Obituary: RIOPEL, Raymonde G.

RIOPEL, Raymonde G.
(nee Perras)
August 7, 1920 – May 8, 2016

It is with grieving hearts that we wish to announce the passing of our beloved mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother at the age of 95. Raymonde is survived by her five children: Paul (Debbie) , Jeanne (Gary) Nash, Robert (Bernice), Rita and Suzanne (Larry) Farrell. She leaves ten precious grandchildren: Genevieve Gray, Luc and Jordan Riopel, Christine Allaby, Karen Nash, Nicole Kuzio, Reece Riopel, Jacqueline Geinger, Celine and Liam Farrell. Also left to mourn are eleven great grandchildren.

Raymonde or Rip as she was affectionately known, was born in Morinville into a pioneering family where she spent a rich and rewarding life as a teacher, political activist, school trustee, business woman and community volunteer. Her special affection for everything historical led to an active and lifelong involvement in the promotion of French language and culture. She placed her total trust in God on Mother’s Day.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in Morinville on Saturday, May 14th, at 10:30 AM, with interment to follow in the St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made in Raymonde’s name to the Marian Centre at 10528, 98 st., Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 2N4. The family wishes to thank Dr. A. Ausford, Dr. M. Heule, Dr. K. Ansari, and Dr. R. Gilbert for their passionate care of our mother.

To send a condolence:

Arrangements entrust with
Funeral Home and Crematorium
St Albert – 780-470-5005 ~ Westlock – 780-470-5006
(Garry Coderre and Greta Budgen Directors)

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