Harvey Pinsonneault


Harvey Pinsonneault, 84 passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at the Breton Continuing Care Center.
He was born August 23, 1933 to Henry and Stella Pinsonneault in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, where Harvey grew up on their family farm. He would eventually move to Alberta starting his career in the telephone industry in 1959, with Alberta Government Telephones. He worked as a lineman for numerous years and eventually superintendent until his retirement in 1987.

After his retirement, Bev and Harvey moved from Hinton to Lac La Biche where Harvey pursued his passion for trapping, hunting and commercial fishing. Harvey spent much time at his established trapline north of Lac La Biche where he became a well know trapper. He was Director and life time member of the Alberta Trappers Association, President of the LLB Trappers Association, and a certified trapper education instructor. He was featured in a number of publications such as the Alberta Trappers Magazine, the Edmonton Journal and was even documented by a Journalist/Photographer from France who photographed Harvey’s work at the Trapline; many of these pieces were displayed in several local businesses throughout Lac La Biche.

Harvey was well known in his community; he loved to curl, play crib and enjoyed spending time at the local coffee shop. Harvey will be well remembered for his hard work, strength and a will to live.
Subsequent to suffering numerous strokes and other medical issues, Harvey lost the use of his left hand, but that didn’t slow him down — Harvey continued to trap, hunt, fish and could still skin an animal, remarkably with the use of one hand!

Harvey is survived by his wife Beverly Pinsonneault, his children, numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, sisters and a brother.

Harvey was predeceased by his parents Harvey and Stella.

At Harvey’s request, no funeral service will be held; a small family gathering will be held at a later date.

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Diane Sawka

I miss my grandpa and you both Bev I really wish I could’ve got to know you better and spent more time with you alone. Just me because he meant more to me than I was ever allowed to talk about growing up, but I really miss you and I love grandpa Harvey forever till my last breath! If you see this but please feel free to call me I would love to talk to you. 204-296-4655. Love your granddaughter DeeDee (Diane)

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