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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: [METISGEN] Obituaries - Winnipeg Free Press - Jan 29 > Feb 02 2008
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:08:38 -0700


VALMORE ADELARD BOISSONNEAULT (published on January 29, 2008)

VALMORE ADELARD BOISSONNEAULT Peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2008
at Centre Taché, Valmore beloved husband of the late Blanche
Boissonneault (nee Martin) passed away at the age of 91 years. He was
predeceased by his wife Blanche, daughter Dianne and son Claude. Left
to cherish his beautiful memory are his children: Colette, Maureen
(Richard) Senez, Jocelyne, Pat (Sue), Ron, Bernie (Janice) and Gerry
(Tannis); also left to mourn 11 grand-children and seven
great-grandchildren; one sister Marie (Gerry) Savoie and numerous
nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 30, 2008 at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons Street.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.
with viewing one half hour prior to service at Précieux-Sang Roman
Catholic Church, 200 Kenny Street, with a gathering of family and
friends to follow. Interment will take place at St. Boniface Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Centre Taché 2ABC for all
of their care and compassion. The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of
arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.

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LAURETTE REMILLARD (published on January 29, 2008)

LAURETTE REMILLARD (nee PELOQUIN) Peacefully and with family by her
side, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Laurette
passed away on January 25, 2008, at the age of 74 years. Laurette was
born in St. Boniface and was employed with St. Boniface General
Hospital for 32 years. During her retirement years she volunteered
with the Winnipeg Police Services and Le Festival du Voyajeur. She was
predeceased by her husband Maurice, 21 years ago on February 6. She is
survived by her daughter Lorraine Bérubé (Paul); son Ric;
grandchildren, Danielle and Damon Robinson, Joel and Patrick Bérubé,
Frank and Mike Rémillard; great-granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah
Robinson; her loving sister and best friend Florence Rochon;
sister-in-law Aurore Péloquin. Cremation has taken place and memorial
mass will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Family
Church, 778 Archibald Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to CancerCare Manitoba. The
Coutu family in care of arrangements: E.J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
680 Archibald St. 253-5086

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MARY VERMETTE (published on January 29, 2008)

MARY VERMETTE (nee KLASSEN) After a lengthy battle with cancer, Mary
(Klassen) Vermette went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on
January 25, 2008 at the age of 65 years and 10 months. She is survived
by her beloved husband, Albert, and her two daughters, Chantal and
Rachelle. Mourning with them are seven sisters Margaret, Helen (Henry)
Thiessen, Betty (Bill) McIntyre, Nettie (Don) Heppner, Ann, Susan
(Garry) Kehler and Eva (Cliff) Stobbe, as well as two brothers, Abe
and Jake (Elaine). Mary also leaves behind many Vermette family
members, as well as nieces, nephews and countless friends scattered
around the globe. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Helena Loewen,
in 1971, her father, Abram A. Klassen, in 1977, and her sister, Tena
Neufeld, in 2000. Mary greatly appreciated her Mennonite heritage and
the Christian nurture from her parents, close friends and church. She
was baptized upon confession of her faith in the Neuanlage Grace
Mennonite church, near Hague, Saskatchewan. As an adult, she attended
the Canadian Mennonite Bible College (now CMU), where she graduated
with a Christian Education degree. Several years later, she met and
married Albert. Much searching, counselling and prayer dominated their
courtship, leading to Mary's decision to join Albert in the Catholic
church. Mary's passion for sacred music led to participation in
numerous choirs, namely the Saskatchewan University Greystone Singers,
Thompson Aurora Singers, the Mennonite Oratorio choir, les Intrépides,
and various church choirs and small vocal ensembles. Apart from
cooking, reading, and golfing, Mary especially appreciated her travels
around the world with Albert, during which they always attempted to
connect with the locals. However, peace, reconciliation and Christian
unity were priorities in Mary's life, leading her to participate in
various ecumenical projects. Close friendships, a listening ear and
quiet support were characteristic of Mary. She was always thankful for
the privilege of living a rich, fulfilled life. She wishes to leave a
quote by Jean Vanier: Let's begin by establishing peace first within
our hearts, and then in the hearts of others. Let's create communities
and families of peace. Isn't that the responsibility of each one of
us? The family wishes to thank Dr. Czarnecka, Dr. Jolly, Dr. Grenier,
Dr. Dabrovska and all the wonderful care by support staff, family and
friends. Funeral will be held on Wednesday January 30, 2008 at 10:30
a.m. at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, 289 Dussault Ave., with
father Marcel Toupin officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to Development Peace, Mennonite Central Committee, Canadian
Cancer Society or Heart Stroke Foundation. Marie, maman, épouse
chérie, repose en paix. Chantal, Rachelle, Albert Arrangements
entrusted to Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 233-4949; toll free
1-888-233-4949.

