Sister Marie Bouchard was born December 2, 1936 in Laurier, Manitoba. She died on February 9, 2021 at Mont St. Joseph.
She was the fifth of twelve children in a French Canadian family with strong Catholic roots… On July 30, 1955, at the age of 19, Marie entered the congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary where she pronounced her first vows on February 2nd, 1958.
After spending a year at Teachers’ College, Sister Marie began a 38 year career as an outstanding primary teacher and mentor. Her teaching assignments brought her to Debden, Duck Lake, Vawn, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Saskatchewan and Laurier, St. Lazare, The Pas, Manitoba. Upon her retirement from teaching, Sister Marie spent several years journeying with the elderly and ailing Sisters at the Infirmary in Prince Albert.
Sister Marie leaves to mourn, The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary; five sisters: Donalda Bourdin (Antoine), Rita (Gordon Besse), Odile (Bray) Brian, Lucille (Brétécher) Louis, Eliane; one sister in law: Yvette (Laderoute) Bouchard (Arthur); two brothers: Raymond, Clément (Beverly McGregor); nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents: René and Marie (Boisvert) Bouchard; step-mother: Joséphine (Nivon) Bouchard; sisters: Irene, Denise; brothers: Arthur, Gilles; brother-in-law: Antoine Bourdin; sisters-in-law: Odile (Lépine) Bouchard (Raymond), Eileen (Furlong) Bouchard (Clément).
The Funeral Mass for Sister Marie will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Chapel of the Provincial House of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, 1405 Bishop Pascal Place in Prince Albert, SK, Most Reverend Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert, Very Reverend Maurice Fiolleau, Vicar General, Reverend DJ Vu, Eldon Danielson chaplains at Mont St Joseph officiating. Family and friends unable to attend the service may view it on line at http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/10677 . Online condolences may be left at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/riverpark/obituaries/sister-marie-bouchard/62122 . Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of River Park Funeral Home, (306) 764-2727, Don Moriarty, Funeral Director.