It is with great sadness that we the children, Della and Julie, announce the passing of our dearest mom, gramma, and great-gramma, Blanche Cayer, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at the Melita Personal Care Home in Melita, Man.
Blanche was predeceased by her three brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete (Helen), Roland (Rosie), and Leo (Ethel) Beaucage; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice (Olivia) Major and Catlin (Frank) Boutang.
Blanche will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Della Cocquyt (Larry) of Melita, Man. and her daughters, Jacquie Smith and grandchildren, Hailey and Tia Smith of Brandon, Man., Joey Pattle (Jeff) and grandchild, Journie Pattle of Brandon, Man., Jami (Chad) and grandchildren, Josh and Brendan Dobbyn of Deloraine, Man., and Jennifer (Shawn) and grandchild, Julia Schoonbaert of Melita, Man., and Julie (Bill) Loney of Emo, Ont., their daughter, Kathy (Theodore) and grandchildren Kara and Meagan Lassche of Duncan, B.C., and their sons, Paul Loney of Emo, Ont., John (Darlene) and grandchildren, Regan and Jack Loney of Didsbury, Alta., and Michael (Joann) and grandchildren, Emily and Benjamin Loney of Emo, Ont.
She also will be deeply missed by her sister, Lillian (Julien) Meush and their five children and families of Winnipeg, Man.
Mom was born in Vassar, Man. on Feb. 16, 1915. She married Raoul Cayer in 1939 at Virden, Man. and they later divorced in 1974 in Emo, Ont.
Mom then moved to St. Boniface, Man. and was employed at the hospital until her retirement.
She lived a poor life but rich in blessings. Blessed with a high I.Q., and a loving, generous, spiritual, competitive, patient, and kind heart. Her hand was always open even when it meant going without.
Mom’s love was unconditional and fun-loving; she made friends easily. She also worked diligently for the Catholic Women’s League and Royal Canadian Legion in Nestor Falls, Ont., Emo, Ont., and St. Boniface, Man.
Mom had great faith and that sustained her through troubled times; she would say, “God will take care of me.” Her family called her “Lucky” and that carried her through many trials.
She enjoyed curling, bowling, dancing, Bingo, cards, baking (doughnuts), and children of all ages.
Mom adored her grandkids, family, and friends. She travelled across Canada to see and help them out. She also enjoyed travelling to places like Europe, Hawaii, and the U.S.A with friends.
Cremation has taken place, and a funeral mass will be held in Melita, Man. this summer to celebrate her life.
God has welcomed you into his loving arms, Mom.
“I had a Mother with a heart made of gold,
now she’s in Heaven for Jesus to hold.”
Forever in our hearts, we love you, Mom! Je t’aime beaucoup, Mama!
“She made home happy.”
In memoriam donations may be given to the Children’s War AMPS Key Tag Service, 1 Maybrook Dr., Scarsborough, Ont., M1V 5K9.
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