Thérèse Beaudoin leaves to mourn her sons, Albert (Barbara), Marcel (Cherry), Paul (Dawn)–semicolon– daughters, Maria (Richard) Dickie, Anna (Ludger) Arsenault, Stella (Ross) Ireland, Claire (Clarence) Wilson, Simone (Ernest) Robinson, Paulette (Lyle) Vidomski and Adèle (Paul) Amyotte.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Beaudoin–semicolon– son, Raymond and two granddaughters, Nicole and Leanne Beaudoin–semicolon– daughter-in-law, Barbara Beaudoin.
Born on a farm in St. Edward, AB to Wilfred Laplante and Régina Bugold. Thérèse had an active life as a wife and mother on the farm, in the small towns of Vegreville and Grande Centre and in the city of Edmonton.
As a widowed mother, she went back to school in 1972, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1978. From 1979 to her retirement in 1991, Thérèse worked as a District Home Economist in the Peace Region of northern Alberta – a much enjoyed career.
Coming back to family and “home” in Edmonton there were still “things to do” so she did volunteer work as a Pastoral Care visitor at University of Alberta and the Grey Nuns Hospital.
Other organizations with which she volunteered were: Development and Peace, Seniors’ Advisory Council (francophone rep.), La Fédération des aîmès franco-albertains, Paroisse St. Thomas d’Aquin and Good Samaritan Society.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior, at St. Thomas d’Aquin Church. A private family Interment will follow at a later date.
Memorial donations in memory of Thérèse may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis, Canada Chapter, #205, 8712 – 48 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L1.