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Born: Apr 17, 1943

Date of Passing: Mar 11, 2023

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April 17, 1943 - March 11, 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Noëlla Petit (née Beauchemin) on March 11, 2023, at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honour her by sharing her stories and cherishing every memory made.
Noëlla is survived by the love of her life of 60 years, Gilbert Petit; and her five beautiful children, Jacqueline (Kenny), Bernie (Tammy), Nicole (Louis), Noël (Angie), and Lynette. She was a loving grandmother to Robert (Katelynn), Danica (Justin), Mario (Brooklyn), Gabrielle (Spencer), Savannah, Kailey (Liam), Justin, Rémie, Annabelle, Cayden, and a great-grandmother to Brooklynn, Haytham, Blake, and Hunter. Also left to mourn her are her two sisters and brother.
Noëlla was devoted to her family, her faith in God and living life to the fullest. Noëlla and Gilbert always took pride in a hard work ethic to provide their children with the best life. As many challenges as they encountered, their determination and drive made it possible to successfully open Centennial Gravel & Excavating Ltd. in 1974. Almost 50 years later, that legacy continues.
Noëlla was well known in her community for her Bannock, her sucre à la crème and for always having the best holiday decor. Her love for music and gardening is something her family will always cherish and pass on to future generations. She loved spending time in the kitchen and creating delicious meals for all who walked through her door. She never let you leave hungry, she made everyone feel at home.
Mom was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. Her infectious smile lit up every room she entered. She was the best wife, mother, mémère, sister, aunt and friend. We will miss her every day. But may there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
We find peace in her passing by remembering this beautiful poem she read to us:

"When tomorrow starts without me,
please try and understand
that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
The angel said my place was ready,
in Heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.
But when I walked through Heavens gates,
I felt so much at home,
for God looked down, smiled at me,
and told me welcome home.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I'm right there in your heart."

"We love you mom/mémère, you are forever in our hearts. Until we meet again."

"À bientôt ma belle Noëlla,"
Love Gilly

The family wishes to send a special thank you to all the staff at CancerCare and Ste. Anne's Hospital for their care and compassion; as well as a heartwarming thank you to Gloria, her "adopted sister", for all her ongoing support and frequent phone calls. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Wildlife Haven.
A private family service will be held at a later date as per Noëlla's wishes.

Family and friends may sign a
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Merci pour tes sourires et joie de vivre. Tu as fait beaucoup pour la communauté et nous en sommes reconnaissants. Antoine et Linda - Posted by: Antoine Hacault (Friend) on: May 03, 2023

  • My sincere condolences on the loss of your wife and mom. Gilbert, Jacqueline, Bernie, Nicole, Noel and Lynette. Noella always had a smile and I remember meeting her and the girls on their weekly shopping trip to St. Vital mall for lunch at Moxies! It was always a blast showing me what they bought) and I remember Noella having fun and dancing in the house to her favorite song "I would walk 500 miles" she always made me feel like part of the family and for that she will definitely be missed my thoughts and prayers are with your family. - Posted by: Jeff Swaile (Friend of the family) on: Apr 08, 2023

  • Our condolences to everyone in your family. May wings of her Angel wrap around you in comfort and peace. Sincerest sympathies, Eileen and the boys, Stephanie, and Dan Swerdyliak - Posted by: Eileen Swerdyliak (friend) on: Mar 24, 2023

  • I remember Noella’s smile & always very friendly. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Gil & your family. Our deepest sympathies to all. - Posted by: Roland & Basia Bazinet (Cousin) on: Mar 22, 2023

  • There is no one like our special Noella! We are privileged to have had her in our lives. Love to All from: Sister Doris Beauchemin Griffith (Syd), Sister Hélène Beauchemin (Martin), Brother Roland Beauchemin (Cathie) - Posted by: Doris Griffith (Sister) on: Mar 22, 2023

  • Heartfelt sympathies to all your family. Cherish your mother's love and all your precious memories. Love Aunt Leona - Posted by: Leona Beauchemin (Aunt of Jacqueline, Bernie, Nicole, Lynette, and Noel) on: Mar 20, 2023

  • Deepest sympathies to all the Petit Family & Beauchemin family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time . - Posted by: Helene &Bert Bonneteau (Friend ) on: Mar 19, 2023

  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. I had the opportunity to meet Noella a few times and she was a very lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Robin Denis (Friend to Lynette) on: Mar 19, 2023

  • My condolences to the family she was a wonderful person always friendly and nice we will all miss her - Posted by: Frank rizzuto (Friend ) on: Mar 19, 2023

  • Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved sister, mother, aunt and friend. - Posted by: Debbie McLeod (Friend of Roland (sister of Cathie (McLeod) Block)) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • We remember Noella fondly for she was always very friendly. Hoping you, Gil, remember all the best memories of her and keep the above poem close to your heart. Well wishes to your entire family. - Posted by: Jack and Marianne Harder (Friends and long ago neighbours.) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • Noel and all your family. It is with great sadness that I learned of your Mom's passing. She was a lovely lady and although our lives touched only as teenagers I will treasure the memories. I was extremely fortunate to meet you and some of your siblings and I extend my deepest sympathies to your Father, you Noel, and all the rest of your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Edna Cechvala - Posted by: Edna Cechvala (Friend) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • Our sincere condolances to the Petit family on the passing of Noëlla. We remember her a a very dedicated and hard-working lady. You are in our thoughts! - Posted by: Denise Perron & George Perron (Acquantance) on: Mar 18, 2023

  • Nos sincères sympathies Gilbert et famille. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous. Richard et Laurence Dorge - Posted by: Richard & Laurence Dorge (friend) on: Mar 18, 2023

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