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Date of Passing: Sep 03, 2021

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(nee CAYER)
- 2021

On October 3, 2021, Rose Menard passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence in Winnipeg.
Rose was predeceased by her loving husband Leo J. Menard; her children, Daniel and Sylvia; grandchildren, Natalie Beaucage and Steven Hansen; parents, Joe and Yvonne Cayer; and her siblings, Raoul, Louis, Albert, Alice, Alma, Margaret, Homer, and Anna.
Mourning her are her loving children: Edward, Marjorie, Lucien (Loretta), Leonard (Kelli), Marcy (Val), Verlie Tomlinson (John), Louann, Jeff (Debbie), Mardelle (Don), Bernie (Harry), Angela (Denny), son-in-law Don Pena; step-daughters, Cynthia Menard (Gord) and Sandra Zarowny (Mick and Karen).
Also, her grandchildren, Darcy, Jennifer (Pete), Michelle (Yan), Lee (Jen) Dina, John Jr, Barbara (Ben), Tara (David) Bre-Ann (Jason), Joel (Stine), Theo, Robin (Jivko), Amanda, Savanna, Daniel, Samuel, Nigel, Makaela (Dane), and Nina (Bernard).
Her great-grandchildren, Brittany, Natalia, Keidis, Jaci, Dalayna Dax Hayes, Jack, Brynn, Boris, Max, Alex, Louis, Jasiah, Joshua, Isla, Sawyer Noah, Elodie, Satori, and Adeah.
She will also be greatly missed by her sister Irene (Connie) Fisk, sister-in-law Lillian Meush, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Roseanna Cayer was born in Linacer, SK. and moved to Vassar, Manitoba during the Depression. Rose married Roland Beaucage in 1947 and worked hard to provide for their 12 children. Gardening, harvesting berries and canning hundreds of jars for the winter were a big part of survival. The family moved from the forest to the prairie in Elie in 1961. Later in her life, Rose found love with Leo Menard and spent 12 wonderful years raising the children still at home and travelling, camping and cherishing each other.
Rose was a valiant woman, beloved of all who knew her. A force of Life with incredible strength and resilience weathering all the challenges of raising her large family with love courage and determination. She loved gatherings more than anything, wanting her children to come home for the holidays and special family events. Nothing made her happier than being surrounded by family and friends. She especially loved the hugs and cuddles from grandkids and great grandkids. She respected the uniqueness of each person and accepted them unconditionally.
Food was at the centre of everything she did. And she was an amazing cook improvising with what she had. From buns, tourtieres, to birthday cakes she made everything from scratch. She loved sharing her recipes and teaching the young ones how to make things. She knitted and crocheted Afghans and sweaters and slippers for everyone in the family.
She was always ready to help out, either as a 4-H leader or volunteering with various community groups, walks, Terry Fox Run, Pan Am Games, and cooking for wakes, fall suppers and special events to support people in whatever ways she could. When she took in exchange students, she treated them with the same care and respect as she would her own children.
She loved a good card party and old-time dances. She cheered on the Bombers and the Jets. Curling was a sport she enjoyed playing and watching. Summertime enjoyment included camping, fishing, travelling, visiting relatives, attending music festivals, and sitting around a campfire.
Rose was a survivor of many health challenges throughout her life with a strong will to recover - her zest for living pulled her through each time. The last two years with COVID restrictions and isolation were particularly difficult on her spirit and her mobility declined. Eventually, the spark dimmed. She knew it was time to leave.

Rest in peace mom, memere, auntie, friend. Love you forever.

Pallbearers (Granddaughters): Savanna Schlichting, Amanda Fry, Makaela Homenick, Nina Kankan, Barbara Moir, Dina Beaucage, Tara Beaucage, Bre-Ann Boulet, and Michelle Beaucage.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elie, Manitoba on Friday, October 8, 2021. Memorial service at 1:15 p.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the Parish Cemetery.
Viewing of the service will be available via Live Streaming at To add your name to the guest book electronically, contact re: Rose Menard.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Rose Menard.

Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de
Lourdes, MB in care of arrangements.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 07, 2021, Oct 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Auntie’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul. A very loving and caring woman. I loved going to visit the family in Elie when we were little. She will be dearly missed! Give my dad a hug when you get to Heaven Auntie! You were one of his most favorite people! Love you all. - Posted by: Michelle Beaucage (Great Niece) on: Oct 08, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I especially got to know Louanne and would have loved to have come. I got up this morning and wasn't feeling good but had good intentions of coming. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. My condolences to the family, Del Schade - Posted by: Del Schade (friend to Louanne) on: Oct 08, 2021

  • Curt and I are sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom; she was such a beautiful person inside and out, thoughtful, caring, hardworking and very dedicated to her family. Your Mom always put her family first and know that she was appreciated by all her children, a quality and legacy that will live on in her children and beyond. We would have loved to come to the funeral and see you all in person and have a chat with you, but with covid, decided to be on the cautious side and attend in thoughts and prayers through livestream. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers at this time of loss and grief. Curt and Anita - Posted by: Curt and Anita Wold (family acquaintance and friend) on: Oct 08, 2021

  • 💗Jeff & Debbie, Tara & Dave, BreAnn & Jason, and Jack & Brynn, we send our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom, grandmother, and great grandmother. We hope that you can take comfort in the presence of close friends and family in this tough time. You’ll always remember how it felt to be loved by your mother and grandmother - take these memories with you always. We love you all. 💕 - Posted by: Brent and Kathy Donald (Friends) on: Oct 07, 2021

  • A beautiful life lived. - Posted by: Val Vint (Friend ) on: Oct 07, 2021

  • Our dear condolences to the Beaucage Family. Loved her mom's smiles and hugs too. She will be missed. Suzanne & Al - Posted by: Suzanne & Al Turner (Friends ) on: Oct 07, 2021

  • My heartfelt sympathy to Marjorie and all the family on the passing of your beloved mom, Rose. Blessings and prayers, Patricia - Posted by: Patricia Orban (Friend) on: Oct 07, 2021

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