Lucienne “Germaine” (née Fortin) Dubreuil

December 19, 1923 - January 20, 2021

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Service Details

Private Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 1:30pm
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral,
Muenster, Saskatchewan

Interment:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery,
Muenster, Saskatchewan

Memorial Donations:

Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan
#200 – 4545 Parliament Avenue
Regina, SK, S4W 0G3
Phone: 1-844-735-5590
Website: Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan

Heart & Stroke Foundation
#26 – 1738 Quebec Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1V9
Phone: 1-306-244-2124
Website: Heart & Stroke Foundation

Alzheimer Society
c/o Oliver Lodge
1405 Faulkner Crescent,
Saskatoon, SK, S7L 3R5
Phone: 1-306-683-6322
Website: Alzheimer Society

Obituary

Germaine was born December 19, 1923, on the family farm in the Valley Plain area near Quill Lake, SK; the eighth child born to Arthur and Adrienne (née Simard) Fortin. Her family moved to a homestead in the St. Front area, where Germaine attended Brightside Country School. At a young age, Germaine nursed her mother through a long illness and, after her passing, took care of her father, Arthur, and then left home before he re-married. Her nurturing nature began early on, and prepared her for married life and motherhood. On October 21, 1953, Germaine became the lovely bride of Lucien Dubreuil, and they were married in St. Brieux, SK. They built their first home on the farm located across from Lucien’s mother’s home, SW of St. Brieux, and farmed there until their retirement, in 1986. An ideal farm couple, they worked hard and tirelessly together on their grain farm and with the farm animals. They laughed through their many hardships and became a proud rural family, with their three daughters: Cecile, Francise, and Alice. With retirement, their move to Muenster, SK, brought much happiness as they gardened, enjoyed the community, and socialized with family and friends. Germaine was a member of the Muenster CWL, and received an honourary pin recognizing her 50 years of membership. Hospitality with a nice meal and a glass of homemade wine made for memorable visits at their own home, or during harvest where they often joined in to help. Both Germaine and Lucien loved to dance and play cards. Music came naturally to Germaine and she sang, played guitar, and the organ by ear. Painting and crocheting were other favorite hobbies and of course, sharing her wonderful garden produce, especially the potatoes! She had a very humble and compassionate nature, caring for her two brothers, Paul and Marcel until their deaths after she had raised her own family. In 2001, Humboldt became home for Germaine and Lucien, first at their own residence and then, ten years later, in Caleb Village. Germaine’s final years were spent in care homes in Saskatoon where Fran was close by; this location made it easier for all her daughters to visit. She was known for her smiles, hugs, and her quick sense of humour which carried on, even to her final days. Her love and devotion to her family is reflected in the way her own daughters in turn loved, cared, and respected her throughout her life, especially in her later years. She also had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She leaves to mourn, her three daughters: Cecile (Rob) Haughian, Francise Dobmeier, and Alice Polanik-Poss; her grandchildren: Leona Dobmeier (Chris Schmolke), Evan (Kimberley) Dobmeier, Constance (Michael) LeBlanc, Vanessa (Todd) Roberts and Alexander Polanik; her great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Dyson, Auzlynn, and Joseph; along with her many nieces and nephews. Germaine is predeceased by her loving husband, Lucien; her parents, Arthur and Adrienne Fortin; sons-in-law, Lloyd Dobmeier and Ron Poss; her sister, Simone Auriat; her brothers: Lucien, Rosario, Wilfred, Paul, and Marcel Fortin, and two younger brothers in childhood; brother- in-law Albert Auriat; and sisters-in-law Aileen, Denise, Marianne, and Germaine.

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