August 20th 1956 to January 17th 2022
It is with sad and heavy hearts that Luc’s family share that he passed away peacefully at home at the age of 65.
He is survived by:
his loving wife Lynn,
Son Mike & wife Mel, their children Owen and Sadie,
Daughter Chantal & her children Trinity and Izabelle.
Father in Law Mike Struhar,
Siblings: Jocelyne Howland and Jim Plummer, Carol and Don Paquette, Dennis and Mefil Durette, Real Durette, Colette Durette, Rejean Durette, Brian Struhar,
and lots of nieces and nephews on both sides
Special People to Luc: Ray and Sylvia Laitres & His Scorpio Family
Luc was Predeceased by:
his parents Maurice and Bernadette Durette, & his Mother in Law Doris Struhar
Luc grew up on the farm outside of Debden SK. And he never lost his love for family, the outdoors or his strong work ethic. All 3 proved to be evident throughout the remainder of his life. He was an avid hunter starting from his teens continuing yearly till 2020.
Although Luc loved to fish, Todd introduced him to deep sea fishing several years back and he was HOOKED. He also became a very serious Bee Keeper spending countless time and energy on this project, but he enjoyed it. I think you’re lucky if you manage to get his Honey this last year. Luc’s love for nature remained who he really was.
Luc met Lynn in1982 and they have been fortunate to be friends ever since. They married in 1987 joining their families together. Luc absolutely loved his family and would do anything for them. They became part of the driving force for his success. Their son Mike and daughter Chantal meant the world to him, and when the grandchildren came along it brought a new level of Love into his life. Luc always had a soft spot for the nieces and nephews and still has valued relationships with several of them.
Luc and Lynn took on their life together supporting each other through the good and the not so good celebrating their 34th anniversary just in November. They went through many adventures that he spoke more and more throughout this last year. They were blessed enough to have traveled somewhere warm almost every year and still were able to give back to a worthy cause or two. His generous nature helped support the Saskatoon Cancer Center through Choc la Cure from 2008 till 2019.
Luc started his career in the construction industry in 1976, working with Luc Tremblay and Andy Houde. Being a bricklayer was the perfect choice for him his strong body structure, his strong work ethic and of course an outside job. By 1979 he was Journeymen Certified (Winning the Golden Trowel). His personality for excellence stood out and it never took long before it paved the way to owning and operating his successful company Scorpio Masonry SK LTD., with a crew of amazing bricklayers whom became his other family. His personal and business successes were many but he always remained humble, loyal but proud. He somehow understood what it took give credit where is due work hard, and have relationships-based integrity. Luc was well respected throughout the construction Industry as a whole. He was very involved in the masonry Industry promoting and serving on the board of the Sask. Masonry Institute for many years, and as President. Also supporting in the Canadian Masonry Institute for many years. He remained interested and involved till his retirement.
Luc’s highest personal achievement out of over 300 plus building in his career was when he was awarded the contract to do the stone work for a Douglas Cardinal design building. The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre on the U of S Campus.
Then winning the Presidential Award for it in the 2016 Masonry Design Awards. That same year his personal residence won the Award of Excellence in its category. He was so proud of his men and for himself.
Luc was an intelligent strong determined man those characteristics served him well as he recovered from a cancerous brain tumor in 2008. Then again in 2018 when diagnosis of colon cancer he did what he felt he had to do. After that he choose to live out his best life with Lynn. Passing away in their home with family.
Luc wanted us to celebrate his life, and we will do so on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Cherished Memories Funeral Home, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville.
My dear Lynn and family.
My deepest sympathy to all in the passing of Luc. My thoughts and prayers to all. I will think of Luc when I sit in the HCUC in Melville and look at the work Luc and his company did. Hugs.
My heart is heavy for you and your family Lynn💞
Tears of sorrow, tears of joy. You are an amazing source of inspiration and uplifting positivity…. I know that you will continue to inspire the best Love through memories in you family going forward.🙏🏻💞🙏🏻💞. To have a friend is to be a friend….and you are an amazing friend to all. 💖
Lean on your friends & family in the road ahead,as your hands will be full in supporting everyone else-as you are designed to do with that huge loving heart of yours. 🥰
So sorry for your loss 😢. Xoxox will always be thinking of you and your family
So sorry for your loss , those are amazing pictures .
Dear Lynn and family. I got to meet a lot of great people before I retired. I called them my client family. But you Lynn and Luc were very special. You guys brought light into my work world and then into my home world. Your faith and always so positive was such a blessing to me. Your love for each other was powerful reminder and a blessing to me. Luc was a quiet man but always filled the room with his presence and patience and honesty. I send hugs and love and prayers to you Lynn and your family. Love you my friend. ❤️🙏❤️
Our Deepest Condolences to you Lynn and your family. Lynn and Luc a couple so very special! We are so fortunate to have met you both truly a gift from God. We will treasure and cherish the memories. We have been friends for many years and always will be here for you my dear special friend. Sending hugs,love and prayers. We love you.
Dear Lynn and family
My condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.Your husband sounds like a very humble and loving man.
Sincerely Wanda Eirickson
Our sincere condolences to you Lynn and your family. So sorry for the loss of your husband and best friend. Luc was a very special person and will be missed lots. Big hug to all of you.
Love Ray & Sylvia Laitres, Paul & Jan, Olive, Suzanne Frenette, Brian & Joanne Suetta, Sandra & Bonnie Woods.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time and everyday We love you
So sorry for your loss Lynn. Loosing your best friend and partner leaves a heavy heart. Thoughts and prayers to you and the families.
Lynn, to you and your family we are sending our deepest condolences. Luc had an incredible determination and his love for family was always present. Our hearts hurt for you and see Luc is now pain free. He will be with all of you. Sending strong, warm hugs filled with love. Rest in Piece Luc.
My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Luc. I think of him at times as I sit by my fireplace admiring his incredible workmanship in the stonework he personally undertook. Luc’s eye for detail is second to no one. I feel blessed I possess a piece is his artisan crafting. Soft spoken and witty, a pleasure to be in company of this fine gentleman. He will be greatly missed by many.
What a beautiful eulogy to a really amazing man. He will be so missed by you and the family Lynn. And I’m sure by your many friends. My heart and prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing your journey with me and feeling all the positivity in your lives with it. Much love and prayers to you all.
My deepest sympathies Lynn to you and your family. Luc was truly one of the good guys in the Masonry Industry. A man of Integrity and strong character. He had a reputation as the go to guy to solve any problem on any jobsite . He will be missed.
I had the pleasure to work with luc in Regina when i finished my 3 yr. Apprentisip in 1986 was when I first met this very good tradesman he was a very nice guy easy going not hard to get along with. I will say this he expected we as his crew had to pull our weight workwise, if you didn’t well he let you know in his mild gentle way so Luke I said my memories go back to the 80’s and 90’s that’s what remember most about the man I’ll cherish those nothing will ever take those memories away I pray God will except him into his beautiful kingdom may your soul rest in peace my dear brother until we shall meet again praise the lord in your beautiful name Jesus christ our lord and savior amen.
Our deepest sympathies are sent to you Lynn and your entire family.
I met Luc when I met Lynn as my hairdresser in 1986 when I was new to Saskatoon. Lynn quickly became family and I have fond memories of Luc over the years . He was a quiet man , always friendly, and kind . An all around stand up man who will be dearly missed . Cherish all the wonderful memories you all have .
Once again we are extremely sorry of your loss , RIP Luc
Love from Tanis and Brad Komada and Family.