Anne-Marie Eugenie Marcelle THIBAULT

Anne-Marie Eugenie Marcelle THIBAULT

THIBAULT, Anne-Marie Eugenie Marcelle

Mar 21, 1921 – Nov. 15, 2012

Eulogy (by self)

I was born in Castor on March 21, 1921 to Georges and Marguerite Thibault and lived on the family farm north of Halkirk. As an adult I lived with Charlie on the acreage-our little piece of heaven-at the top of the hill near Big Knife Park, where we enjoyed nature, birds and wildlife.

As I aged, my home became smaller. I enthusiastically planned and prepared for my 90 birthday party in 2011, at my home in the Big Knife Villa, Forestburg. I lived comfortably there until I moved to Galahad Health Centre less than a year ago. I often said “it’s no fun being 91”! … but I also acknowledged “my work on earth must not be done AND I guess the devil don’t want me and God is not ready for me yet.” In all of these homes I met new friends, while still enjoying the company of many old and dear ones.

Throughout my life I loved gardening, (especially flowers), cooking, crocheting, quilting, all crafts, music (singing and playing the organ), poetry and sewing all of which I did until my eye sight and arthritis prevented me from continuing. Music filled my life, and I got such joy reciting poetry and mailing inspirational poems to family and friends. Part of living so long was being witness to the passing of many friends and family – which broke my heart. Enough BS I’ve had a very long and enjoyable life. To all my family and friends – “Please don’t mourn for me. No frills – just your love and prayers as you did for me throughout my lifetime. I so appreciate your support and friendship. Love you all – God be with you all till we meet again.”

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.

…..Mary Elizabeth Frye -1932

Auntie Anne’s family would like to thank Dean Ross for his participation in her service (as he said “Only Verna Dunkle and Anne would be friends with the funeral director”); for he and his staff’s caring preparation and presentation; the Halkirk Hall Board for the delicious lunch and set-up; Colette Fetaz and Alarie Oberg for the lovely piano playing; the Fetaz girls (Charmaine and Marie), Doug and Rae Bish, Tom and Marilyn Bunbury and Agnes Oberg for adding their incredible voices to the sing song and service, AND to the “Angel’s” in her life who supported her, cared for her and helped her as she aged – we are forever grateful. Auntie Anne had asked Dean to have the “disco ball” in the Halkirk Hall “ON” for her serviceā€¦and it was. She was cremated and will be interred in the Notre Dame De Savoie Cemetery in the Spring. In the meantime she will rest with her friend, Dean Ross, in his special home. We will all miss our “Auntie Anne.”

Funeral services were held at Halkirk Hall on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Anne prepared her own service the way she wished, full of music, tributes and celebrating her life. Memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame de Savoie Cemetery or to Ladies Auxiliary of the Galahad Extended Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at


entrusted with the care and the funeral arrangements. 403-882-3141

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