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Rose Menard

October 3, 2021

Obituary

ROSE MENARD

(nee CAYER)

1927-2021

On October 3, 2021 Rose Menard passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence in Winnipeg.

Rose was predeceased by her loving husband Leo J Menard, her children Daniel and Sylvia, grandchildren Natalie Beaucage and Steven Hansen, parents Joe and Yvonne Cayer, and her siblings Raoul, Louis, Albert, Alice, Alma, Margaret, Homer, Anna.

Mourning her are her loving children: Edward, Marjorie, Lucien (Loretta), Leonard (Kelli), Marcy (Val), Verlie Tomlinson (John), Louann, Jeff (Debbie) Mardelle (Don), Bernie (Harry), Angela (Denny), son in-law Don Pena, step- daughters Cynthia Menard (Gord) and Sandra Zarowny (Mick and Karen); her Grandchildren; Darcy, Jennifer (Pete), Michelle (Yan), Lee (Jen) Dina, John Jr, Barbara (Ben), Tara (David) Bre-Ann (Jason), Joel (Stine), Theo, Robin (Jivko), Amanda, Savanna, Daniel, Samuel. Nigel, Makaela (Dane), Nina (Bernard); her great grandchildren; Brittany, Natalia, Keidis, Jaci, Dalayna Dax Hayes, Jack, Brynn, Boris, Max, Alex, Louis, Jasiah, Joshua, Isla, Sawyer Noah, Elodie, Satori, Adeah. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Irene (Connie)Fisk, sister-in law Lillian Meush; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Roseanna Cayer was born in Linacer, SK. and moved to Vassar Manitoba during the Depression. Rose married Roland Beaucage in 1947 and worked hard to provide for their 12 children. Gardening, harvesting berries and canning hundreds of jars for the winter were a big part of survival. The family moved from the forest to the prairie in Elie in 1961.  Later in her life, Rose found love with Leo Menard and spent 12 wonderful years raising the children still at home and travelling, camping and cherishing each other.

  Rose was a valiant woman, beloved of all who knew her. A force of Life with incredible strength and resilience weathering all the challenges of raising her large family with love courage and determination. She loved gatherings more than anything, wanting her children to come home for the holidays and special family events. Nothing made her happier than being surrounded by family and friends.  She especially loved the hugs and cuddles from grandkids and great grandkids.  She respected the uniqueness of each person and accepted them unconditionally.

Food was at the centre of everything she did. And she was an amazing cook improvising with what she had.  From buns, tourtieres, to birthday cakes she made everything from scratch.  She loved sharing her recipes and teaching the young ones how to make things. She knitted and crocheted Afghans and sweaters and slippers for everyone in the family.

She was always ready to help out, either as a 4-H leader or volunteering with various community groups, walks, Terry Fox Run, Pan Am Games, and cooking for wakes, fall suppers and special events to support people in whatever ways she could.  When she took in exchange students, she treated them with the same care and respect as she would her own children.

She loved a good card party and old-time dances. She cheered on the Bombers and the Jets.  Curling was a sport she enjoyed playing and watching. Summertime enjoyment included camping, fishing, travelling, visiting relatives, attending music festivals, and sitting around a campfire. 

Rose was a survivor of many health challenges throughout her life with a strong will to recover- her zest for living pulled her through each time.  The last two years with COVID restrictions and isolation were particularly difficult on her spirit and her mobility declined. Eventually, the spark dimmed. She knew it was time to leave. Rest in peace mom, mémère, auntie, friend. Love you forever.

Pall Bearers (Granddaughters): Savanna Schlichting, Amanda Fry, Makaela Homenick, Nina Kankan, Barbara Moir, Dina Beaucage, Tara Beaucage, Bre-Ann Boulet, Michelle Beaucage        

A Celebration of Life will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elie, Manitoba, on Friday October 8, 2021. Memorial service at 1:15p.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. With interment in the Parish Cemetery.

The funeral service will be available to be viewed via Live Streaming at www.afh.ca. If you would like your name to appear in the guestbook, please email your name to office@afh.ca re Rose Menard

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to 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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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
October 8, 2021

1:15 PM
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
26 Elie St W
Elie, MB R0H 0H0

Funeral Mass
Friday
October 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
26 Elie St W
Elie, MB R0H 0H0

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