Annette Fouillen (Labossiere)

We sadly said goodbye to Mom—Minn—Aunty Annette and cherished friend on Friday January 8, 2021, at 82 years old.

Annette was born in Somerset, MB on July 6, 1938 to Alexis and Marie Anne Labossiere and was the third eldest of eight, and we grew up hearing many fond stories of her love and laughter growing up in the Labossiere household.

She was predeceased by dad, Louis Fouillen (Jan 2, 1988), her parents, as well as her siblings, Paul, Arthur, Jean and Raymond, her brother -in-laws and sister in law and several family members and close friends over these past years.

Annette is survived by her children Suzanne, Gilles (special friend Liz), her sisters, Edith, Lucille, Mickey (Clemence), sister-in-law’s, Dianne, Rachel, Therese, brother-in-law Marcel and many nieces and nephews.

Mom worked tirelessly for many years along side Dad until he passed and thereafter in their restaurant, Claire’s Café in Ste Rose du lac, MB.  We have many fond memories as well I’m certain family and friends do of “afterhour” gatherings celebrating Christmas or fun times sharing a beverage while turning up the Jukebox and for the nieces and nephews playing Pinball and Arcade games.

When she retired in Somerset, MB, mom enjoyed her pets, reconnecting with her siblings, the peacefulness of spending time outside in her yard, planting flowers, watering, cutting the grass and raking leaves in the fall. Moms love for curling was her winter past time, she faithfully watched every curling tournament for endless hours and thoroughly enjoyed her chats with her sister Edith after each curling match.

Mom was strongly independent with the sweetest little smile, kindest caring warm heart and gentle loving hands.  She was always giving yet had very little and had a special place in her heart and much compassion for animals which she showed with rescuing her final pet, a wild little kitten and fed it with an eye dropper for days and named her “Snoopy”. 

This is who mom was and we were blessed to call you “Mom”.  She will be dearly missed, never forgotten and forever loved “to the moon and back”.  Rest peacefully now and enjoy your new home until we meet again, and you can “Show Me Around”.  (Carly Pearce song)

We would like to thank the nurses at Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake, MB for their superior care and personal attention with Mom in her final journey with us. Also, a special thank you with much appreciation and deep gratitude for her niece Yvette Lennon and her sister Mickey for their love and assistance with caring for mom in her final days.  

In lieu of flowers /in Memory of, should you wish, a donation can be made to a volunteer not-for-profit Animal Care Fundraising  group (whom mom bought perogies from) for emergency care for neglected and abused animals called “The Doughnators” via an EFT to  

Cremation has occurred and due to Covid restrictions, at a later date (the summer), a private burial service will take place in Ste Rose du Lac, Manitoba.

29 thoughts on “Annette Fouillen (Labossiere)

  1. Tom and Adrienne Foster

    Our most sincere sympathies to the Fouillen and Labossiere families. We remember Annette working endless hours to provide excellent service to everyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Rest In Peace.

  2. Robert and Irma Grenier

    To the Labossière and Fouillen families we offer our deepest condolences on Annette’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  3. Linda Talbot

    Sympathy to Suzanne and Gilles as well as Edith, Lucille and Mickey and families on the loss of Annette. Rest in peace.

  4. Marlene and Laurent Bouchard

    Sincere condolences to Suzanne and Gilles for the loss of your dear mom.
    She was a genuine and special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    you during this time of sorrow.

  5. George and Linda Ronceray

    Sympathy to Edith ,Lucille and Mickey and families

  6. Rachel Labossiere

    My sincere sympathy to Suzanne Gilles Liz and all theFouillen and Labossiere family thinking of you and sure that Annette will welcome her new home,

  7. Ellie Van De Spiegle

    Deepest sympathy to Suzanne,Gilles and Liz also her sisters Edith, Lucille, Mickey.and the Fouillen family.Annette was a great friend.I will surely miss her.

