Klassen Funeral Home


Mrs. Marie Therese Irene CATELLIER

17 April, 192814 November, 2020

We are saddened to announce the passing of Thérèse Catellier, she was 92 years old. Born on the eve of the Great Depression in 1928, in St. Elizabeth, MB, the 8th child in a family of 18 children; she was a great help to her parents in helping to care for her younger siblings, some of whom looked upon her as a mother figure in their growing years.

In 1946, Thérèse married Germain Catellier. They settled into farm life in Dufrost, MB where she also continued to care for some of her younger siblings, as well as other family members who found themselves in need. During this time, she became a mother to Richard, Aline, and later, Lorraine. Farming and all that it entailed was her life until 1957 when she and Germain sold the property and bought a hotel in Grahamdale, MB. They continued in business, building a new motel, and managing another hotel in Holland, MB. Thérèse assisted her husband, ran the restaurant and managed the staff during the late 60’s and early 70’s. They later retired and moved to Winnipeg.

Thérèse found herself a widow at the early age of 52, when Germain, her husband of 34 years predeceased her in 1980. She still had her youngest 12 year old daughter to care for, and by that time also had several grandchildren.

Thérèse enjoyed dancing, gardening, bowling, visiting with friends and family. In 2000, she met Louis, who shared her love of dancing. Over the years, they became dear friends, doing everything together; from church services on a Sunday evening to dancing, bowling, watching polo, or just going out for coffee. He put a spark in her life and made the last twenty years of her life full of activity and joy.

Thérèse is survived by her three children, Richard (Inga); Aline Peasgood (Al); and Lorraine Catellier. Her legacy includes grandchildren Rick (Christine); Aaron (Rachel); Aimée Benjamin (Earl), Ryan and Jason Peasgood. She also has four great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Blom and the staff at Riverview Health Centre for the loving care provided for our mother. Due to Co-Vid 19 restrictions, there will be no service at this time.


Mrs. Marie Therese Irene CATELLIER

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Estelle (Catellier) Wiesner

21 November 2020

While I have memories of seeing your mom during my growing up years, I always remember her with a lovely smile and always kind words. My thoughts are with you. Take care - your cousin Estelle.

Joelle & Luc Catellier

21 November 2020

Just reading the paper and noticed that your mom passed away, so we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the whole family. Keep in touch and take care everyone...