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Marie CARDINAL (nee Desjarlais)

October 21, 1939 - November 9, 2017


On November 9, 2017, Mrs. Marie Alma Cardinal (nee Desjarlais) of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her children, Juanita (Paul), George, Rosalie (David), Mary-Jane (Norris), Andrew (Panella), Verlyn (Dale) Jackson, Ruby (Simon) Sparklingeyes, Jordan Bryce, Aleiha Simon, Jaylon Simon, Drayton (Lisa), Craig & Cheyanne; adopted son, Clifford (Natalie); brother, Walter Desjarlais; sister, Agnes Collins; sister-in-law, Diana; brother-in-law, Bill Heath; & numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces & nephews. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Johnny M. Cardinal; daughter, Teresa Large; infant son; parents, Hycinthe Desjarlais & Theresa Desjarlais (nee Bighead); siblings, Bella, Julia, Mary Collins, Albert Desjarlais, John Desjarlais, Lawrence Desjarlais, Annie Tourangeau, Jimmy Desjarlais, Madeline Heath & Clara Desjarlais. A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul, followed by a Wake at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake (leaving Grace Gardens at 3:00 p.m.) Final Respects will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Saddle Lake. Reverend Father Philip Mathew will be the celebrant, with interment in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saddle Lake. To send condolences online, please visit lwww.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

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

From: Marie Lakusta
Relation: Friend

May you rest in peace Marie

From: Louise Pozdzik
Relation: The deceased is the Mother of a friend, Juanita.

My deepest heart-felt condolences to all of the family though especially to Juanita during your time of sadness with the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. I send Blessings in my prayers of Peace and Acceptance. Do not stand at my grave and weep for I am not there. I AM the sparkling stars in the velvety indigo sky. I am the wind that whispers through the trees. I AM the ocean that washes wave after wave upon the shore. I Am the song of the birds and the sparkling sun that shines.

From: Eva Stamp-Jacob
Relation: Community member

Sending my sincere condolences to the Cardinal family.

From: Rhoda Cardinal
Relation: Parish Member

Condolences to the Family. Prayers!

From: Darlene Davis
Relation: Friend

My Sincerest & Heart Felt Condolences to Family & Friends. She will be Dearly Missed 🌹🙏🏽

From: Shirley Benson
Relation: Friend

My sincere condolences to family. It was always a pleasure meeting up in random places, mostly at handgames..sure going to miss this lovely lady..

From: Clifford Cardinal

God Speed, Neetim, you were my Teacher Assistant in my 2nd Year as Teacher, and you’d laugh at me when I would bring rabbits for lunch, as I snared them on mornings. God Bless and Ayi Hai for the Respect you always gave me when I seen you, mostly in Wakes (Apologies for saying that).

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
November 17, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel


Date & Time:
November 17, 2017

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake

Leaving Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel at 3:00 p.m.


Date & Time:
November 18, 2017
Beginning at 10:30am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
November 18, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Saddle Lake

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