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Born: Sep 21, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2020

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Peacefully, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, with her family by her side, Mom passed away at the age of 84 years, after a courageous fight.
She is survived by her children, Lucille Combot (Denis), André (Sandy), Monique Combot (Joël) and daughter-in-law Sheryl; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her siblings, Edna, Henri, Emma, Jean, and Claire; brother-in-law Joe; sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, and close family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alphonse and Ida Senecal; husband Gustave; son Mitch; brothers, Leon, Rene, Oscar, George, Aime, Adelard; sisters, Lucille and Denise; and many other loving family members.
Mom was born on September 21, 1935. She married Gustave Laramée in 1956. In 1958, she helped Gus start their business, Laramée Sales and Service, and welcomed their first child. Over the next 11 years, three more children would join their family. She enjoyed camping with her family, snowmobiling, and tending to her garden. In 1969, she started her 33 year bus driving career. Mom was a very active member of the community, including the church, Young at Heart, and all community club events. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest gifts. Mom truly enjoyed the Senécal family reunions, fully participating in every activity and singing by the bonfire. She had a unique and infectious sense of fun. Mom enjoyed playing cards and sharing laughs with her special group of friends.
Special thanks to the staff at the Portage Hospital Emergency Department; and the St. Boniface Hospital, including the ICU and the step-down unit for their kind and compassionate care of Mom.
Prayers will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Eustache Roman Catholic Church, 57 Main Street, St. Eustache, MB. Funeral Mass will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Paul Tinguely and Rev. Fr. Kaleab Abdella presiding. Reception will be held at the St. Eustache Cartier Hall. Private interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom's memory to St. Eustache Parish or the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (27 entries)

  • Sorry to hear of your loss Andy. Condolences to all the family. Your mom was a strong, dedicated lady that was the epidemy of community. From all her volunteering, her many years of bussing (while keepong an eye on hundreds of children), participating in the church choir and help running the successful family business. My mother Jeannette will miss her dear friend. Marie - Posted by: Marie Irvine (Bergeron) (Friend) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • A beautiful lady. Full of love and hugs. Always a smile on her face. You will be deeply missed ❤️❤️ - Posted by: Patti tower (Sister in-law to Andy laramee) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Our most heartfelt condolences to the family of such a beautiful woman. Always a hug...always a smile from Hélène whenever we met. She will be missed. Prayers are with you. Marleen, Heather and Brian - Posted by: Marleen,Heather and Brian Coulter (Friend ) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to all of Helene’s family! I was saddened by hearing the news of her passing! She was such a good friend to my Mom!! She always made me feel welcomed! She was a pillar in her community! She will be dearly missed! - Posted by: Rachel (Duclos) Petroschuk (Family friend) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • You were always sure to get a cheery hello and a big hug from ma tante Helene. Remembering many special times spent with her. Repose en paix, you've earned it. Sincere condolences to the Laramee Family. Love, Carole - Posted by: Carole Regnier (niece) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • You were always sure to get a cheery hello and a big hug from ma tante Helene. Remembering many special times spent with her. Repose en paix, you've earned it. Sincere condolences to the Laramee Family. Love, Carole - Posted by: Carole Regnier (niece) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • Our condolences to Monique , Joel and Family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Jacinthe et Ernest Lambert (Friend) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • My Condolences to the Laramee Family. Helene, was an amazing person that we all could learn so very much from. Treated everyone as if they were her family and always kind. Helen will be missed greatly. - Posted by: Mike Kostenko (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Thank you Helene for your smile, quick wit and laughter. I enjoyed hearing your voice over the Two way radio during our time as co-workers driving school bus. You’ve earned your Angel wings and your place in Gods house is ready for you now Rest In Peace lovely lady, Your family and friends will miss you. - Posted by: Carol and Tim de Delley (Friends) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I will miss you Matante. Thank you for all the love you've given me. I cannot say goodbye. I'll say "Bonsoir Matante Bonsoir". Rest now. xox - Posted by: Colette Filiatrault (Niece) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • My condolences to the Laramie family!! Helen was such a beautiful soul, always smiling and laughing. She will be missed by all her knew her!! - Posted by: Diane Bergeron (Friend ) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I was blessed to know Helen. I worked at the daycare in Elie and needed some winter tires. Andy Laramee was suggested. Well the first time I went there Helen and I just hit it off and we talked for a long time and even some crying happened. I just wanted to pay tribute to your beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.❤ - Posted by: Christie Bjarnarson (Friend ) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I enjoyed chatting with your Mom, Grandmother, (sister, friend) whenever I would see her in St.Eustache or Elie and of course there would always be some laughing involved! She had a personality that would shine when she walked into a room! My deepest condolences and big hugs to all of you who shared her love! - Posted by: Gisele Gillis (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Mme Laramée to me means a big welcoming smile, a warm hug and a sincere joy. Wether it was being picked up on her bus route for years or a random meeting a few months ago it was always the same. She had a remarkable joie de vivre we should all emulate. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers for all. Julie Beaudin Dyck et famille - Posted by: Julie Beaudin Dyck (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • We are sending our condolences to Helene s family,., Her happy personality and joy of life was infectious every time we met her.... she will be missed by so many .... Leonel & Georgette - Posted by: Leonel Gervais & Georgette McCaughan (friends) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss. You could always count on a hug and a kind word from Helene. She will be missed by all who knew her. - Posted by: Brian, Diana, Joe and Chris Riedle (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • My condolences on your loss. Helene was so kind and always had something nice to say. My prayers for you in your time of mourning. - Posted by: Rita Tully (Acquaintance ) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I have very fond memories of "mom", which i affectionately called her. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Ken (Friend of Family) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • My condolences to Monique and the whole family ❤❤ - Posted by: Tanya Bruce (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • My sincere sympathies to Helen family especially to Monique and family and Marcelle the times I had occasion to be in Helene’s presence was always a time of fun and laughter she was a special and very strong person someone to look up to. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.Take care. - Posted by: Annette Viallet (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Helene was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Jeannette Rivard (A friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Helene always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her. From the time she drove the school bus or when she was helping around the shop, it was always a joy to see her and hear her laugh. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed! John - Posted by: John Evans (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family. Your Mom always had a smile & a hug for everyone. - Posted by: Bob& Margaret Thiessen (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • We send condolences to Hélène’s entire family - all the Senécals & Laramées. Growing up in St Eustache, and seeing Hélène at events throughout the years, was always made better when running into Hélène! She always had a big smile & always had something nice to say. She had a way of lighting up a room with her presence. She will be truly missed. I also pass on condolences from my Mom, Henriette Bernardin, who is Hélène’s first cousin, & my siblings. - Posted by: David & Gisèle Klaassen (Arrière cousine) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Condolences to the Family Helene was one very special Lady, always a big smile on her face, and lots of fun. - Posted by: Catherine Moffit (friend ) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Nos sincères sympathies aux famille Laramée et Sénécal. Nos penées et prières sont avec vous en ce temps difficile. - Posted by: Dollard et Mariette Lachance (cousine) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the Laramee and Combot Families. Auntie was very caring always smiling and ready for a good joke! “Bye bye Dolly” - Posted by: Raymond McCaughan (Nephew) on: Jan 18, 2020

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