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Born: Dec 28, 1938

Date of Passing: Oct 16, 2020

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(nee PIPER)
December 28, 1938 - October 16, 2020

It is with profound sadness and heartfelt sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Doreen, at the St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by her daughters (angels).
Mom was predeceased by her husband, Albert Francis Roche, in 1995; her parents, Arthur and Marie Exilia Piper; and brothers, Stanley, Ernest, David, Edward, Harvey and Allen Piper.
Mom is also survived by her brother, Phillip (Gail); sisters, Mabel, Edna and Minnie (Edgar); niece, Sheila Hinds (Mel) and family; and nieces, Maura, Michelle and families; and many other family members and friends too numerous to name.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Francine Enns (Mike), Jennifer Wuirch (Gary) and Joan Hyra (Randall).
Mom was a loving and caring grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be forever missed by Chelsea Parker (Kurt), Chloe and Kieran Parker, Kimberly Wuirch (Brittney), Brody and Brenna Desjardins, Melissa Wuirch, Blaine Hyra and Savannah Hyra (Alex).
Mom was born in Sprague, Manitoba, but grew up in St. Vital with her three sisters and seven brothers. Mom always spoke very fondly of her childhood.
Mom and Dad raised our family in "the little brown house" on Kylemore Ave. in Fort Rouge. After Dad's passing in 1995, Mom stayed in that little brown house surrounded by friends and long-time neighbours. Mom moved to Lindenwood Manor Assisted Living in 2018, and enjoyed new friendships and activities.
Mom became ill in 2011, but rarely complained or felt sorry for herself. She fought through all the treatments, hospitalizations and set backs with great strength, courage and determination.
Our family would like to thank the healthcare staff at St. Boniface CancerCare and Palliative care for their caring and compassionate care provided to Mom. We would also like to thank the staff at Lindenwood Manor for their care, kindness and support.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
680 Archibald Street

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I will always remember my Aunt Doreen as a cheerful, loving, and kind woman who blessed my life with her presence. - Posted by: Maura Morrison (Niece) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Doreen was a wonderful person who was loved sooo much by everyone. She will be truly missed by all. I know that all of the family will have many happy memories of her and their time together. - Posted by: Gayle/Shannon Brennan (family friends) on: Oct 24, 2020

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