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Born: Aug 15, 1937

Date of Passing: Jan 23, 2020

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August 15, 1937 - January 23, 2020

Marie Jeanne Mathilda Gamache (nee Desrochers), aged 82 years, passed away peacefully, with her daughter at her side on January 23, 2020, at St. Boniface Hospital.
Her absence will be sadly missed by her husband of 59 years, Hervé; her daughter Thérèse (Claude); and her son Rick; her granddaughter Lynne; her grandchildren and their families, Justin and his daughter Taylor; Marc (Blair) and their children, Izabella and Lucas; Leanne (Rob) and their children, Aiden and Alana.
She was predeceased by her parents, Regina (nee Lussier) and Henri Desrochers, step-father Rene Desrochers, brothers, Lucien and Armand, brothers-in-law, Claude Bouchard, Ron Friesen and Len Gamache, and sister-in-law Laurette Desrochers.
Marie was the eldest of nine. She leaves behind her siblings; Florence Bouchard, Henriette (Eric) Ballinger, Angele (Bryan) Desrochers-Edmond, Irene (Robert) Maynard, Solange (Glen) Usher, Gilles (Diana) as well as numerous step-brothers and step-sisters to Rene's (Regina's second husband) children. Her sisters-in-law, Bev and Robbie Desrochers. As well as her numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom had a gentle and loving touch. She could be found at the Adoration Chapel in the early hours of the mornings and setting up for mass daily until her health did not permit about eighteen months ago. She was blessed with many friendships from the Holy Cross Parish and St Andrew Bobola Church. For many years, every Wednesday morning after mass, Marie and her sister Flo volunteered at the soup kitchen of the Sisters of Charity. While making the move to an apartment, mom needed to focus on her health. Mom enjoyed family gatherings, laughter, gardening, walks down Lyndale Drive and made the best soups.
The family would like to thank family and friends for their support and care during her last stay at the hospital.
Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 DesMeurons Street, Winnipeg, MB. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Parish, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg, MB. Eulogy will begin at 10:45 a.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation the Missionaries of Charity (Manitoba) Inc., Life's Vision Manitoba Inc. or a charity of one's choice.

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Desjardins Funeral Home

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

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  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss Herve. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Leo & Anne Emond - Posted by: Leo & Anne Emond (Friend ) on: Jan 31, 2020

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