Obituary for Magdalena Judith Hutlet (Rigaux)
Passed away at the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg MB on Thursday September 3, 2015 at the age of 99 years, Magdalena Judith Hutlet (nee Rigaux) of Winnipeg, formerly of Baldur MB.
Magdalena was born at Cypress River, Man. Celestin and Magdalena were married in 1940 and farmed at Bruxelles and Greenway before settling on their farm at Baldur. When Dad's illness forced them to retire to town, Mom put her excellent cooking skills to work at the Baldur Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, carpooling to bingo nights in the surrounding towns, as well as playing cards . After Dad's passing in 1992, Mom moved to Brandon and later to Appleton Estates Apartment in Winnipeg where she soon found the social club and many new friends.
Besides her husband Celestin, Magdalena was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Victorine Rigaux (nee Deschouwer), father and mother-in-law Auguste and Victorine Hutlet , siblings Angeline (Raymond Van Den Bossche, Albert (Lorraine), Gilbert (Jeanne), Hubert (Evelyn), Germaine (Jeff) Delichte, Omer, William, Robert and Rene.
She is survived by children Shirley (Barry) Cairns, Herby (Verna), Marlene Hutlet, Joyce (Les) Ostby, Terry (Bette), 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, sister Justine Kitto, sister-in-law Marie Rigaux, sister-in-law Yvette Brandt, brothers-in-law Etienne Hutlet and Lionel Hutlet and friend Bill Humphreys.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church, Baldur MB with Father Phillip Malayil as Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Magdalena's memory to the Baldur Health Centre Special Equipment Fund, Box 128 Baldur MB R0K 0B0.