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M. JOAN SABOURIN Obituary pic


Born: Feb 04, 1933

Date of Passing: May 25, 2022

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February 4, 1933 - May 25, 2022

My greatest gift to give are my three precious children, Michael, Janet and Charles. Their gift to me are their beautiful mates, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
I was born in Rainy River, ON to Anna Coulter and Fullarton Callan. My family was loving, honest and hard working. I was the first grandchild in both families and received an abundance of love and care. My longed-for brother, John, arrived eight years later.
My friends from grade school in "Rainy" remained my friends throughout my life.
I moved to St. Boniface when I married my dear husband Henri, who passed away in 1998. I had caring and helpful in-laws, Maurice and Edna Sabourin along with a devoted sister-in-law Jeannette, who lived next door to me all my married life. My dear friends from Winnipeg and for the last several years a very special friend Al Schwartz, have all made my life complete.
I loved my life and have always known how fortunate I was. I hope I have in some small way helped someone or made a difference in their life.
The Lord has blessed me, may He now keep me.
A Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass will be held at the Saint-Boniface Cathedral, 180 ave de la Cathèdrale, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:45 a.m., and will be livestreamed at Private interment will take place at the Saint-Boniface cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Soni and Dr. Daenick and nurse Melanie for their excellent care, and all the caregivers and volunteers at Jocelyn House Hospice for their compassionate dedication.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the Gatin family. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Nicole Rahn (Friend of the Gatin family) on: Jun 02, 2022

  • I moved to Saint Boniface in 1979-80 to study in french and quickly became adopted in a sense by my friend and cohort Charles, and his family within a year. I spent many hours with in the company of Joan, who always invited me to dinner and was always so eager to engage in fun conversation. I often felt she was like a happy mom I would imagine in those happy TV family shows, going to the cottage together, advice and just alot of love for life, family and friends. I also worked in the hospital under her for a spell as a student. She was immensely generous, unifying, smiling, girlish and will always be front line in my heart as one who marked me with the notion that sacrifice and a goal is acheiveable. She is one of those people that bond community together... Love you Mrs Sabourin. My condolences to the family, and especially my very important friend Charles - Posted by: Jan Normand Desrosiers (Old friend of Charles and his parents) on: May 28, 2022

  • Deepest sympathies to Joan’s family. Shawn, Rïsa, Shane, and myself have such fond memories of visiting Joan at the cottage and at her home in Winnipeg. Thank you Joan for always making us feel welcome. We so enjoyed your company. Rïsa and Shane will always remember Joan fondly, the lady with with the yellow cabin. Treasure all of your special memories.❤️ - Posted by: Melissa Shatford (Friend) on: May 27, 2022

  • Joan was a fixture in my life for as long as I can recall. From raucous family dinners and card games to days at their cottage (and more card games!) to being a strong role model for me and my career. Joan touched so many parts of my life. I will miss her humour and her kindness and her strength and her love. My condolences to Mike, Janet, Charles and all of your families and her extended network of friends. - Posted by: Andrea Hosfield (Family friend and goddaughter) on: May 27, 2022

  • Claude and Janet, my sympathies to you and your families. May your wonderful memories of your Mom bring you comfort at this difficult time. - Posted by: Lise Audette (Neighbor) on: May 27, 2022

  • Dear family of Joans, and especially Al. Our condolences to you all. We knew Joan while living at 20 Fort. She was always so loving and kind and we had many great conversations. It was such a joy to run into both Joan and Al on their scooter's off for another adventure. When we moved from "The Fort" memories remained with us of the two of you enjoying life. So wonderful to see. May you go through this next while with ease and comfort. Sending you a warm hug Al. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Cindy-Rose and Boris 🤗 - Posted by: Cindy and Boris (Friends from the Fort) on: May 27, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Joan's family. Joan and I worked in Human Resources at St. Boniface Hospital for many years, sharing coffee breaks and lots of conversations. She will be missed by many. - Posted by: Eva M Haddad (Friend) on: May 27, 2022

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