Archie Joseph Tessier

The family of Archie Joseph TESSIER announce his passing at Deer Lodge Centre on May 25th, 2023 at the age of 84 yrs. Left to mourn are his wife of 29 yrs. Valerie (stepson Bill Zenert) and Archie’s children Brenda Mestagh, Debra, Terry (Jennifer), Keith, Jamie and Daryl. Sisters: Evelyn Gladback and Dian Fulford(Kerry). Brothers: Lawrence(Cecile), Eugene(Vivian), Dennis, Greg and Brian. Numerous grand, great grand children, and extended family. Pre-deceased by his parents Joseph and Aurice. His brothers Norman, Leo and Wayne(Donna) and grandson Joey. Archie was born in Broadvalley, MB. on May 15, 1939. Leaving the farm at 16 yrs old to find work in Winnipeg. He found a career as a Tin Smith at CNR. Archie raised his family in the Hazelridge area on a small farm. He was a guys guy who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and the likes. Archie pitched softball and curled in his younger years. In his retirement ‘Alpine Archie’ took on downhill skiing and started to travel with Val until his stroke in March of 2010. Archie was a talented carpenter and built the home his family lived in. Familiar with plumbing, electrical and mechanics there wasn’t much he couldn’t do. The family thanks the wonderful and compassionate staff at both Bethania Personal Care Home (10 yrs) and Deer Lodge(1.5 yrs) where he was transferred as his needs grew. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A Celebration of life to follow at a later date. Free, free at last. Rest in peace Archiekins!
May 15, 1939 - May 25, 2023