November 8, 1962- June 16, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Angie Govereau announce her passing on June 16th after a 3-year battle with cancer. Angie is survived by her loving husband Sonny Brown, children Carmelle (Ken) Stevenson, Katie Govereau and Will Brown, grandchildren Daniel, Hunter and Anna, grandpuppy Jax, uncle Arnold Sinclair, aunts Hazel Govereau, Gertrude Govereau and Ruth Chrisitie, siblings Terri (Dave) Kirkness, Ted (Pam) Govereau, Irene Govereau, Gale (Bob) Asham, Ken (Natasha) Govereau, in laws Heather (Doug) Scramstad, Corrine Calder, Brenda (George) Johanneson, June Brown, Faith Brown, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extra special children/grandchildren and her cuddle buddies Socks and Kiwi.
Angie was welcomed into the heavens by those predeceased by her including her parents Anna and Theodore Govereau, in laws Clara and Wilfred Brown, brothers Wayne Govereau and Dennis Govereau and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Angie entered this world fighting for survival born at 2 lbs 14 oz, she would go home with her parents to Fisher Bay and spend the first months of her life sleeping in a shoe box beside the wood stove to keep her warm and help her survive. She was small enough to fit into her dads’ single hand and would grow to overcome all odds. She would spend her childhood growing up in Fisher Bay travelling to fishing camps with her family and spending time in and on the water. In 1983 she would go on to meet the love of her life and would raise their family together. Spending time as a family in Fisher Bay, Fisher River, Grand Rapids, Selkirk and returning to The Pas as a family.
Her love of water and nature would follow her throughout her life and this passion passed on to her children and grandchildren. Angie and Sonny could often be found on the bank of the Saskatchewan River fishing and enjoying nature, whether that was by feeding the mosquitos or making friends with a pelican. Summers were often spent camping when she and Sonny were raising their children and continued to be something that she did and had wanted to continue to do until the end. If you were lucky enough to have spent the night with them you were likely able to enjoy Angie’s famous pancakes for breakfast, this proved to be a difficult recipe to get from her as she never did write this down, but was enjoyed by all. Another love of Angie’s was road trips, whether it was going to visit family or friends, see new places or just to go somewhere. She enjoyed the travelling, and often had a journal of her trips that often had a miss spelled word that made her descriptions hilarious, you may have read about a cow mouse or her traveling apple named Wilson. Her and her twisted sisters could be found laughing in just about any situation.
In the last few years before her illness you could find Angie at work as the receptionist at the local MMF The Pas Regional office. She enjoyed being in the public and had previously spent many years working in healthcare and loved working in personal care homes with the elderly. She had spent many years working at the old St Paul’s, then in Selkirk at Tudor House and later returned to the new St Paul’s care home in The Pas. She loved taking care of people and was often an advocate for those who couldn’t voice concerns for themselves. This would become such an admirable trait and one that will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank Dr. Wilson for her much appreciated home visits, Dr M Noel and Dr Agha for overseeing treatments, Dr Golchin for being on-call in her final days, Leslie and Bev from the cancer care unit in The Pas for always having a smile and kind words during her appointments, Jana and Aileen from palliative care and home care for all that you did for us to keep mom at home.
“Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.” – Cindy Adkins
As per Angie’s wishes cremation has already taken place and a celebration of life will take place once covid restrictions are eased and family and friends can gather together. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba if friends and family so wish to donate.
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