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Born: Jun 01, 1927

Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2021

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Peacefully, on February 17, 2021, at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface, Sister Rose (Eva) Bouchard returned to the Father at the age of 93, surrounded by family members.
Besides her religious family, Sister Rose leaves to mourn five sisters: Florence Yack, Sister Yvonne, s.g.m. Rose Combs, Sr Yvette, s.g.m. and Alice; one brother: Henri; one brother-in-law: Bob Levasseur and six sisters-in-law: Lorraine, Simone, Mable, Thérèse, Loretta, Corinne and Lou and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her parents, seven brothers: Wilfrid, Emile, Ernest, Léon, Alphonse, Joseph and Léo, four sisters: Marie, Cécile Delaurier (Alexandre); Rita, Annette Levasseur; two brothers-in-law Léo Combs and Earl Yack.
Eva was born in Torquay, Saskatchewan on June 1, 1927, to Léonidas Bouchard and Marianne Gingras, the sixth child of a family of 18 children. Her loving parents' deep faith was a constant inspiration for their children. She entered the Noviciate on February 5, 1947, and consecrated herself to God by religious profession for the service of the poor on August 15, 1949.
In 1956, Mrs. Beatrice St. Amant cared for the handicapped children in her home and because her health was declining, asked for help from the Grey Nuns who accepted to help and a ward was opened at Taché Centre to welcome the children. Sister Rose was pleased to accept this responsibility and proved to be an excellent care giver. Her first concern was to give the children loving kindness. Three years later, the children moved to St. Boniface Sanatorium. Sister Rose moved with them and continued to help the children in various ways. Thus, Sanatorium became St. Amant Centre in honour of Mrs. St. Amant.
When she left St. Amant Centre, Sister Rose pursued her studies and taught in St. Michael's North Dakota, U.S.A., St. François-Xavier and St. Norbert, Manitoba for eight years. Following this teaching experience, she continued her education by taking her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba followed by a degree in Speech Therapy.
From 1973 to 1983, Sister Rose became the Director of Speech and Hearing Department at St. Amant, developing new programs of communication skills for the children.
From 1987 until 2005, as a volunteer in Pastoral care at St. Boniface General Hospital, we encountered Sister Rose visiting the sick and the dying with love and compassion. As Marguerite d'Youville, Sister Rose had a great devotion to God our Heavenly Father. She saw in every person in need the face of God and throughout her life, she remained attentive to the less privileged wherever she went.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Mass and prayers will be celebrated at Despins Residence by invitation only and officiated by Father Edmond Paradis omi.
The Grey Nuns and the family wish to thank the staff at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (3DE) and Despins Residence for their dedication, love and compassion towards Sister Rose Bouchard.
If you'd like to view the service for Sister Bouchard via Livestream, please go to the following link:

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I would go see my Auntie Stephanie Tycolas at ST Amant then my Aunt was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis I have to know the people to really care for them. Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Your god servant he has taken you home. We will all see each other again. - Posted by: Joyce Lancaster (friend of Cynthia Pang) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I was saddened to hear that Eva had passed away. She certainly devoted her life to making the world a better place for all the people she came in contact with. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. - Posted by: Robert Levasseur (Brother-in-law) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • Nos sincères condoléances à la communauté des sœurs grises ainsi qu'a la famille Bouchard. Prenez soin et bon courage. Hermance et Marcel Roy - Posted by: Hermance et Marcel Roy (Amis) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Thank you Sr Rose, for modelling your Catholic faith so beautifully to your family. - Posted by: David Bouchard (Nephew) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Hi everyone: What I remember about Aunty Eva is that she was always smiling and enjoyed a good laugh with her brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews. She always made time for everyone who crossed her path. Aunty you devoted your life to your God and now you get to meet. - Posted by: Marcien (nephew) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Memories at Saint Francois Xavier School, grade four. - Posted by: Marcel DAIGNAULT (Student ) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • I worked with Sr. Rose at St. Boniface hospital for a number of years. She was a truly gentle and calming presence for families, patients and staff. A lovely woman. Rest my friend, a job well done.🙏 - Posted by: Sheri Mcclelland (Co worker at St. Boniface hospital) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Sister was a lovely woman with always a smile and kind word. She will be greatly missed - Posted by: Eileen Huggins (Co worker) on: Feb 20, 2021

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