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Born: Jun 12, 1937

Date of Passing: Jul 03, 2020

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(nee BOONE)
June 12, 1937 - July 3, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce that our dearly beloved Doreen, wife, sister, friend, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2020, at HSC, at the age of 83 years.
Doreen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lionel; her son Rickey (Johanne); daughters, Brenda-Lee Gagné (Marcel) and Sherri Daher (Jeff); her sister Linda Boone-Ramsay (Alf); her grandchildren, Cory, Jayme, Kyle, Ryan and Danielle; and extended stepgrandchildren, Alex and Jon; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; numerous in-laws; cousins; and friends who meant so much to her.
She was predeceased by her mother Martha Boone and father Charles Boone, her brother Charles and his wife Simone.
Mom was born the oldest of three children in her parents' grocery store in St. Boniface. In 1948 the family moved to Elie where she spent the remainder of her school age years with her siblings and her parents who owned and operated the Elie Hotel.
At 15 years old, Mom met Dad (Lionel) of St. Eustache, the love of her life. She married Dad at 19 and together they showed the world what unconditional love looked like for nearly 64 years.
In 1956 they took over the Elie Hotel until 1960. They then moved to Winnipeg where they built their home and lovingly raised their family. Mom worked so very hard together with Dad to ensure her family was well provided for. They owned and operated Provencher Billiards for over 30 years.
Once retired, Mom spent several years together with Dad enjoying their winter home in Mesa, Arizona and spending quality time with their family and friends. They were rarely seen apart - they are best friends forever. Mom will always be Dad's "Sweetie".
Mom devoted her life to her husband, her children and being the best possible caregiver to her mom. She took great pride in making home the best it could be for her family. It was what made her happy when she took the time to sit back and enjoy life with her loved ones.
She was a great wife, sister, friend, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Many cherished memories will live on forever in our hearts.
Mom will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.

"Love you forever and a day"

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I’m so sorry to hear that Doreen passed away. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Diane Boone barker (Cousin) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy Lionel and families..always loved that smile of in peace now Doreen as you deserve it well..was fun meeting you in Mesa - Posted by: Gilles and Huguette Remillard (friends) on: Jul 11, 2020

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