September 1, 1921 to March 28, 2010
It is with heavy hearts & deep sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Alice Marie Leclerc (nee Boris), our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt & friend on March 28, 2010 at Victoria Hospital. She is now joined in Heaven with her husband, Joe and her daughter in- law, Linda. Alice was born at home on September 1, 1921 in Richland, MB & moved with her family to Saskatchewan as a young child. During the late 30’s her family returned to MB where she met, courted & married Joseph (Joe) Leclerc in Marquette, MB on Sept 25th, 1940. He became her companion for 53 years. Together they raised 7 children. They were blessed with 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren & 2 great, great grandchildren. Alice was a loving, caring mother & wife, whose goal in life was to be an honest & sincere person. Alice lived on Portage Ave with Norm & Ron while Joe was off to war overseas for 4 years. With Aurel & Jeannette born soon after his return, the family moved to Stead, MB where along came Giselle & Leonard. A few years later they packed up & moved to Beausejour where Dennis was born. Alice was always very busy raising her family, baking, cooking & gardening. No one ever left her table hungry. Over the years she worked as a cook at the Gateway, Sheri-Anne & Beausejour Hotel. She also worked for many years as a cleaning lady at the Beausejour RCMP Detachment. She was loved by everyone she met.
After Alice & Joe retired in 1982, they were well known for their homemade perogies & attending local bingos. Joe passed away on March 22nd, 1993 at the age of 75. Alice continued to live in the family home on Fifth St. until 2003. Alice moved to Winnipeg where she lived on Grant Ave next door to her sister Evelyn for 1 year until she moved into Catherine Place, which she enjoyed until 2008. Alice made many new friends in Winnipeg however still kept in touch with her friends in Beausejour. Alice was hospitalized for 6 months after a fall on May 30th 2008 and after spending 1 ½ years at Misericordia Health Centre she became a permanent resident at Misericordia Place on March 1, 2010. Alice was predeceased by her husband Joe, her parents, Clara Hadaller & Louis Boris, her brothers, Orval & Albert Boris and her sister Lillian Galenzoski. Alice’s memory will be lovingly cherished by her children, Norm (Jan), Ron (Gen), Aurel , Jeannette (Don Resler), Giselle (Vince Merke), Leonard (Janet) and Dennis (Johanna); her grandchildren, Gerry (Jennifer), Angela (Steve), Mark (Heather), Michael (Andi), Tracey (Rob), Sheri, Cindy, Keith (Michelle), Ryan (Brooke), Robin, Jacqueline and Kayla. Her great grandchildren, Richard, Brandy, Ashley, Cody, Dillion, Nathan, Allison, Scarlett, Chloe, Melissa, Cassandra, Madison, Savanaugh, Caurel, Colton, Camryn, Riley, Amelia and Keelah; her great great grandchildren, Faith & Pheonix; her sister Evelyn Dumas & many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Liturgy will take place at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Beausejour on April 1 at 2 p.m., with viewing to take place at 1 p.m., Rev. Fr. Owen Steeves presiding. Interment will follow at the St. Mary Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund.
You only have one mother, loving, kind and true.
No other person in all the world will be so true to you.
For all her loving kindness, she asks nothing in return.
If all the world deserted us, to our mother we could turn.
For those of you who have a mother,
give her a hug and treasure her with care,
for the heartache is unbearable when she is no longer there.
Rest well Dear Mom,
You’ve earned it.
You will be deeply missed,
loved always and never forgotten.
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