Obituary – Aliette Simonne Duval

Aliette Duval
Oct. 22, 1930 – June 17, 2021

With deep heartache we announce the passing of our mother, Aliette Simonne [Savard] Duval, on June 17, 2021, at the age of 90 years. She was a long-time resident of Jean-Côté and spent most of the last 18 years living in Grande Prairie.

Aliette was born in a log cabin in Jean-Côté on Oct. 22, 1930, the youngest of 14 children, and passed away quietly and peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.

Aliette worked hard all her life starting way back into her childhood helping her parents on the farm. During her adulthood, in addition to being the most excellent home maker, she was a caregiver to other family members as they aged, a bus driver, a cook in camps and at the Girouxville restaurant, harvester operator, and her most cherished job as an Activity Aide for eight years at the Sacred Heart Health Centre long term care facility.

She treasured time with family gatherings. Aliette enjoyed crafting, sewing, playing cards, reading about, and using essential oils. She was known for her wit and wonderful sense of humour, optimism and joie de vivre, pride and love of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as great-great-grandchild.

Aliette is and will always be remembered and missed with deep love and respect. She is predeceased by: her husband, Gaston Duval; her daughter Louisette [Duval] Bruneau; son Ronald Duval; son-in-law André Dufresne; parents Raoul and Alice [Simard] Savard; and all her siblings including, unnamed twins, Robert Savard, Maria Hetu, Gabrielle Bruneau, Paul Savard, Yvette Grenier, Anna Marie Simoneau, Mathilde Boucher, Charles Savard, David Savard, Emile Savard, et Rita Caron; many sisters and brothers-in-law; and many other relatives.

Aliette is survived by her children, sons and daughters-in-law: Paul [Louisette] Bruneau, Diane [Andre] Dufresne, Camille [Marilyn] Duval, Richard [Joanne] Duval, Sheila [Ronald] Duval, Madeleine [Greg] Griffin, Daniel [Nicole] Duval, Roland [Lyne] Duval, Carole Duval, Linda [Charles] Richard. Also left to grieve are 24 grandchildren and one adopted, 27 great-grandchildren and five adopted, and one great-great-grandchild and 2 adopted; brothers-in-law, Rejent [Faye] Duval, Gilles [predeceased Bertha] Duval, Bernard [Louise] Duval, and sister-in-law Nicole [Andre] Simard; several nephews and nieces, cousins, as well as many close friends.

Funeral services for the late Aliette Duval were held on July 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at la Paroisse Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Girouxville by Father Christian and Deacon Reg Bouchard. Viewing was be in the church from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. prior to Mass.

Those who received a blanket from Aliette, please bring them to the funeral service.

Interment to be followed at the Jean-Côté Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of Memories Funeral Homes.

Donations can be made to the Jean-Côté Community Centre, Box 12, Jean-Côté, AB, T0H 2E0.

Etransfers will also be accepted and can be made to jeancotecommunity@gmail.com

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