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Born: Sep 12, 1928

Date of Passing: Apr 09, 2019

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September 12, 1928 - April 9, 2019

Suddenly, on the evening of April 9, 2019, Mom passed away in her home at Dakota House.
Mom, better known as GB, may not have won her last card game, but she won something much greater…eternal life. She is now reunited with her daughter Carmen and welcomed by spouse Claude and numerous other family members and friends.
Mom was one of 12 children raised on the family farm in Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by 10 siblings, she is survived by her sister Bernadette Williams of Calgary. Mom is mourned by her four surviving children, Paulette (Phil Osborne), Gisele (Dean Brescacin), Monique, Jean-Claude (Darlene Gagne); six grandchildren, Lindsay Strong, Kelsey Scheibel (Matt), Chad Couture (Lindsay), Craig Couture, Kyla and Jaylene Stoesz; and three great-grandchildren Novalee and Aria Couture, and Carter Scheibel.
As a young adult, she attended a retreat, with the possibility of becoming a nun. However her calling was to serve her faith in another fashion. She left Saskatchewan for Manitoba and married Claude Couture in 1951. While Dad was busy with the family business "Couture Motors", Mom, devoted and loving, raised her children in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Mom also had a passion for real estate and obtained her license in her early 40s and enjoyed a successful career well into her late 60s. Her retirement years were full of activities she enjoyed and her competitiveness was legendary to her friends and family.
In the past 10 years, Mom lived at Dakota House. We wish to thank her "Dakota House Family" residents and staff as well as the home care nurses, for the friendship and care they willingly shared. Special thanks to Frank Singer who was with her in her final moments. We are forever grateful for his love, friendship and devotion.
A private celebration will be held at a later date.
If so desired, you can make a donation to a charity of your choice in Mom's memory.

"Bon voyage Maman
…spread your wings
…you are home."

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 13, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • We are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. We offer you our sincere condolences. She was a GEM that is for sure. She helped us with 2 of our sales & purchase of homes. We have always appreciated how she use to have attention to details. She was such a nice lady. Brunel & Pauline Loiselle. - Posted by: Brunel & Pauline Loiselle (long time friends ) on: Apr 17, 2019

  • JC, Darlene & Family - We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Take care. - Posted by: Karla & Kerry DeCaigny (Friends of Family Member) on: Apr 17, 2019

  • JC, & family, sorry for your loss, sincerely Blanche - Posted by: Blanche Wilson (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2019

  • To my cousins, my dad, Dennis Fisher, along with myself and my brother, lyn Fisher and sister, Debbie Fisher send our deepest sympathy over your mom’s passing. We all have the fondest memories of her at all the family reunions. Take care Love Lisa and Monty Warrington, Debbie Music, Lyn and Terry Fisher and of course our dad, Dennis Fisher - Posted by: Lisa A Warrington (Niece) on: Apr 14, 2019

  • I am truly sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a good friend to our family, especially Mom and Dad. So many special and fun moments were shared with her "over the fence" or in each others' kitchens. Despite my distance, I have always kept GB in my heart, feeling she felt like family to our whole family. I hope with the help of family and friends that you will all find peace in knowing GB is in a better place, looking down upon you with all the love a Mom can ever have. GB will be missed by many, including myself. Lorraine Heaton (Jacques) - Posted by: Lorraine Heaton, nee Jacques (Bibeau Bay neighbor) on: Apr 14, 2019

  • We knew your family well, mom and JB used to see each other quite often and I used to baby sit you kids too. We lived just a few houses from you on Autumnwood Drive. We were the Beaudry's. So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and have such fond memories of your family. Marlene - Posted by: Marlene and Alan Chorley (Neighbors) on: Apr 13, 2019

  • Paulette and family, so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Elise ❤️ - Posted by: Elise (Friend) on: Apr 13, 2019

  • I shared quite some precious moments with GB: bowling, real estate, then at Dakota house playing cards. It was a lot of fun and we will all miss you. Yolande - Posted by: yolande manaigre (friend) on: Apr 13, 2019

  • Sorry to hear of your Mom's sudden passing. She was a wonderful lady and I have many fond memories of her over many years. May she rest in well deserved peace. - Posted by: Noel Martin (Friend of the family ) on: Apr 13, 2019

  • Paulette & family. We're saddened to learn of GB's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May you be sustained by many warm memories. - Posted by: Ken Dzogan & Leslie Dzogan (Friends of family member) on: Apr 13, 2019

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