Peacefully, in her sleep with rosary in hand, Marie-Thérèse Noonan, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007.
Marie-Thérèse was born September 14, 1922 in St. Boniface, Man. to Georges and Gabrielle Blanc. She spent her childhood years in St. Boniface, attending St. Joseph’s Academy and later went on to receive her teaching diploma.
She married Leo Noonan on January 18, 1947 after which they moved to Perth, Ont. where they operated their own grocery business until 1951. They relocated many times after Leo joined Canada Safeway—St. Boniface, Fort Frances (1955-64), back to St. Boniface, Mississauga, St. Boniface then Fort Frances in 1971 as owners of La Place Rendez-Vous~their final home.
Thérèse always supported and shared in her husband’s passions, whether it was the Rendez-Vous or CESO (Canadian Executive Services Overseas). She was a person of deep faith and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish and the CWL. But what she cherished most of all was being a mother. She took great pride and joy in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Thérèse will be dearly missed by her son Gerard (Shelly) and their children Chelsey (Russell), Christopher (Karina), Kathleen (Kevin), Jenny, and Colleen (Larry); son Paul (Diane) and their children Michael (Kelly), Christine (Bob) and Sarah; and daughter Bernadette (Brian) and their children Robert (Jessica), Peter (Faith), David and Matthew; nine great grandchildren; brothers, sisters, in-laws, and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Leo (2004) and five children, Lorraine-Adele, Michael, Robert, Joseph and Christine Marie.
Prayers and viewing will be held Monday, August 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Francis Pudicherry.
The family will inter Thérèse’s ashes at a later date.
Pallbearers will be her six grandsons: Christopher Noonan, Michael Noonan and Robert, Peter, David and Matthew Moen.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to St. Mary’s Building in Faith campaign, 206 Victoria Ave. Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B9 or Fort Frances Community Chest, 1201 Idylwild Drive, B-2, RR #2, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3.
“. . . After we kneel and pray and turn out the light
We’ll wake up in His glory alive with eternal life . . .”