Every week we try to update the local obituary notices as they appeared on the
Brunet Funeral Home website... Weekly Obituaries We carry selected obituaries. If you would like to add an obituary,
We carry selected obituaries. If you would like to add an obituary,
Obituaries listed alphabetically
Harry Ala-Kantti - Sunday, December 27, 2009
Darcy Allen - Friday January 20, 2012
Roland Bertrand - Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Jeanne Brisebois - Friday, March 4, 2011
Patrick Brisebois - Friday, February 11, 2011
Helen Norma Burns - Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Karen Lynn Burns - Sunday, January 24, 2010
Anna Chenier - Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
André Chrétien - Thursday February 2nd, 2012
Donna Desjardins - Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thurlow Myles Edwards - Monday January 16th, 2012
Gilberte Faubert - Saturday, May 5, 2012
Eric Richard Fillion - Saturday, June 29, 2013
Joël Gauthier - Friday, May 25th, 2012
Patricia Carol Gould - Saturday, July 6, 2013
Geoffrey Graham - Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Elaine Isabelle Gregoire - Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Lise Séguin Guibord - Saturday, April 3, 2010
Anita Guindon - Saturday, May 14, 2011
Gilles Guindon - Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Rachelle Halpenny - Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Jean Harkness - Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Serge Houle - Saturday June 25th, 2011
René Joly - Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Irving Farmer 'Hap' Kennedy - January 6, 2011
Gisèle Lalonde - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Suzanne Lalonde - Monday, September 16, 2013
Monique Lussier - Friday, January 30, 2009
Donald Ross Macdonald - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Gilles Mantha - Wednesday April 25th 2012
Scott McMillan - Wednesday, January 7, 2011
Rejeanne Methot - Friday, February 4, 2011
Catherine Minogue - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Cory Paquette - Monday, May 24, 2010
Nancy Lee Payer - Saturday, November 6, 2010
Jean-Yves Pigeon - Friday, December 6, 2013
Gaston Renaud - June 23, 2010
Lehi Sanson - Saturday, May 9, 2009
Mathoni Sanson - Saturday, June 16, 2009
Robert Saucier - Friday, May 8, 2009
Mary Lou Shorthill - Friday, January 22, 2010
Simone Simoneau - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Cam Smith - April, 2009
Simone Trottier - Friday June 10, 2011
Steven Waite - Saturday, May 14, 2011
Melvin (Mel) Walker) - Thursday, February 23, 2012
Angus Mackay Wilson - Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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- passed away on Friday, December 6th 2013, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of the late Monique Lalonde, the
spouse of Huguette Cheff. Dear son of Dolange Cossette and the late Jean-Maurice Pigeon. Loving father of Stéphan
and Natalie (Jeff Lowe), cherished grandfather of Gabriel Brunet-Pigeon, Tasha and Alec Lowe. He leave Huguette's
3 sons, Eric (Lourdes Diaz), Marc and Martin (Manon Ouellette) also Huguette's grandchildren, Mathieu, Karianne,
Marysol, Tristan and Alexi Cheff. Dear stepbrother of Joanne Pigeon. Will be fondly remembered by many in-laws,
aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Pigeon. Donations to the Ottawa University
Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin, Ottawa, ON , may be made if desired. Funeral service will be held at the Très-Sainte-Trinité,
2178 Laurier, Rockland, on Friday, December 13th 2013, at 2 pm. You may express your condolences to the family
on Thursday from 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 12 pm at:
