* Video produced by the Letain Family*
MARCIEN “BULLET” LETAIN
April 8, 1949 – October 7, 2021
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Marcien “Bullet” Letain at the St. Boniface Hospital on October 7th, 2021. He was 72 years young.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 28 years, Jeannette (nee Gauthier), his son Cory Letain, stepsons, Paul Saulnier and partner Tanya, Mike Mason, and his wife Kaitlyn (William and Holly), stepdaughter, Nikki (nee Saulnier) and her husband James Morton (Max, Matthew, and Marcus); sibling, Jackie, and her husband Gord Hannibal. He had too many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law to mention, but there are so many that he cherished dearly.
He was predeceased by his father, Julien, his mother Adelaide (Lavoie), brothers Paul, Vital (Cindy), Pete (Della) and Lucien (Lynn), sister Brigitte (Remi), brother-in-law Roland Gauthier (Beverly) and sister-in-law, Terry Gauthier.
Bullet was born in Laurier, MB in 1949 and lived on the family farm. This is where he developed his love of animals, especially dogs and horses He also learned how to hunt and fish with his brothers. Later in his life, this morphed into a passion for archery and the weekend jamborees during the summer. He always loved reading the racing programs and going to Assiniboine Downs to wager on the horses. He also loved reading the program all week long and figuring his bets for the weekend. Jeannette would toddle with him, enjoy a night out and maybe get to talk with some of the other regulars who they became friends with. Jeannette and Bullet met a lot of people who they still call friends to this day.
Bullet left home at the age of 18 when he joined the military. After two years, he changed his career path, left the service, and moved to Winnipeg to become a painter. He was almost finished his apprenticeship when he was hospitalized and had to have a kidney removed. When he was healthy enough to begin working again, he changed his career once more and was hired on as a welder with Westeel Rosco. Bullet was very mechanically inclined and had a wealth of knowledge on almost anything in construction, well, except for the time that he forgot to turn off a breaker for the cooktop and almost electrocuted his son-in-law, James. We did have lots of laughs about this incident once it was evident that he was ok, but there was always a wire tester used from that day forward, just to be sure. Bullet helped Nikki and James a lot during their many, many years of home renovations and they could not have done any of it without him.
He met Jeannette in 1982 and after a long courtship, they married on June 12, 1993, in Winnipeg where they resided until 2005 when they moved to Stonewall to be closer to their grandchildren. This close proximity cemented his relationship with his grandsons as he was always there to fix their bike, assemble a toy, or just watch them when they were playing hockey, baseball, or soccer. He was by far their biggest fan and supporter. The Letain fury would come out in full force if anyone made a disparaging comment about his angels, even if the kids deserved it. He was fierce when it came to protecting children and animals.
Bullet was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. His love for his grandchildren was evident every time he visited, and they loved him very much in return. Lots of trips to the store to get them a little something that was never parent approved! As the Morton kids got older, they started bringing their friends over for lunch and to visit with Ma Jean and Pa Bullet. The grandparents did not mind as they loved seeing their grandkids with their friends and hearing all of the crazy stories. The friends and their parents all knew who Ma Jean and Pa Bullet as they were everywhere with the grandkids.
The family would like to thank Jeannette’s twin sister Julie Gauthier as she was always giving them a helping hand whether it was for cleaning, organizing or whatnot. They would also like to say thank you to Marie Alice, Bullet’s cousin, who visited frequently during his hospital stay and has provided much support during this difficult time.
The Letain family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
In Accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
Memories, Stories and Condolences
Please share a story, photo, memory or condolences for the family by completing the form below and click "comment".