It is with broken hearts that we share the news of our dear mother’s passing on Easter Sunday, April 12th, just shy of her 89th birthday.
Losing your Mom leaves a deep wound and it was indescribable not to be with her during her last days, to hold her hand, to kiss and hug her one last time (because of covid 19 but we are so grateful that our step father/ her dear husband Roger was by her side and she was not alone.
She was a very strong woman, hard worker, and loving mother to her six children Larry (Wendy) Maurice (Kim) twins Pat (RoseAnne) and Michel (Cathy), Toni (Dan) and Liane (Denis). Step mother to Denis, Richard, and Michel.
She is survived by her baby brother Libby, and predeceased by her
parents Antoinette & Lucien and her siblings Leo, Lucy, Garfield, Raymond.
Today and every day she will be remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she delighted in seeing. They and all of us have such fond and special memories of times of celebrations with Memere and Poppa at their peninsula road home on the lake; birthdays, holiday dinners, showers, weddings, walks down to the little park, the beach and the regular marshmallow roasts for the kids.
When she was well, she loved long walks with her friend Maggie and later with our big brother Larry, knitting, reading, the bingo and casino, and travelling with Poppa in their motor home, and later wintering in Arizona for 20 years.
She was a faithful woman, and her prized possession was her Rosary beads from her dear friend/priest Ti-Jui that she always had close to her. It was her dearest wish that our Blessed Mother Mary come take her home.
In the past few years she suffered greatly from chronic illnesses that rendered her house bound so it was only fitting that God welcomed her to heaven on one of the most special days of the year of the liturgical calendar, Easter Sunday. This brings us much comfort.
And so it is that we bid farewell, at least in this life, to our sweet mother,
grandmother and wife.
Thank you for your love, for the laughter and the tears, for the many times you generously helped us all in our time of need, and for the special moments we shared in the last few years. You will live in our hearts forever and we look forward to the day when we will see you again.
We wish to thank each and everyone one of you who answered our call for prayers for mom these past few days. It means the world to us and we are certain it was of great comfort to mom and helped with her transition from this life to the next. We are blessed with a loving community in the Madawaska Valley.
Mom was especially proud of the work being done in our area for local healthcare, so expressions of condolences, should you wish, by way of a donation to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (www.sfvhfoundation.com for online or call 613-585-0518) would be greatly appreciated.
Toni and Michel