PIGEON, Jean-Yves - de Rockland, Ont., est décédé le vendredi 6 décembre 2013, à l’âge de 70 ans. Il était l'époux de feu Monique Lalonde, le conjoint d'Huguette Cheff et le fils de Dolange Cossette et de feu Jean-Maurice Pigeon. Il laisse dans le deuil ses 2 enfants: Stéphan et Natalie (Jeff Lowe); ses 3 petits-enfants: Gabriel Brunet-Pigeon, Tasha et Alec Lowe; les enfants d'Huguette: Eric (Lourdes Diaz), Marc et Martin (Manon Ouellette)et les petits-enfants d'Huguette: Mathieu, Karianne, Marysol Tristan et Alexi Cheff . Il laisse également sa demi-soeur, Joanne Pigeon ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, tantes, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Il fut prédécédé par son frère Robert Pigeon. Des dons à la Fondation de l'Institut de cardiologie de l'Université d'Ottawa, 40 Ruskin Street, Room H-2408, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, peuvent être faits si désirer. Les funérailles seront célébrées le vendredi 13 décembre 2013 à 14h, à l'église Très-Sainte-Trinité, 2178 rue Laurier, Rockland. La famille vous accueillera le jeudi 12 décembre de 19h à 21h et vendredi à compter de 12h à la :
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LALONDE, Suzanne- De Rockland,
Ontario, est décédée le lundi 16 septembre 2013, à l'âge de 68 ans. Elle était
l'épouse de Raymond Lalonde, la fille de feu Georgette Demers et ses parents adoptifs, feu Honoré
Desormeaux et de feu Éléonard Danis. Elle laisse ses enfants: Liliane (Christian Ménard) et
Marc (Caroline Baril); ses 2 petits-fils: Martin et Justin Lalonde. Elle laisse également son frère
et ses soeurs: Michel (Micheline Sauvé), Dolorès Masters et Diane Demers (Brian Wood) ainsi que sa
belle-soeur, Gisèle (Roch Roy), ses beaux-frères, Jean-Marc (feu Gisèle) et Richard (Claire),
plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et les ami(e)s du Camping Kittawa de Limoges et plusieurs autres
ami(e)s. Elle fut prédécédée par son frère, Pierre Demers, son beau-frère,
Paul-Guy (feu Huguette), ses 2 belles-soeurs, Andrée Chabot et Monique (Jean-Yves Pigeon). La famille désire
remercier l'équipe de l'hôpital Montfort pour leurs bons soins et leur compassion. Des dons à
la Fondation canadienne du foie, C.P. 101, Kars, ON K0A 2E0, Tél: (613) 489-5208 ou à l' Association
du Diabetes, 45 ch. Montreal, Ottawa, ON K1L 6E8, Tél: 613) 521-1902 . Les funérailles seront célébrées
à l'église Très-Sainte-Trinité, 2178 Laurier, Rockland, Ont., le samedi 21 septembre
2013, à 11h. La famille recevra les condoléances à l'église à compter de 10h15.
Pour de plus amples renseignements communiquer avec la :
Angus Mackay Wilson
WILSON, Angus Mackay - Peacefully at
the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at the age of 92. Predeceased by his
parents Senator Cairine Reay Wilson and Norman Frank Wilson. Dearly beloved husband of Alice (nee Slinger). Dear
father of Cairine Wilson (Tony Mancini), Joanna Wilson (Bob Bellfoy) and Norm (Patricia Tully) . Cherished grandfather
of Mark and Andrew Wilson. Dear brother of Norma Davies (late Jim) and Robert Wilson (Marilyn Pickering). Predeceased
by his siblings Olive, Anna, Cairine, Janet and Ralph. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. He was a World
War II Veteran in the Italian Campaign. He later graduated with a BSA from the Ontario Agricultural College. In
addition, he was a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service. Funeral Service will be
held at St. Andrew's United Church, 2557 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Andrew's United Church (Cumberland), Canadian Cancer Society or
to your favorite charity would be appreciated by the family.
Patricia Carol - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Carol Gould on Saturday
July 6, 2013 at home, at the age of 75. Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Pat was predeceased by her parents Joseph
and Wanda (Senwich) Teel, a brother William Teel and a daughter Brenda Lee Gould. She will be missed by her loving
husband Howard of Rockland, Ontario, daughter Susan (Casey) Boutkan of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and daughter Patricia
Lynn Gould of Rockland, Ontario, grandsons Brian and Bradley Boutkan of Medicine Hat, Alberta, granddaughter Brittany
Gould of Rockland, Ontario, sister Irene (Gerald) Nichols of Medicine Hat, Alberta, brother Frank (Joyce) Teel
of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and several nieces and nephews. As per Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a
private service will be held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at a later date. Those wishing
to make a donation in Pat's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association
or a charity of your choice. Arrangements: Kelly Funeral
Home Orleans Chapel, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans, ON, K1C 1G1, 613-837-2370.
