It is with great sadness that that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She lived a healthy life until the last few years. She was suffering from dementia and had difficulty remembering names and dates. On August 7, 2022, she was admitted to Altona Health Centre with some complications that were later diagnosed as a stroke. She did not have the energy to recover from this. She passed away quietly on August 15, 2022, at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, her husband Leonide, and daughter-in-law Marianne.
She will be missed by her children, Liette and Edward (Letkeman), Diane and Benny (Peters), Doris and Lorne (Bergen), Norman Delorme, Omer Delorme, Adrien and Holly Delorme, and Marshall and Aileen. 15 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Rachel Alma Delorme nee Bruneau was born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan on May 16,,1936 to Euclide and Elizabeth Bruneau This is where she attended school with her siblings and friends. After attending school here, she met the love of her life. A young man, Leonide Alfred Joseph Delorme from St. Joseph, Manitoba, a man 9 years her senior, had come to Saskatchewan for work. They seemed to have much the same interests in life. The most memorable, would be dancing. After a short courtship, they were married in Willow Bunch on October 20, 1954. They both returned to live in St. Joseph, Manitoba, where Leonide (Leo) worked for his father on the farm. Mom remained a farm homemaker with many chores, and they raised 7 children together. After retiring from farming, they moved to a house in Altona. When dad passed away, mom found it hard being alone and as her ability to survive alone became too much, she moved into Gardens on Tenth Assisted Living until her passing.
Mom, you are now with all your predeceased loved ones. As was mentioned earlier, dancing was their passion and they attended as many dances in the area as possible and demonstrated their passion for it. We are certain, they have already found a dance floor in heaven.
We would also like to thank Gardens on Tenth for excellent work, keeping her entertained and happy during her stay. Being French and being placed in a primarily Mennonite environment must have proven difficult for her, but you made her feel comfortable and welcome. She specially enjoyed your Sunday services even though many were in German. She didn’t mind at all.
We would also like to thank all the paramedics and the staff at the Altona Health Centre for going above and beyond their duties in these troubling times of restrictions and staff shortages. You called every day with an update and gave our mother the best care possible. May God Bless you all.
A private immediate family service will be held at a later date.