Lena Ducharme (Garneau)
Passed on March 21, 2021
July 17, 1942 – March 21, 2021
Lena left us on Sunday morning to join the love of her life Dutchie.
She is survived by her loving children; Liz (Deryl), Don (Shirley), Manny (Laura) Grandchildren; Chantelle, Daryl (Kolten), Tyler, Brittany (Matt), Samantha (Avery), Amanda (Mike). Great Grandchildren; Everett, Deegan, Quinn, Hunter, Caliyanna, Ashton, Grace, Abigail. Numerous extended family and treasured friends.
Lena was predeceased by her loving husband Dutchie; her parents Victor and Susanne. Siblings; Amadee, Irma, step-brothers and step-sisters; James, Alexander, Hilda, Dorothy, Marie Rose, Marie Therese.
Mom loved being with her family enjoying the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She looked forward to family birthdays and holidays. She enjoyed planting her flowers, gardening and crafts. Camping with our Dad was her favorite. Mom was loved by everyone she met and she always had a kind word or a warm smile for you. She always enjoyed a good cup of coffee or meal with her friends.
We’ve lost a mother, grandmother and friend, whom we will truly miss. You will be in our hearts forever Mom xoxo.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Stonewall Hospital for the care and support.
Cremation has taken place, and a private service will be held at a later date with the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
A MOTHER’S CROWN
Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother’s crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
‘I will now explain each one.’
‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a Ruby,
and it’s for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.’
‘For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.’
‘An emerald, I’ll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.’
‘For always being right there,
through all life’s important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.’
‘For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.’
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
‘I’ll place a stone of amethyst,’ He said.
‘For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I’d take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.’
‘I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.’
‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.’
‘It was you love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.’
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, ‘Your crown is now complete,
You’ve earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.’
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