  8. Susie Flower

    My sincere sympathy to both of you, Suzanne and Gilles on the loss of your dear Mom.
    I worked at Claire’s Café when I was in school many years ago and got to know your family very well. Your mom was a very good cook and hard worker.
    Rest in Peace Annette.

    Susie Flower (Delaurier)

  9. Lisa Bishop

    Sincere condolences to both Suzanne and Gilles, as well as all of Annette’s extended family.
    Many, many fond memories growing up of both Annette and Louis at their house and restaurant. A wonderful lady with an exemplary work ethic who also seemed to defy aging.
    Rest in peace, you will fondly remain in our hearts.

  10. Jackie

    Suzanne and Gilles I’m so sorry about your loss. Worked after school for your mom and dad. Two of the nicest people.

  11. Jeannine Lamoureux

    My condolences to Suzanne and Gilles. Your Mom was a wonderful person and I enjoyed my visits with her when I was in Ste.Rose.

  12. Russ and Joan (Pinette)Simmons

    Condolences to all of her family.

  13. Donna Gobeil

    RIP Annette
    My condolences to all family members

  14. Christine Lafreniere

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Annette was the sweetest neighbor here in Somerset. We will miss her little chats and her visits as I worked in the flower gardens or on her way back from walking from up town. You are all in our thoughts.

  15. Carla Frobisher(Beasse)

    Condolences to the family, I have great memories of working for your mom at Claire’s Cafe

  16. Colette Hykawy

    Suzanne and Gilles, this is such a beautiful tribute to your mom and is exactly how I remember her. My condolences to you and all who held your mom close to their hearts.

    Colette (Lapointe) Hykawy

  17. Donna (Ryder) Parthenay

    Our sincere condolences to Suzanne and Gilles. Spent many hours in her restaurant either working, babysitting or just hanging out.

  18. Jim MacMillan

    Condolences Suzanne and Gilles, your mom always made me feel like family everytime I walked in the back door of the restaurant. I still think of her often. Thinking of you both at this difficult time.
    Jim MacMillan

  19. Larry Lepla

    Our condolences to Suzanne and Gilles. Always had a great time working with your Mom. I will cherish my memories.

  20. Christine and Eugene Gingras

    Dear Suzanne, Gilles and all of Annette’s family
    Our condolences on Annette’s passing. Suzanne I have many fond memories of your mom from our sleepovers. She was an amazing woman. May GOD bring you all His peace and love during this difficult time. In our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Marilyn & Alf

    Our sincere condolences to Suzanne, Gilles & all the family. We too spent many happy times with both Louis & Annette and often speak about the fun at Claire’s Cafe.
    Alf & Marilyn Marshall 🙏❤️

  22. Cathy and Dwight Hopfner

    Gilles and Suzanne
    Sending you our sincere condolences Many curling memories as well as Sunday brunch at “Claire’s” with our young family!

  23. Blair (Brandson) Bouchard

    Suzanne and Gilles, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    I am saddened to be seeing your mom’s obituary. I will always have great memories of being around both your parents and hanging out at Claire’s cafe. I’m sure your dad is welcoming her with open arms.

  24. Shelley Lepla

    Sincere condolences to Suzanne and Gilles.

  25. Suzanne (Claeys) Toews

    Condolences Suzanne & Gilles! Many a memory made in Claire’s Cafe!

  26. Lois Klimchuk

    Suzanne and Gilles. Keeping you close in my thoughts and heart. She was a wonderful person.xo

  27. Gordon Fawcett

    Our prayers to the families of Annette R I P Annette had many of good meals in there restaurant

  28. Holly Sweetman

    Dearest Suzanne and Gilles-our sincere sympathy on your loss of a lovely lady! Words can’t wipe away your tears, Hugs won’t ease your pain, But hold on to your wonderful memories- Forever They’ll Remain. Holly and Leonard

  29. Marc Lariviere

    Many fond memories of Annette and Louis as neighbors and at Claire’s Cafe my most sincerest condolences to Suzanne and Gilles

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