Jeannine Marion Legault Veautour

January 27, 1932October 6, 2021

Jeannine Marion Legault Veautour, age 89 of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in the comforting presence of family members at Tidewell Hospice at 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34238.

Jeannine was born on January 27, 1932, in Rural-Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. She was the eldest daughter and second child of Clement Legault and Aurore Bourgon.

She was a long-time resident of Sarasota, Florida, however, she resided in Vermont on a dairy farm during her formative years. As an independent, adventurous, and fun-loving women she became a fervent traveler with her best friends from nursing school. Once it seemed as though her wanderlust was satiated, she met the love of her life, Cliffford A. Veautour, and married in a double wedding with her sister, Paulette. It was quite the event, and all family members were in attendance. They fulfilled their dream to have a family and they were blessed with four children, Kim, Michael, Lisa, and John.

As an exceptional Registered Nurse, she was the proverbial compassionate, charitable caregiver, which she aptly applied to her personal life. She was always ready and willing to assist with advice, and projects given her vast experience and knowledge of a plethora of subjects. Her brilliance as a caretaker paralleled her innate creative talent in her paintings, home design, and as a fierce card shark who was exceedingly difficult to beat in a complex game such as “Hand and Foot.”

Jeannine is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 30 years, Clifford Albert Veautour, and her sister, Lucille Mary Legault. She is survived by her brother, John Legault, (Annelotte, d.) and her sister, Paulette M. Mcnulla, (Patric d.), her four children, Kim Marie Veautour Swensen, (Lenny,d.), Michael Edmund Veautour, (Linda), Lisa Ann Drake, (Doug), and John Christopher Veautour, (Sandra), ten grandchildren, Jaime,(Robert), Jackie,(Erik), Sarah, Sydney, Andrew, Cassie, Chelsea, Sam,(Natasha), Jagger, and Calli Ann, and four great grandchildren, Alana, Isley, Ben, and Kate.

A visitation will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 5 - 7 pm, at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL. 34232. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to “Feeding America” or “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021


Jeannine Marion Legault Veautour

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Kim Marie Veautour Swensen

October 17, 2021

One of my fondest memories of my mother and father was the excursion we all took in a Winnebago during the summer 1970 from Vermont to Florida, to determine our final destination. We spent three months touring every national park and landmark in the United States, and Mexico. Along the way, we stopped to visit longtime friends and family. We were a close knit family and I recall the trip as if it occurred yesterday. It was the adventure of a lifetime and I will cherish it forever. I miss you so much already mom, and I continue to miss you every day dad!
Love always,
Your eldest daughter,
Kim Marie

jeannine hughes

October 14, 2021

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. May the memories you have of her ease your pain and bring smiles to your faces. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

Jeannine Hughes (Veautour) and family

Anne Schwanz Boeckh

October 11, 2021

Michael and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. She was always such a kind and loving spirit. I wish you all healing, and hope your wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time.
Love and miss you,
Anne Schwanz Boeckh.

Linda Legault

October 9, 2021

I lived with my aunt and uncle for 6 months when I was 14, great memories . My aunt Jeannine also worked with me in my frame shop for a few weeks. what a hard worker!