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Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2012

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MICHELE RENEE GIROUX It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our daughter, sister, auntie and friend, Michele Giroux, on Sunday, February 12, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Michele was born in Lynn Lake, MB in February 1968. As a child she enjoyed figure skating and excelled in school. She described her years of adolescence in the North as the happiest of her life. Michele's love of the town and her circle of friends led her to finish her last year of High School in Lynn Lake, before moving to Winnipeg to join the rest of the family. Up until her diagnosis, Michele resided in downtown Winnipeg and worked most recently for Basstel. She felt great devotion to the company and in particular, her employer and friend Janie. Michele was moved by the help and support shown by co-workers, and cherished her memories of a special trip to Las Vegas with Janie upon her diagnosis. Michele will be sadly missed by her mother, Carol Giroux and special friend Allan Hume, her brother Phil Giroux (Lee), sister Deanna Lanoway (Tyler), niece and nephew Ava and Dryden Lanoway, and numerous friends and co-workers. She was predeceased by her Grandmother Vera Cummings in 2004. Although Michele was an intensely private person, she found peace and joy in the outpouring of support from friends, both new and old, during her illness and hospitalizations. Michele was especially touched by correspondence from cancer survivors and former Lynn Lakers from around the world, as well as by the generosity and kindness of the nurses at CancerCare Manitoba's St. Boniface unit during her last Christmas. It was her desire that special thanks be given to her coworkers at Basstel, as well as Kelly, Pam, Jeff, and Irene for their friendship, which brought her such joy in her final months. Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Michele's wishes, no formal service will be held. A gathering of remembrance for friends and family will be announced at a later date. The family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the exceptional staff and volunteers of Riverview Health Centre, particularly Wing 3E, for their uncompromising care and empathy during Michele's stay. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or to her favorite charity, World Vision. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 15, 2012

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Carol, Deanna, Philip and family, In the sky there is another bright star shining down on us. I am so so glad I was able to share few laughs with her in her final months. Her memory will live on through us all! Big Hugs. - Posted by: Pam Halla (Tibbits) (Friend) on: Feb 19, 2012

  • Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Gary Crudden () on: Feb 17, 2012

  • Sincere sympathies are extended to the family of Michele, and special sympathies for you Carol. So sorry to hear the sad news and by the write up, she will be terribly missed by the great many people who knew her, we will definitely keep her in our prayers. - Posted by: Keith & Vina Cockerill (friends of the family from Lynn Lake) on: Feb 16, 2012

  • Our condolences and sympathies to Carol and family on the passing of Michele. The news came as a complete shock and we grieve with you. May God's blessing of comfort and Peace be with you. - Posted by: Anne & Abe Enns, Steinbach, MB (friend) on: Feb 16, 2012

  • It is so sad to see another former Lynn Laker has passed us by. - Posted by: Claude Chepil (Friend and acquaintance ) on: Feb 16, 2012

  • Carol and family: Sincere sympathy on the loss of Michele. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Del and Gunter Hildebrandt (Family friend from Lynn Lake) on: Feb 16, 2012

  • Heartfelt sympathies to Michele's family. It was with great sadness I heard the news. - Posted by: Sandra Watson (Family Friend - former Lynn Laker) on: Feb 15, 2012

  • My sincere sympathy, may you rest in peace Michele, your smile and kindness will shine forever. - Posted by: Nikki Turnbull (Didychuk) (school friend) on: Feb 15, 2012

  • Carol and family, So sorry to hear the news about Michele. Our sympathies, The Perepeluk's Walt, Joe, Ron, Winnie & Families - Posted by: Winnie Tanasichuk (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2012

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