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Born: Jun 23, 1936

Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2023

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June 23, 1936 - February 11, 2023

On the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2023 Doris Lauze (nee Bernier), passed away peacefully at the age of 86.
Doris is survived by her loving husband Claude; her children, Guy (Diane Lépine), Raymond (Francine Kubinec), Joanne Moores (Gary - deceased) and Charlene Nichols (Brady); her grandsons, Gaétan Lauzé (Josie Papadopoulos), Blake Nichols and Quinn Nichols; her sister, Lucille Drury; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Doris was born in Ste. Anne and later moved with her family to St. Norbert. She worked at the Red Cross blood bank until she married her sweetheart and had a loving marriage of 68 years.
While raising her family, she started her career at Case International as a bookkeeper, followed by 20 years at Revenue Canada until her retirement.
Doris was at the top of her class in high school and was a natural student all of her life. She always enjoyed studying and taking courses, either for work or pleasure, and kept up on current affairs. She was an avid reader and loved to sing. Doris was always trying new recipes well into her 80s and she was an excellent cook.
Doris will be remembered for her generosity, caring, and her willingness to offer help to anyone who needed it. She was always engaged in any community she lived in and left a lasting impression on all who met her. Doris loved to contribute to, and host, social events with family and friends, and the family home was a gathering place creating many fond memories.
Doris and Claude loved to travel; a love they shared with friends. The crowning period of their lives were the years they spent at their Traverse Bay cottage where they befriended dozens of neighbours and were active participants in many and varied activities, in particular the "happy hours".
The friendships forged during the different stages of their lives and particularly those with members of the cottage circle sustained Doris to the end of her life.
Doris' departure will be felt by many. Hers was a generous and loving soul and today, our little corner of the world feels like a lesser place.
A memorial will be held at a date to be determined in June or July.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online book of condolences at


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Nos sympathies à Claude et sa famille à ce temps difficile. Les années nous ont séparés mais on se rappellera de son beau sourire et son joie de vivre aux reunions de famille dans les années passées. - Posted by: Rachel DeGagne (Cousin) on: Feb 27, 2023

  • She had a contagious smile that brighten the room she was in. Doesn't matter who you were, she always had a pleasant word to say. We probably lost a great dame, but heaven gain a great soul. I wouldn't be surprise that she still make friends on the other shore. Best sympathies to families and friend. Sincerely Onil Le blanc - Posted by: Doris Lauzé (a cousin , a friend) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • Son sourire contagieux ensoleillait la pièce ou elle était .. Elle savait toujours rendre à l"aise les gens autour d'elle . La terre a peut être perdue une grande dame , mais le ciel à gagné une âme spéciale . Reposes - toi bien , ne n'oublies pas de penser à nous , on a besoin de tes faveurs . simpathies à la famille Lauzé . sincèrement Onil Le Blanc . - Posted by: doris lauzé (cousin) on: Feb 23, 2023

  • Doris was a lovely lady that always had a smile on her face and kindness in her heart!! She shared many memories of her trips with the AFTICA group and at times brought back souvenirs that were never asked for. She was always laughing and brought total joy to the office. - Posted by: Carol Semenchuk (Co-worker at Revenue Canada ) on: Feb 21, 2023

  • So sorry to hear about Doris passing. Our hearts go out to Claude and family. We had the pleasure of travelling together with Claude and Doris on many fun trips. Only wonderful memories of Doris. Sending our love to Claude at this difficult time ❤️ Tedd and Linda - Posted by: Tedd and Linda Evans (Friends ) on: Feb 20, 2023

  • I remember, and always will, of the smile and the open heart of this special lady. Elle savait le don de mettre une personne à l'aise quand on causait avec elle : sa bonne humeur et sa courtoisie etait contagieuse. The world have lost a great lady, but heaven have gained an other super soul! Rest in peace, Doris you deserve to rest. sincerely Onil - Posted by: Doris Lauzé (Cousin) on: Feb 19, 2023

  • We were so sorry to hear of Doris' passing. She was a lovely person. We were lucky to have enjoyed many of those "Happy Hours" with Claude and Doris and the Traverse Bay gang. Our love goes out to dear Claude and his family. - Posted by: Sandra and Gerry Tuck (Traverse Bay cottage neighbours) on: Feb 18, 2023

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