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Date of Passing: Jul 13, 2019

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Wearing her best lipstick, Margaret peacefully left us to join her beloved husband Ed, on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital. Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many, her positive outlook and optimism were truly inspiring and will be deeply missed.
She will be fondly remembered by her brother Odeil, her son Michael and wife Lynne, grandsons, Samuel and Dominic; and her daughter Monique and husband Pierre Lemieux.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leon Dusessoy and Germaine Dusessoy (née Lannoo), husband Edmond Guertin, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Yvette Manness and Doreen Dusessoy.
Margaret was a woman of many talents; phenomenal cook, astute bookkeeper, avid gardener, above average golfer, skilled fisherwoman, gifted wood carver, meticulous knitter, and passionate about crosswords. To many, she was a mentor, advisor, travel companion, a plus one on many occasions, fashion consultant, crossword partner, and best of all, a confidant. She was admired for her sophistication, intelligence, youthful outlook, artistic ability, graciousness, willingness to go anywhere and do anything at a moment's notice, and last but not least, her ability to tell a good joke. She was very special in so many ways, and we all treasured our time together, especially the past three years as they have not been without difficulty. She endured a tragic physical insult which thankfully, due to the help and support of her loving "wellness" team, family and friends, was able to live with her disability in the comfort of her home while retaining as much of her dignity as possible.
The memory of those special times with her will always keep Margaret alive and vital in our minds and in our hearts. She is now free of her physical limitations, pain and suffering that she so bravely dealt with.

Rest in peace dearest mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
We know that you will always be with us.

The family would like to give special thanks to all those who extended their support and care during the past three years, most especially her caregivers (our extended family), Hermie and Drissia, her dear friend, Pat, and physician, Dr. Lee Cummings.
Funeral Mass celebrating Margaret's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Parish of St. Timothy, 135 John Forsyth Rd., Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Ed and Margaret Guertin Scholarship Fund at the St. Amant Foundation in support of post-secondary education for the exceptional St. Amant volunteers: St. Amant Centre, 440 River Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2M 3Z9.

680 Archibald Street

Publish Date: Jul 27, 2019


It is with great sadness the family
announces the passing of Margaret Guertin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years.
In keeping with Margaret's wishes,
cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of St. Timothy, 135 John Forsyth Rd.
A longer obituary will follow in the
Saturday, July 27 edition.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

Publish Date: Jul 20, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019, Jul 27, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Dearest Michael, Lynne, Samuel, Dominic and extended family, We were saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing Michael. We know that this has been a very sad time for all of you. From the stories we have heard and the tribute you have written, it is clear that she was an extraordinary person. A great Mom, grand-mother and mother-in-law. We are sure that she was a great influence in all of your lives. However, she will live on in your memories forever and you will be amazed at how often she will still be there to continue to help guide and influence you. We wish you all the very best as you continue to move forward. We think of you often. - Posted by: Carol and Bob Reynolds (Friends from Newfoundland and Labrador ) on: Jul 31, 2019

  • On behalf of the Ewatski family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mrs Guertin was a special lady and she will be missed by all who knew her. Jamie - Posted by: Jamie Ewatski (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2019

  • To you Michael and Lynne and your families, my very sincere and deeply felt condolences on the loss of your mom and mom-in-law. When I was living in Ste Agathe, I always thought that she was so beautiful ! but what I remember most is her ready smile, and her friendly ways about her! To me, her and Ed were the "it" couple of my time. Such good memories of your parents. - Posted by: Monique St-Onge Gauthier (friend) on: Jul 31, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mom. Your Mom was definitely an outstanding and very knowledgeable person and always a pleasure to be in her presence. - Posted by: Claude and Jackie Bru (Family friend) on: Jul 30, 2019

  • May I offer my deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Margaret. She was always a very fine distinguished lady. It was a privilege for me to have cross her path in Ste-Agathe. - Posted by: Thérèse Hébert (Friend) on: Jul 27, 2019

  • Madame Quertin was a lady of many quality, a remarkable person. We have know Mrs. Quertin for many years. Love her and was happy to see her at church on Sundays with Michael & Lynne. Rest In Peace my friend - Posted by: Alfred & Eva Peloquin (Friends) on: Jul 27, 2019

  • Michael and Monique, you may have forgotten who I am, but I do remember you. Approximately 40 years I joined your family firm and came to greatly appreciate your parents. They were wonderful employers and also took interest in each worker. My condolences are with you and may your parents - rest in peace. - Posted by: Al Nickel (Employee) on: Jul 27, 2019

  • This beautiful, sophisticated, travelling companion and fashionista has only been a friend for 12 years but we have had so much fun on so many occasions. Even through her disabilities the past 3 years, she never lost her sense of humour. You will be truly missed my friend. Margaret, rest In Peace in Ed’s arms. - Posted by: Sue Heim (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2019

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