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Born: Feb 05, 1952

Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2020

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February 5, 1952
- January 11, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanne Bourrier, on January 11, 2020, after a brief struggle with cancer.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, Aurèle and Marie-Paule (Lavack) Blanchette. Suzanne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 37 years, Richard; her children, Daniel and Nicole; and grandchildren, Sarah, Heather and Rachael. She will be forever in the hearts of her brothers, Gerald (Donna), Roger (Stephanie); and her sister and best friend, Norma (Claude) Brunel; her in-laws, Jacqueline (Roy), Gerald (Aline), Lorraine, Alice (Robert); her nieces, nephews, and her very special friends, Donna (Norbert) Rey and Kathy (Bob) Hatton. Also left to cherish her memory are her aunts, uncle, many cousins and friends.
Born into a loving family, Suzanne (Suzie, Sue or Toodie as she was lovingly known) was the third of four children. She had a happy childhood growing up on Dupont Street in Norwood. Suzanne attended Ecole Précieux-Sang and St. Boniface Diocesan High School. After high school, she attended Success Business College, where she obtained her Secretarial Diploma. Sue then worked for the Royal Bank of Canada at a number of branches in Winnipeg.
Suzanne married Richard, the love of her life, in 1982. Together they did much travelling, visiting China, Mexico, many U.S. states, and Canadian provinces. Oftentimes their travel companions included Suzanne's parents. These trips with her mom and dad provided very special memories for her as they shared a very close bond.
Sue had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh. She loved to read a good mystery thriller, loved family get-togethers (especially if playing cards was involved), and so looked forward to her casino outings with her sister Norma and sister-in-law Stephanie. Sue had a big, generous heart and always thought of others before herself.
We will miss her beautiful soul, but take comfort in knowing that Toodie is now in the arms of her mom and dad, whom she loved and missed so much.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre GH-6 ward for their care and compassion. Also special thanks to Father Isaie Blanchette who administered the Sacrament of the Sick, which provided Suzanne with comfort and peace.
In keeping with Suzanne's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date, followed by interment in the Holy Angel Mausoleum at Green Acres Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7.

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Publish Date: Jan 25, 2020

February 5, 1952 – January 11, 2020

Our family sadly announces the passing of Suzanne, beloved wife of Richard, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the age of 67 years.
A complete obituary to follow.

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Publish Date: Jan 15, 2020

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2020, Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • What a loving tribute to that beautiful soul. So sorry to hear of Suzie's passing. I have such good memories of hanging out on Dupont Street with Suzie and Norm as kids and lots of giggling Although we didn't see each nearly as much as we should have, when we did, it was as if no time has passed. I smile thinking of her sense of humour and easy laugh and what a joy she was to be around. My thoughts are with all of her family. - Posted by: Jo-Anne Sutherland (Lavack) (Cousin) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Condolences to all who knew and loved Susie. She was a giving and soft-spoken cousin who would visit my Mom and say it was just like seeing her Mom. RIP - Posted by: Irma (Delaquis) Fraser (cousin) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Suzanne’s passing! Our deepest sympathies to you Richard and your family! - Posted by: Jeanette Bob cherlet (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • So saddened so hear of Suzie’s passing. I last saw her at a lunch when I was visiting Winnipeg and met with Suzie, her sister, Norma and my sister, Jo-Anne. We had such a good time and had a lot of laughs! That’s how I remember her best! My deepest condolences to Norma, Roger, and Gerry as well as to Suzie’s husband. - Posted by: Aileen Elliott (nee Lavack) (Cousin) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • Dear families, We are sending our deepest condolences in the passing of Suzanne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Marguerite and George Lavack - Posted by: George and Marguerite Lavack (Niece) on: Jan 15, 2020

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