You can read the condolences, or leave your own by visiting the Guest Book.
You can read the condolences, or leave your own by visiting the Guest Book.
Inspector Eric Richard Fillion RCMP-GRC of Rockland, Ont., passed away on Saturday June 29th 2013
at the age of 48. Beloved spouse of Nancie Bolduc, son of Emile Fillion and Aline Bussières. Dear father
of Antoine, Jérémie and Sydney. Cherished brother of Yvan and Carolyn (Garrett Venters). He will
be fondly remembered by his father-in-law, Claude (Michelle Parent), his brother-in-law Alain (Patricia Hamel),
many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and colleagues. The family would like to express theirs sincere
thanks to Dr. Laurie and the team of the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center and the team of the Bruyère Center
Palliative Care for their great care and compassion. Donations to the Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyère
Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8, Tel: 613 562-6319, or on line. Funeral service will be held at the Très-Sainte-Trinité
Church, 2178 Laurier, Rockland, Ont., on Friday July 5th 2013 at 11 a.m. You may express your condolences to the
family on Thursday July 4th, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. at:
SANSON, Mathoni of Rockland passed away at his home on Saturday, June16, 2012 at
the age of 21 from the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Mathoni touched many lives with his kindness and
good spirit. He was very involved in the Scouts movement and served faithfully in many callings in his Church.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 20 at 11am in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6255
Cumorah Dr, Orleans, ON. The family wishes to thank the CCAC, St-Elizabeth, and Outreach for their dedication,
particularly Kathy Pallett, Correne Killian, and Sheila Cuffe. You can read and sign the Guest Book by clicking
here. Mathoni is buried in Dale's Cemetery. Mathoni's brother Lehi passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009.
GAUTHIER, Joël - Student
in Electrical Engineering and Founder of the Crohn’s Disease Support Group of the Ottawa Carleton University. Joël
Gauthier of Rockland, Ont. passed away tragically on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Vincent Massey Park at the age of
18. Adored son of Pierre Gauthier and Lynne Beauchamp. Cherished brother of his dear sister Michèle. He
will be sadly missed by his maternal grandparents, André and Laurette Beauchamp, paternel grandparents,
Huguette and Jean-Guy Gauthier, his maternal great grandfather, Horace Laflamme and his paternel great grandmother,
Simone Marion. He leaves behind his uncles and aunts, Mario and Judith Beauchamp, Stéphane and Hélène
Beauchamp, Daniel and Dianne Gauthier, Sylvie and Fred Bowman, his cousins, Renée, Maxime, Guillaume and
David Beauchamp, Matthieu, Dominic, Stéphanie Gauthier, Joey, Nicholas, and Eric Bowman. He will be fondly
remembered and missed by numerous friends. The family wishes to thank the ICU team of the Ottawa Hospital Civic
campus for their great care and compassion. Special thanks to Marie-Laurence for her great courage and support
towards Joël. Donations to the Canadian Crohn’s And Colitis Foundation Of Canada, P.O. Box 141, Dunrobin,
ON, K0A 1T0, Tél: 1-877-338-7426. Joël, passionate for his mountain biking, alpine skiing and paintball
games, you will always be in our hearts, R.I.P. Funeral service will be held on Thursday May 31st, 2012 at 11 a.m.,
at the Très-Sainte Trinité Church, 2178 Laurier, Rockland, Ont. You may express your condolences
to the family on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. at: THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL
HOME, 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691 Condolences and Donations or viewing of a Photographic Tribute
(Nee Filion) of Cumberland, Ont. on Saturday May 5th, 2012 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Armand Faubert
. Daughter of the late Ubald Filion and the late Alexina Lacasse. Dear mother of: Alberte Villeneuve, Diane (Denis
Albert), André (Hélène) and Mario (Alma Abellana), grandmother of: Steven and Adèle
Anderson, Alain and Mélanie Albert and great grandmother of 9. Cherished sister of: Conrad Filion (Jeannette)
