Catherine Pelchat

By Gilles Proulx
Catherine Pelchat

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(1928 - 2018)
Father : Pierre Pelchat
Mother : Marie-Leophile Morin
Birth : on Sunday, November 25, 1928
Death : on Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Husband : Pierre Proulx
The deceased is the spouse of a descendant of the couple Jean-Baptiste Préau & Catherine Fleury
Source: Beau Lac Funeral Home

Catherine (Pelchat) Proulx was born November 25th, 1928 at home in Shell River, SK. She was the third of four children born to Pierre and Leofile Pelchat.

Catherine started her schooling at Shell River School until it became too cold for her to walk. Her parents decided to send her to The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Convent in Duck Lake, SK where she finished her schooling. Upon returning home, Catherine met Pierre Proulx. They were married on June 13th, 1950. After their marriage they settled on the farm and started their family.

Catherine was a hard worker and never complained. She loved being outdoors and was a constant provider to her family. She spent her days taking care of her family as well as many daily chores: tending to the chickens, milking the cows and gardening.

Catherine was very family orientated. One of her favorite family outings was to go with her children and grandchildren berry picking. She also loved to cook and you never left her home hungry. Holidays were a special time for her as the whole family gathered together on the farm to celebrate. Catherine loved her sweets, she always had a variety of candies close by and she loved to spoil the great grandchildren with jujubes and suckers. She cherished her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had the patience of a saint and was always happy to bake cookies or make bread with them regardless of how many hands were in the dough or how much flour ended up on the floor.
Catherine passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Saskatoon at the Royal University Hospital just before midnight on November 15th, 2018, ten days shy of her 90th birthday.

Catherine is survived by her eight children, Denis Proulx, Marcel (Eunice) Proulx, Arthur (Holly) Proulx, Denise Aberdeen, Lucille (Frank) Stefaniuk, Gerry (Sharon) Proulx, Louis Proulx and Earl Proulx. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, Tracy (Donald) Beaulieu, Cindy (Lee) Lay, Jason Aberdeen, Louise (Darren) Erbach, Danielle (John) Jasken, Terri Lynn (Gary) Kulak, Beverly (Jason) Bentley, Michelle (Jared) Longard, Christopher (Heather) Proulx, Anthony Proux, Nicholas Proulx and numerous great grandchildren.

Catherine was predeceased by her parents Pierre and Leofile Pelchat, husband Pierre Proulx, brothers Gideon and Art Pelchat, sister Germaine Pelchat, son-in-law Jim Aberdeen and grandsons Bryan and Nicholas Proulx.

A celebration of Catherine’s life was held on Tuesday November 20th, 2018, 2:00 pm at the Notre Dame des Victoire Roman Catholic Church in Victoire, SK. Catherine’s final resting place is in the Notre Dame des Victoire Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Catherine Proulx may do so to the Notre Dame des Victoire Roman Catholic Church, Victoire, SK. Family and friends wishing to send private online condolences are welcome to visit Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Mark Muir Funeral Director, Debden, SK