Obituary – FUELKELL, Maureen Ann c.s.c.

August 9, 1938 – December 31, 2017
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Maureen Fuelkell c.s.c.
announces her passing on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two sisters Kathy Iampen (Albert) of Beaumont, AB and Terry Vik (Haakon) of Wagner, AB, two sister in-laws; Janet and Birgit and her nieces, nephews and their families. Maureen will be especially missed by the close community she had within the Sisters of Holy Cross. Maureen grew up in Wagner and went to high school in Kinuso.
After training as a lab tech in Edmonton, she entered the convent at the age of 23 and was sent on mission to Haiti a few years later. She held a very special place in her heart for the people there, where she made her home for 54 years. After setting up the first Red Cross Blood Services in the region, she was instrumental in building a number of houses, schools, colleges and orphanages, as well as shelters for people that were affected by multiple disasters in Haiti. She would always return home to Wagner when her family needed her. During holidays in Canada, she greatly enjoyed visiting with family and friends and fishing on Lesser Slave Lake. She was a very strong and caring woman, who devoted her life to helping people and doing God’s work. Her family greatly appreciates how she was lovingly taken care of by the Sisters at the Pavillon Saint-Joseph and nurses in Montreal. Our heartfelt thanks to Claire Lanthier c.s.c., Raymonde Maisonneuve c.s.c., and her dear friend Kesta Occident c.s.c..
Maureen was predeceased by her father Bruno, mother Rita, brothers; Jim, Ben and Walter, and niece, Leslie. Her funeral took place on January 9 in Montreal and an intimate celebration of her life will be held in Edmonton, AB at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.remembering.ca

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