and Jean-Marcel (Gaby). Donations to the Alzheimer Society P.O. Box 1852, Cornwall, Ont K6H 6N6 tel: 613. 932.4914
would be appreciated. Funeral service held at the funeral home Chapel on Friday May 11th 2012 at 11 am. You may
express your sympathies to the family at:
of Rockland, Ont., on Wednesday April 25th 2012 at age 53. Son of the late Réal Mantha and the late Pauline
Betts. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Zarzycki). Dear father of Jonathan and Lindsay. Brother of: Rhéal
(Patricia Sarazin), Gérald (Danielle Serrurier), Michel, Marguerite (Maurice Beaudoin), Louise (Pierre Barette),
Lise, Joanne and Annette. Will be foundly remembered by his father-in-law Jerzy Zarzycki (the late Jadwiga), brother-in-law
Greg Zarzycki of Los Angeles and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Nicole and his brother Pierre.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 837 rue Pitt unité 1 Cornwall, Ont. K6J 3S5 or to the Muscular
Dystrophy 215- 150 Isabella St. Ottawa Ont. K1S 1V7 Would be appreciated. Funeral service will be held at Très-Sainte-Trinité
church, 2178 Laurier, Rockland Ont. on Tuesday May 1st 2012 at 11 am. You may express your sympathies to the family
on Monday April 30th from 7-9 p.m. For more information: Theo Brunet & Sons Funeral Home, Rockland, ON., 613-446-4691.
Condolences and Donations or viewing of a Photographic Tribute at: www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
Melvin (Mel) Walker, beloved husband of
Bobbie, loving father of Dana (Sean Healey) and Craig (Ashley). He will be missed by his grandchildren Ryan, Logan
and Kiera. Mel lost his battle with Cancer early February 23 peacefully at home with his family at his bedside.
A memorial and Lions service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 2557 Old Montreal Road, Tuesday, February
28 at 11:00 a.m. followed by reception at Maple Hall, 2552 Old Montreal Road. Condolences and donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. You can also visit the online Guest Book and leave a message of condolence. Published in The Ottawa Citizen
on February 25, 2012.
As many of you know, Lion Mel was a highly respected and active regular Lions member of the Club. His membership dates back to 1981 and as a result of being a very dedicated and committed Lions member, he received many awards in recognition of his outstanding achievements and involvement including the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship.
To Bobbie and the immediate family, we extend our sincere and heart-felt sympathy. (Many of you will also know Bobbie from her many years of faithful service, working at Haddad's S & S Foodliner in Cumberland Village.)
(Editor's note: We also found these references on the Internet):
André of Rockland, Ont. passed away on Thursday February 2nd, 2012 at age of 70. Beloved husband of the
late Jeanine Clermont. Dear father of Marc and Chantal (Eric Thauvette). He leaves his four granddaughters, Cassandra,
Jessyca, Janie and Magalie. Will be fondly remembered by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and
friends. He was predeceased by his two sisters and his brother, Marie Satov, Madeleine Babeux and Michel Chrétien.
Donations may be made, if desired, to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837 Pitt Street, Unit #1, Cornwall, ON K6J 3S5.
Funeral service held at Très-Saint-Trinité Church, Rockland, Ont. on Saturday February 11th, 2012
at 11:00 a.m. For more information call:
(Editor's note: André
was well known and well liked. You may remember him from having worked at Jean Coutu and Home Hardware. Besides
the Brunet Funeral Home website, you can also leave messages of condolence on the Legacy website. André also had a Facebook page.)
BURNS, Helen Norma
(nee Edwards) - Peacefully at home with family present on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the age of 78. She will
be lovingly missed by her husband of 56 years Robert, children Laurie (Perry Watson), Bruce, Wallace, Donna (Jeffrey
Daw), Allan (Stephanie). Predeceased by daughter Bonnie Jean and daughter-in-law Karen. Much loved grandmother
of Dale and Julia Watson, Jessica (Brady Polson), Rebecca and Keith Burns, Jordan Daw, Levi and Mackenzie Burns.
