Germaine M. Courchene

Jul 17, 2014

1926 — 2014

MAGGIE VALLEY — Germaine Rita Maisonneuve Courchene, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her summer residence.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and MarieAnge Lamarche Maisonneuve.  She was a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Canada, and received a degree in education. A devoted wife and mother, she cherished her role as a homemaker. Germaine possessed quiet dignity and elegance. Her smile and gentle heart will be missed by all.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Luc Courchene; three daughters, Diane Mitchell and her husband, Gary, of Niceville, Florida, Janet Little and her husband, Vince, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Lynne Keevan and her husband, Patrick, of Naples, Florida; a son, Paul Courchene and his partner, Jim Luckie, of Delray Beach, Florida; one brother, John Maisonneuve, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and seven wonderful grandchildren; Gregory, Erica and Carolyn Mitchell, Monica and Haley Little and Danielle and Allison Keevan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Fr. Richard Benonis officiating. The family will host a reception immediately following in the James Room of the Wells Events and Reception Center.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd, Suite 709, Clearwater FL 33762.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at