Sr. Agnes Lambert

June 15, 1921 – March 27, 2009

Sister Agnès Lambert (Sr. Marie-de-St-Pierre) died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2009, at Taché Centre, St. Boniface, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Emile (Thérèse), René (Eugénie), Roger, Marcel and her sisters, Jeanne (L. Pagé), Thérèse, Eva, and a sister-in-law, Irène. To mourn her passing, Sister Agnès leaves her brothers, Georges and Ovide, her sisters, Irène, SNJM, Alma (R. Forcier), Clara (Lionel Carrière), Lucille, Lucienne (L. Goulet), Lorraine (F. Joubert) and the members of her Congregation.

Agnès, the fourth of sixteen children, was born to Alice Martin and Raoul Lambert on June 15, 1921 in Saint-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. At a very young age, she helped her parents take care of her brothers and her sisters. This is how she learned to sew, to cook and be a good homemaker. Later, to further her knowledge and her abilities, Agnès took courses in Home Economics.

On July 24, 1941, Agnès entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Outremont, QC. On August 5, 1948, Agnès, now known as Sister Marie-de-St-Pierre, made her final commitment by pronouncing her final vows. After her religious profession on August 5, 1943, Sister Marie-de-St-Pierre came back to Manitoba. At first, she taught at Ecole Sacré-Coeur in Winnipeg and then went to Ste Agathe where she was mistress of boarders. As seamstress, cook, homemaker and hairdresser, Sister served her community in Keewatin, in Somerset and at St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Boniface.

She devoted herself during many years until her health failed. During her stay in the infirmary, Sister continued to visit the sick Sisters, bringing them comfort and praying with them. The family and the Sisters wish to express their gratitude to the Staff of the Unit 3DE, Taché Centre for the compassionate and loving care given to Sister Agnès during this past year. In 2005, from the infirmary at Résidence Jésus-Marie, Sister Agnès moved to Résidence Despins. On February 29, 2008, she was admitted at Taché Centre where she remained until her death

Sister Jeanne Beaudoin (Sr. Rose-Irène)
February 16, 1919 – March 15, 2009
On Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Taché Centre, St. Boniface, Manitoba, Sister Jeanne Beaudoin died very peacefully. Sister Jeanne leaves to mourn her passing her nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Irène (Léo Beaudry) and her brother Gérard (Reine), (Madeleine).

On February 16, 1919, Jeanne, the eldest of three children, was born to Signard Beaudoin and Arthémise Robert in Ste.Agathe. She spent 19 beautiful years in her hometown where she attended school. Called to religious life, Jeanne entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Outremont, Québec, on July 23, 1938. Known as Sister Rose Irène, she pronounced her first vows on August 22, 1940. Five years later, on August 5, 1945, Sister Rose-Irène made her final profession.

Upon her return to Manitoba, Sister Rose-Irène consecrated herself to the teaching profession. After attending Normal School at Tuxedo, Winnipeg, she pursued her studies at the University of Manitoba while teaching. From 1940 to 1951, in St. Pierre, Sister taught Home Economics as she was an excellent seamstress and skilled at doing crafts. During these years Sister Rose-Irène was also mistress of boarders at the convent. From 1952 to 1961, she taught at the Junior High level in Somerset and then went back to St. Pierre-Jolys where she was principal for five years. From there, she went to St. Jean-Baptiste where she remained until 1992. Sister taught French, Catechetics and Mathematics at the Junior High Level until 1978. The following eight years, Sister worked as librarian and answered the needs of students at the Elementary School and the High School.

In 1992, at Résidence Jésus-Marie, St. Boniface, Sister Jeanne continued to render services to her sister companions inasmuch as her health permitted it. In 2005, she moved to Résidence Despins, and lived there for four years. Sister Jeanne spent more time in prayer and enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles, her favourite pastimes. In 2008, after a fall and a stay at Grace Hospital, she moved to Taché Center where she resided until her death.