Born: September 4, 1931
Date of Passing: December 7, 2004
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LAWRENCE MOUSSEAU

LAWRENCE MOUSSEAU (LOURAH) September 4, 1931 - December 7, 2004 Surrounded by his loving family at the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, MB, Lawrence of Lake Manitoba First Nation passed away after a long illness. Lawrence leaves to mourn his children; Connie (Don) Monkman, Janice (Warren) Bird, Rachel (Dennis) Swan, Herman (Tanis) Mousseau, Charlotte Mousseau and Brenda Henderson; nine grandchildren, Shawn (Veronica), Crystal, Andrew, Kyla, Destiny, Serena, Ty, Jonah and Jared; five great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Anjanette, Harvey, Lucas and Eli; his sister Lizzie (Raymond) Paul; sisters-in-law, Maggie (Jim) Dunn of Winnipeg, MB, Millie Lavallee of Lake Manitoba First Nation, and Cecila Missiabit of Winnipeg, MB; his brothers-in-law, Joe Edwards of Lake Manitoba First Nation, and Rufus Houle of Ebb & Flow Manitoba. He also leaves to mourn all his uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children and friends too numerous to mention. Lourah was predeceased by his wife Rosemary; his brothers, John, Herman, and Alfie; his sisters, Freda Mousseau and Martha Houle; his parents, Andrew and Marie Louise Mousseau; his step-mom-in-law Delia Edwards; his in-laws John and Pauline Edwards, Siggi and Margaret Hallson, Barney and Florence Swan, Edwin & Mary Edward, Jordy Missiabit, Eddy Maytwayashing, Doris Mousseau and Leona Edwards. Lourah was born on September 4, 1931 in Sandy Bay First Nation but raised in Ebb & Flow First Nation. He came to Lake Manitoba in 1952 where he met his wife Rose whom he married on October 7, 1953. They had six children, Connie, Janice, Rachel, Herman, Charlotte and Brenda. Before his illness Lourah enjoyed carpentry, hunting and fishing. Lourahs favourite pastime was getting together with family and friends to play his guitar alongside his uncle Willies fiddle. That all ended when Uncle Willie passed away in 1985. In 1986 his loving wife Rose passed away. Lourah struggled with his wifes death. Shortly after his wifes death Lourah suffered a mild stroke. Dad could no longer care for himself, his daughter Rachel cared for him for 18 years. Wake services will be held on Thursday, December 9, and Friday, December 10, 2004 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at his residence (Rachel Swans) on Lake Manitoba First Nation. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Lake Manitoba Reserve Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Maurice Mousseau, Vernon Mousseau, Nelson Mousseau, Guy Paul, James Dunn Jr., and Allan Swan. Honorary Pallbearers are Leonard Mousseau, Doris Mousseau, Adeline Mousseau, Solomon Houle, Berba Swan, Wallace Paul, Brian Swan, Adolph Paul, Keith Paul, Alec Maytwayashing, Peggy Swan, Eddie Edwards and Brian Maytwayashing and Delphine Rundle. The family wishes to thank the Nurses and Staff at the E.M Crowe Memorial Hospital for their kindness and great care for Dad during his brief stay. Also to Chief and Council and the Lake Manitoba First Nation community members for their support during this difficult time. ARRANGEMENTS BY: ARNASON FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Ashern - Lundar (204) 768-2072

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 10, 2004

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