Obituary of Jeanne Gertrude Moreault
October 28, 1945 - St-Jean-de-la-Lande, Québec
April 26, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Jeanne Moreault, beloved wife of Alain "Sarto" Moreault, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at the age of 77 years.
Jeanne was born and raised in St-Jean-de-la-Lande, QC, on October 28, 1945. She was the second youngest of 11 children. She completed her schooling in this area and eventually followed some of her older brothers and sisters to the eastern United States.
She lived in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she worked in a furniture upholstery shop. It was while living there that she was introduced to her future husband, Alain (Sarto), by one of her older brothers. They fell in love, and eventually moved to a neighbouring town and then married in 1975. Later that same year, their first daughter, Jennifer, was born. They only remained in the US for a short time, but she met many people during this period of her life that would become lifelong friends.
In 1977, Jeanne and Alain (Sarto) moved to Calgary, AB. This is where they ultimately started to build their life and continued growing their family. They purchased a house in 1978, the same year they welcomed their second daughter, Marlene.
A few busy years passed. They would comprise of some major house renos, to a brand-new home that didn’t quite feel open or welcoming enough for Jeanne. Getting to know a new city and new neighbours, some of whom would also become lifelong friends; hours spent making a house a home. Then in 1981, Jeanne and Alain had their son, Jamie, to complete their family.
Jeanne worked for years as a housekeeper and brought her warmth and skills into the homes of her clients. It wasn’t uncommon that she would spend her time baking, hemming pants, or just chatting with her clients instead of cleaning their houses as she worked her way into their families and their hearts.
Her own home was always a place where everyone was welcome. She loved to cook, and no greater compliment could be given than to ask for seconds or for the recipe, which she never had since everything was just thrown together without one. Jeanne’s greatest source of pride was her home and her family. Many people throughout the years came to think of Jeanne as a surrogate mom, grandma, or aunt. She provided support, a home, an open ear, or a delicious holiday meal to so many who didn’t otherwise have that in their lives.
Jeanne spent her spare time doing the things she loved most; gardening, reading, cooking, baking, hosting backyard BBQ’s and going to the gym for her aquafit classes. She enjoyed spending time with friends and cherished any time she could spend with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.
Besides her loving husband, Jeanne is survived by her two daughters Jennifer (Linda) and Marlene (Paul) and her son Jamie, all of Calgary; her four grandchildren, the absolute loves of her life, Coen, Sawyer, Chase, and Skylar; her three sisters, Annette St Pierre, Noëlla St Pierre, and Françoise St Pierre, all of Québec; her two brothers Fernand St Pierre (Thérèse), Maine, USA, and Réal St Pierre (Line), Québec; her sisters in law, Chantal Fortin (George Albert), Charline Moreault (Robert), Claudette Moreault, Nicole Dubé, all of Québec and Rita St Pierre, of Tupper Lake, NY; her brothers in law Gildo Moreau, Renel Moreault (Ghislaine), Aldéo Moreault, Dario Moreault, Guylain Moreau (Annie), Fernand Ouellet, Paul Levesque, all of Québec; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Finally, not to be forgotten, her beloved dog Gizmo and grand-dogs Hades and Maui.
Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Charles, and Annie, her sister Giselle Lavoie and her brothers, Blondin, Normand, Maurice and Gustave St Pierre.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Jeanne Moreault, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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