Laurette Normand (née Masson) passed away peacefully at St. Ann’s Senior Citizen’s Village in Saskatoon at the age of 97. Laurette was born in Prud’homme, Saskatchewan. She was the third daughter of Églantine and Gédéon Masson. She lived and worked on the farm with her four sisters Hermine Neault, Doril Baril, Florence Altrogge, and Thérèse Jeanneau. She left home and ventured to Crystal Springs to begin her hairdressing career. On February 19th 1942, Laurette married François Normand, a young business man from Prud’homme, Sask. They enjoyed their life together until Sept 6th 1966 when François passed away. She continued raising her family and worked for Canada Post in Prud’homme until her retirement in August 1985. Laurette moved to Saskatoon at the age of 66 where she enjoyed her golden years with her sisters, cousins and friends. She joined the CWL and the St. Paul’s choir in Saskatoon. Both organizations allowed her to meet new friends and praise God through song, two activities she truly enjoyed.
Laurette’s grandchildren were a big part of her life. She shared many weekly meals that she cooked for them and anyone else who wanted to come. She loved to cook and loved to have people over to eat. She knew which special dish each grandchild loved. Of course, crépes were often on the menu, especially at the lake. When the grandchildren gathered at her table to eat, they would share conversations with each other and she would sit back and listen and enjoy their stories.
When you visited Laurette, you would never leave her home without a chocolate bar or candy, especially if you were a grandchild or great grandchild. She loved giving compliments to everyone, especially to her children and grandchildren. Even if it was the same compliment they have heard over and over again, it still made everyone feel special.
Laurette’s faith was very important part of her life. She attended daily mass and prayed the rosary as a young women right into her senior years. As the years began to take a toll on her, she would say “I can’t do very much anymore, but I can still pray for my family and friends” and that she did daily.
The family thanks you sincerely for sharing in the celebration of Laurette’s life. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered.