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Date of Passing: Sep 04, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lucille Manaigre on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the age of 97, at Foyer Valade Personal Care Home.
Lucille is lovingly remembered by her brother Roméo (Thérèse), as well as many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and friends. She was predeceased by her father Joseph (Pitou) and mother Anne-Marie, sisters, Alma Rose and Laurette, brother Edouard, brothers-in-law, Roger Jeanson, Côme Dugas, Albert Lacroix, and sister-in-law Lilliane (Petit) Manaigre.
Spirited, determined, devoted and independent are but a few adjectives to describe this special, classy lady who was loved by so many. As an aunt "extraordinaire" she played a pivotal role in our lives. Not only did she hold a prominent place in our hearts throughout our childhood years, she also became a special friend and confidante throughout our adult years.
Lucille had a long and very fulfilling career after graduating school in her hometown of Dufresne. From Ste. Anne to St. Pierre and then Prairie Grove, she travelled to Germany and taught at The National Defence School for the children of service personnel for two years. While overseas, she also managed to take a Methodology in Second Language Teaching course in France. Upon her return to Winnipeg, she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree and subsequently her Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba. Afterwards, her illustrious career led to teaching positions at Sargent Park, Grant Park, Kelvin High School and finally, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. It was at this institute that she became Department Head of Languages and English as a Second Language. She held this position for six wonderful years until her retirement in 1980. She cherished every moment of her teaching career.
Throughout her career, Lucille formed special and long-lasting friendships with many of her fellow teachers. She loved playing a good game of bridge with these ladies almost as much as she loved playing bid whist with her family members. She was a wonderful teacher who touched the lives of so many students. At the core of her teaching dynamics was genuine caring and dedication as well as an unwavering belief in the capabilities of her students. Later on, her former students would be so pleased to see her and greeted her with a great deal of affection and respect.
For the last years of her life, she was a resident at Foyer Valade (Actionmarguerite Saint-Vital) where she maintained a strong, positive and optimistic attitude. No words can truly express the family's gratitude for the exemplary care that she received from the extraordinary staff at this wonderful facility. While at the Foyer, Lucille was also extremely blessed to have had the truly remarkable devotion, as well as countless hours of priceless caregiving, from Jocelyne and Denyse. Even more importantly, these two "very special angels" were constantly by her side for several days and nights prior to and at the time of her passing. How consoling to know that she was not alone but surrounded by all that love in her hour of need!
Lucille Manaigre; une soeur bien aimée, une tante très dévouée et une amie beaucoup admirée.
"Une personne chère ne nous quitte jamais...Elle vit au plus profond de notre coeur et pour la revoir, il suffit de fermer les yeux."
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date when circumstances allow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lucille's memory to the charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Madame Manaigre taught me French and was my home room teacher at Grant Park in 1967/68. She was a very fine teacher and person who liked young people. She made a difference. - Posted by: Robert Gabor, QC (Former student) on: Sep 13, 2020

  • My condolences to the family. She was a well respected lady and teacher. I have no doubt she lived an exceptional life. After 45 years, I still remember her as “a class act”. She will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Tracy Szumlak (Former Grant Park student) on: Sep 12, 2020

  • Condolences to Mrs. Manaigre's family. I was a student of hers in Grant Park High. She taught me French. One of my favourite teachers. R.I.P. - Posted by: Heather Lightfoot (former student) on: Sep 12, 2020

  • Mme Manaigre and I crossed paths many times during my French Immersion education, especially at Kelvin. It was partly due to her that I became a teacher in French Immersion myself. Condolences to her family. - Posted by: Fiona ((former student)) on: Sep 12, 2020

  • R.I.P. my friend till we meet again. To the family wish you all the best. - Posted by: cheryl norman (friend ) on: Sep 12, 2020

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