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May 31, 2023
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Mrs. Georgette Durand of Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB passed away peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the age of 81 years.
She leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Gabriel Durand; 5 children, Claude (Wendy) Durand, Angéla Durand, Michel (Louise) Durand, Laurent (Patricia) Durand and Marc (Joanne) Durand; 11 grandchildren, Matt, Regan, Melissa (James), Marina (Russell), Eliette, Marie, Daniel, Claire, Jocelyne, Brett and Emma; two great-granddaughters, Sophie and Sara. She also leaves to mourn her sister Anita Bibault (Rudy Robitaille); her in-laws, Val Durand, Lucienne Philippe and Suzanne Durand; and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest Deurbrouck and Augustine (née Julien); her parents-in-law, Auguste Durand and Irène (née Fouasse); her in-laws, Albert Durand, Emile Philippe, Maurice Durand, Raymond† (Thérèse†) Durand, and Clémence (Jean) Mao.
Georgette was born on January 1st, 1942 in Notre Dame de Lourdes. She was raised on a farm in Rathwell, the oldest of two girls. On September 23, 1961 she married Gabriel in Notre Dame de Lourdes. It is on the Durand family farm that she and Gabriel raised their 5 children.
She had many hobbies and passions. She loved her big garden and flowers. Hummingbirds were one of her favorites and she would go to great lengths to protect them. She was a terrific artist, especially painting. She loved to dance with Gabriel and they would attend many square and old time dances in the area. She loved genealogy and wrote the Deurbrouck family history book. She was always available to help out in the community and was a member of the Church Decor Committee for over 20 years.
Family was most important to Georgette. She took on a variety of jobs to help keep everyone and everything organized for her children and Gabriel. Some of these extra jobs included being the manager of many hockey teams and being the ultimate Hockey Mom. She was a huge help on the farm as the “Seed Boss”.
Georgette’s generous spirit reached beyond her immediate family as well. She was always ready to feed a houseful, no matter what time anyone dropped in. One of the most notable celebrations was always News Year's day, Georgette’s birthday. The family home was always packed to celebrate her birthday, a tradition that continues to this very day.
Funeral Service will be held at the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church on on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Memorial Service beginning at 1:30, Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. followed by cremation and burial at the Notre Dame Parish Cemetery at a later date.
The service will be available to view via Live Streaming. If you would like your name to appear in the guestbook please email your name to email@example.com
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Notre Dame Foyer Health Foundation
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