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Born: Sep 12, 1927

Date of Passing: Dec 30, 2014

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ROSE ALMA SABOURIN-AQUIN 1927 - 2014 Rose-Alma Sabourin-Aquin was the ninth child of 13 to Exilda and Ildege Sabourin in St. Jean Baptiste on September 12, 1927. She attended school there until Grade 10 and, because of her keen math sense, was asked to become a bank teller for La Banque Nationale in this town and did so until 1948. That year she married her long time musical partner J. Donat Dupas, who accompanied her piano playing skills on the violin. This union provided them with two children, Lynne Urbanowski (Ernie) and Robert Dupas (Debbie). Rose-Alma was blessed with five grandchildren, Kevin Woodley, Christine Eiteneier (Kim), Robyn Urbanowski (Dallas Gade), Nicole Dupas (Erin Parent), Camille Dupas (Dave Banks) and three great-grandchildren, Michael Vanderveen, Rayne and Emma Eiteneier. She (Rose-Alma) was predeceased by her parents and seven brothers, Ovila, Armand, Georges, Louis, Cyrille, Denis and Leon and one sister Leona. She leaves to mourn her surviving siblings Andre, Helene, Lucille and Denise. She was also predeceased by her husband J. Donat Dupas in 1997 and her second husband Lionel Aquin in 2000. Swan River became her new home in 2004 where she resided at the Rainbow Senior's Lodge until 2013 when she became a resident at the Swan Valley Personal Care Lodge until her passing on December 30, 2014. Throughout her long life Rose-Alma maintained her love of music by playing the piano and sharing this talent with many organizations and community events. She was an active CWL (Catholic Women's League) member in various communities including Swan River and also enjoyed participating in a variety of church related activities. She truly enjoyed people as evidenced by her willingness to spend time and share with them. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Rose-Alma Sabourin-Aquin's memorial service will take place at the Chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services, Swan River, MB on January 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Officiating will be Father John Okuson and will include a special invitation of the CWL membership of Swan River. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the tremendous care and compassion provided by all of the staff at the Swan Valley Lodge during her nursing home residency. The Honorary Pallbearers will comprise of her immediate family members and the inurnment shall take place at a later date. Should friends so desire, donations in Rose's memory may be made to the St. Columba Catholic Women's League, Box 1061, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. 363 Kelsey Trail, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 (204) 734-5775

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2015

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Toutes nos sympathies Lynne et Robert. C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous apprenons un autre départ de cette si belle et grande famille d'Ildège et Exilda. Nos pensées sont avec vous. - Posted by: Jacqueline (Bérard) Lord et Jean-Yves (nièce) on: Jan 09, 2015

  • I just found out of the passing of "ma tante toutounes". I remember her playing the piano at "Pepere" on New Year's Eves for many years. She was always a very jovial person. Our deepest sympathy to all your family. Claudette Sabourin & David Zilli. - Posted by: claudette sabourin-zilli (niece) on: Jan 08, 2015

  • Ma tante toutoune. I don`t know how your mom got her nickname but it was the first name I recall hearing before eventually knowing her official name; It gave me the impression of a joyous personality. Although I`ve not had many visits with your mom it was always a pleasurable experience conversing with her. Condoléances a vous Lynne, Robert et toutes la famille. - Posted by: Gerald Sabourin (Neveu) on: Jan 08, 2015

  • Ma tante toutoune nous a bien régalé avec sa belle musique. Elle peux maintenant jouer son piano a ses frères et soeurs. Condoléances a vous Lynne et Robert. - Posted by: Rene Sabourin (Neveu) on: Jan 07, 2015

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynne and Robert. We have great memories of your mom and dad. They sure had the joi de vivre. - Posted by: Murielle SabourinEdmond & (Cousin) on: Jan 07, 2015

  • Nos plus sincères condoléances chers Lynne et Robert. Quand nous pensons à matante Toutoune nous entendons les douces notes du piano qu'elle honorait avec tellement d'amour, surtout aux réveillons de Noël ou du Jour de l'An chez ti-Bob et Ninette. Quelles belles souvenances! Nos prières sont avec elle et vous dans votre perte. "Au ciel j'irai la voir un jour..." - Posted by: Lise et Réal Sabourin (Neveu) on: Jan 06, 2015

  • Tante toutoune vas rejoindre papa et ses autres frères et sœurs. Robert/Lynne et famille, nos sincères condoléances, et nos prières son avec vous. Les enfants de Ti-Bob- Réal, Émile, Arthur, Léopold, Maurice, Jacques, Lise et leurs famille. - Posted by: Emile et Laurette Sabourin (nephew) on: Jan 06, 2015

  • Bonjours chers Lynne et Robert, C'est avec grande tristesse qu'on a appris ici le décès de tante Rose...tante Toutoune comme on l'a toujours appellé. On parlait justement d'elle il y a deux-trois semaines lorsque Jacqueline et Jean Yves et Lucette (tante Lucille Berard) étaient chez nous durant les fetes. ET j,avais demandé à Diane Alarie aussi si elle avait des nouvelles récentes de tante Toutoune. Je garde des tres bons souvenirs d'elle, sa joie de vivre, son sens d'humour et son rire si attachant. Maman avait toujours que des belles choses à dire de sa grande sœur et elle nous racontait souvent des aventures qu'elles avaient eu ensemble lorsqu'elle étaient jeunes et moins jeunes. Malgré la distance, toute la famille Connelly pense à vous dans ses moments difficiles et envoie ses condoléances a vous deux et à vos familles respectives. Nos prières sont avec vous. Denise, Dennis, Lynne, Michèle, Kathleen, Raymond et Daniel Connelly xxoxoxo - Posted by: Lynne Connelly (niece) on: Jan 06, 2015

  • Nos sincère condoléance Lynne & et Robert. On garde de très bons souvenirs de votre chère Maman! - Posted by: Richard & Elaine Sabourin (Neveu) on: Jan 06, 2015

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