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Date of Passing: Dec 22, 2021

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(née DUMONT)

Our dear Mom, Rita Bourgeois (née Dumont) passed away in the early morning hours of winter solstice, December 22, 2021, at Repos Jolys in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, at the age of 94.
She was predeceased by her husband Eugene; her parents, Alexandre and Elvire Dumont; her siblings, Armand, Alice, Roland, Irene, and Therese; stepdaughter Edith and her husband Archie; and son-in-law Clarence.
She is survived by her children, Gilbert (Carmelle), Lise (Bernie), Suzelle, Normand (Darlene), Denis (Susan) and Michel (Tannis). Another 17 grandchildren and 18 (soon to be 19) great-grandchildren round up her legacy.
Like so many Moms, ours had many claims to fame. She is the last surviving "Ma Tante", auntie for all of our cousins (on both sides). Dad was from a family of 13 and Mom from a family of six, so there are a lot of cousins - 91 by our records!!
Mom's love of family was second to none. A busy kitchen and kids running everywhere playing hide and seek behind the couch was all music for her. She had a sensitive wrist and fishing was one of her favourite things to do - "J'en ai un!!!" Mom's kitchen produced some of the best donuts, best Swiss steak, best sucre à la crème, and probably the best bread in the world. She enjoyed curling, her involvement with Les Filles D'Isabelle, and had a career working at the campground office at the park.
Her later years were lived at Chalet Malouin and the Repos Jolys, under the care of some very special, gifted people. We are very thankful for the care and compassion they demonstrated towards our Mom.
The pandemic sure didn't help this whole situation. However, for a few days before she passed, the entire family was able to take turns and have some good visits with her. Her squeeze of the hand told us she was still here but preparing us for the final blast off.
We want to honour our Mom with a proper send off. This will be done in spring when we are in a better position to celebrate her with a funeral Mass and an opportunity for a lunch.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

Publish Date: Dec 31, 2021

(née DUMONT)

Rita Bourgeois (née Dumont), passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021 at the Repos-Jolys in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, at the age of 94.
A longer obituary will follow.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

Publish Date: Dec 24, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 24, 2021, Dec 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • Our thoughts are with the whole Bourgeois family at this time. Mon Oncle Eugène and Ma Tante Rita were very special to our mom and dad, Henri and Hortense Trudel. We are sorry for the loss of your mom. She had a special smile and twinkle in her eye. Colette (Trudel) Houle - Posted by: Colette (Trudel) et Gerald Houle (Distant relative) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • Denis and family, sincere condolences to you all. Never easy to loose une bonne maman. May the special moments spent with her comfort you! She will live on in spirit. And that is also special! - Posted by: Huguette Trudel (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2022

  • Sending sincere sympathy to all of you with love and prayers! I enjoyed many visits with your Mom. Lot of laughing, a few tears and a few meals were shared. I really missed being able to visit with her these pass COVID months. She was a beautiful friend. Love Garth and Agnes - Posted by: Agnes Bartel (Mother-in-law to her son Mike.) on: Jan 05, 2022

  • Sincères condoléances à la famille. Mme Bourgeois était gentille, respectueuse. De bons souvenirs avec la famille. J’ai Co-voituré avec Gilbert au Red River College, Lise était une con-soeur de ma classe, Suzelle une des très bonne amie de ma sœur Lynette, Michel, bon service au Grunthal Lumber. - Posted by: Raymond et Nicole Lavergne (Ami) on: Jan 04, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to the families - Posted by: Carole Beaudry Roger Perreault (Friends) on: Jan 04, 2022

  • Nos sincères condoléances à toute la grande famille Bourgeois. I have vivid memories of your mom at the counter making her donuts and always letting Michel and I taste them ASAP. She was always so nice to the kids that would be in and out of her house while we were growing up. May your memories help you through this difficult time and may she Rest In Peace! - Posted by: Carmen et Francois Tetrault (Friend ) on: Jan 03, 2022

  • Sincere Condolences to the family as you mourn the loss of your mom. Que votre chère mère repose en paix. - Posted by: Richard et Louise Marcotte (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2022

  • Rita was the last of my father's (Adelard) aunts and uncles. As children my sister (Roselle), my brother (Greg) and myself were frequent visitors to St-Malo, My mother (margery) and Rita were good friends and entered several curling bonspiels together. Uncle Gene's Model A truck is one of our favourite childhood memories. Ron Bourgeois Vancouver, BC - Posted by: Ron Bourgeois (Son of Adelard Bourgeois) on: Jan 02, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Marwan Mohamed (Friend ) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • My condolences to the whole family, God bless each one in the family. May she Rest In Peace. Hend - Posted by: Hend (Carmen friend ) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Nos sincères sympathies à Gilbert et Carmelle. On sait tous qu'un jour on va perdre notre chère maman mais c'est toujours avec le coeur gros et beaucoup de peine quand le jour arrive. On pense à vous deux! - Posted by: George & Denise Perron (Friend) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Condolences to the family. Got to know your mom when she was my mother's neighbor at the Chalet. She was a lovely lady. - Posted by: Ron and Marie Vinet (Friend) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Denis, sincères sympaties à toi et ta famille. Le départ d'une maman c'est toujours difficile n'importe l'âge. J'ai eu la joie de connaître cette 'grande' dame grande dans tous les sens au Chalet Malouin lorsque je visitais mes oncles. Que Dieu l'accueille dans sa maison éternelle et qu'elle repose en paix, Armande Leclair - Posted by: Armande Leclair (friend) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • Mme Bourgeois was such a wonderful lady and a great friend to my mom. May she rest in peace. Condolences à toute la famille! - Posted by: Yvan Gosselin (Friend ) on: Dec 31, 2021

  • My sympathy to Your family. - Posted by: Claudette Chubey (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2021

  • Our sympathy and condolences to the whole family on the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady. Memories are special. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Florence and Orest (Friend) on: Dec 24, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to you dear family. May your Mom rest in God our Father’s loving arms. God bless each and everyone of you, With love, Gaby (Forest) Musick - Posted by: Gaby Musick (Friend of the family) on: Dec 24, 2021

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