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MANITOBA - Notre Dame de Lourdes - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

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Archie Defoort

Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Tuesday January 28, 2003, Mr. Archie Defoort of Cypress River, Manitoba passed away at the age of 86 years.

He leaves to mourn his passing numerous nieces, nephews and step children and their families. He was the last member of the Hector and Mathilde Defoort family. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Nora and daughter Diane Lynn (1947 - 1962) and second wife Vera in 2001. He is also predeceased by five brothers and three sister: Joseph, Harry, Mary, Mike, David (George), Madeline, Irene, Walter and all their spouses.

He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 23, 1916 and attended school in Keewatin, Ontario. He later moved to Cypress with his parents on May 10, 1926 where he finished his education. He worked for Camille Wytinck in 1931 - 1933. He then worked for Don Burgess (transfer) in 1933 and 1934. In 1935 he went to Winnipeg and worked at Modern Dairies until he joined the Royal Canadian Reserve in 1940.

They were transferred to Halifax, N.S. then later to St. Laurent (a destroyer) which was a training vessel stationed in St. John N.B. He was then transferred to Prince Rupert B.C. Early in 1944, along with other men, he was sent by troop ship to Scotland and then to Plymouth and Dartmouth in England. Archie returned to Canada in October of 1945 with and honorable discharge from the Navy.

Upon his arrival he returned to work at Modern Dairies until the spring of 1947. He then returned to Cypress to work with his Dad and brother Walter in the blacksmith and implement business. In the fall of 1947 he started working for the Wilton Transfer of Cypress, which Archie and his brother Walter purchased in 1948. He remained in the transfer business until September 1, 1967. Archie and Nora later moved to Jasper, Alberta along with his brother Dave entering into the Motel business "Pine Bungalows Ltd.".

Archie suffered a stroke and became paralyzed. But with much strength and determination, Archie regained his mobility. He married Vera on December 7, 1973 and lived in Victoria B.C. until 1976 when he returned to live in Cypress River. He made many trips to Gord and Sue's to see the cattle which he really enjoyed. Archie served on the Credit Union Board and on the Cypress School Board. In 1995 due to ill health, Vera went to reside in the Notre Dame Foyer. He moved across the street in the Lodge so he could visit her nearly every day. In 1998 he also moved into the foyer where he resided until death. He was very happy there and was glad to call it his home.

With respect for Archie's wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Services will be held in the Notre Dame Foyer Chapel on Saturday February 1, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at the Glencoe Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Notre Dame Foyer, Box 190, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0, or to a charity of choice.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.

Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

Leon Desilets
Aug 22, 1918 - Jan 27,2003

Peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital with family at his side, he went to his eternal home.

Leon was born is Elie and farmed until his retirement in 1976. In his youth, Leon enjoyed hockey, baseball and curling at a later age. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Army, Navy and AirForce. He was also a member of the Armed Forces in the last war.

He is survived by four sisters: Cecile Leavenworth, Gilberte La Marre, Pauline Chabot and Stella Borrie and by many nieces and nephews who will all miss the twinkle in his eyes and his wonderful sense of humour. He was predeceased by his parents Donat and Pamela Desilets, 2 brothers: Emile and Marcel and by 2 sisters: Fleurette Ayotte and Alice Desilets.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church in Elie, Manitoba on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 2 p.m. preceded by Recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 with Father Albert Lafreniere officiating. Cremation to follow, with interment in the Parish Cemetery at a later date.

I lieu of flowers, donations to the Blessed Sacrament Church or to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks to the home care givers and staff at the St. Boniface Hospital Palliative for the excellent car given to him.

Adam's Funeral Service of Elie, Manitoba in care of arrangements.

1918 - 2003

Après une longue et courageuse lutte contre le cancer, Annette Arbez est décédée le 21 janvier, 2003 à l'âge de 84 ans, à l'hôpital de Saint-Boniface.

Elle fut précédée par son mari Arsène Arbez en 1978, ses parents, deux soeurs and deux frères.

Elle laisse dans le deuil son fils Pierre et son épouse Anita (Beaudry) et ses petits-enfants Louise et Christian Arbez de Victoria, BC; trois soeurs Germaine Savard, Chilliwack, BC, Angèle Chappellaz, Saint-Claude, Cécile Choiselat (Georges), Saint-Boniface, et une belle-soeur Marie Gagné, Portage la Prairie. Trois frères Mathieu (Yvonne), Saint-Boniface, Benoit (Antonia), Haywood, Gérard (Madeleine), Ottawa, ses filleules, Yolande Fouasse et Gisèle Dubois, ainsi que de nombreux neveux et nièces.

Annette était une personne qui aimait rendre service. Elle a travaillée de nombreuses années a l'hôpital de Saint-Claude. Pendant 16 ans elle se dévoua comme ménagère dans les presbytères de Transcona et Saint-Claude.

