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MARY JENNIE JAQUET
Born: Mar 06, 1929
Date of Passing: Mar 13, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
MARY JENNIE JAQUET
Mary will be lovingly missed and remembered by her four children, Randy (Elsie), Darlene (Doug), Suzanne (Rob), and Blair (Diana). Also cherishing her memory are her eight grandchildren, Jason (Julie), Chantel (Sean), Taeyo (Andrew), Seylene (Keaffor), Lorea, Trevor (Ashley), Jeremy (Brittany) and Justin and her 13 great-grandchildren, Colby, Brady, Dylan, Blake, Ella, Brice, Rowan, Caius, Hayden, Faith, Justus, Aubrielle and Finn).
Mary was predeceased by her baby daughter Cora Lee (1953) and her loving husband of 65 years, Alexis (2014).
Mary was born on March 6, 1929 on a small farm located in Alvena, Saskatchewan. At a young age, her family relocated to Winnipeg. She graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and after worked for the T. Eaton Company both as a model and as a secretary in the Executive Office.
In 1948, Mary met Alexis and they were married on August 20, 1949. They lived happily in St. Vital were they raised their four children. Mary was a loving and devoted mother first and foremost. Her family was her whole world, and she was always there for all of us. Mom was caring, kind, compassionate and made those around her always feel loved. She was a fantastic cook and baker, as she made everything from the heart and every Christmas her family looked forward to her shortbread, thimble cookies and almond crescents. Mom could often be found at the kitchen table with her dictionary enjoying her crossword puzzles. Mom was a beautiful woman, exquisitely dressed, loved fashion and loved to shop at her favourite mall, St. Vital Centre.
While Mom and Dad had a fantastic time travelling to Hawaii and Las Vegas, ultimately, their home was their castle. They loved sitting together in their backyard relaxing and admiring their flowers and fishpond.
After almost 60 years in their beloved home, Mom and Dad moved to Dakota House in 2012. After Dad passed, Mom remained there until 2019, after which she moved into the St. Norbert Personal Care Home. Here, she survived a heroic battle with COVID-19, but this left her body tired, and she could no longer hold on. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Norbert PCH for all the gentle care and kindness they provided when we were unable to be with her due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In accordance with Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to CancerCare Manitoba.
Mom, we have wonderful lasting memories of you. I love you with all my heart, forever and ever, amen. I miss you Mom.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 20, 2021
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
We were very sorry to hear of Mary‘s passing. She was a lovely lady. I send condolences to the family. - Posted by: Paul and Nancy Saltel (Friends) on: Mar 31, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Suzanne and Robert and their family. - Posted by: Gaynor and John Hwnry (Family friend) on: Mar 23, 2021
Thinking of you, Randy and Jason, in a special way today and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you both on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Sounds like she was a powerful positive force in your lives. John Wiebe (Kelowna, BC) - Posted by: John Wiebe (Business acquaintance ) on: Mar 20, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a beautiful lady. My Dad worked for Alex, her husband and we got to know her through him. They were always very nice to my parents and Alex always had wonderful things to say about Mary. Condolences to the family. We are blessed that our paths crossed with your family. Godspeed Mary. - Posted by: The Stelmack family (Friend ) on: Mar 20, 2021
I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away, my thoughts are with you and family - Posted by: Barry Boyachek (Friend) on: Mar 20, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Darlene, Doug & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult time. - Posted by: Darlene & Mario (Friends of Family ) on: Mar 20, 2021
Alex & Mary were our backlane neighbours when we first moved onto Ashton Ave in 1991. Kind and considerate folk, and I was always impressed at Alex’s obvious affection for Mary. We remember both your parents warmly, and are sad with you at their passing. - Posted by: Al Kehler (Friend and neighbour, St Vital) on: Mar 20, 2021
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