Wilfred was born in Headingley on 19 August 1948. He was the son of Marcel TAILLIEU (1920-2006) and Bernice Alida Claeys (1920-2004).
On 05 August 1972, he married Geraldine Elizabeth May and they had one child: Garth Marcel (1982-2000). He later married Mavis Durward and had two stepchildren: Graeme Hall and Tyler Hall.
Businessman, Municipal Official
After graduating from John Taylor High School, he sampled the rigors of his family’s construction company. He then left for the University of North Dakota where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He returned home and began his career running the family construction business, Taillieu Construction Ltd. and serving as President from 1978 until his death. He loved the heavy construction industry. He led by example with a strong work ethic and a deep respect for his employees.
Wilf served as the President of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association from 1989-1990. Wilf was part of the group who pushed to have Headingley secede from the city of Winnipeg in 1992. He served as a councillor on the new Headingley council and as Mayor of Headingley from 1999 until his death.
He died on 27 June 2016 and was buried in the St. Charles Roman Catholic Cemetery in Winnipeg.
- Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, published 02 July 2016.
- Engagement [May-Taillieu ], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 1972, page 24.
- Obituary [Garth Marcel Taillieu], Winnipeg Free Press, published 08 October 2000.
- Obituary [Alida Taillieu (Claeys)], Winnipeg Free Press, published 11 February 2004.
- Obituary [Marcel Odil Tallieu], Winnipeg Free Press, published 02 October 2006.
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