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Rose Rocan

September 17, 2020


Rose Rocan
(née Bernard)

Peacefully at the St. Claude Pavilion on Thursday, September 17, 2020, Mrs. Rose Rocan of St. Claude, MB passed away at the age of 96 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Carole Rocan (Ken), Odile (Denis) Chappellaz, and son-in-law Denis Magne (Nancy); her grandchildren, Claudia, Greg (Anne), Stephane (Sarah), Joanne (Aaron), Gérald (Rachel), Nadine (Mike), Ryan (Amanda) and Paul; her great-grandchildren, Jérémie, Christian, Léa, Isabelle, Sienna Rose, Stella and Michelle. She also leaves to mourn her in-laws, Irène Bernard, Elmer Cummer and Joseph Nemeth, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She is predeceased by her husband Ghislain; her children, Gilbert Rocan and Claudette Magne and her siblings, Albert (Lucie) Bernard, Émile Bernard, Arthur Bernard, Cecile (Albert) Le Devehat, Simone Cummer and Helen Nemeth; her in-laws, Claire (Roland) Lafrenière, Lionel Rocan, Yves (Thérèse) Rocan, Guy (Henriette) Rocan, Maurille (Florence) Rocan, Joseph (Thérèse) Rocan, Gilles Rocan, Germaine (Paul) Baccaert, Fabiola (Lionel) Brisson, Carmelle (Célestin) Labossière and Colette Goerwell.

Our Mom, Rose Bernard was born on March 31, 1924.  She attended school in St. Claude, Haywood and École Louvain. She completed her Grade 9 by correspondence with the help of teacher Géraldine Bonnefoy.  She worked very hard on the family farm for many years.  In 1944, she met Ghislain Rocan who was working at the hotel in St. Claude.  They were married on May 4, 1946.  Rose and Ghislain started a business: Rocan Electric.  They ran this business for 30 years.  Mom was very involved in the community, helping out at the arena and curling rink.  In 1978, Mom and Dad moved to Winnipeg and then in 1981 they moved to Vancouver, where they lived for 14 years.  They loved visiting their 8 grandchildren in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Vancouver.  In 1996, they moved back to Winnipeg.  Dad passed away in 1999.  Mom lived in Winnipeg until 2015.  She lived her last 5 years at the St. Claude Pavilion where she got wonderful care until her passing.   Repose en paix chère Maman. 

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the St. Claude Catholic Church. Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 2 p.m. with Fr. Peter Le Van Ngu officiating. The service will be available to be viewed via Live Streaming. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Claude Pavilion, St. Claude, Box 400, MB, R0G 1Z0.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201.


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