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Born: Jun 09, 1939

Date of Passing: Mar 17, 2019

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FRANCES VAN WALLEGHEM (nee SENDEN) June 9, 1939 - March 17, 2019 After a brave battle, Frances passed away peacefully in the arms of George, her husband of 60 years. Predeceased by her grandson Nathaniel; she is survived by her husband George, eight children, Michael (Marisa), Karen (Dave) Priestley, Brenda, Greg (Wendy), David (Melody), Janet (Jorge) Perez, Peter (Norma) and Danielle (Terry) Patrick, 23 grand-children, eight great-grandchildren, sister Mary Brunette, and her brother Tony (Val) Senden. Mom was a true matriarch and leaves behind a legacy of family unity and love. She was "Mom" to many. She believed in inclusion, education, and charity; taking a stand for what she believed in. She dedicated many years in developing skills for young girls through her 50 year involvement in the Girl Guides. Frances was a faithful and active member of the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Roman Catholic Parish. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the St. Gianna R.C. Church, 15 Columbia Drive, Winnipeg, MB. She will be inurned in the Living Waters Columbarium at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of choice in her name. LECLAIRE BROTHERS 475 Provencher Blvd., in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Michael, the whole team at the National Learning Unit would like to offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. She clearly left a wonderful legacy, and I am sure she was very proud of all of you. - Posted by: Kate Shouldice and the Health Canada NLU (Colleague of Michael's) on: Apr 03, 2019

  • Condolences to the family. I'm very saddened for your loss. I met your mom/grandma through Katie and she was a delightful lady; kind, classy, inclusive are just a few words of how I remember her. My prayers are with you all as you go through this season of grief. - Posted by: Jeanie Sen (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2019

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was indeed a mom to many. I have so many great memories of time spent at your house as a teenager. She was always very welcoming and treated me like one of her own. She was a very special person, I know her spirit will live on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. - Posted by: Christine McInnis (Family Friend) on: Mar 24, 2019

  • Sincere condolences to the family. My family met the Van Walleghams when they were parishioners at St. Vital Catholic church. They were always very kind to us when we first arrived in Winnipeg. My parents knew George and Fran through the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women's League. Very sorry to hear of Frances' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. - Posted by: Violette da Costa (family friend/acquaintance) on: Mar 23, 2019

  • I just want to say I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. - Posted by: ROSEMARY VALCOURT (family) on: Mar 23, 2019

  • My memories of Fran are every year at our annual conference for Girl Guides of Canada. She was the person at that time usually about 10 months or so in advance of going out to the community if not in Winnipeg and booking the facility making sure there were enough rooms for our facilitators booking hotels, and making sure it all ran smoothly on the weekend of the conference. I didn’t know her well but she was a classy lady and hard act to follow when she gave up doing this. Our thoughts & Prayers to all the family at this time of loss. Coleen - Posted by: Coleen Wall (Girl Guides & Friends of Grandson Brett & Kare) on: Mar 23, 2019

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