Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Prince Albert, SK

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Sister Aurore Chartier (Sainte-Rose) of the Sisters of the Presentation passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the age of 99 years at Mont St. Joseph, in Prince Albert, SK.

Sister Aurore Chartier was born on a farm in the beautiful surroundings of the Qu’Appelle Valley, in St. Lazare, MB, on Wednesday, December 24, 1919. She was the twelfth child in a family of sixteen.

In 1939, Sister Aurore joined the Congregation of the Sisters Presentation of Mary in St. Hyacinth, Québec and pronounced her first vows in 1942. She came back west, got her teaching certificate and taught for 43 years. Sister Aurore was very energetic, fun-loving and full of zeal. Wherever she went, she was loved and appreciated by the students and parents. With a joyful heart she taught 19 years in Green Lake, 5 years in Marcelin, 2 years in Makwa, 2 years in St. Mark, PA., 1 year in Albertville and 13 consecutive years in Spiritwood, bringing her teaching career to a close in 1987.

Her career did not stop there. Her services were requested to help organize the Sunday Catechetical Program at Holy Rosary Parish in Winnipeg, MB. 

 Work did not weigh her down. As her health was failing, she moved to Mont St. Joseph on October 17, 2017 to receive more care. In spite of all this, she continued to be a loving presence to all the residents until the Lord called her home: “What you have done to the least of my brothers and sisters, you have done to me. Welcome into my Kingdom.”

Sister Aurore leaves to mourn, Members of her Religious Congregation; numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces, cousins and friends; one brother-in-law, Arthur Thompson. She was predeceased by her parents, Emile and Rose-Anna (Gagnon); 10 brothers: Georges (Marthe Blouin), Fortunat (Alma Blouin), Ernest, Paul (Marie Saurette), René, Gérard (Therese Dupont), Aimé (Marie-Jeanne Desrosiers), Charles (Lois Bush), Robert (Isabelle Leblanc), Auguste (Alice Mozes); 5 sisters: Clémentine (Omer Legault), Florida, Emilia (Albert Roy), Jeanne, Therese.

The Funeral Mass for Sister Aurore will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, July 15, 2019, 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 and Very Reverend Maurice Fiolleau, Vicar General officiating.