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Born: May 05, 1971

Date of Passing: Aug 11, 2019

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On Sunday, August 11, 2019 Laurice Marie LaVallée (White Eagle Feather Woman) lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones. She's with her Granny now.
Laurice was born on May 5, 1971 in The Pas, Manitoba and has lived in the Winnipeg area all her life. She was an Educational Assistant with the Louis Riel School Division and worked one-on-one with children who needed her special support. She will be missed by many.
Laurice cherished her family life and spent summers with the children at their cottage at Albert Beach.
Laurice is survived by her loving husband Denis Gobeil; her precious children, Natalie Rose, Denis Rene Jr. and Melanie Rae; her mother Jackie Lavallee; stepfather Clément Bédard; sister Danielle Bédard (Michael Draven); brother Joël Bédard; special nephew Benoît, and her long-time best friend Marcie Taylor (Kelly Taylor). She also leaves to mourn her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff team, especially the nurses, in the ICCU at the St. Boniface Hospital for their extraordinary care and support.
There will be no service but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to CancerCare Manitoba or make a donation of precious blood with the Canadian Blood Services.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • She was an awesome person and every time I talked to her she was super nice and caring. Every time I saw her working with kids, I’d noticed she cared about exactly what they needed and cared about. She will be missed. RIP Mrs. Lavallee ♥️ - Posted by: Jaggar (EA at my school (Hastings)) on: Aug 28, 2019

  • I'm very sorry to hear of Laurice's passing. God bless her soul. - Posted by: Muhammad Umer (Daughter’s teacher ) on: Aug 28, 2019

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Laurice. She was a beautiful soul, inside and out and will always be remembered fondly. Rest well, my friend. - Posted by: Laura Finlayson (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • Denis, Harry and I offer our sincerest condolences to you and your children during this difficult time. I met Laurice only a few times but she seemed to have such a gentle and kind personality. We hope that all the memories of her help to get you through these tough times. - Posted by: Dominique Schlamp (Acquaintance) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • Laurice was an assistant in my classroom and was the epitome of kindness and professionalism. She was always smiling and would come to my room looking for work and/or a chat. She was very gentle with students and always available for a good laugh. Her positive spirit has not been lost, but has been set free. My condolences to her family for your loss. She really was one of a kind and we'll miss her. - Posted by: Theresa Baril-Bissett (Friend) on: Aug 21, 2019

  • We would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Laurice. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Beverley & Jerald Kulbaba (Neighbors at Albert Beach) on: Aug 17, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Denis and his children...Laurice will always be remembered as such a sweet lady, mother and wife. Vic & Jan Hiebert - Posted by: Vic & Jan Hiebert (Friends) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • My thoughts are with you during this time of grief. May you find comfort in all the good memories you have of Laurice. A very dear person has left us, but will never be forgotten as long as you hold her memory in your heart. My most sincere condolences. - Posted by: Norman Rivard (Cousin) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • Our heartfelt condolences & prayers go out to Laurice’s children, husband, friends & family. My spouse and I both knew Laurice through elementary & high school years. She will always be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul. Words cannot express the sadness we experienced hearing of her illness and passing. Our sympathies also go out to Marcie Stewart Taylor, Laurice’s life long BFF. - Posted by: Jeanette & Dan Desrochers (Childhood friends) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • I'm very sorry to hear of Laurice's passing. She was a wonderful person always happy, smiling, calm, lots of patience and always a pleasure see her. She was a special lady that will be missed by everybody that knew her. God Bless! - Posted by: Norm Desharnais (Friend of Denis) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • I met Laurice in 1988❤️ We went camping. We had 2 other close friends Marcie, Candace and me Karen. We all went our ways for life. But I've never let go of my childhood. Growing ❤️ I’m so sorry my old friend😭💘 - Posted by: Karen Leurquin (Grade 8 - 12 school buddy....) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Although I only met her once at the girls' grad dinner, my daughter Gabrielle spoke of how kind and sweet she was and how she enjoyed her time at there cottage. May your mom was so proud of you, and just beamed with joy when speaking of you. The world is a darker place without your mom's fabulous and infectious smile. Your family is in our prayers. I have put tobacco down for her as she begins her journey back to the creator. Bless you all during this dark time. - Posted by: Dawn Nowlin Youngbird (Daughter is a friend of Nat’s ) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Laurcie was a great person to have known, I met her when Denis and her first got together, and was lucky to talk to her recently before she left so sudden. She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mom, and friend. God Bless Denis and the family - Posted by: Kevin (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • You have lost the love of your life, but her spirit lives on. As you said “ she is my rock” and her love you shared will be with you forever. Our sincerest condolences, with our love. Larry & Marilyn Buhler - Posted by: Larry Buhler (Friend ) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Laurice’s passing. I was lucky to work with her over the last two years and even luckier to call her a friend. She really was the person who lit up a room by just being in it, and the loss of her will be felt deeply by anyone who knew her. She always did her best to make the people around her feel special and cared for, whether it was bringing in food to share, providing clothing and care supplies for families in need, or arranging a little birthday party for someone who may have otherwise felt forgotten. I was privileged to receive my spirit name with Laurice and know how much this ceremony and her culture meant to her. I always appreciated her sharing her stories, wisdom, and kindness with me; and will miss her terribly. My deepest condolences to her family- she always spoke of Denis and her children so fondly. Your wife/mama was a wonderful person and she loved the heck outta you. Xo - Posted by: Robyn Brown (Co-worker) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. You all are in our prayers. - Posted by: Lisa, Royce & Logan (St. Norbert ) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • I'm so sorry to hear of Laurice's passing. My condolences to all of you. Laurice was a very special person. My thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Rob Finlayson (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • It is unimaginable to lose a child, mother, wife and friend. May Laurice be at peace and your grief ease with time. Wishing you all healing. - Posted by: Allyson Greenhalgh (coworker) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Laurice's family and friends. May she rest in peace and you get some comfort in knowing she has reunited with her loved ones who passed before her! God bless!!! - Posted by: Shannon (St Norbert school ) on: Aug 14, 2019

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