OBITUARY

Rhona Patricia Gail Bousquet (nee Dubois)

22 February, 195526 March, 2021

Peacefully on March 26, 2021, following a lengthy battle with cancer, Rhona Bousquet passed away in her home with her family by her side at the age of 66. Rhona will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.

Rhona is survived by her children Maureena Downing (Stacey), Terri-Lee Bousquet, Misty Bousquet (Giang), Diane Bousquet, and Caitlin Ewanchuk (Jarett) Grandchildren Sky, DJ, Braiden, Synaira, Sarih, Jordan, Amaya, Hayden Great-Grandchild Brayson. Brothers/Sisters Roy, Dawn, Verona, Bernie, WIlliam, Richard, Racheal, Rodger, and Armand, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents Mary and Norman Dubois, brother Norman 2011, sister Laurie 2018, sister Debbie 2020, and sister Elaine in infancy.

Rhona was born in Portage La Prairie on February 22, 1955 to the late Mary and Norman Dubois. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She loved music, dancing and being surrounded by her family. The holidays were always a special time for her to spend with loved ones. Rhona spent over 30 years employed by the University of Manitoba. She was a great advocate and was an active member of the Union. She will miss her brothers and sisters of the CAW/Unifor. Rhona also dedicated her life to her recovery community as she had a deep gratitude for this part of her life. She was honored and grateful to give back to the community that provided her much strength and guidance. We will always remember her big heart and happy laughter.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 19:00 am. For those who wish to attend virtually please follow this link: https://youtu.be/G0vtd2SGeGE

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rhona’s memory to Addiction Foundations of Manitoba.

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Jamie Tyrrell

5 April 2021

She’ll definitely be missed, I’ve known Ronnie since the 70s she was always someone I loved to be around even during some bad times she was always someone who would listen and she cared what you said and always helped even if that was just a kind word. Ronnie had a great sense of humour. She was a great mother and a real friend. She had faith and helped a lot of people in recovery. I wish I had seen more of her in these last few years. My sympathies go to her family I know she was very proud of them. See you on the other side

Diane Bousquet

5 April 2021

Happy Easter Moms you were so missed our first holiday without you💔

Terri-Lee Bousquet

4 April 2021

I not sure how but we forgot to add a photo of Mukwa during your service. We/you brought Mukwa into our home before we knew how little time he would have with you. You thought he'd keep you active. He slept with you every night until the last weeks. You are so precious, you asked me to bring him to my bed so he would be less shocked when you were gone. I miss you everyday, I cry a million tears and feel like I they will never stop...

Terri-Lee Bousquet

3 April 2021

Happy Easter Moms,
So I tried to do the Easter Tree, like you wanted but came to find the decorations you bought were not meant for a tree. Maureena came over to play Kinsmen (someone not us won!). She brought glue guns and we made decorations!

Jean Rosenthal

2 April 2021

This was years ago.al. ronnie,buddy and i went to see charlie daniels at the foot ball stadium. Charlie started playing the devil went down to Georgia. The sky turned black the winds and rain we're just wicked.we tookoff running for cover. Thinking the devil was comin after us. It was just crazy at the time.we laughed about that for a very long time.ronnie you were one of a kind . i will never forget you . one of the best girl.

Darlene Wilson

2 April 2021

I’m so saddened by the passing of my very good friend Ronnie.Your were a wonderful coworker,friend and confidant.I will miss your humour our coffee dates.I still can’t believe you are gone!You will be missed by many.Thank you for all your wisdom my beautiful Sponser❤️I love you Ronnie.May you Rest In Peace,heaven has gained another Angel🙏🏻

Eugene Schoenenberger

1 April 2021

Jacob and I are blessed to have known Rhona as Grandma, she always made Jacob feel at home when he visited her, usually taking off his shoes and clothes after shortly coming to the house. I will miss our conversations when we visited. Jacob always enjoyed the Christmas presents he got from her. We will miss her and will always keep her in our hearts. Sending our love to the family. Jacob and Eugene

Colleen Nicholls

1 April 2021

The first time I met you I was 13 years old and had only known my mom for just a few days. I remember walking into your home and I was so nervous, I will never forget your smile and how you hugged me like you had always known me my whole life. Not once did you or your girls ever treat me like I didn’t belong. I was family and that was all there was to it.
I will always remember the words you said at my moms funeral they were real in what felt like a time where her entire family had been forgotten. You will be so missed!

Dale & Cheryl Nickels

31 March 2021

Thinking of Rhona's girls and their families during this very sad and difficult time ! May all the wonderful memories keep your Mom and Grandma close to your hearts ! We where able to view the service today and it was a beautiful tribute to your Mom ! May you Rest in Peace Rhona ! Love Dale (cousin) and Cheryl Nickels Portage la Prairie ,Mb

Melandria Cacho

31 March 2021

She was a great woman. I still hear her words from a time when I was young and scared , about to be a new Mom she told me not to worry , and that all I had to do was love my child and everything would be ok. and she was right. I still hear her voice from time to time , always giving me strength .