Madelene Mary Rose Provo  (nee Morisseau)


On Friday, October 20, 2023 at the Portage District General Hospital with her family by her side, Madelene Provo passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years.

Madelene was predeceased by parents Andre and Josephine Morisseau and siblings Andrew, Jeanne, Claudette Andrushuk (George), Peter, Theresa Jackson (John) and Romeo.

Left to remember a full life; well lived; are daughters Tara (Rick) Ryzner and Linda Barr; son Sheldon (Carrie-Ann) Provo; grandsons Cole (Kim) Provo and Cody (Alana) Provo and Nathan Munn; granddaughters Amie Brooking and Audrey (Justin) Provo; 3 great grandchildren that filled her heart with so much love; Kinsley and Killian Provo, Owen Brooking; sisters Lyla Thevenot and Alice Riggs; sister-in-law Louise Morisseau; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Madelene was born in Carman, Mb, on September 13, 1945. She was raised on the family farm near Haywood, Mb and remained there until she left to begin her own life. As a young woman she left rural Mb and set out on her journey to make her own way in the world. Madelene lived in many cities in western Canada, moving as far as Vancouver; but still being close to her family. Being the social person she was, meeting new friends and acquaintances was not a difficult thing for her.

Madelene moved back to Mb in 1968 to upgrade her education and began her career(s) revolving around accounting and office management, with Woolco/Walmart being her longest career field.

Madelene led a very busy life, raising 2 small children and still finding time to enjoy family outings, bowling, horseshoes, dancing and helping others; usually with 2 children in tow. Family was very important to Madelene which she instilled into her children.

As her children got older and made their way in the world, she still led a very busy life. Madelene could be found volunteering for the Manitoba Fiddle Association, Association for Community Living Portage, ARC Industries, and numerous other foundations. Being a Champion Jigger, she also volunteered her time to teach and perform at various events. Madelene was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church and loved coffee parties and potluck meals. Madelene was also a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation which she was very proud to be; a Metis woman. When grandchildren began to arrive, Madelene shifted gears into the grandmother role and spoiled them with a stern gentle hand and a loving heart.

Niimiyitoohk (Dance together) With all your family in heaven Mom. We love you.

Madelene will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Prayers will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm, led by Father Michael Savarimuthu.  Interment will follow at the Haywood Cemetery.  The service will be recorded and can be viewed at www.mckenziesportagefuneral when it is available.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can/may be made in Madelene’s memory to the Manitoba Fiddle Association #3 - 325 Dufferin Ave Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0V1, Association for Community Living Portage- Box 773 Portage la Prairie,MB R1N 3C2, ARC Industries - 1675 Saskatchewan Ave W, Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 0R4 or Oddfellows Portage 57-151 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V4.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.