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Barb Rondeau

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(née HAM)

July 9, 1950 - February 4, 2024

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Barbara Lorraine Rondeau at the age of 73. She died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg.

Barb was born in Winnipeg on July 9, 1950. She attended Ralph Brown School and St. John’s High School, where she made lifelong friends. She lived in Winnipeg her entire life, raising her three beloved children, and enjoying her five grandchildren. She worked as a teaching assistant for many years at Machray School and Principal Sparling School, and spent the last 25 years of her career working for the City of Winnipeg.

Barb was predeceased by her daughter Jenny and her parents, Thomas and Frederica Ham. She leaves to mourn her children David (Heather), Kevin and Michelle Ranville and grandchildren Matthew, Gray, Ashley, André and Lexi. She will be missed by her sister Donna and brother-in-law Randy Ranville, and their daughters Rhonda (Jim), Melanie (Jesse), son-in-law Garnet and numerous treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves behind her constant companions, her dogs Pepper and Jett.

Barb was the embodiment of the Christmas spirit, and will be remembered for hosting beautiful family gatherings every year. She was kind and generous. She had a great love for animals, and cared for every injured bird, rabbit and duck she found. Most of all, Barb loved her family and planned to live to be 102, so she wouldn’t miss any beautiful memories.

Barb was a brave soul who overcame so much in her life. She was immensely proud of everybody she loved. Our hearts are hurting so much because she taught us to love so deeply. It's your turn to rest, mom.                                                            

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the Unitarian Church at 603 Wellington Crescent.                          

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue or the Animal Food Bank.

Barb’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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