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SUZANNE BADIOU (published on October 31, 2009)

SUZANNE BADIOU (nee BAZIN) Peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, Mrs. Suzanne Badiou of Swan Lake, Manitoba passed away at the age of 83 years. She leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband of 54 years, Lou Badiou; their two daughters: Debbie Badiou and Jo-Ann Van De Velde (Tony Hoess); four grandchildren: Lance, Paul and Sam Van De Velde and Regan Hoess. Also left to mourn are her siblings: Denise (Roger) Pittet, Renée Delaquis, Aline (Russ) Preston, Annette (Bob) Deleurme, Odile Badiou, Raymond (Viviane) Bazin and André (Odette) Bazin; in-laws: Cécile (Roméo) Delaquis and René (Alice) Badiou as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mercédès (née Lafrenière) Bazin; one granddaughter Emily Van De Velde; in-laws: Raymond Delaquis, Gérard Badiou, Antoinette and Roland Brouzes, Denise and Raymond Avanthay; and two brothers at infancy: André and Gérald. Sue Badiou (Mom) was born on June 26, 1926 in Notre Dame de Lourdes, the eldest of eight surviving children to Joseph and Mercedes Bazin. She grew up in a very loving and close knit family, where the love of music was passed to all. Mom married the love of her life, Lou Badiou, in 1955, and after living briefly in Victoria, BC, they settled in Swan Lake where they raised their two daughters. Together, Mom and Dad worked hard and built up a business in Swan Lake, working side-by-side there for many years. After her retirement, Mom kept busy - camping, fishing, curling, gardening, walking, playing cards, doing puzzles, and always being involved and helping out with church and community activities. She also enjoyed travelling with Dad. They went on many trips in their little Cessna, flying it down to Texas, over the mountains to BC, and many shorter trips. They also spent a few winters in Mesa, Arizona. Mom was a gifted and talented piano player, and it was a delight to watch and listen to her play. She also loved to knit, and made many beautiful items, mostly baby sweaters and baby blankets, which she gave away as gifts. Family and friends were so important to Mom. She sent countless cards and letters over the years, and every card included a loving and personal message. Family gatherings were Mom's greatest pleasure - birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries were always celebrated. Even getting together for Sunday dinner was a joyous event, and no matter the occasion, we were always greeted at the door with a warm, loving hug. Above all else, her grandchildren were her greatest source of joy. Mom and Dad took them camping and fishing, attended all their school concerts and activities, and spent many, many hours at the arena watching them play hockey. Just being with the boys for any reason made her so happy. Thank-you, Mom. We could not have asked for a better wife, Mom, or Meme. You were kind, generous, honest and always put others ahead of yourself. Our cherished memories of you will be our strength for years to come. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Notre Dame Foyer who so kindly and lovingly took care of Mom for the last 3 1/2 years, and to the family members who spent so much time with Mom - visiting, taking her for walks, and singing to her. Family Prayers will be held at Adam's Funeral Home on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Swan Lake, MB on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Francis Eworo and Msgr Roger Bazin officiating. Family interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 4G2. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame Manitoba in care of arrangements Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.

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