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PATRICIA FOLEY BOUCHARD (PAT)

Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2020

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PATRICIA FOLEY BOUCHARD

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Patricia Foley Bouchard on April 5, 2020, at the age of 83. We will be forever grateful that she was able to spend her last days at home surrounded by family, enjoying many visits with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her loving husband George of 62 years was constantly by her side.
Her number one priority in life was always her family, the love of her life, George; children, Michelle Fitzmaurice (Ken), Janet Williams (Terry), and George Jr. ( Carla); grandchildren, Tyler (Mélanie), Rhys (Celina), Kelly (Bec), Kyla, Jesse (Becky), Danae, and Jordanne; and great- grandchildren, Lou, Sully, Lincoln, Leo and Zoe.
Pat will be joining her beloved grandmother Rose Alma, mother Blanche (nee Langevin) and father James Foley, who gave her the Irish heritage of which she was so proud. She will also join her older sister Jeannine and her daughter Jacqueline who both died in infancy. We know she was welcomed by so many more and that she will be watching over all of us from above.
Being an only child, she was blessed to be part of a larger extended family with very special cousins. Those connections lasted a lifetime, and she was graced with many nieces and nephews who loved Aunty Pat.
Pat met George, while at a family house party at Paul and Stella's. George was later transferred to Lynn Lake with Trans Air. Pat went for a visit, and it was then, that they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They were married in 1957 in Lynn Lake by Father Lapalme who told them they were the first French descendents to be married in the North. The Langevins' celebrated with a mock wedding in Ste. Rose du Lac to mark the occasion.
Pat and George enjoyed many years raising Michelle and Janet in northern Manitoba. In 1967, they moved their family to Winnipeg to buy Degagne Motors and later sold it in 1990. They enjoyed all the benefits of being closer to family. With the birth of their son, George Jr. in 1974 they delighted in many new adventures. This included years at the Ochre Beach cottage where they enjoyed lakefront property beside cousins. Being at Ochre Beach was like going back home for Pat.
In 1981, they built a cottage in Buffalo Point where they made many new friends and continued their family connections. Buffalo Point was home for many years and the place everyone learned to fish and embrace lake life.
More recently, Pat and George made Winnipeg their home once again, making visiting with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren easier while keeping Maime at the centre of all the action. She spent hours making crafts with them and she never tired of holding the little ones in her lap. They all brought smiles to her face every time they entered the room.
You could feel her love in every salmon sandwich, every batch of cookies, her Maple Walnut Chiffon cake, her fishing derby chili, and even more so in her every smile. Pat was known for her love of decorating and attention to detail. She taught us all how to cook; how to sew; even how to catch a master angler; but more importantly, how to care; how to listen; how to be strong; and, how to be compassionate.
Pat and George shared a deep belief in their Roman Catholic faith, and they were always ready and willing to serve their community. Together, their service and fellowship with the St. Francis Mission Circle Group was a very special part of their life and they developed many lifelong friendships throughout the past 50 years.
In lieu of flowers, if family or friends so desire, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • We were very sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. It must have been 50 years ago since we saw Patsy and George when they stopped in Brandon with their motor home for a visit. We recently were in touch with Janet concerning family history. Please know you are in our thoughts. - Posted by: Garth Foley (First cousin) on: Apr 22, 2020

  • Michelle so sorry for you loss. I know only too well as you were there for me when my mother passed. Please let me know if you need anything. It was good you were able to get her home if only for a short while. Please take care of yourself as well and remember the good times you had with your mother. - Posted by: John Corney (co-worker of Michelle's) on: Apr 21, 2020

  • Our sincerest condolences to you and the family, George. We recently talked about the piano lessons that Arlene was helping Michelle with in Saskatoon. Now we see Alan Graham (Percy's son) once a month. Still connected in a way. Take care. Marvin and Arlene - Posted by: Arlene and Marvin Fetch (family friends) on: Apr 14, 2020

  • We're so sorry to hear of your loss In the short time we knew Pat it was obvious how important her family was to her. She delighted in stories of her children and grandchildren, and always had a big smile on her face when she talked of family gatherings. I'll always remember the fun night we had at the Buffalo Point Bistro paint night! So glad she spent her last days at home surrounded by family, probably the greatest gift you could have given her. George, you and your family are in our thoughts. - Posted by: George and Deb Brotherston (Friend) on: Apr 13, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences George, Michelle, Ken, Ty, Mel, Kelly & Bec, Our hearts are heavy for you at this time, may you take comfort with all the wonderful memories you share of such an amazing woman! - Posted by: Glen and Paulette Gratton (Brother & sister-in-law) on: Apr 12, 2020

  • Our sympathies and prayers are with you George & family. Pat was a very special lady and will be missed by many. Take care of yourselves and stay safe. - Posted by: Lynn & Raymond Prevost (friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Beautiful memories of a great woman. Chantal and I send out condolences to all. - Posted by: Brian Krawetz (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Our condolences go out to George and the entire Bouchard family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. So sorry to hear of your loss. - Posted by: Susan and Brien Kulbaba (friends) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • I used to play at Pat and George’s house when I was a child and my dad Phil worked at DeGagne. Pat was such a sweet lady. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to all those closest to her. - Posted by: Christine Labossiere ((Family friend) ) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She was a kind and gentle sole. George, we have missed you out here. Be safe and know you are in or prayers - Posted by: Wendy and Doug Hart (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Pat was a very nice lady. Both Pat and George participated in the Meals on Wheels in Middlebro MB at the Hall each week. Also came to the Poker Derbys donated and every other function that was going on. A beautiful lady and couple. Pat will be missed so very much. Rest In Peace dear Pat. Take Care George and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Jim and Jodi Overton Middlebro,Manitoba - Posted by: Jim and Jodi Overton Middlebro Manitoba (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2020

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