Elle était connue sous le nom de "Tante Annette" par plusieurs prêtres du diocèse et autres. Elle à fait du bénévolat au Centre Taché, travail qu'elle aimait bien, mais elle à du abandonné à caisse de sa maladie. Les nièces et neveux se souviendront de tante Annette comme une personne toujours joyeuse aimant la vie de chaque jour.

La messe des funérailles sera présidée par l'abbé Marcel Toupin, et l'abbé Rodrigue Bouchard et autres prêtres, en l'église de Saint-Claude le 25 janvier à 10h30 avec prières une demi-heure avant le service. L'inhumation suivra au cimetière paroissial.

La famille désire remercier le personnel du A6ieme étage à l'hôpital de Saint-Boniface pour les bons soins qu'ils ont donnés à notre chère maman. Un merci spécial à S. Collette pour son dévouement et gentillesse.

Au lieu de fleurs, les personnes qui le désirent peuvent faire parvenir un don à: Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.

Maman, Grandmère nous t'aimons.

Tu seras toujours dans nos pensées.

Pierre, Anita, Louise, Christian

La direction des funérailles à été confiée au Salon Mortuaire Adam de Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (Manitoba).

1918 - 2003

Peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Annette Arbez passed away on January 25, 2003 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 84.

She was predeceased by her husband Arsene Arbez in 1978, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

She will be deeply missed by her son Pierre, daughter-in-law Anita (Beaudry), two grandchildren, Louise and Christian of Victoria, BC; three sisters, Germaine Savard, Chilliwack, BC, Angele Chappellaz, Saint-Claude, Cecile Choiselat (Georges), Saint-Boniface; sister-in-law Marie Gagne, Portage la Prairie; three brothers, Mathieu Yvonne), Saint-Boniface, Benoit (Antonia), Haywood, Gerard (Madeleine), Ottawa; her godchildren, Yolande Fouasse and Gisele Dubois. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Annette was a devoted person and always ready to help people in need. She worked many years at Saint-Claude Hospital. For 16 years she worked at the rectory in Transcona and Saint-Claude. She was known as "Tante Annette" to many priests and others. She did volunteer work at Tache Centre enjoying her work helping others. She had to quit on account of her health. She will always be remembered by her nieces and nephews as a happy person enjoying life to the fullest, taking one day at a time.

Funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Marcel Toupin, assisted by Fr. Rodrigue Bouchard and other priests in Saint-Claude Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on January 25, with viewing one-half hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Saint-Claude Cemetery.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the staff at Saint-Boniface Hospital A6th floor, for the excellent care they provided for our mother. Special thanks to Sr. Colette for the warm and compassionate care given to our Mom.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.

We love you Mom, Grandmere.

We will miss you. Rest in peace.

Pierre, Anita, Louise and Christian

Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB in care of arrangements.

Odile Bernard (nee Muller)

Peacefully at the St. Claude Hospital on Saturday January 11, 2003, Mrs. Odile Bernard of St. Claude, Manitoba passed away at the age of 87 years.

She leaves to mourn her passing 8 children: Jeanne Rouire (Albert) of St. Claude, Gertrude Lambert (Henri) of St. Claude, Suzanne Hargin of Coqutlam B.C., Monique Lambert (Wayne) of Winnipeg, Gilles Bernard (Marie Sanderson) of Treherne, Denis Bernard of St. Claude, Lucille Vandel (Greg Smith) of Winnipeg, Gisele Ricard (Jacques) of Grinrod B.C. She also leaves to mourn 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Eugene in 1988 and great grand daughter Chelsea Lambert in 1998. She was also predeceased by her parents Victor and Melanie Muller (nee Charrière).

Prayers will be held at Adam's Funeral Home on Tuesday January 14, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Father Rodrigue Bouchard officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Mother Theresa, 356 Pritchard Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2J6.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.

Joseph Wanlin

Peacefully at the Notre Dame Hospital on Sunday January 5, 2003, Mr. Joseph Wanlin of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba passed away at the age of 90 years.

Joseph leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 58 years and 3 months, Therese, five children: Yvonne (George Crampton), Gerald, Denis (Wendy Haegeman), Lorraine (Hubert Vuignier), Hubert (Jillian Hughes), twelve grandchildren: Joanne (Robert Werbowesky), Joey (Debbie Henry), Nancy (James Hunter), Kenny, Gary, Corey, Tiffany, Lacey, Bryce, Bryn, Jade, Ashley, and three great-grandchildren: Riley, Kian and Serena.

