1933 ~ 2013
Bernadette Tanguay, aged 79 years, of Lac du Bonnet, MB, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home.
Surviving her are several siblings and their families as well as many friends in Lac du Bonnet and Pinawa.
In 1947, Bernadette and her 10 siblings were left orphans after losing both their parents in tragic accidents in June and November of that year. Bernadette eventually went to live with the nuns where she learned to knit so beautifully. This was a talent she nurtured all her life, filling countless number of requests for socks, mittens, etc. Her life travels, after enduring back surgery and the loss of her boyfriend in the Korean War, finally led her to Pointe du Bois, where she worked for 30+ years with Winnipeg Hydro at the staff hotel. She was very proud of her work accomplishments and also cherished the many friendships she made there. Along with knitting, she also enjoyed many summer days at Pointe du Bois blueberry picking.
Bernadette’s faith was very important to her and she attended Notre Dame du Lac Roman Catholic Church regularly. Even when she moved to the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home, she attended Wednesday Mass on a regular basis, until her Alzheimer’s became too advanced.
Extra special thanks and blessings to the exemplary nurses, aides and support staff at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home who took such good are of Bernie. You are all Angels.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Notre Dame du Lac Roman Catholic Church, Lac du Bonnet, MB with interment following in Lac du Bonnet Cemetery. Viewing and Prayers were said on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. also at the church.
Donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home, Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or to a charity of one’s choice.
Her weary hours and days of pain,
Her troubled nights are past;
And in our aching hearts we know
She has found sweet rest at last.
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