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Germaine Mona Legault of Gravelbourg, SK, passed away on November 13, 2022, at the age of 92 years. Germaine was born on April 11, 1930, in Gravelbourg, SK. She was the third of eight children born to Donat and Ludivine (nee Morin) Legault. After her father Donat died in 1963, Germaine stayed on in the family home to help support and care for her mother Ludivine. There, the two of them continued the Legault open-door tradition, often having many more at the table than just the two of them with impromptu suppers with friends, large and very noisy family gatherings, Christmases and reunions, Trivial Pursuit nights, heated and contentious Scrabble games, and coffee visits that would last all day.
Germaine worked at the family business, Legault’s Hardware for 50 years before the store was closed in 2002. Although Germaine never married or had children, she was a second mother to her many nephews and nieces, their spouses and children. She maintained many close friendships throughout her lifetime. As her closest friends passed on, a younger generation of friends came to the fore, being there for Germaine to help care for her and watch over her in her later years.
Germaine was active in the community as a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Library Board. She was a devout Catholic who espoused the faith’s teachings, opening her home and her heart to those in her life.
Germaine is predeceased by her sisters Jeannette Szabo and Blanche Pariseau; her brothers Gerald, Theodore, and Leonard; her sisters-in-law Helene Legault, Veronica Legault and Jan Legault; her brothers-in-law John Szabo, Marcel LeBlanc, Pierre LaChapelle and Ben Pariseau; her nephew Chris Szabo and his wife Jane and her nephew Teddy Legault. She is survived by her sisters Lily Leblanc and Laurette LaChapelle and many cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, Gravelbourg. Memorial donations in memory of Germaine can be sent to Médecins Sans Frontières or the Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario.