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JEANNE MARIE EDMEE GENDRON (FOURNIER)
Born: Apr 19, 1930
Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JEANNE MARIE EDMEE GENDRON
April 19, 1930 - July 7, 2020
Mom was born April 19, 1930 to Irene and Adelard Fournier in La Broquerie, MB, where she met and married the love of her life, Armand Gendron. Mom and Dad raised their kids in and around the Winnipeg area. She worked many years at the St. Boniface Hospital, and then St. John's College until she and Dad retired in Woodridge, MB, where they built with the help of their kids, relatives, Tomahawk (Narcisse Fournier) and surrounding neighbours, a beautiful log cabin.
They both loved the outdoor activities, and spent many hours on their trikes and snowmobiles. Mom and Dad loved having their friends and family over for visits in their warm comfy home, sharing funny stories and conversations. Mom was especially wonderful with newborn babies, she was such a natural nurturer for her grandchildren, and any newborn that landed in her loving arms. She was always a giver of love.
We (kids and grandkids) would have a traditional Christmas Eve in Woodridge every year.
Mom was an amazing cook and baker. She would make the best tourtiere, sweet and sour button ribs, and meatballs and gravy. She also had this incredible gift of gardening throughout her life, and worked during her retirement years at the Woodridge Green House and Nursery. One of her other many talents included her knowledge of refurbishing old wooden discarded furniture, and turning them into beautifully reconstructed pieces.
Mom could leave us in tears of laughter with her funny stories and great sense of humour. She also had such a great passion for music. She loved to sing in choirs, family sing-alongs, play piano, and listen to opera, symphony, country and rock. She especially enjoyed listening to her sons play their music to her, always with so much enthusiasm.
Mom also loved to play cards, and would play solitaire for hours on end when watching television. However, her favourite moments were playing Hearts with her brothers and sisters, and in-laws, wow what loud, fun times they had!
Mom and Dad loved to travel abroad. They visited many exotic places in the world, like Portugal, Spain, Mexico, and of course, numerous road trips across Canada and United States. Their life together was rich with memories of being and travelling with family, and their many friends wherever they were. How incredible it was how she could recite, by heart, the birthdates of our families (both our mom and dad sides...so numerous), and actors/famous people, including the Queen of England!
Jeanne is survived by her five children, Denis, Norbert, Roger, Irene (Gord) and Susanne; and also her grandchildren, Aden, Buddy, and Justine. She is also is survived by her sisters, Cecile Bison (Clement), Irene Fournier, Helen Langelier (Napoleon); her sisters-in-law, Cecile Fournier, Angele Fournier, Irene Gendron, Lilianne Malko (Freddy), Cecille Robillard, and her brothers-in-law, Guy Boulianne, and Marcel Gendron (Julia).
Mom was predeceased by her husband Armand; and her two sons, Michel and Raymond.
Mom battled Alzheimer's Disease far too long, but was a strong soldier fighting to the end!
We are so grateful for the staff at Actionmarguerite for all their loving attention, support and care throughout the years. Mom was in great hands!
We miss Mom's sweet smile and warm hugs. She had an instant charge of energy about her that we all very much miss.
Mom, you are with your love of your life
and in his arms again.
Flowers/donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Sincere condolences to my Cousins and Families. Your Mom and Dad were two special people. The wonderful memories of them will always be in our hearts. All the Family gatherings growing up and into adulthood, are treasured, especially the Woodridge days. Oh that cabin was full of music, laughter and the wonderful food. The sound of her laughter, her beautiful smiles and hugs, a Classy Lady, always welcoming us, both your Mom and Dad. We can’t turn back time, but we will remember. Take care. - Posted by: Joel and Judi Fournier (Nephew) on: Jul 26, 2020
A mes chères cousines, Cécile, Irène et Hélène, et aux enfants de Jeanne, j’offre mes plus sincères condoléances. Une autre de partie dans votre belle grande famille. Je ressens votre tristesse et je suis avec vous de tout cœur. Je me souviens d’une visite à Woodridge où Armand et Jeanne avaient insisté pour nous garder à coucher. Une visite joyeuse que je n’oublierai jamais. Gros câlin à chacun. - Posted by: Gemma Boily (Cousine) on: Jul 25, 2020
En ces moments difficiles, recevez mes plus sincères sympathies et l'assurance de ma prière pour vous tous et toutes au départ de celle qui vous a tellement aimés et que vous avez aussi aimée. Woodridge ne sera plus jamais le même. - Posted by: Camille Légaré (ami de la famille) on: Jul 25, 2020
Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Elle est enfin avec Armand & tous ceux qui l'ont précédé. Que les beaux souvenirs du passé vous aident durant ce temps difficile. - Posted by: Lorraine Tetrault (amie de la famille) on: Jul 25, 2020
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