Obituary of Helene Annie Lajeunesse
Helene (nee Dumais) of Debden, SK, passed away at her residence on August 17, 2007. Mom was born in Vonda, SK on May 13, 1932 and moved to Mattes, Saskatchewan at the age of one where she grew up and helped raise her siblings as well as run the family farm. She married Dad on December 27, 1950 and together they raised 8 children along with running a family business. Mom was widowed at the age of 43 and proceeded to finish her education and continued raising her 4 youngest children on her own. She worked at the Big River Nursing home until her retirement in 1997. Mom was also one of the founding members of the Debden Ladies Club and was proud of the fact that she rarely missed a meeting. She was always available in the community if she was needed and was known for her generosity. Mom took pride in all the accomplishments and milestones of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was especially looking forward to Martin's (her baby) graduation from the RCMP in November. Helene Lajeunesse is survived by her 4 sons: Leo of Saskatoon; Guy (Lorraine) of Saskatoon; Nil (Elise) of Debden; Martin (Shirley Beaulac) of Debden, and 4 daughters: Elise (Paulin) Beaulac of Debden; Jeanne (Mike Clarke) of Calgary; Claire (Len Lewko) of Saskatoon; Donna (Perry Goldstone) of Regina, 15 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Brothers : Jean (Rose) of Debden and Alfred (Joyce) of Prince Albert; 3 Sisters : Marie-Louise (Theodore) Croteau of Saskatoon; Edouardine Belair of Debden; Clementine (Bernard) Paquette of Blackfalds, Alberta; One Sister-in-law Anita Dumais of Debden. Helene was predeceased by her husband Edgar in 1975, her parents - Joseph & Sybil (Moonen) Dumais and 2 brothers - Albert & Arthur. Prayers were held at 7 :30 p.m., on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at St. Jean Baptiste Church, Debden. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at St. Jean Baptiste Church, Debden with Rev. Fr Bernabe Millan Sarjonas as the celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Debden Personal Care Home. Helene was laid to rest in the Debden Cemetery. "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... 'Wow! What a ride!" Author Unknown
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