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Official Obituary of

May Bernadette (Desjarlais) Finlay

May 9, 1952 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

May Finlay Obituary

May Bernadette Finlay (Desjarlais); born May 9, 1952; passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2023 at 71 years of age.

A loving mother, grandmother, wife, and sister. May loved her family, playing bingo, watching her soaps and having a clean home. She loved her husband's lasagna, and seeing her hummingbirds and birds around the house as well as loved flowers.

May is survived by her loving family: husband Russell; daughter Tanya (Paul) Korchik; son Sean (Shelby); grandson Noah; sister Marie Bauer; brothers Robert (Margie) and Raymond Desjarlais; and many nieces and nephews.

May was predeceased by her parents Leo and Alice Desjarlais; siblings Paul, Margaret, Eugene, and Annette Desjarlais.

Funeral service will be held at the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church, St. Lazare, MB on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11:00am. Interment will take place at the St. Lazare Cemetery at a later date.

For those so desiring, donations can be made in May’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 209-2211 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, MB, R2V 3M5 ( or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba,100 - 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6 (

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Funeral Service
November 24, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church
157 Selby St
St. Lazare, MB R0M 1Y0


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
100 - 119 14 St NW, Calgary AB T2N 1Z6

Kidney Foundation of Canada
209-2211 McPhillips St, Winnipeg MB R2V 3M5


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