Willman: Clemence (nee Grosjean ) passed away peacefully on June 10 ,2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home.
Clemence was born on September 3, 1922, the third child of 14 children. The family moved several times finally settling on a farm in the Griswold area and this is where she met her husband, Fred Willman. They were married on November 14, 1944 and they farmed in the Griswold area raising their two sons, Bob and Richard. We remember Clemence as a hard worker, milking cows, having a big garden and doing lots of canning of vegetables and fruit. Her life centered around her family as time spent with them meant everything to her. She was a very caring and loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Fred passed away in 1972 and this is when Clemence started working as a waitress in Souris at the Souris Motor Inn and after that, Chicken Jacks. In 1976 she bought a house in Souris and moved into town, living there until 1997 when she moved to the Souris Apartments. She was there until 2009 when she moved again into Crescent Manor. In 2012 she went to Victoria Park Lodge for a short while and in 2013 she spent the past 2 ½ months in the Souris Personal Care Home.
Clemence loved to do all sorts of crafts from knitting, crocheting, quilting and making artificial flower arrangements .All of the members of her family either have wool socks, wool mittens, dishcloths, crocheted tablecloths, doilies or artificial flower arrangements that she has made.
Clemence was predeased by her husband, Fred in 1972;sister —in- law Dorothy Willman and brother-in-law George Willman; sisters Alice Kettles, Rose Kettles, Jeanne Bastien, Eva Stewart and Mary Grosjean; brothers Fernand Grosjean, Felix Grosjean, Julien Grosjean and Joseph Grosjean ;sister-in-laws Francis(Chrisp) Grosjean and Blanche(McGee)Grosjean; brother-in-laws Don Kettles, Allan Kettles, Gordon Stewart, Alfred Buckingham and Bruno Enns.
Clemence leaves to mourn 2 children Bob(Dorothy) Willman and Richard(Gloria)Willman as well as grandchildren Sherri(Louis)Vachon, Robby Willman, Fred(Gina)Willman and Bobbie(Kim)Willman. Granny will also be deeply missed by her great-grandchildren Janelle(Brendan) Schwindt, Albert, Natalie and Marc Vachon, Riley and Weston Willman, Dawson Ramsden, Bryanne and Brody Willman. As well she is survived by sister-in-laws; Grace Willman, Kay Grosjean and Ruth( Meadows) Grosjean; sisters Anna Enns and Josie Buckingham; brothers Clement(Kay) Grosjean and Jacque( Eileen)Grosjean as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at Griswold United Church on Friday June 14th,2013 with minister Don Sellsted officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers were Grandsons Robby, Fred and Bobbie Willman. Great-Grandsons Albert and Marc Vachon and Grandson-in-law Louis Vachon.
In memory of Clemence donations may be made to the Griswold United Church or a charity of your choice.