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Marie Florence Moreau died peacefully at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre on July 13, 2017 at the age of 96.Marie was predeceased in 2015 by her loving husband of 67 years, Dr. Joseph Paul Moreau, and is survived by her eight children, Marc (Barbara), Paul (Cathy), John (Eva), Anne, Jeanne (Rick), Mary (Peter), Ellen (Ryan) and Joseph (Trudy), 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Marie was born in 1921 in Calgary, Alberta, the eldest of three daughters. She grew up in a number of small towns in Southern Alberta, as her father was an RCMP officer and served in several detachments during his career. Marie graduated from the Holy Cross School of Nursing in Calgary in 1942. During World War II, she accepted a nursing position in Whitehorse, Yukon, where American troops were stationed, then relocated to Vancouver, where she caught the eye of Joseph, a young orthopedic resident. They were married in 1947 in Montreal, where Joseph completed his fellowship in Orthopedics, then settled in Edmonton to raise their family.

Marie was a loving and supportive wife and mother. While not francophone, she actively encouraged her children to pursue their education in the language of their father. Her Irish heritage instilled in them the value of pursuing new opportunities with courage and determination.

Marie was happiest when surrounded by her family. She remained active in her later years, enjoying weekly tennis matches well into her seventies. Despite her disabilities in recent years, she continued to greet family members with her beautiful smile.

A Prayer Vigil will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at L`Eglise Saint-Joachim, 9924-110 Street, Edmonton, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery, Edmonton, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad (CAMTA), 103 Laurier Drive, Edmonton, AB, T5R 5P6 or to Covenant Foundation, Edmonton General Hospital Continuing Care Centre-7Y, Room 3C360, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4

In Loving Memory of
Marie Moreau
(Maiden: Dobbin)
 
 
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Prayer Service:
Monday, July 31, 2017
7:30 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 AM
L`Eglise Saint-Joachim
9924-110 Street, Edmonton
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Interment:
St. Joachim Cemetery
105 Avenue & 117 Street
Edmonton, AB
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