Dear sister of Bob (Sally) Edwards and sister-in-law Lorna (Charles) Glennie. Predeceased by parents Norman and
Florence (nee Kennedy) Edwards, brothers Harold, Ronald, Myles and Barry and sister Alice Anderson.
ALLEN, Darcy - Born in Luskville, Quebec, Mr. Darcy Allen passed away peacefully on Friday January 20, 2012 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Thérèse (nee Thibeault). Loving father of Claude (Louise), Suzanne (Roger Moreau), Robert, Louise, Francine (Denis Lalonde) and the late Gisèle (Bruce Fitzpatrick). Proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Son of the late Marie-Louise Gibault and Geoffroy Allen. Brother of Alma (late Omer Rollin) and the late Alphire (Cécile Desjardins), Oscar (Marie-Ange Losianne) and Henri (Yvonne Boucher). He will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mr. Allen was a past member of the GGFG, played a major role in the founding of St-Vincent de Paul at St- Thomas d'Aquin and worked for many years at the House of Commons with the Leader of the Opposition's office. The family will receive condolences at St-Thomas d'Aquin Church (1244 Kilborn) on Wednesday February 1 as of 10:30 am, followed by the Memorial Mass at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca
(Editor's note: I met Darcy
around 2005-2006 when he and a number of people from Residence Simone were picking blueberries at the Canaan Blueberry Farm. He was a charming
man with a very interesting history. We struck up a conversation and friendship and I would take him out for lunch
periodically. Our friendship was brief as I got caught up in my own spouse's illness and we lost track of each
other. Unfortunately Darcy passed away before I every saw him again.)
EDWARDS, Thurlow Myles of Cumberland, Ont. Passed away on Monday January 16th, 2012 at age of 75. Beloved husband of Mildred Morin. Son of the late Norman Edwards and the late Florence Kennedy. Dear father of: Heather (Dennis Dickau), Larry and James. Loving grandfather of: Kennedy, Clarke, Dustin, Sheldon, Bryce and Kale. Brother of: Helen (Bob Burns), Bob (Sally). Will be fondly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his sister: Alice (Bill Anderson) and 3 brothers: Harold (Virley), Ron (Florence) and Barry. Myles will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837 Pitt St. Unit 1 Cornwall, Ont. K6J 3S5. Funeral service held at St-Andrews United Church, 2557 Old Montreal Rd. Cumberland, Ont. on Saturday January 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. For more information call: Theo Brunet & Sons Funeral Home, Rockland, ON., 613-446-4691 or visit their website: www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
HALPENNY, Rachelle (Nee Marengère) of Rockland, Ont. on Tuesday, January
10th, 2012 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Jim Halpenny and daughter of Simone Roy. Dear mother of Charles (Megan)
and Justin (Nikki), Loving grandmother of Madison, Cynthia, Ethyn, Colton and Jordan. Sister of Robert, Yvon and
(Editor's note: Too often we miss these announcements and often times miss the opportunity to offer condolences to families, friends or colleagues. And as it happens we learn so much more about a person after they have passed away.
A example was the recent demise of local resident of note, Rachelle Halpenny. Rachelle was disabled and you would often see her around Rockland in her wheelchair, accompanied by her faithful Black Lab.
She never considered herself as being disabled. She once said: "I'm not really disabled. What I can't do is not what I want to do ."
Rachelle was a strong advocat for persons with disabilities and was probably singularly responsible for having an accessible bus added to the C-R Transit fleet.
What you may not have known is that Rachelle was a paraolympian in her younger days and won many medals representing Canada. She began competing in disabled sports in 1976 and her achievements were incredible. Her specialties were rifle shooting, table tennis, swimming, archery, and track and field; she won medals (mostly gold) in all of these events.
