|Joseph Xavéri 'Casseux' Desaulniers, Famille Le Sieur||9/9/1891 -- 2/25/1970|
|Sidonie Laroche||9/9/1891 -- 2/25/1970|
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AURELE DESAULNIERS Aurele Desaulniers, entourer de sa famille a sa residence, est decede paisiblement le 22 avril, 2002 a lage de 76. Aurele est survecu par son epouse Gabrielle Desaulniers (nee Chatelain) et ses cinq enfants, Jocelyne, Michel (Louise), Joel (Christine), Rene (Doreen) et Sylvain (Tonya Blood). Il laisse aussi de nombreux petits-enfants, Alain, Stephane, Daniel, Brigitte, Justin, Gilbert, Dominic, Colin, Jani, Danika, Melanie, Brianne, Milaine. Aurele laisse dans le deuil ses soeurs, Yvonne Jutras (Antonin), Leonne Landry (Louis) et ses freres Emile (Fabiola), Victor (Simone), Raoul (Marie), Claude (Jeannine). Il est precede par ses freres, Arthur, Leon, Georges, Achille, Jules, Raymond, et ses parents, Exaverie ("Casseux") et Sidonie (Laroche). Aurele nest plus ou plustot nest plus visible a nos yeux de chair, mais pourtant encore bien present en notre esprit et dans nos coeurs. Aurele avait une personnalite remarquable qui vous touchait au premier abord par son accueil chaleureux, sa sincerite de coeur, sa gaiete naturelle et son beau sens dhumour. Issu de parents chretiens a Ste. Elizabeth, dune famille de 21 enfants, cest vous dire quil na jamais ete gate. Homme de foi, il na jamais chancele depuis quil avait marche au catechisme (comme on disait) pour memoriser le petit catechisme du Quebec en vu de faire sa premiere communion et sa confirmation. Il ne la jamais oublie et se plaisait parfois a vous le reciter encore de memoire. Fils de cultivateur, robuste quil etait, il sest donne a tous les travaux de la ferme et meme les chantiers dhiver avec son pere et ses freres. Au niveau paroissial, il simplique des son jeune age comme enfant de choeur et plus tard comme chantre aux messes et aux vepres. Faute demploi a Ste. Elizabeth on le retrouve au moulin a papier a Pine Falls, a la cooperative de St. Leon. Il revient a son village natal acheter le commerce de son oncle Odilon. Il est a la fois proprietaire du magasin general, agent de machines aratoires Oliver ("the best" comme il le disait). Il fait aussi le transfert (expression du temps), transporte les animaux, les cochons des fermiers a labattoir en ville et rapporte en revenant a Ste. Elizabeth les marchandises pour son magasin. Arme de zele, de courage, dambition et plein de jeunesse et damour naturellement, Aurele unit sa destinee en 1953 a Gabrielle Chatelain de Saint-Boniface, qui quitte la ville pour accompagner son epoux dans ses commerces et faire son nid dans ce petit patelin de Ste. Elizabeth, qui comme bien dautre, etait voue a disparaitre. Il faut faire face a la realite. En 1961 il ny avait plus davenir a Ste. Elizabeth pour ce jeune couple et leurs cinq enfants. Confiant, Aurele se retrousse les manches et se lance en affaire. Ils fondent lAssurance Aurele Desaulniers. Il a tous les atouts. Prudent, honnete, responsable et determine, il a vite fait de se batir une clientele enviable. Commerce quil passera en 1987 a ses deux fils. Inlassable au travail, Aurele a sa retraite est toujours actif. Mordus du golf, lui-meme et Gabie, jouent six mois a Falcon lete et six mois a Mesa lhiver. Ils passent ainsi ensemble plusieurs belles annees de leur retraite en se faisant de nouveaux amis. La Providence aidant sans contredit, ils reussissent a vendre leur chalet a Falcon en lan 2000 et leur chalet de Mesa en 2001 et etablissent residence en ville a la fin de la meme annee. Aurele etait un homme dEglise. Doue dune belle voix, il la mise a profit dans les chorales de Ste. Elizabeth, de la Cathedrale, de Falcon, de Mesa, enfin partout ou il a passe. Il a chante a des milliers de messes dominicales, de mariages et de funerailles. Il sest aussi distingue dans la chorale des Intrepides pendant 23 ans. Dans les veillees il savait nous egayer par ses chansons et ses petites histoires commiques. Somme toute, la ou etait Aurele, il y avait de la joie, de lentrain et de lamour. Homme du monde, Aurele se donne volontiers a maintes organisations communautaires. Il se distingue comme Voyageur officiel du Festival, membre de la Brigade, membre des Chevaliers de Colomb, president de lorganisation Riel, membre des comites de la Caisse Populaire Saint-Boniface et quoi encore. Aurele laisse un vide dans la communaute et surtout dans sa famille, chez ses enfants et petits enfants quil aimait beaucoup. Comme