Grateful for her life of service, the Sisters of Providence announce that Sister Jeanne Couturier passed away at the age of 90 at Providence Centre, Edmonton, on January 4, 2016. Sister Jeanne was born in Edmonton in 1925 and entered the Sisters of Providence in 1943, going on to serve the people of western Canada as a dietary technician, appreciated for her skill and kindness. Sister Jeanne’s loss is mourned by the Sisters of Providence–semicolon– her sisters, Thérèse Dubé, Anna Roy, Juliette McLellan, Marie Dubois–semicolon– brother, Laurier–semicolon– sisters-in-law, Caroline Couturier and Angelina Couturier–semicolon– and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Léonida–semicolon– her sisters, Antoinette and Bernadette–semicolon– and her brothers, Georges, Arthur, Léonidas, Wilfrid, Léo, and Bernard.
The Sisters of Providence appreciate the loving care given to Sister Jeanne by the nursing staff at Providence Centre and the messages of condolence received from friends and former coworkers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the works of the Sisters of Providence are welcome.
Evening Prayer will be held at Providence Centre on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Michael McCaffery will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at the Providence Centre Chapel, 3005 – 119 Street, Edmonton, at 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016. Burial will follow in the Providence Sisters’ Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.