Simone Ouimet, nee Robert, died on April 16th, 2023 in Winnipeg. She was with her granddaughter’s family, and died peacefully in her sleep.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Adelard Ouimet, her son Robert, granddaughter Toni, grandsons Matthew and Garnet, great-grandson Riley, great-granddaughters Sophia and Kaylin, and her sisters Aurore and Berthe. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Madeleine in 2000.
Simone Robert was born in 1929 in Aubigny, Manitoba, one of ten children of Stanislas Robert and Gabrielle Durand. In 1952 she married Adelard Ouimet, who’s family lived across the Red River at Union Point.
In their early married life, the couple lived in Headingley, Manitoba, where Adelard taught school on the Sturgeon Creek Hutterite Colony. Their daughter Madeleine was born in 1953, and son Robert in 1956. From there they moved to Duck Bay, Manitoba, and eventually settled in Dauphin, Manitoba in 1959, where they lived until they moved to Winnipeg in 2012.
Simone was an avid artist, her paintings adorn the walls in the homes of friends and family from Quebec to British Columbia. In her later years, she became an avid Winnipeg Jets fan. She had a wicked sense of humour, was quick with a come-back, and loved nothing better than treating her granddaughter Toni and her family to lunch at Smitty’s.
We welcome your reminiscences of Simone.
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See memories from: Yvette Glenn | Anne Letain | Rodney Juba | Marcel and Olive
Years before she died, Simone had given her son Robert a box of old negatives. Many of these photos are from that box, others are later photos taken by family.
Memories from Family and Friends
From Dave and Yvette Glenn (Combot)
Aunt Simone was a great person. My son Jeff played for Dauphin Kings when they where living there. They had him over for lunch and Uncle Adelard made it to a few games.
When they moved to St. Boniface we did get to visit them there. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
-Dave & Yvette
From Anne Letain
Adelard, Robert, Toni & family, I am very saddened to hear about your dear Wife,Mom, Grandma & Great Grandmother’s passing. We had many good times together. I have several paintings & carvings of hers, she was so talented. Both your parents were in our church choir. Please give Adelard a big hug for me. Thank you Toni for always being present for them. 🙏🏻
-Anne, family friend
From Rodney Juba
Simone was the life of any gathering , she always had a smile on her face. Simone was quick with wit. I always felt welcome in her home. Simone supported her family by being there for them in their time of need.
I remember the keystone chorus barbershoppers afterglows and any gathering , her voice could be heard laughter as well.
She was a special person.
-Rodney, Close family friend
From Marcel and Olive:
I have known Aunt Simone forever. I was page boy at their wedding with Marguerite Delorme as flower girl. In 1953, when we left Manitoba for Edmonton, Alberta, they came with us. The trip was memorable in many ways. When our mom got sick, they would come and spend their summer holidays with us.
Auntie was like a second mom to us. During my teen years, she always had the right advice to give me. We went through a lot and she was always a phone call away.
I just want to say that she was always an inspiration for me. Olive and i are so blessed to have been able to visit with her and Uncle at the family reunion in 2019.
We have super memories, burgers by Clear lake, visit to Duck Bay, Dauphin, car rides from Dauphin to Winnipeg, long weekends in Dauphin discussing our love life…
So, Auntie i will miss your candid humour, your laugh and you. You were instrumental in preparing me for who I am today, thank you . And also I know that you will be looking after us from up there.
Love you. Marcel.
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