November 13, 1928 – January 6, 2019
On January 6, 2019, Sara Maria Florenda passed away peacefully in the Assiniboia Union Hospital Integrated Facility with family at her side. Sara was born November 13, 1928 on her parents’ homestead near Lisieux, Saskatchewan. She attended Joeville country school and was a boarder at Willow Bunch and Forget convents for a short while. She preferred staying at home, helping mom. In 1946-47 Sara joined a religious community. Due to illness, she was dispensed of her vows in 1969. In 1964 she had the privilege and joy of travelling to France and Rome, Italy. She worked in different senior homes as care-giver: Hospice at St. Hubert, SK and Mont St. Joseph in Weyburn, SK., at Edmonton, and Athabasca in Alberta. Later she moved to Gravelbourg where she was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Foyer d'Youville and also cared for her parents. In 1986 East Side court in Assiniboia became her home, and in 2013 was admitted in Long Term Care Facility. In 2009 she joined the CWL, not as an active member, but was able to benefit from the merits of their good deeds, prayers, comforting words and visits. Sara enjoyed hand crafts, nature, gardening and studying the bible and world history, playing cards and games, conversation and family. Her inspiration was the faith of her parents and the love of her family. Sara’s motto was to “Strive for a deeper love of my God and a deeper faith.” Predeceased by her parents Adéline and Henri Bouvier, sisters Henriette, Juliette, Jeanne d’Arc Pinel and Patricia (Paul dec’d) Lemire and brothers Léopold (Claire), Xavier (Jeanne), André and Joseph, Sara is survived by sisters: Florence (Claude dec’d) Gauthier, Cordélia (Leonard) Scheltgen, Odile (Leger dec’d) Girard, Rose (George dec’d) Faucher, Solange (Gilbert) Gauthier and brothers: Cléophas (Diane), Henri (Lorraine dec’d), Antoine (Joan), Félix (Renée), Jean-Marie (Janine) and Eugène (Laurie), sisters-in-law Claire and Jeanne, as well as wonderful nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral Mass was held January 12, 2019 at St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Assiniboia. Father Dennis Remot, celebrant. The Catholic Women’s League served as Altar Servers and Honour Guard. Lectors were Ronald Scheltgen and Mélanie Beauchamp. Intentions were read by Mélanie Beauchamp. Music Ministry by Carol Marit, Denise Broda, and Linda Ruschkowski. Urn Bearer was Sara’s brother Felix. Interment to follow in St. Thérèse Cemetery, Lisieux, SK. Expressions of sympathy for Sara’s family may be shared at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.
- Funeral Mass Saturday, January 12, 2019
- Fellowship and Lunch Saturday, January 12, 2019
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January 12, 2019
What a beautiful Lady, I use to clean for her, Sarah had so many words of Wisdom and even gave me a verse ! Which I still have and read it in my Memory Book!
Sarah , a angel in Heaven , sweet lady!