il aimait lui-meme a plaisanter, en retour ses enfants se plaisaient a le taquiner. Ils gardent tous un precieux souvenir de leur papa et pepere. Il a touche dans sa vie bien des coeurs et a marque sa communaute par son devouement et sa generosite. Il jouit maintenant de sa recompense en compagnie de son Dieu quil a toujours aime en dans ses nombreux parents et amis. Les funerailles auront lieu a 14h00 le 25 avril 2002 en la Cathedrale de Saint-Boniface situer au 180 ave de la Cathedrale preside par le Rev. Pere Ronald Leger, c.s.v. Visionnement aura lieu des 13h30 jusquau service. Une ceremonie privee de linhumation des cendres aura lieu dans le cimetiere de Saint-Boniface a une date ulterieure. Au lieu de fleurs, vous pouvez faire un don en memoire dAurele a la Paroisse Sainte-Famille, 778, rue Archibald, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 0Y4 qui servira a aider au Centre Miriam et a Teen Stop Jeunesse. La direction des funerailles de Monsieur Aurele Desaulniers, a ete confiee au Salon mortuaire Desjardins, 233-4949 ou sans frais 1-888-233-4949.
Aurele Desaulniers, surrounded by his family at his home, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2002, at the age of 76. Aurele is lovingly remembered by his wife Gabrielle Desaulniers (nee Chatelain) and his five children, Jocelyne, Michel (Louise), Joel (Christine), Rene (Doreen) and Sylvain (Tonya). Also mourning the loss of their grandfather are his 13 grandchildren, Alain, Stephane, Daniel, Brigitte, Justin, Gilbert, Dominic, Colin, Jani, Danika, Melanie, Brianne, Milaine. He leaves to mourn his sisters, Yvonne Jutras (Antonin), Leonne Landry (Louis) and his brothers, Emile (Fabiola), Victor (Simone), Raoul (Marie), Claude (Jeannine). He was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur, Leon, Georges, Achille, Jules, Raymond; and his parents, Exaverie ("Casseux") and Sidonie (Laroche). Aurele is no more, rather no longer among us but rather is very present in spirit and in our hearts. Aurele had a remarkable personality which touched us at first glance by his warmth and charisma, his heartful sincerity, natural "joie de vivre" and his unique sense of humour. Raised as a Christian in St. Elizabeth from a family of 21 children, he was never spoiled. A man of great faith, he followed the word of God as he memorized his "Le Petit Cathechisme de Quebec" in preparation for his childhood sacraments. He never forgot what he learned and found joy in reciting from memory to anyone who would listen. A robust man, son of a farmer, he worked the land both summer and winter with his father and brothers. From a very young age, Aurele sought comfort in coming to his parishs aid by getting involved as an altar boy and later during church celebrations and vespers. Due to a lack of work in St. Elizabeth, Aurele found his way to the paper mill in Pine Falls and at the Co-op store in St. Leon, later to return to his native village to purchase his Uncle Odilons General Store. He wore many hats as owner of the town store, sometimes being a reseller of Oliver farm implements ("the Best" as he referred to them). He handled the local moving and delivery services ("transfer" as referred to in those days). He also would transport the local farmers pigs to the Winnipeg abattoir and on his way back, would return with the stores restocking inventory. Naturally armed with zeal, courage, ambition, youth and love, Aurele and his soulmate, Gabrielle Desaulniers of Saint-Boniface, married in 1953 to later move to the small town of St. Elizabeth where they settled to new beginnings. Later in 1961, there left little hope in St. Elizabeth for him and his young family. Still confident, Aurele rolled up his sleeves and launched a new company, Aurele Desaulniers Insurance. A man of many attributes, he built his clientele in short order with honesty, determination and integrity. He later passed on the business to his sons, Joel and Rene, in 1987. Although now a retired man, Aurele always seemed to be busy. His passion for golf, along with his life partner Gabie, enjoyed six months of the year at Falcon Lake and the remainder in Mesa, Arizona. In the process, accumulating many new dear friends. With the help of higher power, Aurele managed to sell his cottage and winter retreat homes in the same year and find their way back to Winnipeg to be closer to their family and friends. Aurele was a devoted man of the church. Blessed with a beautiful voice, he put his talent to good use