He is survived and remembered by two brothers Auguste and Louis Wanlin, three brothers-in-law, Auguste and Louis Fifi, Gerry Mauws, and one sister-in-law, Annette Fifi and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman (1953) and Maria Poiroux (1927), three brothers Pierre, Alphonse, Jean and two sisters: Marie Fifi and Helene Sauteur also many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Joseph was born January 10, 1912 in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, third child of Herman Wanlin and Maria Poiroux. He married Therese Fifi on October 26, 1943 in Bruxelles and after a brief winter in Winnipeg, they returned to the home farm to raise their family of five children. He farmed all of his working life in the Notre Dame vicinity, first with his two brothers Pierre and Auguste, before settling on his fathers' homestead at S.W. 13-7-9. He retired to town in 1976 where he kept busy working in his large garden. Early in his retirement he enjoyed a trip to visit the Poiroux relatives in Alabama, his son in Toronto and the Black Hills. He was community-minded and spent many hours planning and helping to construct the Notre Dame Club d'Age d'Or. He also held various positions and served on many committees as part of the Club executive. He enjoyed many hours of card playing and shuffleboard. For a man of little education, he was an avid reader and spent many hours reading. He maintained an accuate memory well into his 90's and was often called upon throughout his life to remember various dates and events.

Rest in Peace

With respect for Joseph's wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church on Thursday January 9, 2003 at 2 p.m. preceded by Recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 p.m. with Father Marcel Damphousse officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Notre Dame Hospital or to the Club d'Age d'Or in Notre Dame.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.

Flavie Chaput s.d.s. (Soeur Arthur-Marie)

A l'aube de l'an nouveau Soeur Flavie chaput partit vers son Seigneur, son Dieu. Le 2 janvier 2003 elle quitta cette terre où elle avait passé 91 ans de sa vie. Elle laisse dans le deuil sa communauté religieuse, les Soeurs du Sauveur à qui elle s'était donné en 1934, ses frères, soeurs, neveux et nièces qu'elle aimait beaucoup et qu'elle manquait depuis ses années de retraite à la Maison Notre-Dame, à Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes.

S. Flavie est née en 1911 à St. Norbert, Manitoba de Arthur Chaput et Maria Baril. Elle avait cinq frères, Norbert (Emma), Louis de Gonzague (Marie-Ange), Francois-Xavier (Élianne), Camille (Alice), Roland o.m.i. et sept soeurs, Hélène s.n.j.m., Héloïse Magnan (Marius),

Thérèse s.g.m. Blandine s.d.s., Germaine, Lucie Rossier (Paul), Gabrielle Courchaine (Lévis). Étant l'ainée, elle a beaucoup aimé les siens.

At the early age of five Flavie lived with her aunt Sister Marie Adrienne in St. Alphonse with the Chanoinesses des Cinq-Plaies. She then lived in Letellier with her family and attended school with the Filles de la Croix. In 1931 she obtained her teaching certificate and started her teaching career in the rural school of Montcalm in Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Soeur Flavie a donné ses belles années de service à l'enseignement, surtout des petits. Pendant 40 ans elle avait à coeur de faire aimer le français. Fidèle aux directives de l'Association d'Éducation des Canadiens français du Manitoba elle a mis tout son coeur et tout son enthousiasme à l'éducation française et au parler français de centaine de bambins qu'elle a vu sur les bancs d'école.

She entered the Congregation of Les Chanoinesses des Cinq-Plaies (Sisters of the Saviour) in 1934. From 1937 to 1977 she taught hundreds of little ones in the primary grades in the village schools of Saint Léon, Saint Lupicin, Haywood, Notre Dame de Lourdes and Précieux-Sang in Saint Boniface.

Son amour de Jésus Sauveur à qui elle avait consacré sa vie, l'emmena aussi à une préparation soignée des classes de catéchisme qu'elle donnait aux petits enfants qu'elle initiait aux sacrements.

S'étant retirée de l'enseignement, elle s'adonna pendant 15 ans à la pastorale auprès des malades et des personnes qui ne pouvaient se rendre à l'église. Beau temps mauvais temps, avec dévotion et compassion, elle apportait la communion aux malades et passait du temps à ranimer l'espérance de ceux qui vivaient dans la solitude.

Soeur Flavie termina ses jours ici bas dans la prière surtout en égrenant son chapelet pour ceux et celles qu'elle n'oubliait pas. Dans la paix elle nous a quittée ayant passé en faisant le bien.

In 1995 Sister Flavie moved from the city to the quietness and peace of the infirmary in Maison Notre Dame in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Surrounded by the Sisters a devoted nursing personnel she lived in peace and in a prayerful attitude.

In August 2002 being in need of more nursing care she was transferred to the Foyer Notre Dame. There she ended her long and beautiful pilgrimmage of 91 yeaars in serenity and love of others and of God to whom she had consecrated her life.

Funeral mass will be celebrated in the Notre Dame de Lourdes church on Tuesday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. preceded by recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Internment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Father Marcel Damphousse and Father Marcel Chaput will celebrate the Eucharist.

The Sisters of the Saviour, family and friends will, with sadness and love, part with Flavie to meet her again in her resurrected life.

Many thanks to the nursing personnel of Maison Notre Dame, Notre Dame Hospital and Foyer Notre Dame and Father Damphousse for the spiritual assistance given to Sister Flavie in the last days of her life.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes in care of arrangements.

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