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JULIETTE DESROCHERS

JULIETTE MARIE DESROCHERS Juliette Marie Desrochers (née Labossiere), of Brandon, MB, formerly of the Baldur-Mariapolis areas, passed away peacefully at the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB on Monday, March 30, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Juliette was born on May 28, 1925 near St. Leon, MB. Juliette leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband Celeste Desrochers; her children Donald, Maurice (Lisele), David (Colleen), Debbie (Denny) Kynoch; Memere to Michelle (Ray) Grimard, Corey (Janet) Desrochers, Lianne Desrochers (Rich), Daryl Desrochers (Charlene), Chantelle (Ryan) Drummond, Jeremy Desrochers, Derrick Kynoch, Matthew Kynoch, Kayla Kynoch; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Keyan Grimard, Bailey Maxwell, Alexa Desrochers, Austin Desrochers; one brother-in-law Urben Desrochers, and three sisters-in-law Nell Desrochers, Rose Desrochers and Marguerite Desrochers, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Juliette was predeceased by her parents Joseph-Adelard and Alma Labossiere (Labossiere), three brothers and nine sisters. Juliette was the eleventh of thirteen children. She grew up and worked on the family farm which was located three miles east of St. Leon. Juliette loved music and learned to play piano by ear including playing duets with a sister. On June 6, 1946 at St. Leon, MB, Juliette married the love of her life, Celeste, then moved to the Greenway area. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in 2008. During their years of farming, together they milked cows shipping cream to the local creamery as well as cropped many acres of land. Juliette always enjoyed planting a big vegetable garden while on the farm: canning many vegetables for the family and guests to enjoy. Juliette was diagnosed with Diabetes, which inevitably seriously affected her life style and quality of life. Juliette and Celeste retired and moved to Brandon in July of 1989. Playing cards with friends, family and also playing Thirty One with her grandchildren were great pastimes for her. In later years, she also enjoyed numerous trips to Belcourt with Celeste and their friends and many times was known to return to Brandon with more than she went with. Juliette had a kindness for people, a giving and generous heart with family and friends, taking great joy in the arrival of her grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. Everyone who knew her will have a different and unique memory of her and their relationship to her. Viewing and rosary were held at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327- 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, April 3, 2009 followed with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, with Father Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Pallbearers were Corey Desrochers, Daryl Desrochers, Derrick Kynoch, Matthew Kynoch, Jeremy Desrochers and Ryan Drummond. Memorial Reflections were given by Ken Tranborg and Readings by Michelle Grimard and Kayla Kynoch. Interment took place at Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cemetery, Mariapolis, Manitoba at 3:30 p.m. with Father John Te Nguyen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Juliette, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. God's Garden God looked around his garden and he found an empty place. And then he looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain, he knew that you would never, get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered Peace be thine. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 18, 2009

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