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Born: Nov 05, 1943

Date of Passing: Mar 30, 2020

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November 5, 1943 - March 30, 2020

On Monday, at 1:00 a.m., March 30, 2020, Cécile Cormier, formerly of La Salle, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface, with her sister, Anita, by her side, representing the family.
Cécile will be sadly missed by her 10 siblings, Iréne Olivier, Paulette (Lorne) Schram, Philippe (Gracia), Raymond, Jean (Beverley), Jacqueline McGloin, Gilles, Georges (Judy), Anita, Gisèle (Denis) Arseneault; as well as many nephews, nieces, grand and great-grandnephews and nieces. Cécile was predeceased by her parents, Germain and Annette (née Dumont); her brothers-in-law, Albert Olivier, Patrick McGloin; and sister-in-law, Rae Cormier.
Cécile was born with cerebral palsy, her parents' second child, and was raised on the farm south of La Salle. She was moved to Actionmarguerite (formerly Centre Taché) in January of 1978, at the age of 34, when it became impossible for her parents to provide the care she needed.
Family gatherings were very important to Cécile, and for a number of years, she was able to be transported to the family farm or siblings' homes, to take part in various celebrations. For the last number of years, when transportation became too difficult for her, the family gatherings, for Christmas and her birthday, took place at the Centre's multipurpose room, and all the family who could attend would be there. With 10 siblings, most with families, children and grandchildren, this was not a small crowd!
Cécile was fun-loving and enjoyed being teased by her siblings and by the staff. She loved to be outside, and was also an avid baseball and hockey fan, and loved it when she could be transported to the Jets and Goldeyes' games.
Cécile was an inspiration to all of us. She silently suffered with the pain and discomfort of a twisted body resulting from a lifetime with severe cerebral palsy. She was a very special person, and unknowingly was the family's hub.
The family is truly thankful to the staff at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface for their thoughtful and compassionate care of Cécile.They became more like family, and the Centre was the home she loved, for 42 years. The family also thanks one special person, Claudette, who was a volunteer at the Centre and provided companionship to Cécile for many years. Cécile loved Claudette's visits and the family appreciated her friendship.
A celebration of Cécile's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: SMD (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities), 825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5, or to Actionmaguerite St Boniface, (Cecile Cormier Trust Fund), 185 rue Despins, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2B3.

"Don't Cry for Me
Don't cry for me. I will be okay.
Heaven is my home now,
and this is where I'll stay.
Don't cry for me. I'm where I belong.
I want you to be happy and try to stay strong.
Don't cry for me. It was just my time,
But I will see you someday on the other side.
Don't cry for me. I am not alone.
The angels are with me to welcome me home.
Don't cry for me, for I have no fear.
All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears.
Don't cry for me. This is not the end.
I'll be waiting here for you
when we meet again."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • My deepest sympathy to all of Cecile’s family ! She had such a beautiful family very caring , fun And always there for her so nice to see ! Anita always there for her Bingo Monday afternoon and sometimes in the evening ! Cecile loved her Bingo ! I will miss not seeing Cecile outside in the summer with her family members ! RIP my dear Cecile ! ❤️👼 - Posted by: Elaine Gosselin (Friend (Actionmarguerite ) ) on: Apr 10, 2020

  • To the Cormier family. Thinking of you all and sending our heartfelt condolences on Cécile’s passing. What a beautiful tribute to your very special sister! - Posted by: Nick and Raye (Friends) on: Apr 07, 2020

  • Our sincere sympathies to the Cormier family. - Posted by: Gilles and Lucille Lavallee (Freinds of the Family) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Cecile had a loving, caring, supportive family and that is why she lived so long and brought so much joy to them and others. - Posted by: Delia Herrmann (friend) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Hi Cormier Family, I just wanted to pass on my condolences to the whole family. I was so honoured to be able to be at Cecile’s 75th birthday and to see how humour, kibitzing and love keeps your family so together. Take care my friends and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Nora Belanger (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Our Sincere condolences to all of Cecile's family. 🌾🥀🌾🥀🌾🥀🌾🥀🌾🥀🌾🥀 - Posted by: Roy & Ila Kjelshus (Friends) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Ahhh!! It was " Big Cecile " and " Little Cecile " to me...I have many Happy memories of Cecile..shared jokes and teasing...Together we went to Festival opening night on Provencher Boulevard...and one evening out to The Norwood Hotel to watch Kareoke...Run free my friend.... - Posted by: Cecile Restiaux (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Cécile did touch my heart, loved to teased her. When I worked night on her floor, I would tell her " Cécile wake up your boyfriend is here" her eyes would open wide n she would chuckle. I could go on n on telling stuff about her but for now, ma petite, rest in peace n my god bless you. I love u❤️❤️❤️. My dear condolences to the family 😍 - Posted by: Ginette (Friend from the DAY CENTER at Tache) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Cecile was a special person. I remember Dad teasing her at the farm and later how Mom so enjoyed Cecile's visits at Tache. Mom and I always went to the Tache Christmas party with her and Anita and any other Cormier sibling that was there. My sympathies to the whole family. - Posted by: Cecile Simard (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2020

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