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Born: Aug 10, 1927

Date of Passing: Aug 10, 2019

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that on her 92nd birthday, August 10, 2019, Rolande Yvette Hamonic (née Marcotte) left us to find her place among the angels, in the embrace of her husband Edouard, and the company of her two sons.
Left behind to celebrate her life are her two daughters, Michelle (Léo) Gosselin and Claude Hamonic; grandchildren, Nadine (Doug), Léo Jr. (Jenna), Jude (Stephanie), Aaron (Kelsie), Zachary and Jasmyn (Matt); great-grandchildren, Noah, Brenna, Braeden, Matthew, Naomi, Jude-Théo, Camille, Cosette, Raelyn, bébé Gosselin and bébé Heard; Gérald's family; her dearest friend Yolande Gosselin; and her in-laws, Marcel (Janet) Hamonic, Thérèse (Léo) Bourgeois, and Béatrice Arpin (Gaétan).
Rolande was predeceased by her husband Edouard; sons, Edouard Jr. and Gérald; her parents, Irené Marcotte and Léa Fontaine; and her 16 siblings: Ferdinand, Eva, Arthur, Rose-Alma, Gertrude, Jeanne, Adelina, Irène, Paul, Lucien, Marie-Joseph, Noël, Thérèse, Germaine, Juliette and Ulysses.
Mom was born on August 10, 1927, in St. Malo. As the youngest of 17 children, she was well cared for and somewhat spoiled, and she loved it! She was proud to talk about her tomboy adventures and the resulting scraped knees and elbows. Rolande married her handsome Edouard Hamonic on September 4, 1952, and they set up their home near the St. Malo Church, where they raised their four children and hosted weekly family brunches which are a fond memory for us all. Mom was integral in the functioning of the family farm - as accountant and master lunch-maker. In 1956, she was a driving force behind bringing a sewing factory to St. Malo creating over 100 jobs for the community. Later, along with Ed, she proposed the development of the Chalet Malouin, which became their home in 2004. Tragedy struck in 1994 and again in 2000, when proud and loving mother lost her sons, Edouard Jr. and Gérald, both much too soon. Her strong faith in the Lord and the support of her family, friends and community provided her with strength to go on, but the holes left in her heart never healed. Mom had a deep prayer life. She also loved to dance, knit and watch hockey games. Many afternoons and evenings were spent with her sisters and friends playing card games and teaching her grandchildren how to play.
Mom, Mémère, Mémère-mémère, you instilled in us determination and strength, the importance of family, and the power of faith and prayer. You have been so strong and resilient; your journey in this world comes peacefully to a close and as you have prayed for, you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We all love you so very much and will forever keep you in our hearts.
A special thank you to the staff at Le Repos Jolys for their loving and compassionate care, and to l'Abbé Dominic Lafleur for his presence and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Catholic School of Evangelization, Box 570, St. Malo, MB R0A 1T0.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. (prayers 10:30 a.m.) on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the St. Malo Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mrs. Hamonic was such a gracious person. We would deliver groceries to her and she would give us money to buy a ticket so the following delivery if we had won we would buy more tickets with the winnings. We never hit it big but we had fun trying. My deepest sympathies to all her Family and Friends. - Posted by: Rose Preteau (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Sincères condoléances à la famille et amies. Quel honneur d’avoir rencontré votre Maman! Elle est dans mon coeur toujours! Amitié, Gisèle - Posted by: Gisèle Clark (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • My dear, dear ma tante, the first remembrance of you I must have been 3 years old, washing the kitchen floor side by side with you. Living with my grandparents myself you were still home quite often until you married that handsome husband of yours. You always fondly called me your “bé” which I will always cherish. You helped me through the years with your kindness and that bright smile of yours. You will always be I’m my ❤️. - Posted by: Madeleine (Niece) on: Aug 14, 2019

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