LALONDE, Gisèle, (nee Charron) of Rockland, Ont. on Wednesday, September
14th, 2011 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Jean-Marc Lalonde (MPP). Dear mother of: Mario (Geneviève Boudrias)
and François (Manon Lavergne). Loving grandmother of: Joshua, Tristan and Marie-Ève. Cherished sister
of Michel (Madeleine Simoneau). Predeceased by her parents Alphonse Charron et Irène Rochon. Donations to
the Canadian Cancer Society 837 Pitt St., Unit 1 Cornwall Ont. K6J 3S5 would be appreciated. Funeral service held
at Très-Sainte Trinité Church, 2168 Laurier St. Rockland Ont. on Monday September 19th, 2011 at 2
Ross - Active Charter and Life Member Cumberland Lions Club. It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful
passing of Don after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the age of 79 years. He
will be sadly missed by his loving wife Doris MacDonald. Loving step-father of Dan Munroe (Marilyn) and Nancy Evans
(David). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Danny, Karen and Amy, his great-grandchild Cameron,
his sister Evelyn (Gordon), his niece Karen, his nephew Kevin as well as many friends and fellow Lions. He will
also be missed by his two cherished pets, Joey and Simon. Relatives and friends will be received at Heritage Funeral
Home, 2871 St Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral
Service, including a Lions Service, will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 2557 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland,
at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Dale Cemetery, Cumberland, followed by a reception at the Maple Hall. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society or to
a charity of your choice. Condolences and donations can be made at www.heritagefh.ca. (14/09/11)
HOULE, Serge of Rockland, Ont. passed on Saturday June 25th, 2011 at age of 69.
Son of the late Joseph Houle and the late Blanche Chrétien. Dear father of Stéphane (Jodi Ryan),
Patrice (Jade Roy) and Karina (Matthew Wiggin). Loving grandfather of Emilie, Alexi and Gabriel. Cherished brother
of Montcalm (Huguette), Marcel (Gabrielle), Robert (Raymonde) and Denis (Francine). Will be fondly remembered by
many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his sister Aline (Jean-Yves Allard) and his brother Rémi
(the late Hélène). Special thanks to Dr. Yves Lefebvre for his good care and compassion. Funeral
service will be held at Très-Saint-Trinité Church, Rockland, Ont. on Thursday June 30th, 2011 at
11:00 a.m. You may express your condolences to the family at the church 30 minutes before the service. For more
information call: THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691. Condolences
and Donations at www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
TROTTIER, Simone of Bourget, Ont. on Friday June 10th, 2011 at the age of 85. She
was the beloved wife of the late Lionel Trottier, the daughter of the late Eugène Brisson and the late Eveline
Saumure. Dear mother of: Yves (Patricia), Claude (Lorraine), Denis, Micheline (Lucien Potvin), Pierre (Evelyn),
Guy (Monique), Monique (Jean-Claude Richer), André (Assunta ''Sue''), Paul (Maria), Louise (Richard Masson)
and Jean-Luc (Lise), grandmother of 22 grandchildren and great grandmother of 8 great grandchildren. Cherished
sister of Jacqueline, Albertine, Jeanne D'arc, Lucien, Jean-Marie. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews,
family and friends. She is predeceased by her brother Fernand. Funeral service will be held at the Sacré-Coeur
church, Bourget, Ont., on Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 11 a.m . You may express your condolences to the family on
Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. at:
