Sister Gertrude Gareau (Marie-Pascale) of the Sisters of the Presentation passed away on August 14th, 2022, at the age of 90 at the Victoria Hospital, in Prince Albert, SK.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Chapel of the Provincial House of the Sisters of Presentation, 1405 Bishop Pascal Place, in Prince Albert, SK, at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
Sister Gertrude was born and raised in St. Isidore de Bellevue. In 1955 she joined the Sisters of Presentation of Mary. Following her commitment in 1958 she was stationed at the Academy in Prince Albert, SK and then taught in Duck Lake, SK. After professional studies in 1961 she began her teaching career in Vawn then moved to Duck Lake, Prince Albert Academy and Debden, all in Saskatchewan. From 1973 to 1976 she was transferred to St. Lazare, MB and then to Birtle. After obtaining her BA in Religious Sciences in1980, Sister Gertrude taught in Spiritwood Public School for nine years. In 1990 her teaching career brought her to Debden until the spring of 1995. She worked as a pastoral assistant at the St. Joseph parish in P.A.
Sr. Gertrude may you now rest in God’s loving arms.
Sister Gertrude leaves to mourn, members of her Religious Community, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary; one sister, Olive Michaud; many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Camille and Eugenie (Rock) Gareau; sisters, Marie, Rhéa, Antoinette, Alexandrine, Edna, Juliette, Olivine, Jeannette; brothers, Médéric, Hubert, Charles, Isidore, André. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of River Park Funeral Home, (306) 764-2727, Paula Hanson, Funeral Director.