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Born: Aug 01, 1943

Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2021

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August 1, 1943 – December 8, 2021

It is with deep sadness the daughters of Montserrat Rodriguez announce the passing of their vibrant mom on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the age of 78 after an aggressive battle with cancer. She was surrounded by love and will be dearly missed by family and many friends.
Montserrat was born to parents, Carmen Peteiro and Secundino Lamas on Sunday, August 1, 1943 in Lugo, Spain. At the age of 27, shortly after her marriage to Jesus Rodriguez, she immigrated to Canada, making roots in Thunder Bay, Ontario. There, they raised three daughters, Sandra (Dilpreet), Natalie (Salvatore) and Sylvia (John). In the year 2000, Montserrat moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, mainly to be closer to her sweet grandchildren. She had eight grandchildren, and she adored each one of them in her own unique way: Jamin and Carmen Bains, Marlo, Athena, Nadia Valente, Tyrelle, Torrez McKoy and Maseo Gigliotti.
Montserrat had a zest for life. She delighted in travelling and meeting new people, and listening to Spanish music and dancing, especially flamenco. She was very creative and enjoyed learning new things. She had a special place in her heart for the elderly and those in need, often caring for the sick in various ways.
Throughout most of her life, Montserrat was very close to her Creator, Jehovah and found much happiness in serving him. Over many decades she appreciated the love, fellowship and support of her friends in the congregations.
The family is grateful to their mom's dear friends, who were a warm source of comfort and support when she needed it most. She loved and valued your friendship beyond measure. The family is also grateful to the Oncology Team at the Health Sciences Centre, for their ongoing support in treating their mom, and extend a special thanks to MacKenzie Jansen for her continued patience and kindness. Our heartfelt thanks also go to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, 3E, at the Riverview Health Centre for the compassion and care displayed towards their mom in her final days.

"Porque, si vivimos, vivimos para Jehová y, si morimos, morimos para Jehová. Así que, tanto si vivimos como si morimos, le pertenecemos a Jehová." Romanos 14:8.

Those wishing to view the service,
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December 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Central Time
Meeting ID 813 5946 2747
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • My most heartfelt feelings go out to my former colleague Roy, friends of Mike Valente and Ken Gigliotti, on the passing of Ms. Rodriguez. - Posted by: Philip (Former intern at JTC (2010)) on: Jan 28, 2022

  • Our sincerest sympathy to Monserrat’s family. We became friends when she would come to Florida during the winter months. She was a very sweet and generous person. So sorry she lost the battle with cancer but we look forward to seeing her again in Jehovah’s beautiful earthly Paradise. Monserrat will always be missed until we are together again. Deepest Sympathy, Fred and Rebecca Buehler - Posted by: Rebecca Buehler (Friend) on: Dec 16, 2021

  • Queridas Sandra, Natalie Sylvia, Aunque no nos conocemos personalmente, queríamos hacer llegar nuestro más sentido pésame por la muerte de vuestra madre. Nosotros llegamos a conocer a Montserrat hace unos años cuando venía de vacaciones a Lugo. De hecho en más de una ocasión tuvimos la oportunidad de estar con ella compartiendo muy buenos ratos. Destacaba su espíritu tan jovial, y lo mucho que le gustaba viajar y hacer nuevos amigos. Deciros que nos hablaba mucho de vosotras. Se sentía muy orgullosas de sus hijas y nietos. Sin duda la perdida de una madre, es un vacío muy grande que os habrá dejado. Pero, ya queda poco para que podamos ver a nuestros seres queridos. Esperamos estar ahí para recibirla y conoceros personalmente a vosotras. Recibir todo nuestro cariño. Vuestros hermanos y amigos Miguel y Luisa - Posted by: Miguel y Luisa Castro (Friends from Lugo (Spain)) on: Dec 16, 2021

  • I met Montserrat a few years ago when she came to my door to spread the word of Jehova and his promises to us. I immediately was struck by her kind and caring personality and began to do Bible studies with her. Even though I never became a sister in her Kingdom Hall, she was a true friend and was like family to me, always reminding me of Jehova’s Love and promises. She had such Faith and Strenghth and was such a inspiration to me. She will be missed. My condolences to the family and her many friends Merry. - Posted by: Merry Didur (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • Fue una exelente madre abuela y amiga siempre la llevaré en mi corazón gracias por compartir conmigo los pocos momentos que nos vimos fuiste y serás el ángel que siempre llevaré en mi corazón Alina vargas - Posted by: Alina Vargas (Amiga) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • I had a lot of fun with Montserrat. She was a joy to be around. Lots of laughs, dancing and eating. She was a sweetheart. My heart goes out to the family. - Posted by: Marnie (Friend) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • The first time we met dear Montserrat was at a congregation supper where she wore a brilliant pink flamenco dress and danced for the whole gathering. Needless to say she was unforgettable! I did a cross stitch of her dancing. I will treasure it and hope I can show it to her in the new system. Lots of love to all the family. Ginny and Maurice Laveau. - Posted by: Ginny and Maurice Laveau (Friends) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • Dearest girls! I'll never forget the time your mom had us over for supper and served us a soup with teeny-tiny whole squids swimming in the bowl! I was freaked out by the teeny-tiny tentacles but I closed my eyes, tried it, and . . . it was delicious! My thoughts are with you all, Love, Rhea - Posted by: Rhea Black (Friend) on: Dec 13, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. We cherish many fond memories of her. She's unforgettable. A true love & zeal for Jehovah & love for His Will. Will see her in God's Kingdom on Paradise earth. Rev. 21:1,3-5 - Posted by: Madlene Roulette (Good friend) on: Dec 13, 2021

  • Les enviamos nuestras condolencias departe de la familia romero , tenemos muy buenos recuerdos de Monserrat, algo que recuerdo de ella es su valentía, no tenía miedo a la muerte, tenía plena confianza en Jehová y sabía que en un futuro el la despertara para disfrutar de las bendiciones que el prometió y que ella tanto anelahaba y por las que se mantuvo fiel asta su muerte, siempre la recordaremos por su alegría y su buen ánimo por las cosas espirituales, les mandamos un abrazo la familia romero, Angel, Susy, Fany, Miguel, - Posted by: Familia romero (Hermanos y amigos ) on: Dec 13, 2021

  • Remember the joy, Forget all the pain. Let all your tears fall like the rain. Remember the fun, the happy times past. The sadness your are feeling won’t always last. In deepest sympathy…Chris and Monique Haywood. Forever remembered… - Posted by: Chris and Monique Haywood (Neighbour and friend) on: Dec 13, 2021

  • My deepest, sincerest, heartbreaking sympathies Sandra, Nathali, Silvia & dearest grandchildren & close friends. We will miss her til we meet her in God's Kingdom on Paradise Earth. She was so loved far & near by those who knew her and so loved Jehovah by her loyal, faithful integrity til her last breath. No more pain & suffering. The world will not be the same as her light was so bright, no fear of man. Just loving kindness & truth. Thanks for being in my life Monserrat. Thank you Jehovah & Christ💖 - Posted by: Madlene Roulette (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. She had a heart of gold and showed it in so many ways. We went to Calgary convention together and for 2 old ladies we did pretty good. - Posted by: Carol Joba (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2021

  • We send you our love and deepest sympathy to you, Montserrat's daughters, Sandra, Natalie, Sylvia and family. Our heart goes out to you at this very sad time. We have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and you girls and the times we spent together. - Posted by: Lorne & Dorothy Jameus (Friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

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