participating in the church choirs in St. Elizabeth, Saint Boniface Cathedral, Falcon Lake and Mesa. In fact, everywhere he went, he sang with all his heart. He sang in thousands of mass celebrations, weddings and funerals. He was also a distinguished member of "La Chorale des Intrepides" for 23 years. During family gatherings, he engaged us in many a "sing-song" and his comical stories. Aureles presence everywhere, always brought joy, love and "joie de vivre"! A man of the world, Aurele volunteered his time to numerous community organizations. He was honoured with the distinguished title of official Voyageur of Le Festival du Voyageur, was member of La Brigade de la Riviere Rouge, member of the Knights of Colombus, President of the 100 year anniversary of Louis Riels death helping to raise a new bronze monument in Riels honour, member of the Caisse Populaire Saint-Boniface and too many more to mention. Aurele leaves a void in our community and especially in his family, all of whom, including his children and grandchildren, loved him very much. As much as he enjoyed teasing and joking, he was often the center of such teasing and joking by his children. They all hold dear these precious memories of their beloved father and grandfather. During his lifetime, he has touched many hearts and has left an indelible mark on his community with his devotion and generosity. His time served on earth has earned him his right to be by the side of his Maker and rejoin his departed brothers and sisters, family and friends. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, April 25 at Saint Boniface Cathedral located at 180 ave de la Cathedrale with Father Ron Leger, C.S.V. presiding. Viewing will take place at 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. A private interment of the cremated remains will take place at a later date in the St. Boniface Cemeterys Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Family Parish, 778 Archibald St., Winnipeg, MB, R2J 0Y4 to help with Miriam Centre and Teen Stop Jeunesse. The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 25, 2002
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GABRIELLE MARIE-THERESE DESAULNIERS (née CHATELAIN) Surrounded by her loving family, "Gabie", aged 84, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2015 at her residence in l'Acceuil Colombien in Saint-Boniface.
Gabie leaves to mourn her five children, Jocelyne, Mike (Louise), Joel (Christine), René (Doreen) and Sylvain;
Gabrelle's sisters, Gilberte, Claire (Lucien) and Thérèse; and her brother Placide;
13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gabby was predeceased by her husband, Aurèle Joseph Desaulniers.
Gabrielle'd parents, Josaphat and Alda (née Privé); her brother Robert; and her sister Madeleine Boulet. G..
Gabie was born in Lebret, SK on June 19, 1931. She married Aurèle in 1953.
She was very loving, affectionate, gentle, generous and always full of life. She always enjoyed being with family, her children and her "adopted" kids. She especially reveled being and dancing with her grandchildren.
She was very active with Les Intrépides, le Festival du Voyageur, La Brigade de la Rivière Rouge, singing in the church choir, curling and golf. She was very proud of being part of sponsoring families from Laos.
She adopted them as her own. She loved to travel to fun and exotic locations which included charity work in the Dominican Republic building homes for the needy.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the caregivers for their effort, compassion and exceptional care. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Saint-Boniface Cathedral, 190 avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, MB. Eulogy will begin at 10:00 a.m. and mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted for the Laos Project, in care of Saint-Boni***face Cathedral, phone: (204) 233-7304. For more information visit wheelerful.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2016
Condolences & Memories (13 entries)
Sincères condoléances a la famille Desaulniers. Ma tante sera manquée. We are sorry that we could not attend the services on Jan 4 2016. Our thoughts were with you Guy & Teri of Morris
- Posted by: Guy Landry & Teri Wylde (Nephew) on: Jan 20, 2016
So sorry to hear of the loss of a dear lady. We are presently in Texas and saw the obits on line. Our deepest sympathy to all her children but specially Mike and Sylvan. Treasure your family time with her and your fond memories.
