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Madeleine Lachapelle

September 12, 2018

Madeleine Marie Céline Lachapelle
(née Philippe)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dear Mom and Memère on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 84 at the St. Claude Health Centre. Madeleine lost her long battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-a rare Neurodegenerative Disease). 

Her life revolved around her family and the abounding love she had for them all. Her strength and devotion to her family is beyond words. 

Although she endured many hardships, especially her PSP which was one of the greatest battles of her life, she persevered without complaint. Her SMILE was always there. She loved people, a good joke, a laugh and always a HUG. She was the kindest, gentlest person and the most loving, wonderful Mom and Memère. To know her was to LOVE her.

Mom and Dad were married in St. Claude, MB on June 19, 1954. For many years they farmed in Haywood, MB. In 1992, they retired, sold the family farm and moved to St. Claude. Mom loved her new home, big yard and garden. It was a huge decision for her to move to the St. Claude Manoir due to her failing health. In 2016, when her illness progressed she then moved to the St. Claude Health Centre where the staff and residents became her second family. 

Now that Mom and Dad are reunited together they will continue to watch over us and know the LOVE we carry for them in our hearts. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Diane (Réal) Dureault, Laurette (Rhéal) Gauthier, Lilliane (Robert) Rosset and Tony Lachapelle. She was a devoted Memère to her grandchildren, Richard (Adell), Marc (Melissa), Mitch (Tamara), Ron (Kelsey), Janelle, Braden, Abi and Edelawit; her great- grandchildren, Allie and Logan. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Therèse (André) Theroux; her in- laws, Lucienne Philippe, Eva Dureault, Germaine Syrenne and Noella Lachapelle as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Madeleine was predeceased by her beloved husband Jos Lachapelle in 2009; her parents, Yves and Jeanne Philippe; her in-laws, Antonio and Louise Lachapelle; her siblings, Gabrielle (Georges) Boille, Yvonne (Gérard) Labossiere, Emile Philippe, Gustave (Odette) Philippe, Noël Philippe, Helene (Raymond) Ferrand, as well as her in-laws, André Lachapelle, Jules Dureault and Jacques Syrenne. 

The family would like to thank the excellent staff at the St. Claude Health Centre, L’Abbé Bazin, Sœur Cécile, Annette Henderson and Corinne Bernard. Also thank-you to Dr. Gisèle Viens for Mom's excellent care during her illness. The family is also very appreciative of the visits Mom received from friends and relatives during her stay at the Health Centre.

With respect to Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held at the Haywood Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Eulogy and Video Tribute at 1:30 followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00 with Father Armand LeGal officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the PSP Society of Canada, St. Claude Health Centre or St. Claude Handivan. 

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248- 2201 or 1-888-400-2326. For more information and condolences, please visit 

Reposes toi chère Maman, tu seras dans nos cœurs pour toujours!

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