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Date of Passing: Dec 06, 2020

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(née ROCHER)

Peacefully, on December 6, 2020, Clarisse Vermette passed away at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, at the age of 98.
Born in 1922 in Saint-Lupicin, Manitoba to Marie (née Préjet) and Florimond Rocher, Clarisse is survived by her daughters, Dée-Anne, Gisèle (Paul) and Lisa; her grandchildren, Obi Lee (Shirley), Malachi (Anna), Aimée, Patrick (Jaymee), Mary-Anne (Ryan), Jean-Paul (Kerilee), and Julie; and great-grandchildren, Lucy, Rhé-Ella, Maron, Jack, Levi, Llewyn, Corbin and Vaeda.
Clarisse was predeceased by her parents; her husband Alfred (Ted) Vermette; her siblings, Firmin, Alice, Aimé, Marthe, Raymond; and her beloved daughter Rhéa.
Chacha was a gentle, open-hearted soul, with an exceptional joie de vivre. She always found the time to visit, listen, giggle and beat you at a game of crib. Clarisse enjoyed many summers with her extended family at her cottage at Plage Albert, where she spent many evenings playing cards (pinochle, bridge, rumoli, etc.), entertaining friends, sharing good French cuisine, enveloped in the warmth of live music. In her earlier years, she travelled to many places and brought home souvenirs and pictures to share with us all.
We are grateful to those who helped care for Chacha: the staff at Résidence Despins, Dr. Doan and the staff at Concordia Hospital for their compassion and kindness.
In keeping with Chacha's wishes, cremation has taken place, and due to restrictions on public gatherings a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chacha may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Lisa and family We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts are with you in these trying times. Much love and condolences Laurier family - Posted by: Brian laurier @ family (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2021

  • As a nurse I remember working with Mme Vermette in the Operating Room at St. Boniface Hospital many, many years ago. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gisele Petit (co worker) on: Jan 01, 2021

  • I am sorry to hear of ma tante Clarisse's death. I liked her a lot. Please accept the Abraham family's sincere sympathies. A mother is so important in our lives. Take care. - Posted by: Ginette (Niece ) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • Mes plus sinceres condoleances a la famille Clarisse Vermette. Le Bon Dieu est venu chercher une de Ses plus bonnes ames. I have been most fortunate to know Clarisse and family for more than 40 years. Clarisse was a gifted hostess and exuded a gentle simplicity. Oh ... the wonderful home baked pate de foie and bread, the many card games which she thoroughly enjoyed. Clarisse has left us with so many cherished memories. I feel honoured to have known her so. - Posted by: JEAN PETIT (family friend) on: Dec 17, 2020

  • 0ur condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gerald etPatricia Prejet (cousin) on: Dec 14, 2020

  • J'ai appris à connaître votre Maman aux parties de cribbage au Chateau Guay et ensuite à la Résidence Despins. Ce que vous dites d'elle est exacte. Elle était douce et avait une joie de vivre qui se voyait dans ses yeux. Mes sincères condoléances. - Posted by: Hélène McCarthy (friend) on: Dec 13, 2020

  • Toutes nos condoléances à la famille. - Posted by: Nancy & Gilles Préjet (Cousin) on: Dec 13, 2020

  • Mes plus sincères sympathies a Dee-Anne et à toute la famille! J'ai beaucoup apprécié connaitre Clarisse au Chateauguay! Elle était toujours très joyeuse! Je prie avec vous pour le repos de son âme! - Posted by: Jeannine Vermette snjm (amie) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • My condolences cousins. Tante Clarissa was a beautiful person inside and out. Rest In Peace you sweet lady. - Posted by: Kathy Gaborieau (Niece) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Sincere condolences Gisèle and family from an old St Joseph Academy pal. - Posted by: Pierrette Hébert (Friend (Gisèle)) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • My condolences to Lisa and DeeDee....I used to look forward to you all coming into my store in Pine Falls every summer. She was a special lady. - Posted by: Jo-Anne Chevrefils (friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

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