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Born: Feb 19, 1933

Date of Passing: May 21, 2021

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February 19, 1933 - May 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom, Memere, Sister and Aunt, Marguerite Syrenne at the Victoria Hospital on Friday evening, May 21, 2021.
Mom was the second born to Obeline Buisson and Nestor Blanchard. She leaves to mourn her passing, her sister Anna Jobin and her brother Maurice and his wife Dolores Blanchard. She was predeceased by her brother Joe and his wife Jeanine Blanchard, her youngest sister Marie and her husband Claude Guyot and her brother-in-law Gerald Jobin.
Mom married Camille Syrenne on September 17, 1955. They lived in Elm Creek for a few years, then moved to St. Boniface to raise their family. She was proud of her five children, Lucille and Mike Pankiw, Gerald, Gisele and Frank Mravec, Robert and Richard and Karilee Rainka. Mom will be missed immensely but we know that she is with Dad, who left us April 17, 2012 and is free of pain.
Her grandchildren were all very precious to her and they will miss their Memere. Marissa and Neil Nimchan, Joey and Kevan Pankiw, Jori Muzyka and Julian Syrenne and Marie.
Her great-grandson Kai Nimchan was the love of her life. He could do no wrong and we will all make sure that he never forgets his Mimi.
Mom always looked forward to phone calls from Dad's brothers. Thank you Rene and Fatty (Laurent) Syrenne. She was predeceased by sister-in-law Aline and husband Tibi Dureault, Eva Dureault, brother-in-law Gilles and her sister-in-law and friend Anne Marie Syrenne.
Mom had many nieces and nephews who she kept close to her heart.
Gerry and Lorraine Nadeau had a special place in Mom's life. Thank you for being there for her all those years.
The family is very moved by all the phone calls from family and friends that Mom received in the last few days. It made her very happy and put her at peace.
The family would like to thank St. Vital Home Care Nursing that provided such good care so she could stay in her apartment.
We would like to thank the staff of Victoria Hospital 5 South. Dr. Cavers, the nurses and aides, we thank you for making sure Mom was comfortable. We appreciate all that was done for her and us as a family.
Mom will be laid to rest with Dad in Fannystelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paroisse Sacre Coeur/Fannystelle Sacred Heart Parish Box 67, Fannystelle, Manitoba R0G 0P0. In memo put in memory of Marguerite Syrenne.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • J'ai seulement pris connaissance aujourd'hui du décès de Marguerite. Sincères condoléances à la famille Syrenne et Blanchard. On manquera la présence de Marguerite. On se voyait à la messe régulièrement à l'église Sts. Martyrs Canadiens et on avait toujours une petite visite avec elle et Camille. Elle aimait voir nos deux filles et nous donnait toujours des nouvelles de Donald et Jeannine Guyot à Fannystelle. Marguerite et sa soeur Marie et son frère Maurice connaissaient bien mes parents Gérard et Hélène et la famille Guyot à Brandon. On garde de bons souvenirs d'elle et on la manquera, elle était toujours souriante et positive. - Posted by: Louis et Barbara Guyot (Friends) on: Aug 04, 2021

  • I cherish the many evenings I spent with Marguerite just talking and laughing and remembering old times. We told stories about our kids growing up and also how times were when we were growing up. I think we lived in the best of times and I miss my evenings with her more than I ever thought possible. She will always be special Eunice Petrychhko - Posted by: Eunice Petrychko (Neighbor aod friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • My condolences to you Lucille and your family. I didn't know your Mom but I knew you working with you. If your Mom was as nice as you, she no doubt would be a beautiful person. I was browsing through the obits of the past 30 days on the Internet as we don't get the daily paper and the name rang a bell with me and looked it up. Losing a Mom is never easy and if helps, my prayers and thoughts are with you especially at this time of loss, grief and sorrow. Take care, Anita Wold - Posted by: Anita Wold (Co-worker with Lucille) on: Jun 18, 2021

  • Growing up across the back lane, Mme Syrenne was like a second mom to myself and my brothers, and a great friend to my mother Grace. She was always there to watch over us when my mom needed a hand. I remember her always made me feel happy. My condolences and my thoughts are with you at this time. - Posted by: Debbie (Sicotte) Magnusson (Former neighbour) on: Jun 08, 2021

  • My condolences to the family..Rest in Peace - Posted by: Roseline (Friend) on: May 30, 2021

  • Chère famille de Marguerite, Sending all of you lots of love and hugs. Thank you for sharing Marguerite, her sense of humour and fun with us over all these years. Such a beautiful soul - being in her company with my parents, tante Obéline and the other Blanchard relatives was always a time of making wonderful memories. - Posted by: Rita Buisson (Niece) on: May 30, 2021

  • Je garde de très bons souvenirs de Marguerite que j'ai rencontré avec Robert au Mini Francofun au Centre Culturel de Saint Boniface dans les années 1975 - 1977 environ. Lucille, Gérald et Gisèle, vous étiez d'excellents gardiens pour nos enfants Michelle et Luc. Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille - votre Maman est un trésor et je suis certaine que vous garderez d'excellents souvenirs d'elle dans vos coeurs. Amitiés de Claudette (Baril) - Posted by: Claudette Baril (amie) on: May 29, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the whole family. Marguerite was a gem! Such a caring and loving person. Met her at the block and always enjoyed talking to her!!!! - Posted by: Line Courcelles (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • So so many stories of fun with the entire Syrenne family. Au revoir Mme Syrenne from the Brockie family with Love - Posted by: ROD BROCKIE (Friend of Family) on: May 29, 2021

  • Gisèle and Lucille, Our most sincere condolences to you and to your extended family on this occasion - the passing of your dear mother. I met her a few times and thought she was the most wonderful person ever. Thinking of you after all these years. Germaine Gosselin Marion - Posted by: Germaine Marion (colleague of Gisèle and I know Lucille) on: May 29, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies to all family members on your loss, RIP. From The Blais family: Mavis, David, Donald, Mark, Roland, - Posted by: Mark Blais (Former neighbours) on: May 29, 2021

  • Nos sincères condoléances Maurice et Dolorès ainsi qu’à la famille Syrenne. - Posted by: Joe and Suzanne Kiazyk (Friends) on: May 29, 2021

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