Margaret (Eileen) Lavallee
Passed on February 4, 2019
(Nee RICHAUD) 1948 – 2019 Suddenly on February 4, 2019, Eileen Lavallee passed away at her residence in Stonewall. She is survived by her three sons; Blair, Ryan and Graeme (Jodi) as well as her two grandchildren Kaitlyn and Alex. Also left to mourn her passing are her sisters-in-law Lorna Richaud, Lilian Yanciw, Evelyn, Lorna, Alice, Charlotte and Carol Lavallee, brother-in-law Ron Lavallee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, her parents August and Myrtle Richaud, brother Raymond Richaud and brothers-in-law: Louis, Art, Albert, Roy and Ken Lavallee. Mom was born in Eriksdale on April 4, 1948. She grew up on the family farm in Deerhorn, MB. She attended Catholic girl’s school at the convent in St. Norbert as a young girl, and completed her high school in Eriksdale, graduating in 1967. Upon graduation, she moved to Winnipeg to work for the Toronto Dominion Bank. In the summer of 1968, she met dad at the Stonewall Fair and they were married in May of 1969. Together they settled in Stonewall where they raised their three sons. After her youngest son Graeme started school in 1979. Mom returned to work for the Royal Bank in Stonewall and later transferred to Winnipeg to further her career. After dads passing in the spring of 2003, mom sold the family acreage in Stonewall and moved into Winnipeg to be closer to work. In the spring of 2011, she retired and returned to Stonewall to be closer to her family. Family was most important to mom, she was a wonderful mother and wife. Her oldest son Blair was born with special needs and she was truly meant to be his mother. She continued to have weekend visits with Blair in her home up until her passing. Since her retirement she also devoted much of her time to her two grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately known as Nan. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends. Her sons have taken solace in the fact that mom is now reunited with dad, whom she loved dearly and missed desperately since his passing. Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 315 – 2nd St. East, Stonewall, Father Barry Schoonbaert will officiate. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. Verse 8 From the Book of Proverbs: “Listen, my son, to your Father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching”.
Graeme , Jody and Ryan we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing , its always hard when someone leaves us. Treasure the memories and she will live on in your hearts forever. With deepest sympathy Tim and Rhonda
Tim and Rhonda Cameron
I had the great pleasure of working with Eileen during her time at Symcor. She was a lovely lady. I will remember her for her great love of family and her wonderful baking.
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