Ellie Van De Spiegle

October 19, 2023

Ellie Van De Spiegle Obituary

Elodie Van De Spiegle

(née Labossière)

It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Ellie Van De Spiegle in Notre Dame de Lourdes on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her children Richard, Debbie and Norman (Janice), her lone sibling André Labossière as well as her grandchildren, Crystal (Joe) Essiembre, Tara (Val) Hansen, Cassandra Lahaie, Joey Van De Spiegle, Christopher (Pam) Van De Spiegle, Amanda (Les) Woods, Tyler (Vanessa) Van De Spiegle, Jennifer (Jon) Carewick and Adam Van De Spiegle; great-grandchildren, Joey (Jr), Ethan, Selena, Nativea, Julian, Parker, Kaleb, Kaiden, Tyson, Lukas, Brooklyn, Kolten and Finley; her in-laws, Laura Grift, Emma Shwaykosky, Raymond (Madeline) Van De Spiegle, Denise Labossière, Germaine Labossière, numerous nieces and nephews, along with great nieces and nephews.

Ellie was predeceased by her best friend and husband, Camille, son Ronald, as well as her son in-law, Gilbert Lahaie; her parents Aldophis & Alice Labossière (née Pinette) and her siblings, Germaine (Johnny) Tymchuck, Isabelle (Camile) D’Hoore, Théodore (Yolande), Romeo, Evelyn (Jean) Grenier, Lucienne (Albert) Labossière, Hilda (George) Bercier, Denis, Sylvia, Angele (Joe) Deschenes, Adelard, Denise (Alphonse) Mestdagh, her in-laws, Irma (Leon) Almey, Jeanne (Maurice) Verniest, Jules Van De Spiegle, Al Shwaykosky, Julia (Art) Paquette, Gerald Grift and Victor (Perry) Van De Spiegle.

Mom and Dad began their journey in Somerset, Manitoba where Mom was a housekeeper for The Ronceray family.  From there they moved to Ainsworth, British Columbia, back to Somerset, Manitoba, Werner Lake, Ontario, Ignace, Ontario and all the while maintaining the family home in Somerset, Manitoba. It was there they relocated back home in the 80’s. It became a tradition then in the winter months, to celebrate Dad’s birthday of January 29th and Mom’s of February 4th each year together, on whatever weekend fit in between. It was a great winter gathering for the families to play Bien, darts, and cook those famous French fries outside at -40 degrees. They tasted so much better then.

Besides working as a Housekeeper in Somerset, Mom worked at the Agimac Hotel in Ignace preparing rooms, laundry and greeting Guests.  She also worked for a period of time with CN Rail preparing crew accommodations and meals. Their biggest adventure was driving from Manitoba, to Atlantic Canada, down through the states along the Eastern seaboard, to the Florida keys, around the Gulf coast and down to Mexico, back up the Pacific coast of the US and returning through Canada, making their way through BC and the prairie provinces. This was a journey of North America that they would talk about for years, with fond memories.

Mom loved her garden, working on quilts, puzzles, her “Soaps” and always time for a little bit of Bingo. The best nights were playing “marbles” with the family, which brought out a bit of competitiveness amongst us all.

Mom, you will be cherished in our hearts forever. We thank you and Dad for raising us the way you did, teaching us how to be respectful, thankful, gracious, humble, accepting, caring, to love and most of all how to enjoy life and not miss an opportunity to laugh.

Thank you to all the Health Care Professionals and the Palliative Care Team at Notre Dame de Lourdes Hospital for the caring of “Mom” these past few weeks.

Special thank you to cousins Adrienne Foster, Gail Holm, Ilene Thevenot for making Mom’s journey a little bit easier.

With Mom’s wishes in mind, cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service with family will be at a later date.

If you wish to honour our Mom, do something special for or with your family, as nothing was more important to her.

Flowers gratefully declined and Donations may be made to the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation located at 675 Mc Dermot Ave, #1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or a charity of one’s choice.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201.  To view the service details and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca

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