Marie "Nora" Mongeon, age 96, of Dunseith, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, in a Rugby hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Dunseith. Burial will be at the Pre St. Marie Cemetery in Tisdale, Sask. A wake will be held on Sunday, March 31, beginning at 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m. both in the church.
Nora Mongeon, a daughter of Emile and Emelda (Grenier) Casavant, was born on July 9, 1916, at St. Dennis, Sask. At a young age she moved with her family to the Tisdale District, where she attended Arpsville School.
On Oct. 17, 1934, she was married to Lawrence Tremblay at Tisdale, Sask. After their marriage they moved to a farm northeast of Archerwill, Sask. It was here that she helped log trees and farm with her husband. On June 8, 1969, Lawrence passed away.
On Aug. 8, 1970, she married Roland Mongeon and they moved to a farm two miles south of Dunseith. They lived there until 1987, when they moved into Dunseith, where she had resided since.
She took many trips to Canada to see her family and they spent many winters in Arizona. After her retirement she enjoyed golfing, gardening, baking, the Minnesota Twins, going to the casino and spending time with her family and friends. Nora was a devoted Catholic and was a member of the altar society and spent many years volunteering at St. Mary's Mission Store in Dunseith.
Nora is survived by: a daughter, Joan Johnson, of Dunseith; sons, Victor Tremblay, of Weyburn, Sask., and Maurice Tremblay, of Edmonton, Alberta; sister-in-law, Cecile Tremblay, of Golden, British Columbia, and Anita Tremblay, of Weyburn, Sask.; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Lea Jalbert, of California, Theresa Groat and Marie-ange Gregoire, both of Saskatchewan, Francoise Roy and Gabrielle Donahue, both of British Columbia; and brother, Eugene Casavant, of British Columbia.
Arrangements are with the Nero Funeral Home of Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register at (www.nerofuneralhome.net).