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Date of Passing: Feb 27, 2023

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(nee Audette)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Isabelle Lacoste, on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Mom will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Gerald (Chris), Bryan (Lisa), Richard, Donna (Peter) and Debbie (Jim); her grandchildren Samantha, Stephanie, Eyob, Ryan (Ksenia), Chantal (Mike), Alexa, Sergio (Lisa), Marcel (Courtney) and Ashley (Connor); her great-grandchildren Cecilia and Wilder; her sisters Emma (Tony), Beatrice, Lucy, Lorraine and Angel and her brother Alphonse (Lucille); her many nieces and nephews and her longtime good friend Hugh Joyce.
She was predeceased by her parents Aurore and Lazare Audette, her brothers Gerard, Arthur and Theodore, her sisters-in-law Ollie and Louise and brothers-in-law Johnny, Leonard, Evald and Camille.
Mom was born and raised just outside of Ste. Anne, Manitoba with a large loving family of 10 siblings on the farm. She moved to the big city and started her career at the Royal Bank, and loved dressing as a career girl. She soon married and left banking to start a family. When she moved to the town of La Broquerie, she was best known for running a liquor store "Chez Rene" while juggling both a hair salon and insurance brokerage. She was the best multi-tasker. Mom could maintain a bustling family of young kids, a large garden, cooking amazing meals and still host the best Christmas family gatherings. Mom later moved to Winnipeg when we were grown up and embraced her love of sewing by working at Diane's Wedding Gowns while obtaining her Fashion Design Degree at UofM. Mom loved fashion and was always well dressed. She took on a part-time job at Susie Cream Cheese in Polo Park where she was able to satisfy her love of fashion and meet many "chic" clients and co-workers. Mom later finished her career back where she started in banking, working 10 years at the Cambrian Credit Union on St Mary's Road. Our mom was the most organized, dependable, and efficient employee who has acquired lifelong friends throughout her working career.
Mom always loved flowers and was known to carry her scissors in her purse to grab the neighbourhood lilacs when they were in season. She always had a pot of soup on the stove, a roast in the oven or homemade cookies to share. She will be so sadly missed by her entire family, her many friends, her fun-loving neighbours and her past co-workers.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped to bring her comfort when she needed it most. From the many visits, the telephone calls, the plates of food, the many flowers and the encouragement with unwavering love.

Mom, you are already so greatly missed. Rest in peace.

A Celebration of Life in her honour will be held at E.J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald St., Winnipeg, MB on Saturday April 8th at 1:00 pm.

As published in The Carillon on Mar 09, 2023

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