Exactly four months after Guy's death, his wife, Lise Lafleur is toughening up one day at a time. In this superb house, well-located on Île Bizard, the very delicate beautiful lady is going through a difficult mourning.
The house on Île Bizard, in Montreal, will soon be put up for sale at cost $2.5 million
“I see it everywhere, in every room, in every phase of our lives,” she said on Monday.
They had this fold built on their return from Quebec to a magnificent site 26 years ago.
“Last April 22 was the sudden and heartbreaking end of our exceptional complicity, and since then my existence has not been and will never be the same. I have to get used to it and it is very difficult, painful. »
Few times in her life, Lise has been so open to confiding.
She admits it to us, while being a kind collaborator with the photographer Chantal Poirier and journalist Jonathan Tremblay.
She wants people to see what she describes as the haven of peace of Guy Lafleur, who loved to walk along the water's edge and who was proud to have a helicopter landing site on the edge of Lac des Two Mountains.
Guy Lafleur's residence would not have been complete without a helipad.
She also wants to speed up the sale of a paradise that may be too heavy to carry on her own.
The property has an in-ground swimming pool with a view of Lac des Deux Montagnes .
“It will not be easy to fit the contents of this extraordinary house into a four and a half,” she says with a shy smile.
“I will be closer to my children and grandchildren. My new solitude is difficult and I need to recreate our family unit. »
Near Lise, there is Martin, who we end up seeing as a protector. The eldest is very close to his mother and he knows she is still fragile.
One of Guy Lafleur's sons, Martin, poses in his father's office.
The large table in the dining room allows us to imagine the beautiful moments with family or friends.
A statuette of the Blond Demon is clearly visible in the large dining room.
The living room and its large fireplace suggest warm and comforting winter evenings. And when you set foot in Guy's office, his favorite room is sober. On the wall, a canvas painted from a historic photo of Guy, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau in tricolor uniform says it all.
The office was the former Canadiens star's favorite room, where hockey memorabilia is displayed, including a canvas painted from a historic photo of Guy Lafleur, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau.
Also, two glass cabinets in which we discover helicopter replicas.
Striking, Guy's diary is still on the desk.
< strong>HE HAS CHANGED HIS MIND
Lise says that Guy had already wanted to sell this house, even thinking of moving to the Laurentians, but after having had the poster planted in front, he changed his mind.
A few hours before dying in palliative care, he asked his doctor if he could return to end his life at home.
He was refused. He raised his hand as if to say, “Come on…”
He closed his eyes almost for the last time.
If I had 2.5 million dollars lying around in my account, this house would already be sold.