- Posted by: Raisa & Gerry Davies (friend) on: Jan 09, 2016
We had the pleasure of meeting Madame Gaby through our workings with Oktoberfest USA when we came to le Festival du Voyageur. She was such a wonderful person with a beautiful and welcoming smile. She will be missed. Our prayers for the family she has left behind. Au Revoir Madame Gaby. Jusqu'à ce que nous reverrons.
- Posted by: Brian and Cathy Dorsey (Oktoberfest USA LaCrosse, Wisconsin) on: Jan 07, 2016
I was so saddened to hear of Gabrielle's passing. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to her family and let them know how privileged I felt to have known her. I will forever remember her beautiful smile and her sweet nature. May her family find solace in the beautiful memories of the life they shared with her.
- Posted by: Lise Kent (Fredette) (distant cousin) on: Jan 04, 2016
I lived in St. Elizabeth when your Mom and Dad owned the store. I spent a lot of time with them. They were like family, I loved them very much. Your Mom was one of the girls in my Mom's birthday club. They had so much fun. Last time I spoke to your Mom we had a very long talk and reminisced. She was one special lady, who had a special place in my heart. I know Jocelyne and Mike the best, but would like to send my love to all the family. May Gabie rest in peace. God Bless you all and my her memories be with as go through your time of loss..... Loraine
- Posted by: Loraine (Stieben) and Craig Krastel (friend) on: Jan 04, 2016
Sinceres condolences a la famille Desaulniers. Tu sera manque Gabrielle
- Posted by: Jules et Paulette Hebert (Amis et ancient paroissiene de Ste Elizabeth) on: Jan 04, 2016
To Jocelyne and Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May your memories of wonderful times in the past help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. God Bless.
- Posted by: Dan & Bonnie Siemens () on: Jan 04, 2016
Gabie, tu as toujours été une amie special. Je t'ai connue premièrement quand t'as adopté notre équipe de Curling et devenu notre 'skip', mais tu es devenue beaucoup plus dans ma vie. Mes parents ont aussi aimés vos visites a Kenosee Lake. Tu me manquera pour le restant de mes jours. Mes sympathies à toute la famille.
- Posted by: Gisèle Hansen (friend) on: Jan 03, 2016
I remember Madame Gaby as a charming person. She loved to sing and was always up-beat and full of fun prior, during and after choir practices and masses. I remember harmonizing with her during certain hymns. I am sure she is with the love of her life (Monsieu Aurèle) who loved to sing as well. Yes, Heaven is for REAL!!!
- Posted by: Joseph Marc Bruyere (Fellow Choir member at Paroisse Ste-Famille-Holy Family Parish ) on: Jan 03, 2016
When the Desaulniers family moved next door to us on St. Jean Baptistery who knew how intricate our lives would become. When our parents died so close to each other Aurele and Gabie opened their home and hearts to us four children who had become orphaned adults. Their love and support carried us through some tough times. A better mom could not have been found, she is now reunited with the love of her life Aurele....Cherish the memories she made for you Jocelyne, Michel, Joel, Rene and Sylvain she is now your Guardian Angel with Papa Desaulniers up in heaven...that is after she she reconnects with everyone that went before her.
- Posted by: Jocelyne Durand (nee Moquin) (Very close friend of the family) on: Jan 03, 2016
Sorry for your loss she was such a beautiful person and still is for most of us. I remember when we use to play piano duets way back when. She is now enjoying duets with the angels. Bless her.....G
- Posted by: Henriette Lamoureux (friend) on: Jan 02, 2016
Nous gardons de très bons souvenirs de Gabie et d'Aurèle, surtout les partis de golf au Lac Falcon. Nous sommes avec vous dans nos pensées et dans nos prières. Des grosses caresses, Emilien et Marie-Thérèse Fenez
- Posted by: Emilien et Marie-Thérèse Fenez (amis) on: Jan 02, 2016
Sincères condoléances a la famille Desaulniers. Elle sera manquée par tout ceux qui l’ont connu. Repose en paix Gabrielle.
- Posted by: Gilles & Gisele Collette (family friend) on: Jan 02, 2016