October 23, 1928 – March 30, 2020
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, Rita Marie Therrien Leclerc.
Mom was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and was the oldest of 8 children. At the early age of 12 years old she endured tremendous grief and hardship with the passing of her 2 sisters and Mother within 6 months of each other. It was at this time the Manitoba Children’s Aid Society placed the remaining 6 children in a Residential home/Convent, foster home and orphanage. Mom and her sister were placed in the St. Charles Residential Home/Convent and this is where she became a Novitiate Grey Nun who practised Nursing at the St. Boniface Hospital.
It became clear to Mom that this was not the life she wanted to live and moved to Perow, BC in January 1948 to work for her Dad. It was there she met the love of her life – our Dad Val, they were married 3 months after meeting, and remained married for 68 years.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Val, mother Rosa, father Joe, sisters – Evelyn and Laurette, brothers – Louis, Leo, Jerry and Albert, brothers in law Guy, Real and Ross Humphreys and niece Yvonne Therrien Ambrose.
She is survived by her sister Agathe Humpreys of Toronto and sister in- law Sue Therrien of Saskatoon.
She is survived by 6 Children, 16 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Pierrette (Dave)Smith, (Michelle Hainstock- Cyler, Davyn, Jack and Gus), Guy Hainstock -Cassia), Roger (Carol) Leclerc, (Adam Leclerc (Stacey) – Mason, Mary, Alice), (Amy (John) Lambert – Annika, Joan), (Christine (Tyson) Hull – Scarlett, Roman), Irene (Stacy Almgren – Paige, Kolten) (Pam (Will) Foster – Mercedes, Rylan),(Andrea (Toby) Dupuis – Melissa, Cody), (Ashley Roth (Jason), Robert (Faye) Leclerc, (Danielle (Ken) Knull – Ben, Allison), (Chris (Christine) Leclerc – Miranda (Avery-Lynne, Mavis), Simon, Ethan, Mya), Helene (John) Murie – (Jennifer (Stephen) Aguiar – Dominic), (Peter (Tammy) Murie), Louise (Rodi) – (Rene (Kevin) Pottle – Kasha, Oscar, Axel and Josie), Jesse, Sean.
Nieces – Royane, Diane, Joanne, Carolyn, Nadine and Carole, Nephews
– Dale and Garret and many great nephews and nieces.
Les choses ne seront plus les memes…..
A plus tard Mom!
Service to be held at the Sacred Heart Parish, Terrace BC, at a later date
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