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FRIAR FERNAND JOSEPH ROUSSEAU (published on August 22, 2008)

FRIAR FERNAND JOSEPH ROUSSEAU June 20, 1926 - August 21, 2008 Brother Fernand Rousseau OFM of Mount St. Francis Retreat, Cochrane, AB passed away on August 21, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Brother Fernand was born on June 20, 1926 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. He joined the Franciscan Friars in 1956 and spent his novitiate year in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He dedicated his talents as a handyman for the Friar communities for his whole Franciscan life, mainly in Edmonton, Lumsden, SK, Winnipeg and Cochrane. Besides his Franciscan Brothers, Fernand leaves to mourn his sisters, Henriette (John) Fedak, Fabiola (Albert) Lambert, Lorraine (Denis) Schaubroech and Doreen Rousseau; as well as brothers, Roy (Therese) Rousseau and Ernest (Cecile) Rousseau, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Noella Davies and baby brother, George. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre (41160 Retreat Road, Cochrane, AB) on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre (41160 Retreat Road, Cochrane, AB) on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, P.O. Box 430, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A6 Telephone: (403) 932-2012 Fax: (403) 932-6151 In living memory of Fernand Rousseau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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