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Born: Sep 25, 1930

Date of Passing: Sep 03, 2021

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of Vivian Rita Desaulniers (née Parent) on September 3, 2021, at the age of 90.
She leaves behind her children, Lise, Paulette (Bob), Jean (Suzanne) and Jacques (Kim), her grandchildren, Julien (Katie), Marlène, Luc and Colin, her sisters, Alice, Lorraine and Denise, and her brothers, Maurice and Richard. She was predeceased by her husband Maxime, her sister Thérèse, and her brothers, Arthur and Norbert.
Vivian was born on September 25, 1930, in Gravelbourg, SK. She studied nursing at the St. Boniface General Hospital. She took delight in her career which she returned to after raising her children.
Vivian loved order and everything she did was done to perfection, whether it was gardening, cooking, bridge, sewing or knitting. The greatest joy of her life was her grandchildren whom she spoiled without reservation. Vivian enjoyed her summers at Albert Beach, hiking, riding her bicycle and yoga. Vivian and Max spent many happy winters in Florida after retirement.
Vivian moved to Villa Aulneau in 2013. Appreciated by all, she made many friends. She had a special affection for her friend Gabrielle and was very appreciative of the activities organized by Drissia Jamaa. Her greatest wish was to spend her last years in her suite and thanks to the gentle and efficient care of Christine Ball, her wish was granted.
Vivian remained very busy at the Villa with jigsaw and crossword puzzles, cards and craft projects to decorate her entrance. She loved to have visitors and frequently welcomed them. Those lucky enough to share a meal with her knew that she always had something interesting to say. When her grandson asked her if she was bored at her age she replied, "The days fill up quickly when you move slowly." She may not have been moving fast, but nothing was lost on her. She remained of sound mind until her final days.
Special thanks to Huguette and the staff of B2 at the Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
According to her request, the cremation and funeral will take place at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • A toi Paulette, Jean et Lise ainsi que tout les membres de votre famille, je voudrais vous transmette mes plus sincères condoléances face au décès de votre maman/ grand-maman Vivian. Il est toujours difficile de perde une maman/grand-maman nonobstant l'âge étant donné le rôle important qu'elle a jouée dans vos vies. Je vous souhaite donc bon courage face a cette lourde perte. Maurice Therrien - Posted by: Maurice Therrien (ami) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • As a new grad in 1972, I worked with Vivian for several years on 4A Neuro at the St Boniface Hospital. I always enjoyed knowing she was the charge nurse for the evening. Vivian was a wonderful teacher, not directly, but by watching her deal with patients and their families in such a kind and thoughtful way. She had a delightful sense of humour, and often spoke of her family: Max, her daughters & son, sharing some stories of the happenings in the Desaulniers family. I missed her when she retired. I am so glad to know that Vivian had a long life, filled with love. She was a blessing to all who knew her. My condolences to the family - Posted by: Barb Masterman (Co-worker) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • I'm so very sorry to hear of Vivian's passing. I loved our conversations. She had a timeless/current appetite for a good chat! I know I will miss her dearly. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Dawn Hunter (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2021

  • Chères Paulette et Jean * Nous vous offrons nos sympathies sincère pour votre maman. Amitié, Renelle et Laurent Bohemier - Posted by: Laurent Bohemier (Ami) on: Sep 13, 2021

  • Toutes mes sympathies, Paulette. Je me souviens des parties de bridge au 400 Des Meurons. - Posted by: Lorraine boisvert (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • A Lise, Paulette, Jean et Jacque, et les petits enfants, mes sinceres condoleances. Mere douee et devouee a sa famille, ellle sera manquee. La derniere des tantes et oncles sur le cote Desaulniers. - Posted by: Paul Roy (nephew) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • My condolences on the loss of your mother, Paulette. Looking forward to seeing you and Bob at bridge. - Posted by: Paulette Migie (friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

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