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June 13, 2023
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Monique Bouwman (Hutsebaut). She passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, less than 11 weeks after losing her soulmate of almost 68 years.
Monique was predeceased by her husband, Jules Bouwman, her parents, George and Madeleine Hutsebaut, and her brothers, Anthony (Tony) and Joseph (Joe) Hutsebaut.
Monique leaves to mourn, her 5 children; Mary-Anne (Ed Lyle), Karen (Conrad Durand), Colleen, Kim (Warner Main) and William: her grandchildren; Nicholas (Danielle), Erik, Naomi (Ryan Stoneham), Brooke, Tyler (Lauryn Kinakin), Landon and Theia: and her great grandchildren; Alexie and Mikel Durand, Charlie and Malix Stoneham; as well as many sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends.
Monique was born on June 23, 1932, in Mariakerke, Belgium and was the second oldest child to George and Madeleine Hutsebaut. Along with her parents and 8 siblings, they moved to Canada, by ship, landing in Nova Scotia, and later settling in Winnipeg, in 1951. Upon moving to Winnipeg, mom became an excellent seamstress. She loved the art of creativity and sewed outfits for her girls, fixed everything and anything that was brought to her for repair, and always had a smile on her face, while doing so.
Mom met the love of her life, her partner and soulmate, at the Belgium Club, and on May 9, 1955, they were wed. In April of 1962, she happily joined dad, in moving to their farm in Swan-Lake, MB, with their 2 daughters in tow. They raised their family of 4 girls and 1 boy on this farm, and later retired in the quiet community of Carman, MB in 2006. She worked hard on the farm for many years, helping dad with chores, and every other detail that was required.
Mom was raised catholic as a child and attended a catholic school. Once she had children of her own, it was important to her, to bring up her children in that same faith, ensuring we attended church every Sunday morning. Her faith remained strong right to the end, praying the rosary daily, when dad was ill, and had the rosary around her neck, until she quietly passed.
Funeral Service will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Friday, June 23, 2023 with Rosary at 1:30pm followed by the service with Father Peter Le Van Ngu officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
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The family wishes to thank all of the healthcare staff at the Carman Hospital, for the care and comfort they provided to mom. A special expression of thanks and gratitude is extended to all mom’s family, friends, and neighbors, that have been so supportive as we navigate through this difficult time.
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