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LUCIENNE (PHANEUF) DUMAINE (published on January 08, 2010)



LUCIENNE (PHANEUF) DUMAINE Suddenly on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Lucienne Phaneuf Dumaine passed away at the age of 89 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lou, as she was known to many, was the eldest child of Stanislaus Phaneuf and Georgiana Lamirande, born on May 7, 1920, in Thibaultville (now known as Richer) Manitoba. Mom spent her formative years on the family farm in southeastern Manitoba, moving to the city in her early twenties to seek employment. Over the years Lucienne worked in a variety of occupations - seamstress, storekeeper, hospital housekeeping, department store clerk, postmistress, office clerk, telephone/switchboard receptionist - but first and foremost, Mom was a wife to her husband Jimmy (Gédéon to his family), a mother to her children, and later a much loved Memère to her grandchildren. Lucienne had a strong sense of duty and devotion to family and for many years she undertook twice weekly drives to Ste. Anne, Manitoba to visit her parents at Villa Youville while still working full time. Mom was predeceased by her parents, parents-in-law Arthur Dumaine and Marie Anna Bourbonnière, husband Jimmy, brothers Roy (Ulysses to his family) and Roméo, sisters-in-law Aurise Phaneuf, Marie-Anne Legal, Emma Girard, and Victoria Duguay; brothers-in-law Armand Nolin, Donat Sabot, Jean-Marie Dumaine, Henri Legal, Roméo Girard, Adrien Duguay, and Adélard Perreault; and a son in infancy. Mom leaves to mourn her passing sisters Irma Nolin (Winnipeg) and Lina Sabot (Ste. Anne, Manitoba); sisters-in-law Antoinette Perreault and Marguerite (Phaneuf) Dupuis of Winnipeg; children Jeannine (John Campbell), Juliette Smith (Dr. Hugh Smith), and Gilles, all of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Dr. Danièle Behn Smith (Edmonton, Alberta); Andrea Smith (Zurich, Switzerland) and Dr. Garth Smith (Jane LeGrandeur) of Calgary, Alberta; first cousins Paul (Lucille) and Roger (Lucille) Phaneuf of Winnipeg, many, many nieces and nephews, and several distant cousins. A private family interment of the cremated remains has taken place at the St. Boniface Cemetery. A funeral mass to celebrate Lucienne's long and healthy life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Précieux Sang Roman Catholic Church, 200 Kenny Street, celebrated by Fr. David Brabant, P.S.S. and Rev. Fr. Pierre Dumaine. M. Afr. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services, St. Boniface General Hospital Emergency Department, Spiritual Care Services, and Centre de Santé, for the compassion and care with which they treated Mom, and in particular to Léa, Abeba, Annette, Debby, and Mona, and many other home care professionals who enabled Mom to maintain a strong and independent lifestyle in her own apartment at Columbus Manor for the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations in Lucienne's memory be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Manitoba Division), 100 - 1465 Buffalo Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L8 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.desjardins-funeral.ca DESJARDINS 233-4949 1-888-233-4949


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