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Berthe Lafrance (GAUVREAU)

September 7, 1920 - March 31, 2014


On March 31, 2014 Mrs. Berthe LaFrance (née Gauvreau) of St. Paul passed away at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her son, Rene (Anne) of St. Paul; 3 daughters, Marjolaine (Brian) Hughes of Edmonton, Gisele (Steve) Yaceyko of St. Paul & Juliette Borchuk of Edmonton; 8 grandchildren, Trevor Borchuk, Linda (Colin) Hensch, Cory Yaceyko, Tanya Yaceyko, Lana Hughes, Charles LaFrance, Michael Hughes & Michael-Anne LaFrance; 2 great-grandchildren, Carter & Jamie Hensch; sister, Juliette Broyles of Sherwood Park; sister-in-law, Jeanette Gauvreau of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her husband, Rodolphe; 4 brothers, Paul, Charlie, Edmond & Jules; sister, Gabrielle. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be the celebrant, with cremation to follow the service. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Connie Tillapaugh
Relation: Trevor's Aunt and friend

Our sincere sympathies to Trevor,Judy and the LaFrance family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and together! Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Connie,Jim, Bradley,and Karla(Steven Jeffery) Tillapaugh
Baba Borchuk

From: Michelle Richard
Relation: Former student of Berthe

I had the pleasure of running into Berthe at Sunnyside when my dad was there and she greeted me with a huge hug which was so typical of her. La petite Berthe…..she never forgot her old students. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Pat and Wayne Berlinguette
Relation: Trevor's aunt and uncle

Our deepest condolences to Trevor,Judy and the entire LaFrance family. Cherish the many memories that you have shared and may these memories be comforting in the days ahead. God Bless!

From: Yvette Mandin
Relation: student, Gisele's classmate

I think the teachers we had as children have such a great influence on us, I know they did on me. My condolences and thoughts with family members as you remember your matriarch.

From: Carolyn Germain
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From: Lesley Mills
Relation: Goddaughter to Judy

With warmest condolences,

God has taken her home. May she rest in peace.

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Author Unknown

May you find comfort in knowing that those who love you, sympathize and hold you in their prayers.

Sending love and hugs,
Lesley, Mike, Ty, & Em-J

From: Roma Newcombe-Plante
Relation: Friend

Mes sympathies à la Famille Lafrance et surtout à Marjolaine.
Vous êtes dans mes prières,

From: Murielle Lemiski
Relation: Former student of Madame LaFrance

Dear Marjolaine and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful lady. I am a teacher today because of the influence your mom had on me. Treasure the memories. Sincere regards to all.

From: Doris Hamerl
Relation: Mother of a close friend

My heartfelt sympathy, Marj, and to the rest of your family, on your mother’s death. It hasn’t been an easy time for you, has it? I can only be with you in Spirit as you say goodbye and grieve her death.
I remember meeting her in St. Paul; and, of course, I have a great souvenir of her sewing . . . remember the Snoopy pillowcase, Marj? I still have it and had it on my wall as a “mural” for many years. Have been using it occasionally since I moved here.

I’ll send a donation to The Salvation Army in memory of your Mother as a “Gift of Hope” to a Third World Country to help families to help themselves.

Will give you a call after a bit of time (lots to tell you!!). Just don’t hold your breath!

Love & prayers, Doris

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 4, 2014
Beginning at 3:00pm

St. Paul Cathedral

St. Paul, AB Canada

St. Paul, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Canadian Cancer Society


Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation

c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A1

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