July 13, 1932 – August 6, 2019
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunty and a dear friend loved by all.
Mother passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on August 6th, 2019 at the age of 87. She is survived by her 4 children – Madeleine (Earle Mitchell), Louise (Rob Hill), Donald (Deb), and Peter (Wendy), 6 Grandchildren: Jennifer, Lindsay, Andrew, Matthew, Breanna, Georgina and spouses, also by 10 Great Grandchildren: Mason, Aaliyah, Chloe, Avery, Isla, Rylee, Noah, Adalynn, Mackenzie and Layla. She is also survived by 6 siblings, brother-in-laws and sister-in- laws, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was 4th in a family of 13 siblings: Joe, Leo, Elizabeth (Betsy) Marion, infant brother Edward, Corinne, Ed, Armand, Agnes, Bert, Louise, John, and Fritz. She was pre-deceased by her husband Emile Tessier in August 1999, 6 of her Siblings: Joe, Leo, Betsy, Edward, Armand ,and Ed as well has her parents, Alfred and Madeleine Lasante (nee Leveille).
Mother was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan in 1932. God must have intended our mother to live, as she was born prematurely and was kept in a grape basket, and it didn’t seem she had a future. She was kept warm near the oven. She made it by her mother’s warm and tender loving care. We can thank our precious grandmother for that, as we all had 87 precious years with her. She truly was a family gem to us all.
Our family would like to extend a special Thank-you to everyone at Cokely Manor for being there for our mom, in support, kindness and love, for the past 10 years. She truly was so grateful to you all.
Mother will be going to her final resting place, to be interned with our father, in Lac Peltier, Saskatchewan . A family gathering will be held in September in Saskatchewan.
Rest in peace now, Mom. “Till we meet at the golden gates, Goodbye”.
Life: To Mother
Life is something I’ll try to define,
To my way of thinking it’s hard but it’s fine.
The Pleasure of Living, The Joy of being free, Reminds me of something that a good friend told me. He told me that living is like spinning a top, Sometimes it twirls, and sometimes it flops.
But just remember the good times, and none of the bad. The pleasure of living and the good times we had. -Written by her brother Fritz