Catherine LEROUGE

LEROUGE, Catherine Mary Catherine Mary Lerouge, eldest daughter of Egide van Dyck and Mary Ann Donovan, and beloved wife of the late Camille J. Lerouge, died on Monday, October 11, 2004. Mary was born on May 16, 1913, in Edmonton, and grew up in the Bluffton area. Mary was a loving wife and mother, and a skilled homemaker, cook, and seamstress. She was devoted to her church and served it in many capacities. Mary was a 51 year member of the Secular Franciscan Order and a long-time, active member of the Catholic Women’s League. She enjoyed her years as a member of the Red Deer Archives Committee. Our mother will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Cecelia van Dyck, and by her 5 children: Marguerite and Gene Watson; Aline Philbin; Cecelia and John Kauhaahaa; Camille J. and Leslie Lerouge; and Robert and Elaine Lerouge. Grandma was proud of her 13 grandchildren: Michael Watson (Maria Forte); Deborah Watson (Robert Middelmann); Lisa-Jane Watson (John Foss); Anne Marie Watson (Brad Baumgarten); Catherine (Ryan) McEntee; Robert Philbin; Timothy (Stephanie) Philbin; Camille Kauhaahaa (Paschal Hamel); Thomas (Patricia) Kauhaahaa; Michelle Lerouge; Camille J. Lerouge, Robert Lerouge, Jeffrey (Erin) Lerouge. Great Grandma was delighted to have 20 great grandchildren: Alexander and Isabella Watson; Christopher, Aydan, Meghan, and Nicholas Wales; Patrick and Suzanne Foss; Joseph and Jennifer Baumgarten; Peter and Aline McEntee; Timothy and Sean Philbin; Malia and Kelani Hamel; Emily and Evan Kauhaahaa; Emily and Jack Lerouge. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Camille Lerouge, by her parents, and by her 2 sisters, Caroline and Bernadine. Prayers and the Franciscan Wake Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 18. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19. Interment will follow at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Mary was a long-time and generous supporter of projects and charities in the Third World. She worked for the alleviation of hunger and suffering, the promotion of education, and the provision of opportunities to help people find employment and gain better lives. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Development and Peace, 8421 – 101 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6A 0L1.

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