GUINDON, Anita Of Rockland, Ont. passed away on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Guindon. Daughter of the late Osias Pigeon and the late Laurenza Martin. Dear mother of Michelle Jack, Andre (Michelle Lackner), Ginette (Grant Goyer), Yvon (Lise Marcil), Serge (Tracey Harvey), Josette (Daniel Rochette), Remi (Melanie Millar) and Pierre (Debby Fortin). Loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 12 great grandchildren. Sister of Jeannine (Roger Drouin). Will be fondly remembered by one brother-in-law, her sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her son Gilles, her daughter Lise (Raymond Godard), her brothers Marcel, Claude and Gaston. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Centre d'accueil Roger Seguin, Clarence Creek, Ont. Donations may be made to the Roger Seguin Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at the Tres-Sainte-Trinite Church, Rockland, Ont. at 11:00 a.m. You may express your condolences to the family on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. at: THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691 Condolences and Donations or viewing of a Photographic Tribute at www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
Mr. Steven Waite from L'Orignal passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the age of 48. He was the beloved husband of Diane nee Larocque Waite; the son of the late Wallace Waite and of the late Wanda McGill; the beloved father of Ashley and Naomi; the dear brother of Susan (Guy Proulx), Kathleen (Vincent Windle), James (Diane), Wendy (Rick Perkins) and brother-in-law of Lise (Germain Vinet), Guy (Louise), Andree and Daniel; the uncle of Jean (Nathalie), Marc (Kathleen), Melanie (Carl), Katherine (Mathieu), Alexandra (Benoit), Eric (Meredith), Simon (Chantal), Jeremy (Stephanie), Mathieu (Isabelle), Isabelle (Pascal) and Sophie (Christian). He is survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, co-workers and friends. The family wishes to thank Manon and Sylvie from Bayshore Home Care for the great care provided. A special thanks to Johanne Rieux from the Hawkesbury General Hospital for the attentive care. Friends may call at Berthiaume Funeral Home Ltd. 416 McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511 Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday May 20, 2011 private visits. A funeral service will be held at St-Jean-Baptiste Church in L'Orignal on Friday May 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. For those who wish donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837 Pitt Street Unit # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be welcomed. Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.berthiaumefuneralhome.com. You can also send condolences on to the Citizen's Legacy web page here.
(Editor's note: Steve was a
member of the OPP and had been the detachment commander for the Russell County OPP (Embrun), which includes the
Rockland Detachment. He was recently promoted and transferred in charge of the Hawkesbury Detachment, and featured
in a story in the Vankleek Hill Review - More. His death has been covered in several local papers: The Tribune Express; The Vision; The Review.)
JOLY, René, of Ottawa, Ont. on Tuesday March 29th, 2011 at the age of 63. Son of the late Oscar Joly and the late Béatrice Jubinville. Brother of Jean (Gisèle Brazeau), Françoise (Raymond Bisson), Bernadette (Edward Sarazin) and Louise. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Bernard (Huguette Lauzon). Special thanks to the Ottawa Police team for their kindness and compassion. Donations may be made to the Foundation of your choice. Funeral service will be held at Très-Sainte-Trinité church 2178 Laurier, Rockland, Ont. on Friday April 8th, 2011 at 11 a.m.
(Editor's note: The Ottawa
Police Services sent out a full motorcycle escort unit to Rockland at Friday noon to first serve as traffic control
along Laurier Street and then accompany the hearse carrying the remains of René Joly, a former Rockland
resident, to his final resting place at the cemetery. Joly was a longtime employee with the national capital’s
metropolitan police force. - More)
BRISEBOIS, Jeanne (nee Devillaire) Passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the age of 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Laurent Brisebois. Loving mother of Michel, Denise, Gilles, Carole (Michel Boisvert) and Andre (Manon). Cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Jean-Claude, Carole-Anne, Aimee (Christopher McDonald), Rachelle and Liette. Predeceased by her grandson Patrick. She will be sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends. Family and friends can pay their respects at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 2 - 4 p.m. and from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bruyere Foundation Elisabeth "Bruyere Palliative Care" would be appreciated.
