Jeannine Carmel (née Dupuis) Phaneuf
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November 20, 1927 – January 12, 2020
Jeannine Phaneuf passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on January 12, 2020 at the age of 92. Jeannine was born to parents Arthur and Elise (née Blais) Dupuis in Hoey, SK. She attended elementary school at Argon Country School, and the Convent of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Duck Lake, SK. Her high school education was completed in Domremy, St. Louis, and Hoey, SK. It was during her Grade Twelve year in Hoey that she met Alfred Phaneuf whom she later married. Jeannine went on to complete teacher training at the Teacher Training Institute (Normal School) in Saskatoon, SK. She taught in Jackfish Lake, SK, and Hoey, SK before marrying Alfred in 1950. Once married they moved to Henribourg, SK, where she taught for two years before retiring to raise her family.
Jeannine and Alfred moved to Wakaw, SK and then to Prince Albert, SK where they raised their four children, Lynn, Cheryl, Duane, and Kevin. Jeannine entered the workforce again in 1975 as bookkeeper for a business that Alfred and two partners built in La Ronge, SK. She also acted as bookkeeper for PA Vacuum and Air Conditioning, a business that Alfred and their son Duane opened. Duane and his wife Cheryl continued to run the business once Alfred and Jean were ready for retirement.
Family meant the world to Jeannine and it was always her first priority. She loved caring for her children and grandchildren, and was overjoyed to become a great-grandmother with the arrival of her first great-granddaughter, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her second great-grandson. She also loved animals, a love that she passed on to all of her children. Over the years she allowed cats, dogs, several birds, including a Canada Jay, and a flying squirrel into the family home either as pets or rescued animals. Jeannine was a consummate shopper and she loved to find any reason or person to shop for. She was generous and loved to buy gifts for her family. Shopping trips were usually followed by coffee, lunch, or supper out. Jeannine and Alfred were frequent visitors to the local Smitty’s Restaurant. They were always at their happiest sharing a meal or coffee with family or friends at a restaurant. Even in her nineties she made sure to go out for lunch or supper with family at least once a week.
Waskesiu Lake was a large part of Jeannine’s life as the family had purchased a cabin there in 1957. Jeannine enjoyed fishing, wiener roasts, walking, and especially visiting with all the relatives who also made Waskesiu their summer place. Jeannine and Alfred also enjoyed traveling to many places in Western Canada and the United States. They particularly enjoyed time in Las Vegas.
Jeannine spent her last years living in the Mackenzie Condominiums where she enjoyed visiting, playing cards, and bingo with the many friends she had made there.
Jeannine will be lovingly remembered by: her children: Lynn (Louise) Phaneuf, Cheryl (Brian) Farnham, Duane (Cheryl) Phaneuf, and Kevin (Loralie Shinkaruk) Phaneuf; her grandchildren: Ashley (Dave) Gordon, Andria (Adam Selinger) Farnham, Renée Phaneuf, Denise (Brayden Sauve) Phaneuf, and Daniel Phaneuf; her great-granddaughter: Adanna Phaneuf; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Florence Phaneuf, Rita (Ben) Habetler, Therese Carriere, and Edward Phaneuf, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jeannine was predeceased by: her husband: Alfred Phaneuf; her parents: Arthur and Elise (née Blais) Dupuis; her great-grandson: Hudson Gordon; her siblings: Fernand (Anne) Dupuis, Rollande (Robert) Tournier, Simone (Isidore) Bernier, Gaston (Yvonne) Dupuis, Lorenzo (Juliette) Dupuis, Mariette (Henry) Deault, and Jean Paul Dupuis; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Albert (Ella) Phaneuf, Lionel Phaneuf, Lillian (Joe) Fauchoux, Don Carriere, and Rosemarie Phaneuf. At Jeannine’s expressed wishes, no service will be held. A private family interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of floral tributes, donations in Jeannine’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 54 11 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Z9. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium Brian and Bev Stobbs, Renée Phaneuf - Funeral Directors. www.MacKenzieChapel.ca . 306.763.8488