Deleau, Claris Helen

Mom was born in Carievale, Saskatchewan on May 1, 1923, daughter of Herbert and Pearl Jasper.  She was the youngest of eight children. She passed away on June 2, 2023 at the age of 100 years. The family moved to Manitoba in the early thirties and farmed in the Deleau district. She attended school in Deleau where she met her later to be husband Ab Deleau. They married in 1944 and raised four children while also farming in that area. Al (Brenda) Deleau, Linda (Gil) Van Daele, Bob (Darlene) Deleau and Val (Dexter) Kowalchuk.

She had 13 grand children and partners, 26 great grand children and their partners, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Mom and dad retired to Souris in 1979, and spent 20 winters in Arizona where she was dads biggest cheerleader at all his ball games.

They loved their card games especially crib. She would have your points counted before you had your cards laid down.

After dad passed in 2015 mom lived on her own until her last two months when hospitalized. She kept very active and could be seen briskly walking around Souris with her close friend Vi Barclay.
Mom curled for many years and so enjoyed watching curling on TV especially Brad Gushue (Gutchie).

A private family graveside service will be held at the Souris –Glenwood Cemetery this summer to celebrate her life. In memory of Claris, donations may be made to the Deleau Community Club (New Picnic Shelter) Box 1075 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

We miss you mom but know you are with dad now.


16 thoughts on “Deleau, Claris Helen”

  1. Heaven gained another beautiful Angel ! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Claris’s families!

  2. I was saddened to hear of her passing but so happy she made 100! She can now rest in peace with Ab! Have many fond memories of Ball tournaments, Arizona and neighbours in Souris. My thoughts and prayers are with her families.
    Donna Devins

  3. my sincere sympathies to the Deleau Family on the passing of your Mom and Grandmother.

  4. Sincere condolences to all of Claris’ family. She lived a long wonderful life. May she rest in peace.

  5. What a beautiful soul Claris was. She had an unconditional love for her husband Ab and her family. Claris was proud of each and everyone of you. Our fondest memories are with Ab and Claris in Jacks ball days. They always made sure everyone felt welcome at the Deleau farm. Hold onto your favourite memories of Claris and keep them close to your hearts. She will be in heaven with the love of her life looking down on you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to Al, Linda, Bob,Val and families. Wherever a beautiful sole has been there’s a trail of beautiful memories

  7. Our sincere condolences for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady.

    Butch and Lynne

  8. Deepest sympathy to the Deleau family.
    Your Mom was a very special lady and will be missed. I am grateful I was able to have a visit last summer. I will always remember her kindness and that smile.

  9. Our sincere condolences to all of the Deleau Family. She was a lovely Lady.
    Rest in Peace.
    Robert & Marilyn Pearce

  10. Our condolences go out to the Deleau families . Claris was a wonderful lady and I will sure miss not seeing her when we come back to Souris. She was loved by so many!

  11. Deleau Families, your Mother Claris has left you with knowledge of love and kindness to all. She was a spunky lady who treated others with kindness and respect. Always a smile on her face and that twinkle n her eyes. She will be a bright shinning star for you to see looking down on all of you from her new home in Heaven, rejoined again with her Ab. condolences to you all . Mary Ann Carlisle

  12. To the Deleau families, Your mom was a feisty little lady!! She’d get pretty excited at ball and hockey games!! She loved parties and was lots of fun!! She will be so happy to be with your dad again. Take care everyone! She will be missed. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  13. Our Sincere Sympathy to all Claris Deleau’s family. She has had a long and busy life keeping up with all the sports activities. Our memories are great of the many ball games we all attended home and afar. Great times and with both Abby and Claris. Never one without the other. Thinking of you all. Everett and Della B

  14. Sincere condolences to the Deleau family. Claris was a grand lady. She was your biggest fan in the stands. She is still watching …just from a different viewpoint from above.
    Thinking of all of you

  15. Our sincere condolences to the Deleau families on the passing of Claris.

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