitoba and served on many committees. Addie was an avid bowler, carpenter, cribbage player and loved playing music. He was a great role model for his children and grandchildren. He was a man strong of will, strong of body and strong of faith. He was kind, lovable and generous. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the Riverview Health Centre, the Palliative Home Care and the St. Boniface Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Précieux-Sang Roman Catholic Church, 200 Kenny Street. Viewing will take place at 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A private family burial will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to War Amps (Champs) Program, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON M1V 5K9 (ph 1-800-363-4067) or to the charity of one’s choice. "We will remember you Dad, now and for always."