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Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Cécile Marie Larocque (nee Morin) on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the Ste. Anne Hospital at the age of 93.
Mom was born to Paul and Valentine Morin of Ste. Genevieve, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Gilbert in 1991, two sons, Laurent and Joseph, daughter Rolande, grandson Corie, sister Yvette, and brother Desiré.
Left to mourn are Mom's sisters, Elmire and Edmonde (Edward); Mom's loving children, Gilberte (Gary), Jean-Paul (Gloria), Lucille (Jim), Marie (Neil), Lorraine (Brett), Carmelle (Pat), Annette (Gordie), Gilbert Jr. (Gel), Cécile (Frank), Roland, Louis (Patti) and George. Mémère will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Shelley (Jeff), Shannon (Sam), Glenn and Sherrie (Daryl), David (Ainsley), Paul (Rachelle), Lisa (Derek), Matt (Amanda), Josh, Cameron (Chantal), Madelaine (Ryan), William, Korin (Sean), Kerri (Marc), Tammie, Nathan (Raynita), Morgan, Ashton, Sirus, Kristi, Ethan and Dominic; great-grandchildren, Brad, Brandon (Meghan), Madison (Brent), Ashlee (Joe), Brayden, Luke, Megan, Rylan, Dreyden, Brenner, Emily, Alexander, Presleigh, Weston, Connor, Caeden, Julian, Kaelynn, Sydney, Cora, Raya, Benjamin, Lilly, Quillan, Owen, Liam, Brock and Riley; great-great-grandchildren, Caleb and Isabella, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Mom entered the workforce in Winnipeg at an early age and moved back home after she met and married Dad. Together they raised the family in Richer, Manitoba where Mom assisted Dad with his trucking business. After raising the family Mom worked 27 years for the Province of Manitoba as a foster home care provider where she worked tirelessly and with compassion to provide a good and loving home for women with disabilities.
After retiring Mom's favourite pastime became playing bingo. She also loved playing TEN'S, an old French card game at which she was a real master. Like a pro she always surprised us at the end of the game with a winning card. Mom's other passion in life was gardening and she was so proud of her fresh vegetables. Mom's strong faith in her religion was a strength that carried her through life in good and bad times. Mom loved us unconditionally and forgave our weaknesses. Mom leaves behind her legacy of kindness and compassion that we will always cherish.

Mom, we miss you so much and will miss
you everyday! Rest in peace Mom our beautiful angel in Heaven!!!

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, an in-person celebration of Mom's life will be limited at this time. Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 Desmeurons St., Winnipeg, MB. Burial will take place later in the Summer 2021.

For those who would like to Livestream the service, please go to the following link:

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Dr. Patrick Fredette and all the doctors and nurses from the Ste. Anne Clinic and Ste. Anne Hospital for taking such good care of our Mom all these years, also for Father Kevin Lereh and Sister Rioux's support and blessings from the Ste. Anne Catholic Parish.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you wish to donate in Mom's memory, donations can be made to the Ste. Anne Hospital.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is very difficult but with time I pray that you will be able to remember her without such pain. Memories are always with you. Maryann - Posted by: Maryann Omonuwa (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Terry and Darlene (Friends) on: Jan 30, 2021

  • My condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Cielo (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2021

  • Our condolences to your family, Annette. - Posted by: Eric and Chona Simpson (Friends) on: Jan 28, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Patti and your family. Mrs. Larocque senior will be missed forever. May the soul of your mother-in-law be at peace with our Heavenly Father. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care! - Posted by: Josephine Kwan (Patti's co-worker from Winnipeg) on: Jan 26, 2021

  • Our sympathy - Posted by: Brian. Ewanika (Friend of jp and gloria) on: Jan 26, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the entire Larocque family. We know how greatly missed your Mother will be. - Posted by: Dr Larry C R Mackie (Brother-in-law of her daughter Marie) on: Jan 26, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Lizette Lavallee (Co-worker of Louis & Patti) on: Jan 26, 2021

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. Patti, I enjoyed hearing about all the things you did with your MIL and I know you cherished her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this hard time. - Posted by: Julia Oakley (Friend of Daughter in law) on: Jan 26, 2021

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