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Ross Funeral Service

123 4th Avenue East, Assiniboia, SK

OBITUARY

Renée G. Bourdages

September 6, 1924April 30, 2020

Mom passed away at Grasslands Health Center in Rockglen, SK on April 30, 2020. Left to honour her memory are her two daughters, Dianne Cator and Doraine Empson, sons-in-law Ben Cator and Denis Empson, two grandchildren Shawn Cator (Tanya Mueller) and Dena Cator (Matthew Finch) and great grandson Derian (Autumn) Cator, daughter-in-law Barb McCaslin, granddaughter Leanne Bourdages and great-grandchildren Keaton, Ashlynn and Ryder Kreklewich. She is predeceased by her husband Leonard and two sons Fernand and Claude. Of the eleven children in her family, Mom is survived by two sisters, Gabrielle Granger and Bernadette Prouty, two brothers, Rolland and Guy Granger. She is predeceased by two sisters, Anita Mathieu and Bibianne Henley and four brothers Roger, Roch, Andre and Gilles Granger. Mom lived a long full life. Her strong faith in God helped her to overcome the many challenges she faced through the years. The last challenge was very difficult, falling ill in the middle of a world pandemic when restrictions prevented most family members from being by her side during her final days. Thank you to the staff who helped Mom keep in touch with family through FaceTime. We also thank the Nurse Practitioner and all the staff at Grasslands Health Center for their compassionate care and for doing a wonderful job keeping Mom as comfortable as possible; for this the family is forever grateful. A celebration of Renee’s life will be held at a later date in Willow Bunch, SK when our nationwide health crisis subsides. Then we can all assemble to say our last goodbye. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.

Please join us in remembering Renee by visiting our memorial at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts, pictures and fond memories with the Bourdages family.

For floral expressions, contact Mom’s Florist at 306-642-4777 or visit their site at: my-site-momsflorist.square.site

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John and Maureen Sabourin

May 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Our condolences to Dorain and all of Renee’s family especially during this trying time. We loved her musical talents and yodeling. She had a great spirit !

Louise Piche

May 9, 2020

Dear Doraine
I am very sorry for your loss of your Mom.
She was always a good friend threw thick & thin
She will watch over you.
Louise Piche

Ray Tessier

May 9, 2020

Dianne and Doraine;
I was sorry to hear of Renee's recent passing. Please accept my sympathies. Renee was a very favourite aunt. She'll be remembered for her kindness, her devotion to family, her stately presence and her immense courage in the face of adversity.
Ray Tessier


Larry Tessier

May 5, 2020

Dear Diane and Doraine
My sincere condolences to you both. Aunt Renee was a wonderful lady and I have very fond memories of visiting her and the family in Willow Bunch. I look forward to the time we can get together an celebrate her life.

Larry & Louise Tessier
Regina

Joan Wagner

May 4, 2020

Dear Doraine Dennis,Doreen, Ben and family
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Cherish you memories and know that I share in your loss.
Deepest Sympathy, Joan Wagner

Suzanne Mathieu

May 4, 2020

Please accept our condolences, your mother was a lovely person and we enjoyed her company, when we visited family in Willow Bunch. Take care.

Suzanne Mathieu
Ray, Jessi and Zahara Mathieu

Louise Narine (nee Tessier)

May 4, 2020

I smiled as soon as I saw Renee's posted picture on this site, just as I remembered her.
I last saw her in 2007 or so in Edmonton when attending Robert Bourdages funeral, along with her daughter Doreen and Lucille Tessier. I still hear her direct and frank voice, talking in rapid French... I still see her in her spotless home in Willow Bunch working to host the visiting relatives... while Uncle Leonard would tease the younger child (me) calling me 'Tu-ease' while I protested that wasn't my name. So many memories of Renee at enormous family gatherings at weddings and such... I always thought of her as a matriarch.
I know that she is joyfully reunited with Leonard, Fernie and Claude, and that is the solace. My sincere condolences to Diane and Doreen and their families, may peace be yours.

Georgette Gregoire

May 4, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the family. It has been said that the best legacy which one leaves is positive memories . Merci Madame Bourdages pour beaucoup de beaux souvenirs.
Georgette and Claude Gregoire

Sandra Otterson

May 2, 2020

Sorry to hear about your Mother, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Sandra and Murray

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