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Born: Jul 10, 1027

Date of Passing: May 31, 2023

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July 10, 1927 – May 31, 2023

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Irene Marchand, nee Pineau, our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Irene leaves to mourn, her children and their families: Ray and Pat, Ed, Dolores and Dave Wilkie, Denis, daughter-in-law Joanne; grandchildren, Christine (Richard), David (Helen), Lisa (Rob), Joe (Neewa), Chris (Kaylee), Nicole, Ryan (Taylor), Julia (Miguel), Amy, Marika (Rafael); great-grandchildren, Gavin, Nikolas, Thomas, Wesley.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Ernie in 2012 and her son Claude in 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation Manitoba.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on June 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at E.J. Coutu & Co., 680 Archibald St.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the book of condolences at


E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. I recall many social gatherings hosted by Irene and Ernie with friends from Morris. They were such a gracious host and hostess and will surely be missed by their wonderful family. - Posted by: Bernice Heinrichs (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2023

  • La dernière des René me souviendrai toujours de son doux sourire et sa voix calme...elle était un personne charmante et chaleureuse et malgré que je ne l'ai pas connu si bien que d'autres, elle a toujours été une cousine... je me rappelle du voyage de Ste. Rose du Lac à St. Claude pour son mariage à Ernie... I will always remember Irène's warm smile and calm voice...a life well lived and the last one of René and Marie's that I did not know as well but nevertheless a cousin... - Posted by: Suzanne Tkach (cousine) on: Jun 03, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear that Aunty Irene passed away. When my sister Michele called to tell me, I shared a story with her. Yesterday while refilling bottled water in south St. Vital, I saw a woman who looked just like Aunty Irene’s younger mid-life self. In my mind, I said: “She sure looks like Aunty Irene!” So when Michele called I shared the story. I find these moments a way to prepare your heart for the passing of a person and Aunty Irene always made me feel welcome in her home. We had many family reunions as younger children and her ability to host was something I will always cherish. My mom Yvonne was a quiet person but if the siblings were going to get together for New Year’s celebration often at Aunty Irene’s and Uncle Ernie’s, my mom Yvonne would go with my dad Bernard all dressed up to the nines! - Posted by: MONA-LYNNE AYOTTE (NIECE) on: Jun 03, 2023

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