Wendy Lee Wilgenbusch (nee LaRocque) passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2012 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 43.
Wendy was born on March 13, 1969 at the Dauphin Regional Hospital. She was the eldest daughter of Lee and Linda LaRocque (nee Ward), and sister to Lori Waddell (nee LaRocque).
Wendy married Gary Wilgenbusch on October 11th, 1998. They farmed and raised their family on the family farm near Boggy Creek, MB.
Wendy was a loving and caring mother, sister, aunt and friend. Her greatest loves in life were family, friends and just enjoying a good game of cards.
Left to cherish Wendy’s memory are her husband Gary and their children Kaitlyn, Rylee and Brady; her parents Lee and Linda LaRocque (nee Ward); her sister Lori (Scott) Waddell, nephews and niece, Tyler, Jayce and Lexy Waddell and grandmother Vivian Ward, along with Gary’s brothers and sisters and their families, aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family.
Wendy was predeceased by her grandparents; John and Enid LaRocque, grandfather Walter Ward; father and mother-in-law John and Delores Wilgenbusch and brother-in-law Bruce Wilgenbusch.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church in Roblin, Manitoba, officiated by Rev. Mark Hammond. Allison Shearer-Craig served as organist, accompanying the Knox United Church Choir. Special musical selections were performed by Ruth Angus, David and Donalda Wilgenbusch, Calvin and Tracy Ginther, and Davon and Jill Bartel. The Eulogy celebrating Wendy’s life was delivered by Doris Laroche and Cathy Nykolaishyn. All those who touched Wendy’s life were considered as Honorary Pallbearers.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Wendy’s memory to the trust fund set up at the Roblin Credit Union under the children’s names; Kaitlyn, Rylee and Brady Wilgenbusch or to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160 – 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.