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Suzanne COUTU (nee Bachelet)

May 12, 1925 - February 12, 2020


Suzanne grew up in Brosseau, Alberta, the daughter of Gaston & Sylva Bachelet and sister to Robert, Constance & Oliver.
She married Hector Coutu on October 31st, 1949 and together they farmed in Brosseau.

Suzanne Coutu passed away at the age of 94 and leaves behind 5 children, Annette (Robert) Moser, Roland Coutu, Adrian (Debbie) Coutu, Denise (Andy) Robinson, Yvonne (Wayne) Baxter; 17 grandchildren, Felice (Trevor), Brett (Brigida), Bryce, Michael (Sherry), Jennifer (Ed), Patricia (Cody), Mark, Nathan (Katey), Jason (Dale), Daniel (Tirzah), Ashley (Dalen), Lance (Amanda), Trish (Jason), Drew (Tiffannie), Chris (Kim), Bob (Julie), Colin (Nikki) & 35 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Bachelet & Marie Bachelet; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Raymond; parents, Gaston & Sylva; husband, Hector; brothers, Oliver & Robert; sister, Constance; grandson, Ryan; & great-granddaughter, Hannah.

Suzanne will be greatly missed for her love, generosity, sense of humor, dedication to her family & friends, and for her compassion towards all. Her recipe for a happy life was daily prayer, love for family, concern for those in need and absolute trust in God. The Coutu family wishes to thank the staff at the Hillside Lodge, Long Term Care, and all healthcare professionals for their care in making our mother’s later years comfortable. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Laurent Roman Catholic Church, Brosseau. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Laurent Roman Catholic Church, Brosseau. Reverend Father Philip Mathew will be the celebrant with interment in the church cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Brosseau Community Hall. If desired, donations may be made to the Catholic Diocese of St. Paul – St. Laurent Parish, the St. Laurent Cemetery Fund or Two Hills Health Centre 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

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

From: Guy & Judy Robinson
Relation: Brother to Andre Robinson, in-law to Denise

To the entire Coutu family, our deepest condolences. Suzanne was a super shining star and will be greatly missed by everyone who she touched with her ready smile and love in her eyes. She stood for all the good in this world and that attribute she has passed down to her family. Suzanne is now with all those who have gone before her and is reunited with her heavenly family. Rest in peace, Suzanne

From: Maryann Bodnar
Relation: neighbor

Condolences to the Bachelet and Coutu families. May the presence of family and friends ease your sorrow at this time. George & Maryann Bodnar, Brosseau

From: Betty Ruzycki
Relation: friend

To all of Suzanne’s family, Suzanne was such a special lady, always a big smile and such a pleasure to be around. She will sure be missed!! Proud to have called her a friend !!

From: Jim and Fran Anderson
Relation: friend

hugs, thoughts and prayers go out to the families. Fond memories of Suzanne.

From: Art Renauld & Jean Eade
Relation: Friends

We would like to send our condolences to the entire family.

From: Bev McCarroll
Relation: Friend

So sorry to you all for your loss, Suzanne was such a wonderful, unassuming lady. I always enjoyed our visits when she lived at the lodge. Rest In Peace Suzanne.

From: Trevor, Felice, Willow and Sage Gladue
Relation: Grand-Son in law, married to Felice

Gramma, thank you for bringing me into your family. You were the first one I met along the riverbanks of Brosseau, welcoming me into your community and later into your family. You were truly a matriarch to the family and beyond. I know that God was waiting for you and now you will carry our prayers to him personally. I love you and miss you. On behalf of my family, may you Rest In Peace.

From: Roxanne and Brian Rudyk
Relation: Friends

Sorry to hear the sad news. A beautiful lady inside and out. Her bubbly personality will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to the family.

From: Robert Lavallee
Relation: Cousin

Annette I’m so sorry I cannot attend the service Sandy and I are leaving Sunday for the USA,
My condolences to you the family and all the cousins, Robert Lavallee .

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Service Schedule


Date & Time:
February 21, 2020
Beginning at 7:00pm

St. Laurent Roman Catholic Church

Brosseau, AB Canada

Brosseau, AB Canada

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
February 22, 2020

St. Laurent Roman Catholic Church

Brosseau, AB Canada

Brosseau, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

If desired, donations may be made to the Catholic Diocese of St. Paul – St. Laurent Parish, the St. Laurent Cemetery Fund or Two Hills Health Centre Foundation c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.

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