Aikens Lake News

Remembering Marc Turenne

Sep. 10, 2011


Marc Turenne It is with deep sadness that we share with the Aikens Community that one of our own has passed away.  Marc Turenne, Gerry's 2nd youngest brother in a family of 10 siblings, died suddenly while fishing at Albert Beach on Sept 2nd.  His funeral was held yesterday in Winnipeg.  He was 54. Marc spent most of his adult life out west in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  Having recently moved back to Manitoba in 2008, he first came up to Aikens Lake that summer and immediately fell in love with it.  Marc became in integral part of the Aikens Family of staff and volunteers that summer as he spent several months at the lodge helping us out with various projects.  His carpentry skills were fantastic, and over the course of that summer and the following one, his handiwork started popping up all over camp.  Most notably, he put in a lot of signature touches in our new workshop, our welding shop, and the shorelunch canopy on Arrowhead Beach.  He was also initiated into our annual Molly Week tradition in 2008 and made it up for that special week in May each year whenever possible. His return to Manitoba, combined with his time spent at Aikens, rekindled a childhood passion of his for the great outdoors.   He loved every aspect of Mother Nature.  Over the past few years, he was able to re-immerse himself fully into the splendor of nature.  He was particularly keen on taking long canoe trips and spending time on any lake trying to catch his favorite fish... walleye.  He had recently purchased a cabin at Albert Beach with his love Anne-Marie.  He died doing what he loved.  You are gone too soon Marc.  We will miss you dearly. - Winnipeg Free Press

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