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JULIANA TURENNE (published on August 27, 2008)



JULIANA TURENNE (nee STANG) Peacefully, on August 24, 2008 Juliana, our beloved Mom and Grandy, passed away in her sleep. Julie was predeceased by her husband Leo in 1994 and son David in l996. Julie was born near Macklin, Saskatchewan on October 18, 1919, the tenth of 12 children. Having graduated from nursing school in Humbolt, Saskatchewan in1941, Julie served overseas during wartime as an army lieutenant nursing sister. She met Dad, a dashing RCAF officer, in Churchill, Manitoba and they were married in April 1951. Daughter Patrice and son David were born in Montreal, daughter Monique (Doug) Stamler in Comox, and daughter Suzanne in Hull, as Dad served at various bases across the country. Mom and Dad finally settled in Winnipeg in 1966. When Dad retired from the Canadian Forces in l969, Julie braved a nursing refresher course at St. Boniface Hospital. Upon completion, she worked for 12 happy years at Deer Lodge Hospital, rising to the position of head nurse on ward 6 East, where she was affectionately known as Mother . Julie retired in 1981 to help care for her first grandchild, Mary. She and Dad enjoyed their retirement, taking a few trips and reveling in their roles as grandparents to their nine grandchildren: Pat's daughter, Mary Oscarson; Dave's boys, Daniel and Michael; Nicky's sons, Travis, Dwight, and Jacob Stamler; and Suzanne's children, Shawn, Shannon, and Michael English. Julie was devoted to her husband Leo, whom she lost to cancer. She continued to enjoy the company of kind and attentive friends and extended family, whose support before and after Dad's death meant the world to her and her children. Mom stayed in her home for nine years after Dad's passing. As her Alzheimer's disease became evident, she was blessed to share her home with her loving granddaughter, Mary. In August 2003, requiring more care than could be safely provided in her home, Mom entered Deer Lodge Centre as a resident on Tower 3. We cannot say enough good things about the staff at Deer Lodge. We will be forever grateful for the compassionate care, good humour, and respect they extended to our mother. Even when so many other memories were lost, it may comfort those who loved Mom to know that she remembered the prayers of her childhood, and even sang Stille Nacht last Christmas with her children and grandchildren. Mom was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was funny, wise, resourceful, intelligent, kind and generous. Mom, we miss you! Flowers gratefully declined. Please remember Mom in any way you wish. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel at Deer Lodge Centre, 2109 Portage Ave., with a reception to follow. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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