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Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2020

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1923 - 2020

In St. Hyacinthe, August 17, 2020, Sister Odile Saint-Pierre (Saint-André) of the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Hyacinthe passed away at the age of 96 years. She had 69 years of religious life.
She was born in St. Georges, Manitoba. She was the first of three children of Arthur Saint-Pierre and Germaine Cosson. She taught for 22 years in schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. During 14 years, she was a travelling librarian for schools in the Interlake region. From 1975 to 2000, she added faith education to her activities. She is an exceptional woman whose heart is all inclusive.
In 2008, she left her native land to return to the mother community in St. Hyacinthe, QC.
The funeral was celebrated on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in the chapel of "Les Jardins d'Aurélie", the residence where the sisters live.
Sister Odile is survived, in addition to her religious family, by her sister-in-law Auréa Bremner (late André) and their daughters, her sister-in-law Cécile Touzin (late Louis), as well as numerous relatives and friends.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sr Odile m’a enseignée à Lorette au Mb Elle m’a beaucoup inspirée à devenir professeur Son sourire charmant et son humilité m’ont beaucoup touchée Je dirais reposes toi en paix Sr Odile mais je sais que tu vas trouver qqchose à faire au ciel Tu as été une femme exemplaire sans parler de ta grande foi et confiance en ton Seigneur Merci - Posted by: Colette Dubois Roziere (Student) on: Sep 03, 2020

  • I appreciate the professional work that Sr. Odille did for school libraries in the Interlake area. She provided stable leadership, and excellent organizational skills. She was very supportive of the Manitoba School Library Association over the years, to which she was named an Honorary Life Member in 1986. - Posted by: Gerald R. Brown (Work associate) on: Sep 02, 2020

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