Obituary of Monique Daneault
With her strong spirit intact to the very end, on Monday, February 11, 2019, Monique (nee Sabourin) Daneault of St Jean Bap- tiste, Manitoba succumbed to her long and courageous battle with cancer at Boundary Trails Health Centre.
She is survived by her spouse Dave Chassie, son Martin, daughter Joelene (Jeff) Hildebrandt, grandchildren Colin and Marco, her stepson Dylan (Nicole) Chassie and step grandchildren Marshall, Jett and Ayla.
Monique is also survived by her very special and only sister Colette (Jacques) Dorge; her 5 brothers Gilbert (Yvette), Richard (Elaine), Philippe (Monique), Roger (Lynne), Aime (Nancy) and numerous nephews and nieces. She maintained a special bond with her brother-in-law Perry Daneault (Claire) and her nephews. She also leaves her in-laws from Keewatin, Ontario; Emile (Papa) & Gail (Nan) Chassie, brothers-in-law Victor (Louise), Larry (Dee) and their families.
Our beautiful Monique was predeceased by her husband Jacques (Dino) Daneault in 1988, her parents Louis & Annette Sabourin, and her mother-in-law Alma Daneault.
She was born and raised on the family farm, Sabourin Seed Service in St Jean Baptiste, Manitoba. Having been a young 4H member, she developed her love and passion for gardening. In 1975, she married her high school sweetheart, Dino. Shortly after, she was employed by her brother Richard & sister-in-law Elaine at Roy Legumex Inc. for 37 years. Her devotion to the company was much appreciated by all. In 1989, she met Dave on Lake of the Woods and began their relationship. For the following decade, they devoted their life to the kids’ sports interests, but also enjoyed snowmobiling and curling with friends. Once the nest was empty, they focused on their passion for golf, enjoying it from coast to coast. Monique and her sister Colette maintained a very affectionate and loving bond. They shared and communicated daily. Having a special relationship with each of her brothers, she loved to go fishing, camping, and traveling with them. She kept in touch with all, planned and organized gatherings.
In 2005, Monique was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being the fighter that she is, she battled it for 2.5 years and, thankfully, was in remission.
In the fall of 2013, Monique retired in time for the arrival of her first grandchild, Colin. She had found her new calling and he was her pride & joy. Marco was born 3 years later. She spent many days walking, biking, gardening, cooking, grand-parenting and doting on her grandchildren. Her devotion to her parish and community was always noticed.
Mom, your love and devotion to our family was always your priority. We promise to continue the traditions you instilled in us. Your smile and joie de vivre will live through us all. Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2pm with a eulogy at 1:30pm at the St Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, officiated by Father Marcel Toupin. A private interment will be held at a later date.
We would like to thank all family members and friends, too numerous to name, for their support throughout Monique’s lifelong journey. A special thank you to Dr. Woelk, the Cancer Care and Medical unit at Boundary Trails Health Centre. Their compas- sion and devotion to their profession was remarkable.
In Monique’s memory, donations may be made to Boundary Trails Palliative Care department and Katie’s Cottage.
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