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Date of Passing: Jun 23, 2021

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It is with great sadness that the family of Dora St. Laurent announces her passing at the age of 101, on June 23, 2021 at Vista Park Lodge.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Leon and her son Raymond. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, Roland (Frieda), Gerry (Jasmin), Ed (Lynne), Louis (Mona), Dennis (Maureen) and Pat (Debbie); 13 granchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Ernest and Mable House came to Canada from England and settled in Willen, MB. Ernest passed away in 1929 and Mabel and Dora moved to Winnipeg, where she attended St. Alphonsus School in East Kildonan.
Dora worked at the Fort Garry Hotel where she met Leon. They were married in 1943 and lived in St. Vital. Leon and Dora moved to the Riverside Lions in 1995. Leon passed away in 1998. Mom lived in St. Vital on Worthington Avenue for 78 years.
She was a member of St. Emile Parish, St. Emile Catholic Women's League, Manitoba League for Life, St. Vital Historical Society, Tache Nursing Centre Auxillary, Riverside Lionelles, Windsor Ladies Bowling League and Red River Seniors.
She loved her family and enjoyed organizing large family gatherings for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving at her residence at the Riverside Lions. She was always busy planning Saturday morning coffee with her family, which became a well-known tradition in her apartment at Riverside Lions. Mom enjoyed sending birthday, anniversary and Christmas cards to family which she continued into her late 90s.
A private family mass will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at St. Emile Parish, with interment to follow at Glen Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Lions Charitable Foundation Inc., 188 Worthington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 5K1.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 03, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Mrs St. Laurent was a lovely lady. I have fond memories of growing up on Worthington with my very good friend Pat Saint Laurent. Mrs. St Laurent would babysit my brother Bradley and I spent many hours over visiting and having lovely meals cooked by Mrs. St. Laurent. And of course, my parents were friends with Mr and Mrs. St. Laurent. If Pat reads this would like to go for a drink... My condolences - Posted by: Glen King (Friend of family ) on: Sep 29, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to Dora's family. I met Dora at church through my Mom (CWL). She put together a care package for me when I was a single mother. I saw her at church and church functions. She was an amazing woman always involved and always helping someone. She had such a big heart. Although my children didn't attend church as regularly as I did, they knew who Dora was! Before covid I took some of the students I worked with to dust the railings at riverside and everytime I passed her doorway I'd lightly touch her door and whisper hello. I will miss her dearlyā¯¤ - Posted by: Jennifer Talaga (Friend) on: Jul 06, 2021

  • My sincere sympathy to you Gerry and Jasmin, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your Mother. Germaine - Posted by: Germaine Cook (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2021

  • This lady welcomed all the boy's friends with patience and a smile. She always had fresh baking to feed them. She will be missed. 7-ELEVEN will be missed. - Posted by: Ben and Pat Unrau (Friend ) on: Jul 03, 2021

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