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Born: Nov 26, 1940

Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2021

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VANCAUWENBERGHE, Laurette Cecile (nee DEGRAEVE) (Nov 26, 1940-Nov 30, 2021) It is with great sadness that the family of Laurette Cecile VanCauwenberghe announce her passing on November 30, 2021, at Portage General Hospital at the age of 81 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 60 plus years George Laurent VanCauwenberghe of Portage la Prairie, MB, children Darcy VanCauwenberghe (Sheila Harmon) of Deloraine, MB, Daryl (Merna) VanCauwenberghe of Melita, MB, Keven (Colleen) VanCauwenberghe of Brandon, MB, Shelly (Daryl) Golly of Portage la Prairie, MB and Kelly (Jen) VanCauwenberghe of Portage la Prairie, MB. She also leaves to mourn her grandchildren Brandt VanCauwenberghe (Teagan Cole) of Deloraine, MB, Krista VanCauwenberghe of Melita, MB, Tara VanCauwenberghe of Brandon, MB and Brett and Abby VanCauwenberghe of Deloraine, MB, and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Kip. She will be greatly missed by sisters and brothers-in-law George and Doreen VanDeKerckhove of Swan Lake, MB, Albert and Della VanCauwenberghe of Winnipeg, MB, Eileen Grenier of St. Leon, MB, brothers and sisters-in-law Laurence (Claire) DeGraeve of Somerset, MB, and Jerry (Irene) DeGraeve of Swan Lake, MB, along with many other family members, nieces, nephews and friends. Laurette was predeceased by her parents Maurice and Irene DeGraeve, sister Gerarada Devos, sister and brother-in-law Margaret (Al) Yackel, brother-in-law Celestin Grenier and niece Lisa Herriot. A private family service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm, the service will be live streamed and can be viewed via a link on Laurette's obituary page at Interment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park, Portage la Prairie, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

As published in Brandon Sun on Dec 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • We are saddened to read of Laurette’s passing. Our Sympathy to all the families and relatives. May keeping precious memories of Laurette ever near give you comfort and strength for difficult days ahead. - Posted by: Karen & Doug Hicks (Friends) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies to your family and friends! My parents thought so highly of your mom and shared many wonderful stories about your mom! I know you will miss her kind heart and her warmth to your family! Bless your family while you manoeuvre through such a sad time! Kelly - Posted by: Kelly Unger (Younger) (Family friend) on: Dec 04, 2021

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