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Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2019

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Peacefully with her family by her side, Estelle passed away on November 21, 2019, at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with Leukemia.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ferdinand and Maria Beauchamp (née Boyer); and her brother-in-law Joachim Jahns.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: husband of 56 years, Jean-Charles; her children, Mitch (Tarra), Lise (Randy Anderson), Marc and Suzanne (Jean Courcelles); her
grandchildren, Keith (Samara), Chris (Korissa), Nico, Dean (Joni), Janique (Josh), Dakota (Anthony) and Dawson; as well as her great-grandchildren, Kolton, Paxton, Kael, Mila and baby Anderson due April, 2020; her sisters, Gabrielle Jahns, Diane Barr and Sylvia (Joseph Senden); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Estelle, the youngest of four children, was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, and grew up in Vasser. She met the love of her life
Jean-Charles in Mariapolis while teaching. They started their family in St. Claude, then Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes and finally settled in Winnipeg. Estelle really enjoyed working at CRA in customer services until her retirement in 2002.
She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family were her greatest joy, next to her flower garden and playing cards.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at
Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, 289 Dussault Avenue, Winnipeg. Eulogies will begin at 1:45 p.m.
A special thank you goes out to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care and CancerCare Manitoba for their exceptional care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or to Canadian Blood Services of which Estelle was a big supporter having proudly donated blood 65 times.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Charlie so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Estelle could not have been better neighbours to our family over last 29 years. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care. Susan, Frank and Brett - Posted by: Susan, Frank and Brett Mistelbacher (Neighbour ) on: Dec 16, 2019

  • Mes sincères sympathies! - Posted by: Simone Dequier (Amie) on: Dec 09, 2019

  • Lorraine and I would like to offer you our sincere condolences on the passing of Estelle. Our last class meeting in Winnipeg was a memorable one and I hope that there will be an opportunity to meet again. We will keep you in our prayers. - Posted by: Ernie & Lorraine Tremblay (Granvelbour college Classmate) on: Dec 06, 2019

  • To J.C. and family - Our sincere condolences on your loss. Jean and Linda Brisson, Notre Dame de Lourdes - Posted by: Danielle Cabernel (friends) on: Dec 01, 2019

  • Nos synpathies sincàres à toi, Jean-Charles et à vptre famille. Quoique nous nous sommes rencontrés il y a assez longtemps, nous nous souvenons de Estelle. Nos prières et nos pensées sont avec vous aujourd'hui. - Posted by: Conrad Bussiere et Diane Bussiere (Ami, membre du Conventum) on: Nov 29, 2019

  • Offering our sincerest condolences to Charles and family. - Posted by: Barb (Timmy’s staff) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • Auntie Estelle was my aunt and godmother, and was definitely one of a kind. Growing up, her home always felt like a second home to me. As someone who's an introvert and doesn't always feel welcome, she always made me feel like I belonged and was welcomed. I truly enjoyed playing cards with her and the rest of the family growing up as well as getting to go on a cruise with her and Uncle Charlie after my wife and I had our first son. I will miss her dearly and will cherish my memories of her. My condolences to Uncle Charlie and the whole Poirier family. My prayers are with all of you. - Posted by: Lee Senden (Nephew) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • J.C. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sad to hear of Estelle’s passing. Hope that you will find comfort with all your memories of your time together. Nelson and Gina - Posted by: Nelson and Gina Hoe (Friends) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • My deepest and heartfelt condolences in Estelle's passing. I have such wonderful memories of Estelle. Estelle was a beautiful and exceptionally special friend to me and I know to many others. Her friendly personality radiated around her. Meeting her for breakfast each Sunday and playing cards with her, her sister and Charles will be especially memorable. I and many others will remember and cherish her beautiful and warm smile, her kindness, her positive outlook, her enduring strength and courage as she faced her suffering and health challenges. Her love for her family was always very evident. Estelle was loved by many and will never be forgotten. May the precious memories of Estelle, your loved one be a comfort to family and friends now and may it help to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow and most difficult times. God bless her family who are left to mourn. May Estelle Rest In Peace with her loving Lord. I Love you Estelle. ~ Cher - Posted by: CHERYL HAMILTON (friend) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. - Posted by: Rene and Marjorie Ricard (Former students from Mariapolis) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Charles, we are so sorry to hear of Estelle's passing. The memories we have of you two in Mariapolis are so vivid in our minds. They give us nothing but smiles.. after smiles and then absolute laughter. Such a great lady she was.... Then that week in Vancouver Island with the Tardiffs...and Simonne (Landry) and hubby .. again so many great times.... She will never be forgotten here....Take Care and until we meet again Estelle. - Posted by: ELSIE hacault (mariapolis friend) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Sincères condoléances à toi Jean Charles et à ta famille. - Posted by: Roger et Rose-Marie Fouasse (amis) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • My memories of Auntie Estelle always included her cheery smile and positive outlook. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of her family. Sending all of you a big, comforting hug from BC. Love, Kathy - Posted by: Kathy Keelan (step-niece) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Estelle was a happy, loving person. Our fond memories of our travels together will always be in our hearts. Our sincere sympathies Charles. - Posted by: Jerry & Evelyn Van Deynze (Friends) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • I've known Estelle since my first years teaching. We met on a cruise & traveled many countries together. We always had a wonderful times with Charles & her playing cards & "Piton". We had many a coffee at Timmy's with them. She will be greatly missed. The fond memories of her will be always in our hearts. - Posted by: Jerry & Evelyn Van Deynze (Friends) on: Nov 23, 2019

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