Janine Marie Therrien
Janine Marie Therrien, aged 58 years of St. Andrews, Manitoba,passed away at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre on October 8th, 2019.
She is survived by her beloved daughters Kellie and Brittany Plouffe, parents Romeo and Anita Therrien, brothers Robert (Judy) Therrien and Guy (Kim) Therrien, sisters Elaine Therrien (Ira Minor) and Mariane (Mark) Riding, nine nieces and nephews, and seven grand nieces and nephews.
Janine discovered her life purpose and personal happiness while working with children. Each day at the daycare was an adventure for her and working with her colleagues was like going to visit old friends. Though Janine was deeply devoted to her daughters, her family, and her friends, she still found room in her heart for the 100’s of children and families that she encountered throughout her 30+ year career in childcare services. At her most recent position with the Selkirk Friendship Center where she has been employed for 20+ years, Janine was mother to many. She held a special place in her heart for the special-needs children and, in turn, “her kids” adored her! Nothing brought a beaming smile to Janine’s face more quickly than a child that came up to her with open arms for a comforting hug. Many of “her kids” are adults now with families of their own in the Selkirk community, and their recognition and thanks affirmed to Janine how she had made a difference in their lives.
Janine’s caring disposition spread throughout the community and she touched many people’s lives with a special smile and a kind word. Born and raised in Selkirk, Janine was an active member in her community. You would have seen Janine in the Selkirk Parade every year on the Friendship Center float and at every local fundraiser that was held for a worthy cause. The world was truly a better place with Janine in it and she will live on in many people’s hearts.
Whether it was a road trip to Las Vegas or a trip to the Winnipeg Zoo, Janine was always up for the adventure of the day and her parting wish for her family and friends was that they continue on having adventures, carrying her in their hearts along the way.
The family would like to thank all the staff who took such wonderful care of Janine during her final stay at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca ).
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