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Date of Passing: Oct 08, 2021

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1933 - 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of May on October 8, 2021. She lived a long and full life.
May was predeceased by her mother Henrietta and daughter Denise. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons, Paul (Joyce) and Mark (Jo-Ann); son-in-law Ken; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
There is a special place in the hearts of the entire LaFreniere family in May's friend of over 25 years, Terry Boutang. Those two girls were a going concern with volunteering at Manitoba Children's Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre and sick visiting at St. Boniface Hospital, just to name a few.
May was very active with her children in their younger years, spending many hours at Glenwood Community Club and was part of the board while fundraising for the arena. She also followed in her mother's footsteps on the board of the ladies' auxiliary at Norwood Legion where she proudly wore her uniform (but wasn't crazy about the hat).
Once her children were getting a little older, May took to selling Beauty Counsellor and then took jobs with Palco Distributors and Statistics Canada where she built some lifelong relationships.
In her later years, when May was less mobile, she spent hours on the phone with friends and family. She was always very attentive and listening to people and right up to the end, had a memory for every detail of most conversations she was having and took an interest in their lives.
Because of Covid restrictions, a private family service is being held. A recording of the service will be available on Saturday, October 23, 2021 on the Voyage Funeral Home YouTube page.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation at or the Heart and Stroke Foundation at in May's name.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Condolences to the entire Lafreniere family on the death of May. We have many fond memories of May through her connection with Auntie Cis and Uncle Cam (Barry's godparents). May was genuinely interested in people and always took time to talk and find out what was going on in our lives. Her ability to recall people, names and details never ceased to amaze. Wishing you strength, peace and hope in the days ahead. - Posted by: Barry and Eleanore Verplaetse (Family Friends) on: Oct 19, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to The whole LaFreniere clan. My heart and thoughts are with you during this difficult time - Posted by: Karen (Cousin) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Paul & Joyce our thoughts are with you at this time. We realize your mom was ill for quite some time but that doesn't lessen the blow. Stay well. - Posted by: Liz & Paul Landry (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother. May was a true friend. She was a Life Member of the St. Boniface Norwood Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the River Gardens 2 Club, very active in both. We will miss her dearly with fond memories. - Posted by: Vergie Regent (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • It is with great sadness I offer my condolences to the LaFreniere family on the passing of Aunty May (my Godmother)! Aunty May was a kind, loving and fun-loving lady. We had many great family get togethers with her and her family! May she rest in peace💗 - Posted by: Lynn Pierson-Moroz (Goddaughter ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • I met May when I was a teenager. My husband Ralph went to school with her and Danny Lafreniere her former husband. We went to their wedding and they came to ours. They used to visit us in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and her son Paul and my daughter Lynn were the same age. We had so many good times together. Many condolences to the family and she will be sadly missed by our family, Lynn, Brian and Laurel - Posted by: Norma Pierson (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Wonderful lady. She took interest such interest in others lives and not in a bad way. She was truly interested in what was happening. She built relationships with grandchildren and great grandchildren that is a true testament to her person. I’m sure that she is filling Denise and Barry in on what has happened since they left us. Good stories only May! You were special - Posted by: Tracy Paluk (Sister-in-law ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • I met May while working for Statistics Canada. We instantly became friends. She was a wonderful kind lady and a wonderful friend. Condolences to the family and friends of May. I love you May and I really, really miss you. Diane Tokarchuk, Friend - Posted by: Diane Tokarchuk (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

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