With profound sadness we announce the passing of Laureen — beloved daughter, sister and aunt. Laureen passed away at St. Boniface General Hospital on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Laureen leaves to mourn brothers John (Caroline) and Paul (Jennifer); and nieces Grace and Olivia (Paul and Jennifer). Laureen was predeceased by parents Lawrence and Alice.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Laureen grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was an alumnus of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School (1984) and earned her law degree at the University of Manitoba (1991). She practised for close to 25 years at various Winnipeg-based firms before forming her own partnership as a civil defence lawyer.
Laureen was an accomplished singer and actor, dabbled in piano, and relaxed by tranquilly knitting gifts for family and friends after ruthlessly vanquishing opponents in her evening pool leagues.
Laureen will be remembered and cherished as an exceptionally loving, compassionate, wise, thoughtful and generous soul, possessing a sharp mind with an equally sharp tongue. Her quick wit and distinctive laugh instantly signalled her presence in a room. Her fierce loyalty and devotion as a friend, sibling and lover of all furry little creatures will leave a permanent impression on those who shared the ride alongside her unique spirit.
Due to current Covid-19 circumstances there will be a live streaming of Laureen’s Celebration of Life Service should friends and family wish to attend virtually at 2:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, November 20, 2020 at: http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/7707
To honour Laureen’s memory, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca), the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.cmha.ca), or a children’s charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Kathy Roberts | 24-Nov-2020
I met Laureen is our early years at St. Mary's Academy. We lived near each other, and spent time together at each other's houses. I remember how happy and joyful and delightfully clever she was. I remember being a little confused by how proudly she introduced her brothers and parents to me - very unlike most teenagers! She was so open and accepting of everyone.
After she left SMA, we didn't spend as much time together. Then I moved away, and she moved away, and we lost touch. Ironically, we had both moved back to Winnipeg, and neither of us knew it. I am shocked and incredibly sad to learn that Laureen has passed away. Remembering our fun times, I feel such a great loss of a friend. My heartfelt condolences to Laureen's family and friends.
I had the pleasure of meeting Laureen through my employment with the Department of Justice. She would frequently stop at my office, on her way to Court, for a visit. We socialized at law firm Christmas parties and always had some great conversation & laughter. The last time I saw her beautiful smile & heard her contagious laugh was at my retirement party ten years ago. Rest in peace, Laureen.
My deepest condolences to the family, Sincerely, Linda Teriaco