[Editor’s Note: At the time of his death, Pierre had been pouring himself into renovating the old Eureka Co-op building in Old Town. Read more about his plans for the space here.]
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Pierre Henri Lefuel, 59, of Bayside passed on August 4th, 2017 due to a unforeseen accident. He is survived by his wife Karen, his seven children, Phil, Chris, Brian, Charles, Catrice, Sophie and Michael. He is also survived by mother Monique, Brother John, Sister Mary, Daughter in-law’s Lian, Beth, Lisa, Son in-Law Jay and Six grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, 12 August 2017 at The Wharfinger Building in Eureka. Those who cannot attend but would like to sign Pierre’s guestbook may do so online at www. Yourtribute.com
Pierre was born September 2nd, 1957 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Jean-Claude and Monique Lefuel. He then lived in Perigueux, France, and Honolulu, Hawaii. When he was 13 they made their way to Willow Creek, California, and he believed he found heaven on Earth. Pierre family then moved to Sebastopol where Pierre graduated early from Analy High School.
Pierre had a passion for real estate, carpentry, painting both of properties and artwork, and travel. However, his biggest passion was Family. He loved everything he did and the glass was always half full. His unparalleled work-ethic, drive, and spirit allowed him to be successful and maintain forward momentum throughout his life. He truly inspired all who interacted with him, although he would never take credit for how much he helped anyone. He saw the best in those around him, and if they found success, he would beam with a great big smile and continue to lift them up.
He spent his life lifting others up; whether it was by coaching his sons through Little League Baseball, hosting foreign exchange students, teaching trades work to friends and tenants, or simply lending an ear to anyone in need. His conversations were light-hearted yet meaningful, and he effortlessly gave all a sense of security. We will miss his impactful words, contagious smile, warm embrace, and we will always hold his incredible spirit in our hearts.
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