Félicité Murangira July 18 1955 -November 6, 2023

Tuesday 7 November 2023

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Félicité Kanzayire Murangira, on Monday, November 6th, 2023.

Felicite and husband Geoffrey at their wedding

She is survived by her loving husband, Geoffrey Murangira, married for 40 plus years. She was a loving mother to Bruce, Linda, Robbin and Pamela, and an amazing grandmother to her six granddaughters, Alyzah, Olivia, Tamiah, Lea, Naomi and Kenza. She was also the dear sister to Esther (deceased), Thadée, Gaétan, Thérèse, Alexis (deceased), Alphonse and Josephine.

Felicite, seated left, with her family

Félicité was the true definition of an angel on earth and she will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. She was a unique soul, a selfless woman who dedicated her entire life to serving others and making the world a better place. She deeply impacted the lives of many.

Felicite, right, with husband Geoff, poses with one of her many community awards

Félicité carries with her a long list of achievements and prestigious awards as a community leader and champion, but what meant the most to her was the on-the-ground community work that she tirelessly committed herself to everyday for more than 30 years. She had a heart of gold and gave generously of her time and efforts to her community. Despite achieving great success, Félicité remained humble. She was the kind of person that was simply too good to be true. 

Felicite, left, with husband Geoffrey

As a Mother that one could only dream of, she provided the utmost unconditional love and instilled great values in her children and grandchildren. Félicité, our angel, has been called home and will leave a painful hole in all of our hearts, but she would want nothing more than her legacy and community work to be carried out through all of the lives that she has significantly impacted. Félicité will live on forever within the hearts of those whom she has helped and through her loving family.

Felicite’s casket lies in state at the funeral

Visitation was held at Beechwood National Memorial Centre 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Daughter Pamela pays tribute to her mum

Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 1:00pm followed by burial and reception. For those unable to attend in person, the 1:00pm Funeral Service was livestreamed.

Felicite: The final journey

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