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Date of Passing: Dec 18, 2022

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C'est avec profonde tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de notre chère maman, Imelda (née Sabourin) Maynard. Elle est décédée paisiblement entourée de ses enfants le 18 décembre 2022 au Repos Jolys à St-Pierre-Jolys à l'âge de 93 ans.
Elle laisse dans le deuil ses cinq enfants et leurs époux/épouses: Lucie (Yvan) Gosselin, Rhéal (Julie), Gilles (Anna), Monique (Rudy Maharajh), et Doris (Barry Connor), 16 petits-enfants et 22 arrière-petits-enfants. De plus, elle laisse dans le deuil ses soeurs Emma (Ulysse) Fillion et Yvonne (Edouard) Gosselin, ses belles-soeurs et beaux-frères Annette Côté, Marcel (Irène) Maynard, et Blanche (André) Ruest, ainsi que plusieurs nièces et neveux.
Imelda est accueilli au paradis par son époux Georges Maynard, ses parents Alphonse et Blanche Sabourin, ses frères, Léo, Camille, Arthur, et Lucien; ses soeurs, Cécile Papineau, Agathe Trudel, et Angèle Gosselin, ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères et belles-soeurs.
Imelda spent her youth in St-Jean-Baptiste, until she married the man of her dreams, Georges. A farm girl, with a strong work ethic, she quickly adjusted to her new home in St-Malo, assisting Georges on the farm, raising a family, and tending to a large vegetable garden. She was also part of the original personnel at the Repos Jolys as a Health Care Aide when it first opened in 1975 where she worked for several years.
Imelda was a pillar of strength, a woman of great faith and courage, and an example to follow. Her greatest joy in life was her late husband, Georges, and their family. With strong family values and a nurturing heart, she always knew how to make everyone feel better, providing great and practical advice. With Mom at the heart of it, our home was full of laughter, fun, warmth, and love. She always encouraged her children in their endeavours and was always available for them. Her caregiving to our father in his last years while he was ill, was truly inspirational.
Mom, thank you for sharing your life with us. We will miss you more than words could ever describe. You were such an integral part of our lives. We will never forget your teachings, your wisdom, your nurturing ways, your mischievous smile, your strong sense of family, your deep love, your positive and pragmatic approach to life's challenges, and the strong faith that you instilled in us. Maman, nous t'aimerons toujours.
The family sends a heartfelt thanks to the Repos Jolys staff and the St-Pierre-Jolys hospital staff for taking such great care of Mom and showing her love over the past few years.
A public Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the spring at the St-Malo Catholic Church, St-Malo, Manitoba. The date of the funeral will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Repos Jolys.

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

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Nos sympathies aux familles. - Posted by: Gilbert et Leonne (Cousin) on: Dec 31, 2022

  • My mom Huguette Sabourin and I visited Imelda often when she lived in Winnipeg and we would play cribbage and stayed for lunch ! We had a blast playing as she was very competitive and always made it fun . She loved everyone unconditionally and always made us feel welcome, joyful person to be around ! We will miss her dearly and wish the family strength and reassurance that she is reunited with her soul mate George‚Äôs ! Love you matante ! Rachelle - Posted by: Rachelle Lemoine(nee Sabourin) (Niece) on: Dec 31, 2022

  • We would like to offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom was always welcoming and very pleasant. She was well cared for at Repos Jolys. It was nice to visit with you all when Dad was there. - Posted by: Diane & Guy Dupuis (Friend) on: Dec 31, 2022

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