Sister Rolande GamacheSister Rolande Gamache, 93, of Valley City, ND, died on April 7, 2009, at Maryvale Convent in Valley City.
Sister Rolande Gamache
Sister Rolande Gamache, 93, of Valley City, ND, died on April 7, 2009, at Maryvale Convent in Valley City.
Sister Rolande was born on December 29, 1915, in Olga, ND, to Arthur and Hermedianne (Beauchamp) Gamache. She attended grade school in Olga. She professed her vows as a Sister of Mary of the Presentation on February 9, 1935, in Broons, France. She left the community in 1968 and reentered the community in 1997. She professed her vows again on March 6, 1999. Most of her years in Religious Community were spent as a cook for the Sisters, namely at Oakwood, Valley City, Willow City, Oakes, Bottineau, Rolla and Spring Valley, IL. She also worked as a cook at the hospital in Harvey. She retired at Maryvale in 1999.
Sister Rolande is survived by her Religious Community, the Sisters of the Presentation; three brothers: Isadore of Grand Forks, Leonard of Spokane, WA, and Edward (Pat) of Maple Lake, MN; two sisters: Helen Davidson and Marilyn Carl, both of Grand Forks; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Remro, Ronald, Jackie and Wayne; sisters: Dorothy, Aurice, Theresa and Irene.
The Funeral Mass for Sister Rolande is tentatively scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2009, in Maryvale Convent Chapel.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2009, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Lerud-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, is in charge of arrangements.