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Date of Passing: Dec 30, 2021

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On Thursday, December 30, Anita passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years.
She will be remembered and missed by daughter Lisa; granddaughters, Kayla (Julia) and Alexa; son Michael; grandchildren, Macy and Matthew; brothers, Luc and Alfred Legault; sister Elva Martel; brother-in-law Ed Peters (Brenda); her godsons, Joshua Marchand and Ron Martel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so very many friends. A special mention of her two very dear friends, Juliette Smith and Monique Demarais and close cousin Claire Bernardin. Anita is predeceased by her parents, Albe and Yvonne Legault; the father of her children and good friend Neil Peters, and her sister Laurette Brooker.
Anita was known as 'Mom', grand-maman, matante, Nittsy and Mme Peters to many. She will be remembered for her positive, genuine, loving and compassionate nature, love of family and friends and her warm and welcoming smile and laugh. Anita loved to hug and she gave the very best and biggest! She could always be counted on to greet her loved ones with a warm hug, followed by double cheek kisses. Anita was the life of every party and was often the last to leave any fun event. She had an amazing ability to light up any room with just her presence. Anyone who had the chance to meet Anita could not help but feel her love and immediately love her right back. She absolutely loved fashion and always looked perfectly put together for any occasion. To put it simply, she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She has touched and blessed the lives of so many during her 80 years on this earth.
Anita began her teaching career in her hometown of Elie, MB. She joined the St. Vital School Division in 1976. She taught at Dr. D. W. Penner then joined the French Immersion program at École Varennes and then taught at École St. Germain until her retirement. Anita also taught in Africa for a year after retiring and continued tutoring until this past year. Her "joie de vivre" was embedded in her teaching career as she was always excited for new teaching experiences. Wherever she was in the world she had a deep love for those who she worked with and those who she taught. Her passions for teaching and people were entwined to create a perfect life and work combination.
She loved traveling, going to the beach and spending time with the many people she cared about. She believed there was good in everyone, she had a very strong faith and was involved in Al-Anon for many years.
All are encouraged to share stories and condolences for the family by visiting Anita's memorial page at:
A private celebration of Anita's extraordinary life will be held at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Lisa and Michael, Shona and I just found out, we are filled with sadness for the passing of your wonderful mother. We have so many memories of the festive get togethers. She was such a positive and fun lady, full of love and smiles. You are in our hearts and prayers. - Posted by: John and Shona Scappaticci (Friend) on: Feb 04, 2022

  • Dearest family of Anita, My sincere condolences on the passing of Mme Peters. I had the pleasure of working with Anita at École St. Germain. She was a very devoted and dedicated colleague and loved les ‘petits ami/es. I cherish our teacher memories. Marguerite Dumesnil - Posted by: Marguerite Dumesnil (Friend and Colleague) on: Jan 28, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies to Lisa, Michael and families. I was so fortunate to have spent time with Anita over the last few summers with the get together. She was always smiling and so many memories we shared with her. I will certainly miss her. Lisa and Michael I think of you often, may you find the strength and the love your mom had for you. Estelle - Posted by: Estelle tanguay (Cousin) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Micheal, Lisa, and your families we are so very sorry to hear of your mom Anita passing. We had many good years of camping and family gatherings with your mom (Nits) and dad Neil. I'm sure there will be a large void in your lives with both mom and dad gone. Please let us know when there will be a service. Take care. - Posted by: Wayne,Geri and Lynn Slobodian (long time friends) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • Dear Lisa, Michael and family, We are saddened and very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear mother Anita. We have many fond memories of her pleasant and friendly approach in all aspects of her everyday life and work. Your mother's humor and positive outlook were greatly appreciated by all who knew her. The child was always at the of her work as a dedicated teacher. Anita would light up the room the minute she arrived upon the scene. She was loved and appreciated by her students ,staff and members of the community. We offer our thoughts prayers and sincere sympathies to her family and friends. Denis and Evelyne Gautron - Posted by: Denis and Evelyne Gautron (Friend and Colleague) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • We were very good friends with Neil and Anita for many years, camping and dinners. Micheal and Lisa, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss, mom was a beautiful person. - Posted by: Wayne and Geri And Lynn Slobodian (old family friends ) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Lisa and Michael We have certainly lost someone special at this time. She was certainly a bubbly person and loved by many. Grateful to have spent time with her at the cousins get together. She was always smiling. Certainly going to miss her. My deepest sympathies to both of you. I think of you often. Estelle Tanguay. (Legault) - Posted by: Estelle tanguay (Cousin) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to all Anita’s family…what a grand lady..loved her…she was my mentor at école Varennes when I started teaching in French immersion…I learned so much from her…she was a fun colleague and co-worker… so sad she is gone! - Posted by: Helene Lemoine (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Lisa and Michael and family, I would like to send my condolences to you and share a little of my thoughts and feelings about your dear mother. Mrs. Peter’s as I knew her from my grade three class at Dr. D.W. Penner School back in 1976, gave me the best school experience of all my years in school. You know when you fill out the security questions for your accounts and one of the questions is who was your favourite teacher - the answer is always Mrs. Peter’s. She was kind and caring and made learning fun. She always had the nicest jumpsuits (a seventies fashion thing) and smelled of cloves from the Thrills gum she chewed. When I would run into her much later in life we would always have a nice chat I don’t think she ever forgot a former student. She will forever bring up fond memories for me. I hope you can find comfort in knowing what a special person your mom was and how she was such a positive influence in so many lives. With deepest sympathy, Rachelle Grouette Mistelbacher - Posted by: Rachelle Grouette Mistelbacher (Student) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Always a smile and great words of wisdom. Very supportive of her grandchildren. Our condolences to the family. Ray & Lorena Reimer Kelowna, BC - Posted by: Lorena & Ray Reimer (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sending you all my deepest condolences. Your mother was truly an amazing woman. She was so kind and generous and was such a positive and loving person. I have so many fond memories of her. Wishing you all much strength and peace during this hard time. Much love, Andrea xxoo - Posted by: Andrea Paterson (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Lisa and Michael, I am so sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. As I read through your tribute to her I could only think about how well you describe her. I have many fond memories of her as a colleague, neighbor, and friend. She was very proud of you both. May your fond memories sustain you through these trying times. - Posted by: Jack Fraser (Neighbour, Friend, and Colleague.) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • We are so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. She was such a lovely and truly respected person. Our sincere condolences to all her family and those who knew and loved her. My God comfort you all. - Posted by: Francis and Colette Holmes (Friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

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