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September 16, 2023
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Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Boundary Trails Health Centre on Saturday, September 16, 2023, Mrs. Laurette Labossière of Somerset, Manitoba passed away at the age of 85 years.
She is survived by her children, Jo-Ann (Ed) Schweitz, Lorie (Richard) Hébert and Gary (Linda) Labossière; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Shawn), Adim (Yuliia), Brad and Alex (Amber) and her great-grandchildren, Blye, Beau, Scout and Rue. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters in-law, Jeannette Labossière, Elsie Labossière, Alice Labossière, Gerald Messner, Jeannette Hamel and Alain Labossière as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Laurette was predeceased by her husband Cecil Labossière in 1977; by her parents, Armand Van De Kerckhove and Martha (née VanCauwenberghe); by her siblings, Lorraine (Hervé) Bahuaud and Robert Van De Kerckhove; by her parents-in-law Thomas Labossière and Clémence (née Rheault) and by her brothers and sisters in-law, Edouard Labossière, Fernand Labossière, Antonio Labossière, Donald Labossière, Florent Labossière, Edith (Edmond) Maranda, Léda Messner, Eugène Hamel, Lucille (Lionel) Sabourin, Yves Labossière and Diane Labossière.
Laurette was born on the family farm south of Somerset on June 26, 1938. She lived there with her parents, sister and brother. She attended Theobald school and then Somerset High School. After high school she worked for the Thomson family helping with the household. She spent a summer working at a lodge in Keewatin, Ontario for the McAllister family. She then moved to Winnipeg with her sister Lorraine. There she was employed as a Nurse's Aide at the Misericordia Hospital. She returned to Somerset to marry Cecil on June 28,1958. They lived on the Labossiere family farm west of Somerset. When Cecil became ill Laurette started raising chickens and selling eggs to the hatchery until 1980. After Cecil passed away in 1977, she began working part time at Manitoba Crop Insurance, becoming full time in 1978. She retired from there in April 2001. In the summer of 1991, she moved into her parents' home in Somerset and remained there until September 2022 when she moved into the Somerset Manor.
Laurette had numerous interests and held a wide range of volunteer positions. She was always busy with committee work, running her children to their activities while finding time for herself. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and sewing. She loved her garden and flowers, which she took great pride in. Because of her job she acquired computer knowledge which often made her the go to person for many. She took numerous family trips and bus tours with friends. Those were some of her greatest memories other than the birth of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mom will be greatly missed by her family, friends and everyone who knew her.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Notre Dame de la Natvité Catholic Church in Somerset, Manitoba. Memorial Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Marcel Carrière officiating. Recitation of the Rosary will be prior.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial donations can be made to Central Plains CancerCare or to the Somerset Manor.
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