After a meaningful and well lived life, André Sabourin passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2020 at the RRVL in Morris, MB at the age of 94 years old.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Rolande (nee Collette), five sons Lucien (Marilyn Jorgenson), Ronald (Rita Brisson), Yves (Jacqueline Dumesnil), Jean-Paul (Jeanette Friesen), Aurèle (Fran St-Amant) and two daughters, Lynne (Wayne Klassen), Charlotte (Guy Baudry), 17 grandchildren and their families, Michelle, Richard, Dean, Roxanne, Julie, Nicole, Robert, Christine, Renée, Andrea, Vanessa, Kayla, André, Erik, Brianne, Colin, Justin and 27 great grandchildren. André will be remembered by sisters-in law Denise Sabourin and Aline Sabourin, brother-in-law Raymond (Irene) Collette as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents Ildège and Exilda (nee Beaudette), 12 siblings Ovila (Jeanne), Armand (Hortense), Georges (Rachelle), Louis (Annette), Cyrille (Marie-Claire), Sr. Hélène, Lucille (Alphonse Bérard), Rose-Alma (Lionnel Aquin), Denise (Robert Connelly), Denis, Léon, Léona (Célestin Alarie).
Dad was a devoted husband who cherished and valued his family. His passion for the land, along with a strong work ethic, led him to many years of farming which held his interest to the very end. Pepère’s sense of humour, quick wit and optimism was always loved by all. Together Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling and acquired a taste for adventure with family and longtime friends.
A private funeral will take place at a later date in St Jean Baptiste.
Rolande and family wish to thank Dr. Fraser, Karen and the staff at the Red River Valley Lodge for the compassionate care for Dad. We would also like to express our gratitude to Corey from the Morris Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jean Baptiste Parish,
Attention: Maintenance Project Box 70, St Jean Baptiste, MB, R0G 2B0
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