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Born: Jul 05, 1941

Date of Passing: May 20, 2020

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Peacefully on May 20, 2020, Eva Dureault (neé Lachapelle) passed away, with loved ones by her side, at l'Hôpital Saint-Boniface.
She leaves to mourn her best friend and partner Laurent "Fatty" Syrenne; her daughters, Monique (Robert Senécal), Lynne (Richard LeBlanc), and grandchildren, Natalie, Joanne, Julie, Mathieu, Megan and Grace; sister Germaine Syrenne; nephew Vincent Dureault; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Jules Dureault; parents, Antonio and Louise Lachapelle; and brothers, André and Joseph Lachapelle.
Eva was born in Haywood, MB on July 5, 1941. She was married on April 4, 1959 to Jules "Ti-Pit" Dureault. In Fannystelle, she worked on the farm, planted a large garden, raised chickens, spent hours trying new recipes, canning and freezing the fall harvest. While doing all this, Eva drove a school bus for 30 years.
Mom loved camping, fishing, Sunday drives, playing cards, music and shopping in the Sears catalogue. Her greatest pleasure was welcoming friends to her home with open arms, where they were treated to great food et un p'tit-coup.
In August 2006, Mom and Fatty left Fannystelle with heavy hearts to move to Winnipeg. Now closer to les p'tits enfants, they could enjoy their activities and dote on them.
I hope Mom will keep an eye over our gardens, send us a sprinkle of rain for the flowers and hours of sunshine for our tomatoes.

"Mémère, ta joie de vivre, ton amour et nos moments partagés occuperont toujours une place spéciale dans nos coeurs."

"Merci Mom, Mémère, repose-toi"

Due to the pandemic, a private family funeral service will be held.
In memory of Eva, plant a tomato and enjoy un p'tit coup. Donations may be made to the Fannystelle church, in form of a cheque made out to: Sacred Heart Parish, Box 67, Fannystelle, MB R0G 0P0

We encourage you to post your favourite memory of Eva online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Fatty, Monique, Lynne and families. So sorry to hear of the passing of Eva. You mom was such a wonderful woman. For so many years I got on her bus every morning to her beautiful big smile. It was the best way to start my day. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Hugs to all of you. - Posted by: Paul and Yolande Franzmann (Friends) on: May 30, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Eva’s passing. So many good memories, always fun, always happy to see us! She had a true genuine love. Her and mom will be having a p’tit coup while catching up I’m sure. You’re in our thoughts and prayers, sending our love to you all. - Posted by: Mimi and Cam Lofto (Friend/cousin ) on: May 30, 2020

  • Eva was our bus driver for many years, Fatty too! So sorry to hear of her passing, she was such a nice lady. - Posted by: Lisa Legault (Friend) on: May 30, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear of Eva's passing. Visiting with Eva was always pleasant time... Eva loved to chat about gardening and cooking and was especially was proud of her children and grand children. Though she was not well, Eva conveyed a happy feeling. Our condolences to all the family. Vic and Lucille - Posted by: Vic and Lucille Mollot (neighbours/friends) on: May 30, 2020

  • Rick has good memories of babysitting for Eva and climbing the rickety stairs of the old garage. I remember the times Eva spent with Mum, taking cooking classes and always the laughter with the impromptu parties! I remember Eva always there with the short bus to take the kids to kindergarten. We are sending our love to you all, the reunion in heaven keeps getting bigger! Marta and Rick - Posted by: Rick and Marta Piche' (Friends) on: May 30, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Eva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. - Posted by: Terri & Ray Mollot (Friends) on: May 30, 2020

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