Lise Lafleur with an open heart

Exactly four months after Guy’s death, his wife Lise Lafleur is getting tougher by the day. In this sumptuous, well-appointed home on Île Bizard, the very delicate, beautiful lady is going through a difficult mourning.

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The home on Montreal's Île Bizard will soon be listed for sale for $2.5 million

Photo Chantal Poirier

The home on Montreal’s Île Bizard will soon be listed for sale for $2.5 million

“I see it everywhere, in every room, in every stage of our lives,” she said Monday.

They had this fold built in a great location 26 years ago after returning from Quebec.

“Last April 22nd was the sudden and heartbreaking end of our extraordinary complicity and since then my existence has not been and will not be the same. I have to get used to it and it’s very difficult, painful.

Few times in her life has Lise been so willing to confide.

She admits it while kindly collaborating with 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 walking along the water and was proud to have a helipad on the edge of Lac des Two Mountains.


Guy Lafleur's home would not have been complete without a helipad.

Photo Chantal Poirier

Guy Lafleur’s home would not have been complete without a helipad.

She also wants to expedite the sale of a paradise that may be too heavy to carry alone.


The property features an underground pool overlooking Lac des Deux Montagnes.

Photo Chantal Poirier

The property features an underground pool overlooking Lac des Deux Montagnes.

“It won’t be easy to fit the contents of this extraordinary house into 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 restore our family unit.

LAFLEUR INTIMACY

Next to Lise there is Martin, who we end up seeing as a protector. The eldest is very close to his mother and he knows that she is still fragile.


One of Guy Lafleur's sons, Martin, poses in his father's office.

Photo Chantal Poirier

One of Guy Lafleur’s sons, Martin, poses in his father’s office.

The large dining table allows us to imagine the beautiful moments with family or friends.


A statuette of the blond demon is prominently displayed in the main dining room.

Photo Chantal Poirier

A statuette of the blond demon is prominently displayed in the main dining room.


Guy Lafleur house

The living room and its large fireplace suggest warm and soothing winter evenings. And when you enter Guy’s office, his favorite room is sober. On the wall hangs a canvas painted from a historical photograph of Guy, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau in a tricolor uniform.


The office was the former Canada star's favorite room, which houses hockey-related memorabilia including a canvas painted from a historical photograph that brings together Guy Lafleur, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau.

Photo Chantal Poirier

The office was the former Canada star’s favorite room, which houses hockey-related memorabilia including a canvas painted from a historical photograph that brings together Guy Lafleur, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau.

There are also two showcases in which we discover replicas of helicopters.

Strikingly, Guy’s diary is still on the desk.

HE CHANGED HIS MIND

Lise says Guy wanted to sell this house, even considered moving in with the Laurentians, but changed his mind after putting up the poster in front of it.

A few hours before he died in palliative care, he asked his doctor if he could return to end his life at home.

He was rejected. He raised his hand as if to say, “Go on…”

He closed his eyes almost for the last time.

If I had two and a half million dollars in my bank account, this house would have been sold.

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