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Born: May 23, 1923

Date of Passing: Dec 21, 1999

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CLEMENCE "CLEM" ALINE RONDEAU Clemence "Clem" Aline Rondeau, of Brandon and formerly of Dunrea, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at the age of 76 years. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Clem was born in Somerset, Manitoba on may 10, 1923. She attended school there until she started work in the local printing shop. She was active in many sports especially softball and bowling. In 1941, Clem married Richard Rondeau and in 1942, they moved to Dunrea where Richard purchased a garage. They built up their G.M. and Case dealership and sold their business in 1972 and moved to Brandon. While in Dunrea, Clem was very active in her community and in her church. In Brandon, she worked at Eatons until her retirement in 1977. While in Brandon, she loved to bowl at the Recreation Lanes and also lawn bowling at Rideau Park. Her many trophies attest to her skill and enthusiasm. She looked forward to her weekly card games with her friends who came to her apartment to help brighten her days. Clem was predeceased by her husband Richard in 1988; and a son, Raymond in 1970. She is survived by her sons, Denis (Lucille), George (Debbie) and Philip (Pat) grandchildren, Michelle (Richard) Long, Marc (Tara) Rondeau, Mireille Rondeau, Danielle (Doug) Frechuk, Dru and Suzanne Rondeau, Emerson and Elliott Rondeau; great-grandchildren, Hayden Long and Michael Frechuk. Prayers were said at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, December 22. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, Brandon, on Thursday, December 23. Celebrant was Fr. Leo Fernandes assisted by Fr. Pat Morand and Fr. Ted Lubecki. Interment followed in the Dunrea Cemetery. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Mary Egan for her personal touch and comfort, and to the staff of A-3 of the Assiniboine Center who exemplify excellent nursing care. Donations in memory of Clem may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 940 Princess Ave., Brandon, R7A 0P6 or C.N.I.B., 354-10th St. Brandon, R7A 4G1. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 10, 2000

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