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MARTIN BERRIAULT (published on January 30, 2008)

MARTIN BERRIAULT Martin entered this world, January 27, 1925, and left
this world 83 years later on January 27, 2008 at the St. Boniface
Hospital. Martin is survived by his daughter Colette (Karen Lumley),
his sons, Donald (Sharon) and Bertrand (Lori), granddaughters, Kara
and Krista (Peter) Dittman, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law,
nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille
(nee Beaudry). Martin was well known for his sense of humour and his
ability to make others laugh. His humour will continue to live on in
all who knew him. Martin was a very proud veteran, who without fail,
marched with all the veterans and laid a wreath in honor of his fallen
comrades, every November 11. The family would like to thank the staff
at Taché Centre on 4ABC and the Emergency staff at the St. Boniface
Hospital, for their care and compassion given to our dad. Funeral
service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:30 p.m., in the
St. Adolphe Roman Catholic Church in St. Adolphe, MB. Interment of the
cremated remains will follow in the St. Adolphe Parish Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6. Family
and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at
www.desjardins-funeral.ca The Desjardins Funeral Chapel In care of
arrangements 233-4949; toll free 1-888-233-4949

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EVA YVONNE MARIE LARAMEE (published on January 30, 2008)

EVA YVONNE MARIE LARAMEE (nee ROSS) March 15, 1919 - January 27, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Yvonne
Marie Laramée at the Health Sciences Centre, with her family by her
side on Sunday, January 27, 2008. She will be sadly missed by her
children, Carol (Lorraine), Caroline (Roland), and Victoria (Stan);
her seven grandchildren, Lydia (Mark), Debbie (Randy), Danny
(Shannon), Jerry (Janet), Shelley, Janice (Chris), and Billy (Sherry);
and her nine great-grandchildren, Jessie, Jayme, Ashlyn, Aaron,
Meaghan, Veronica, Kathleen, Julia, and Madison; as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by her husband Alphonse and
her grandson Ricky Yowney and by her five brothers and four sisters.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her two sisters, Juliette Beernaerts
(Marcel) and Estelle Bourier (René) of Winnipeg. Funeral mass will be
celebrated at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Roman Catholic Church in
Lorette, Manitoba, on Thursday, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. Interment of
Eva's cremated remains will take place in the Lorette Parish Cemetery
following the mass. Our family would like to thank the staff of Ward 4
at the Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care of our mother. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eva's memory to the Taché
Food Bank, in care of Iris Swidersky, Lorette, MB R0A 0Y0,
204-878-3552. LECLAIRE BROTHERS in care of arrangements. 775-2220.

