It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Ranville. On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Elaine passed away at her home surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fred Ranville.
Elaine is survived by her three children: Wade, Claudette, and Mark; and five grandchildren: Jessica (Alex), Kaela, Alyssa, Desiree, and Destiny (Nathan); and siblings Tommy, Lowina (Gordon), Diane, Melvin (Corinne), Yvette (Stirling), Simone (Doug) and Suzanne (Victoria).
She was predeceased by her parents Rene and Rosie Moar; her son Angus “Lazy Bones”; her brothers, Clarence, Martin, and Kenneth; sister Annette; brother-in-law, John McDonald; and sister-in-law, Beatrice.
Elaine was born on September 1, 1948, in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. She was raised by her parents in Crane River and was the third oldest of twelve children.
Elaine was a devoted mother and proud grandma. She was the family’s matriarch. Elaine was always excited and willing to host birthday dinners for her children and grandchildren and took pride in organizing holiday celebrations. Her enthusiasm for family gatherings and incredible cooking will be missed.
One of Elaine’s greatest passions was square dancing. She was a member of the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers and loved to dance with her husband Fred. She took great pride in seeing her grandchildren jig. Elaine also loved to sing with her sisters and enjoyed listening to gospel and country music.
Elaine was honoured during her lifetime for her selfless service to her community. She was a mentor and great friend to many. We will miss her loving nature, straightforwardness, wise advice, and infectious laughter.
Funeral service will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel located at 1442 Main Street on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery located at 3990 Portage Avenue.
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