(May 9, 1917 – April 2, 2009)
Germaine Marie, nee Gagne, was born in Storthoaks, SK, and passed away peacefully at Bradley Centre in Chilliwack, BC.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, on Nov. 8, 2002.
Germaine is survived by one brother, Benoit of Haywood; two sisters: Angele Chappellaz of St. Claude, Cecile Choiselat of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Germaine led a very busy and interesting life driving street cars in Manitoba, seamstress in a furrier store, and making airplaine parts during the war.
During her marriage they moved about BC making their home in Yale and then Bowen Island where she was camp cook for J. Pedneault Logging. Philip and Germaine settled in Boston Bar where they spent 30 years, Germaine working for the CN Railway.
They built their own home and Germaine cherished her garden and loved canning her prized tomatoes and preserving jams.
Germaine was a very organized lady, excellent homemaker and seamstress and had a great sense of humour.
She loved her card games. Germaine, along with her husband retired to their present home in Chilliwack where she has spent the last 14 years. Germaine was a member of the Canadian Women’s League and an
active long-time member of the Catholic Church. Her faith was an integral part of her life. The family would like to thank Dr. Bright, Bradley Centre Staff and especially her good friends, Rita, Phyllis and Mary for all their love, prayers and support.
Prayers to be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm. at St. Mary’s Church.
A celebration of Germain’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St, Chilliwack, BC on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:00 am. with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charities of your choice.