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MONIQUE LOUISE MARIE HURD (published on January 30, 2008)

MONIQUE LOUISE MARIE HURD (nee VULLIEZ) 1958 - 2008 It is with the
deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Monique, our beloved
wife, mother, grandmother and sister on January 25, 2008. She will be
missed greatly by her husband Darrell; sons, Christopher and Brad;
granddaughters, Emmaus, Mackenna, Shalysh, Sequoia, and Javelin;
sisters, Debra and Michelle; brothers, Jon and Russell, along with all
her family and friends. Niki was born and raised in Winnipeg where she
married, lovingly raised her family and began her career with the
Crown Prosecutors of Manitoba. Niki and Darrell spent 32 years loving
each other. She was devoted to her boys and later to her
granddaughters. The light in her eyes really brightened in the
presence of the girls, who called her Tikka. She cherished every
family dinner and sleep over with her granddaughters where they had
tea parties and did crafts. Niki loved to cook and entertain family
and friends, trying out new recipes no one left her house hungry. She
also liked to tend to her flowers and little garden and try her hand
in home renovating. Monique was predeceased by her mother Adrienne
Vulliez; her father Jack Vulliez; her mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Doug and Jean Hurd; her nephew Justin Hurd; and her grandson Gallagher
Robertson. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 31, at
7:00 p.m., in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald St. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Niki's memory to the Kidney
Foundation of Canada - Manitoba Branch, 730 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, MB
R3M 2K8. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E.J. COUTU CO.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086

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ALMA GERARDA RIGAUX (published on January 30, 2008)

ALMA GERARDA RIGAUX (nee SIERENS) March 3, 1919 - January 26, 2008 It
is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing
of Alma Gerarda Rigaux (nee Sierens) of Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB,
formerly of Swan Lake, on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Foyer
Notre Dame, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB, at the age of 88 years, beloved
wife of the late Robert Rigaux. Prayers will be said from the Budz
Funeral Chapel, Holland, MB, on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 7:30
p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated from the St.
Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Swan Lake, MB, on Thursday, January
31, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the St. Martin of
Tours Parish Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish,
donations may be made in Alma's memory to the Lorne Memorial Hospital
Ladies Auxiliary or to the Lorne Memorial Hospital Palliative Care
Unit, Box 40, Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0. On-line condolences may be made
at www.budz.ca Budz Funeral Service of Holland, MB, in care of
arrangements, 526-2380, 1-866-526-2606.

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ROSE ALINE DUPAS (published on February 02, 2008)

ROSE ALINE DUPAS (ROSIE) It is with heartfelt sorrow the family
announces the sudden passing of Rose Aline Dupas Rosie on January 30,
2008 at her home. Rosie was born December 7, 1935 to Clara and Henri
Dupas and grew up on the family farm in Richer, MB. In the 1960's she
moved to her final home, residing with her sister Annette,
brother-in-law Joe and family. Rosie was predeceased by her parents,
her brothers Andy, Edouard and Ernest (Babe) and sister Annette. Left
to mourn is her brother-in-law Joe, sister-in-law Gabrielle, nephews
Robert (Sherry), Wayne (Susan) and Norbert (Ryxie) and nieces Sharon
and Angele. She has also left behind 13 great-nieces and nephews and
several cousins. The family would like to thank WFPS and the WPS for
their compassion and we would especially like to thank Donna from Home
Care for being there when Rosie needed her most. A memorial service
will be held Monday, February 4 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Voyage
Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave., Winnipeg, MB. Arrangements entrusted
to: VOYAGE FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM 220 Hespeler Ave @ Henderson Hwy
668-3151

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LAURENT JOSEPH (PETE) COLONVAL (published on February 02, 2008)

LAURENT JOSEPH (PETE) COLONVAL August 17, 1932 - January 22, 2008
Suddenly at his home in Kelowna, BC. leaving behind his wife of 53
years, Rita, son Bob (Judy), and daughters Brenda (Larry) Swanson,
Lori (Scott) MacKay, grandchildren Dan, Matt (Karla), Heather (Steve),
Calum, Bryce and great grandson Liam. He grew up in the Woodlands area
before moving to Winnipeg in 1954 with Rita to start their family. He
joined the Winnipeg Fire Department in 1958, working in various fire
stations over his 30 year career. Pete enjoyed being a fire fighter
and was respected by those he worked with. He retired in 1988 having
achieved the rank of Captain. He was a tireless worker and started
several small businesses over the years from saw sharpening to
ornamental ironwork. He took great pride in his workmanship whether he
was working with iron or wood. He has a love of animals, especially
cats and loved and cared for many in his lifetime. They were his
special friends. At his request, no service will be held. Cremation
has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his
memory to the SPCA or The Firefighters Burn Fund.

