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Barb Rondeau

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BARBARA LORRAINE RONDEAU
(RANVILLE)
(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.


ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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Comments (11)
Guest
Feb 15

My dear friend, your were never far from my heart. We have known each other since we were at least 12 years of age. Each of us with our own unique experiences in life. The times we shared are everlasting! My thoughts go to your family and friends I wish each of you my heartfelt wishes of love, joy and peace. Love Janet Tough Ragonesi

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Feb 12


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Feb 12

Thankyou for your generosity and caring snd face book messages I will miss them and your friendship

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Feb 11

”get off the roof you guys… riiiiight now!!!!”… *hug* Chuka Khan working in Vermont… watching The Jets vs. Penguins wearing my jersey….

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Feb 10

Aunty Barb was very loving and kind. She had a great sense of humour.

As kids her home was open to all us cousins running in the back alley between her place and 52.

Her Christmas hosting was one of my favorite memories.

Condolences to her Children and Grandchildren, her beautiful sister Aunty Donna and all those who feel her presence gone.

Our world's change when we lose the matriarch.

Even though we know she is safe and her energy is free, she will be missed right here.

Love you Aunty


G




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Feb 10


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Feb 10

I was so fortunate to get to know Barb when she became my neighbor at Chesley’s Campground. She was such a wonderful and caring lady. My sincere condolences to the whole family. She will be missed!


Ruth

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Feb 10

I enjoyed the few times we got together at Chesley's.! Barb was an awesome lady.

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Feb 10

my condolences go out to the family


Ray

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Feb 09

Curing a serious hangover with Barb n Dave

JR

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Feb 09

You will be missed, I feel truly blessed to have been able to call you 'aunty'. You are, and were a beautiful example of how to live a life full of love, gentleness and always so full of generosity.


Roxanne Shuttleworth

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