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Born: Dec 17, 1970

Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2022

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(nee OTTO)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Jodine Marie Lacroix (nee Otto) had peacefully passed away on February 15, 2022.
She is survived by her husband Raymond and daughters, Lauren and Michelle; her mother Fran Otto; sister-in-law Dolores; father-in-law Dave and "Pugsley" the Cat. She was predeceased by her father Robert; brother Trevor and sister Jacqueline.
Jodi was born in Pinawa, Manitoba on December 17, 1970 where she enjoyed life with her family and friends. At 19 years old, she moved to Winnipeg and continued her education at Red River College. She embarked on a career with the Winnipeg Police Service as an Identification Technician and later on with the Technical Surveillance Unit. Jodi met many great friends and co-workers during her tenure.
In June 1995, Jodi married Ray and they had two great daughters. Jodi deeply loved her daughters and was always very proud of them. The family lived in West St. Paul where she enjoyed tending to her flower beds and large garden while canning pickles, relish and salsa. She was an excellent pastry baker and cook as she had her little "Perogy" empire and prepared many meals for large family holiday gatherings. She especially enjoyed the Otto Family reunions held in Gladstone. She loved camping with the family at West Hawk Lake, the Black Hills, the Dells and travelled to many places such as California, Las Vegas, Florida, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Maarten and Bonaire. Her outdoor activities included cycling, cross country skiing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. She had a dreamfilled moment when a shark bumped into her while scuba diving. Jodi had a great zest for life and for the people she knew.
A heartfelt thank you to Sandra Bellingham for all her help and support, and all of Jodi's friends like Renee, Tracey, Brenda, Donna and many others, as well as the Winnipeg Police Association and Winnipeg Police Service.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by:
Korban Funeral Chapel, Winnipeg.
"Always Loved.....Forever Missed."
(204) 956 - 2193
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Sending hugs & love to the family. I was shocked & saddened by Jodi’s sudden passing. I will treasure the memories of growing up as neighbours in Pinawa with her. Rest In Peace My Friend. - Posted by: Susie Krebs (Friend ) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • So sad to see another really good person pass way to young. My condolences to the family. RIP Jodi - Posted by: Dave Lysyk (Coworker) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • “When a friend leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken.” -Chris Lumpkin….Our deepest condolences, Love from the Mikolajewski Family. - Posted by: Cathy Mikolajewski (Friend) on: Mar 02, 2022

  • I just learned yesterday the sad news of Jodi's passing. I had the pleasure of getting to know and working with Jodi as a colleague in the Identification Section. She was dedicated to her profession as an Identification specialist and was always willing to assist those in training as they developed their knowledge and experience. It was people like Jodi who formed the backbone of the Identification section. My most sincere condolences to Ray and the family for their heartbreaking loss. - Posted by: Bob Russell (Colleague) on: Mar 02, 2022

  • Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Ben Lacroix and Family (Cousin) on: Feb 27, 2022

  • So very sorry to hear about Jodi's passing. It's been a few years since we have been together, and we were just talking about the last time we were at your place and looking at your pictures of your family cruise. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you Ray and the girls. - Posted by: Ron & Kim Wauer (friends/co-worker; WPS) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • I am in utter shock with Jodi’s passing. My heart aches for you, Ray, and your family. We’ve known each other since high school & worked together for the WPS. Life isn’t easy but cherish the fond memories of family you made together. Perhaps they are not stars but openings in heaven where our loved ones lost shine down to let us know they are happy and that they love us. God bless you & give you comfort. - Posted by: Katherine Dane (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • I was so shocked and saddened to see Jodi had passed away at such a young age, even though I knew she was unwell for some time. Jodi and I shared a love for scuba diving and used to dream of our chance to go on a live aboard scuba vacation together. I know how very much Jodi loved her girls and how deeply proud she was of them. My thoughts and prayers are with Jodi’s family in this time of grief. Rest now Jodi. Love you. - Posted by: Judith McFarland (Friend ) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • Sending hugs and prayers to the family. Living next door to Jodi was a real joy. She always shared her garden and baking with us, and we really missed her when we moved to BC. - Posted by: Jacquie Alexander (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • My deep condolences goes out to the Family. I'm sorry I never new her personally . But thank you for your service R.I.P - Posted by: Corinne Marceniuk ( Winnipeg Citizen ) on: Feb 26, 2022

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