Lieutenant Joseph Marcel Guy Lafranchise, CD, know to all as Guy, passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital, New Brunswick, on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 71, after a brief illness. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Guy was the son of both the late Lucien and Denise (Pelland) Lafranchise.
Guy, at the age of 17, joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He went on to serve a distinguished career as not only a Submariner in the Canadian Navy, but also as a Halifax Police Officer, a Federal Fisheries officer, and a Senior Enforcement Officer – Wildlife Trade, with Environment Canada, Moncton, NB. Guy retired with 35 years of service but wasn’t ready to settle down yet. His adventures continued with contract work in Kenya and Congo to train and instruct local wildlife enforcement officers.
Throughout his career, he was recognized with several awards including the Governor General’s Service Award for Federal Peace Officers.
Guy’s passions were hunting, fishing, travelling, and enjoying life to the fullest – never without his Tilley hat.
Guy is survived by his soulmate, Joanne Breneol of Lower Greenwich, New Brunswick; brother, Andre Lafranchise (Dawn); sister, Louise Deschamps (Robert); brothers-in-law, Paul Breneol (Mary-Ellen Vaughn), Michael Breneol (Samantha), and sister-in-law Lori Breneol. He also had many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, and loving cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Modern Celebrations & Cremations. A gathering to celebrate Guy’s life will be hosted at the Kingswood Lodge Greenbrier Room, Fredericton, NB, on October 23, 2022, from 1 pm – 4pm in his honour. All are welcome to join the family when they can, and a microphone will be available to share stories.
The family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to the Friends of the Magnetic Hill Zoo charity in Guy’s name.
Lastly, the family wishes to thank everyone who knew, loved, and supported Guy – Not only during his time of brief illness, but also throughout his entire vibrant life. Thank you for supplying him with every wonderful memory he carries with him on his next adventures.
Gathering to Celebrate Guy's Life
Kingswood Lodge, Greenbrier Room
31 Kingswood Park, Fredericton, NB, E3C 2L4
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Martin Leger says
Sincere condoleance aux membres de la famille et ami(e)s de Guy.
J’ai connu Guy vers la fin de sa carriere a ECCC a Moncton.
Guy avait un sens de l’humour assez developpe et aimait bien rigoler. Il m’a fait rire a bien des reprises.
Guy avait aussi un grand coeur et, a quelques occasions, j’ai ete temoin de sa grande sensibilite comme etre humain.
Guy avait une personalite bien a lui qui refletait bien son parcours de vie. Certes, une personne avec plein d’histoire a raconter donne ses nombreuses carrieres et multiples voyages a travers le monde.
Je retiens de bons souvenirs du passage de Guy a ECCC a Moncton. Il aura ete un tres bon collegue de travail.
Je regrette que nos chemins ne se soit pas croise suite a sa retraite.
I’m hoping that, through you shared stories and collective memories of Guy, that the sadness of his passing will be less painful to bare.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
Greg Ferguson says
Dear Joanne, so sorry for you loss of Guy. Thinking if you!
Glenda & Greg
Shannon Sherwood says
Joanne, my sincere condolences to you for the loss of your sweet Guy. Retirement came at a perfect time for you so you could spend everyday together.
Thinking of you and both families as you celebrate the life of Guy.
Beverley Brown says
Dear Joanne, our sympathy to you and all of Guy’s family for his loss. We certainly missed him at FTSC after your move from Fredericton.
Sincerely, Beverley and Laurence Gilbey
Dale Patterson says
Guy was one of our enforcement officers at EC Sackville and I had enjoyed many conversations and his stories and jokes. He was a true friend who will be missed, and remembered for a long time.
My condolences to his family