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ALTHEA LORRAINE DEMEYER (published on February 02, 2008)

ALTHEA LORRAINE DEMEYER (nee ARMSTRONG) It is with great sorrow that
we announce the sudden passing of Althea DeMeyer on December 7, 2007
at home in Oyama, BC with her loving husband by her side. Daughter of
Larry and Doreen Armstrong. Born in Winnipeg on April 29,1942. Althea
is survived by Walter her husband and best friend of 45 years;
daughter Kimberly; son Shane (Leslie and Cole); father Larry (Edna);
sister Yvonne; brother Brett (Vee), mother-in-law Minnie;
sisters-in-law, Denise (Ray), Vi (Murray) and Sue and their families.
She was predeceased by her mother Doreen, brother Darrell and
sister-in-law Debbie, father-in-law Andy, stepfather-in-law Gunnar and
brother-in-law Arthur. Althea and Wally met in the Armed Forces while
stationed in Lac St. Denis, Quebec. While stationed in France, Althea
and Wally married on December 8, 1962. They were stationed in many
places such as Metz, France, Yorkton, SK, Beaverlodge, AB, North Bay,
ON and Prince George, BC. Prior to her retirement Althea worked for
Canada Post in Prince George. Althea and Wally retired to Oyama, BC in
1996. They travelled extensively and enjoyed trips to Australia,
Portugal, and winters in Arizona. Together they enjoyed many camping
trips around BC and across Canada. They most recently bought a
beautiful property on the Shuswap River where they had planned to
spend their summers. They always made time and returned home to visit
with family and friends in Manitoba and Ontario annually. She will be
remembered for many things, among them: Her love and devotion to her
husband and children, and her loyalty and generosity to her family.
She enjoyed doing crafts, painting and tending to her beautiful flower
gardens. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks for the loving
care extended by the health care professionals at the Kelowna General
Hospital. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A
memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring of 2008.
To be announced.

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MARIE (DANEAULT) HUPPE (published on February 02, 2008)

MARIE (DANEAULT) HUPPE On Friday, January 18, 2008 my beautiful big
sister left us to go home to God. Her battle was short but well fought
and we take solace that her pain is at an end. Marie was predeceased
by her loving son Bobby and her father Leo. She is survived by her
beloved mother Theresa Daneault, her siblings, Louise, Giselle, Rene
and Shoshanna and her children Rose, Susan, Kyra, Robin and Brendon.
At her request cremation has taken place in White Rock, BC and a
private family service will take place later in the year. Wait for us
at the gate Lolly. We love you.

***

URBAIN (BEN) LEON LOUIS ROZIERE (published on February 02, 2008)

URBAIN (BEN) LEON LOUIS ROZIERE After a long and full life, with
family at his side, our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather
passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the age of 86. Ben was
born in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, MB on January 29, 1922, He was
predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years Vitaline; brothers Lionel
and Raymond; and sisters Jeanne, Clemence, Alice, and Jeannette. He
will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children,
Jeannette, Ben (Jean), Edward (Bev), Michael; grandchildren Tanya
(Keith), Robert, Tracy, Roxann, Rylan, Shawna, Christopher (Alyssa);
great-grandchildren Dakota, Brayden, Zackarias; brother Roger and
sisters Denise, Lucille and Cecile. Ben touched many lives with his
generous and giving nature, donating to many causes and charities. He
was a kind and friendly person who enjoyed speaking his nature
language, French, whenever he could. He was a gifted and skilled
craftsman. Leaving for us to enjoy and cherish the many painting he
painted, furniture he made, and many toys for his grandchildren.
Moving to Winnipeg, MB Ben spent his professional life with Roziere
Construction, a company founded by his father and shared with his
brother, Raymond. Later retiring in Petersfield, MB in the home he
built with his family. Thank you to Selkirk District General Hospital
and St. Annes Church in Petersfield for their kindness and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral service
held. In lieu of flowers donations in Urbain's name may be made to a
Cancer charity of your choice.

