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MARGARET JANE LAVALLEE (NANNY) (published on July 13, 2009)

MARGARET JANE LAVALLEE (NANNY) Peacefully, on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Portage la Prairie, MB, Margaret Lavallee, beloved widow of the late Frank Lavallee, passed away at the age of 92 years. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Ambroise Roman Catholic Church, St. Ambroise, MB, with the Reverend Father Eric Giddins celebrant. The funeral service will follow at 11:15 a.m. Margaret was born on August 28, 1916, daughter of William and Elizabeth Birston at Bonnie Doon, MB, where she was raised and received her education. In 1933, she married Frank Lavallee and they made their home in St. Ambroise. They raised six children. She was employed as a cook for fifty years at Sports Afield Lodge at St. Ambroise with Jimmy and Clara Robinson and then with the Wallin family. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially baking bread, pies and butter tarts. Later she enjoyed playing bingo and listening to music. Her special times were spent cooking for festive holidays for her family and grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Frank (1987), two daughters Christine (1959) and Leatrice (2005) and great granddaughter Lindsey (2005), three sons-in-law: Emil Lamirande, Bill Miller and Ralph Ducharme, she leaves to mourn her passing one son Larry (Lorrie) of St. Vital, three daughters Mary Lamirande, Dorothy Miller, both of St. Ambroise and Joyce (Tom) Ramsey of Regina; grandchildren Gary (Tracy), Donna (Charlie), Phil (Claudia), Stephanie (Angelo), Kristina (James), Melissa (Ronaldo), Lesley (Rod) and Courtney (Ian); Great grandchildren Crystal, Ronnie, Damon, Kayla, Dorion, Luca and Sophie. Also surviving are brothers Bill Birston and Harry (Marlene) Birston all of Portage la Prairie and sister, Verley Vivier of Winnipeg; three sisters-in-law, Aurice Tessier, Myrtle Lavallee and Theresa Lavallee; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Douglas Campbell Lodge for their care and consideration Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0S6 Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site Dedicated to those we serve .

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