***

ROSE-MARIE VERMETTE (published on February 02, 2008)

ROSE-MARIE VERMETTE Après plusieurs mois de lutte contre le cancer,
Rose-Marie Vermette est allée à la rencontre du Seigneur, le 31
janvier à l'hôpital général de Saint-Boniface, entourée des membres de
sa famille et du personnel hospitalier. Elle laisse dans le deuil
quatre soeurs Soeur Céline Vermette, soeur grise, Olive (Denis
Touchette) Claire (Peter Franczuck) et Jacinthe (Albert Paillé) quatre
frères: Euclide (Anne-Marie) Claude (Paulette) Luc (Claudette) et
Hubert (Betty) ainsi que de nombreux neveux et nièces. L'ont précédée
dans la mort sa mère Agnès Sabourin en 1990 et son père Ovila Vermette
en 1985. Née à Saint-Jean-Baptiste Manitoba le 11 mai 1942, Rose-Marie
est la quatrième d'une famille de neuf enfants. Ayant complété ses
études au couvent de Saint-Norbert, elle débute dans l'enseignement,
mais sa santé fragile l'oblige de quitter cet emploi. Tout au long de
sa vie, Rose-Marie devra accepter sa condition d'une santé précaire.
Néanmoins, elle se montre paisible et douce tout en rendant de
nombreux services à la famille. Rose-Marie laisse aussi le souvenir
d'une personne de foi et délicate, ne se plaignant jamais, même devant
la souffrance venue la visiter à plusieurs reprises. Les funérailles
auront lieu en l'Eglise de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, le mardi 5 février,
2008 à 10 heures et seront présidées par l'Abbé Charles Fillion. La
famille désire remercier le personnel des soins palliatifs et de la
pastorale de l'hôpital général de Saint-Boniface ainsi que le
personnel des soins à domicile pour leur support et les bons soins.
ROSE-MARIE VERMETTE Peacefully at St. Boniface General Hospital,
Rose-Marie Vermette went to meet our dear Lord on January 31, 2008
surrounded by members of her family and hospital staff. She leaves to
mourn four sisters, Sister Céline Vermette, Grey Nun, Olive (Denis
Touchette) Claire (Peter Franczuk) and Jacinthe (Albert Paillé); four
brothers, Euclide (Anne-Marie) Claude (Paulette) Luc (Claudette) and
Hubert (Betty) and many nieces, nephews. Rose-Marie was predeceased by
her mother Agnès Sabourin in 1990 and her father Ovila Vermette in
1985. Born in St. Jean-Baptiste Manitoba on May 11, 1942, Rose-Marie
was the fourth of a family of nine children. Having completed her
studies in St. Norbert, she began a teaching career, but unfortunately
her health forced her to resign. Throughout her life, Rose-Marie had
to accept to live with a fragile health, nevertheless, she remained
peaceful while helping the family in countless ways. Rose-Marie will
also be remembered as a woman of faith, delicate, never complaining
even when suffering crossed her path many times. Funeral will be held
on Tuesday February 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Jean-Baptiste
Roman Catholic Church with Father Charles Fillion as celebrant. The
family wishes to thank the staff of palliative care and pastoral
services of St. Boniface General Hospital as well as the personnel of
home care for their support and wonderful care. Family and friends are
invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.desjardins-funeral.ca
The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or
toll free 1-888-233-4949.


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