Date of birth: 24 mai 1992
Patrick Brisebois of Rockland, Ont. on Friday February 11th 2011 at age 18. Beloved son
of André Brisebois and Manon St-Hilaire. Dear grandson of: Yolande Saillant (the late Raymond St-Hilaire)
and Jeanne Devillaire (the late Laurent Brisebois). Will be fondly remembered by many uncles, aunts, cousins and
friends. Funeral service will be held at Très-Sainte-Trinité church Rockland, Ont. on Thursday February
17th 2011 at 1pm. Donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association 329 Pitt St Cornwall Ont. K6J 3R1 would be
appreciated. You can also read his obituary as it appears in the Ottawa Citizen as well as leave and read messages in the online Guest
THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME
Necrology: Brisebois Patrick - De Rockland, Ont. est décédé le vendredi 11 février 2011 à l'âge de 18 ans. Il était le fils adorés de André Brisebois et de Manon St-Hilaire. Il laisse également ses grands-mères biens aimés: Yolande Saillant (feu Raymond St-Hilaire) et Jeanne Devillaire (feu Laurent Brisebois) ainsi que plusieurs oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines et amis. Les funérailles seront célébrées le jeudi 17 février 2011 à 13h, à l'église Très-Sainte-Trinité Rockland, Ont. Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à l'Association Canadienne pour la Santé Mentale 329 Pitt St Cornwall Ont. K6J 3R1seraient appréciés. Pour de plus amples renseignements communiquer avec la
MAISON FUNÉRAIRE THÉO BRUNET & FILS
(Editor's note: I have had
the privilege of knowing the Brisebois family as neighbours, since they moved into the community. They are the
kind of neighbours that everyone should have. Their loss is our loss. I remember Patrick as a nine-year-old karate
champ. He beat out over 40 worldwide competitors in his class to take home the coveted first-place trophy for blue
belt in karate, at the the International 2002 Quebec Open championship in Quebec City. Read my recollections here. - pwm)
Desjardins, Donna, (Nee Stokes), of St-Pascal Baylon, Ont. passed away
on Wednesday February 9th, 2011 at age 60. Beloved wife of Guy P. Desjardins. Dear mother of Christian (Marie-Josée),
Tanya and Jason (Martha). Loving grandmother of Ioannis and Maxime. Cherished sister of Jane (Bill) and Bill (Yvonne).
Will be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law, Robert (Carole), her sister-in-law, Lise (Al), as well as her
mother-in-law, Pierrette Desjardins. Special thank you to Dr. Steve Pelletier, the staff of home care health and
the Ottawa Hospital General Campus Cancer Center for their great care. Funeral service will be held at St-Pascal
Baylon Church, St-Pascal Baylon, Ont. on Monday February 14th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made, if so
desired, to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center. You may express your condolences to the family on Sunday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m. at:
(Editor's note: Donna was a resident of St-Pascal Baylon. Her husband Guy represents the area as a member of the Clarence-Rockland City Council. When you visit the Brunet Funeral Home website, you can view a wonderful tribute in pictures to Donna. Just click on the . Read more here.)
Desjardins Donna (née Stokes), de St-Pascal Baylon, Ont. est décédée
le mercredi 9 février 2011 à l'âge de 60 ans. Elle était l'épouse bien-aimée
de Guy P. Desjardins. Elle laisse ses enfants: Christian (Marie-Josée), Tanya et Jason (Martha); ses 2 petits-fils:
Ioannis et Maxime. Elle laisse également sa sœur, Jane (Bill Johnson) et son frère Bill (Yvonne),
ainsi que son beau-frère, Robert (Carole), sa belle-sœur, Lise (Al) et sa belle-mère, Pierrette Desjardins.
La famille désire remercier le Dr. Steve Pelletier, tout le personnel des soins à domicile et du
Centre de cancérologie de l'hôpital d'Ottawa campus général pour leurs bons soins. Pour
ceux qui le désirent des dons, au Centre de cancérologie de l'hôpital d'Ottawa campus général,
peuvent être faits. Les funérailles seront célébrées le lundi 14 février
2011 à 11h, à l'église St-Pascal Baylon, Ont. La famille vous accueillera dimanche de 14h
à 16h et 19h à 21h, lundi matin à compter de 9h30 à la:
METHOT, Rejeanne (nee Raymond) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rejeanne in her 82nd year, Friday, February 4, 2011. Beloved wife of Arthur Methot, loving mother of Richard, Don (Martina), Suzette (Richard) and Paul (Louise). Proud grandmother to James. Youngest of 12 and survived by her sister Beatrice. A stunningly beautiful and feisty young woman who one day boarded a train from Sarsfield to Ottawa where she met her husband of 64 years. She was lovingly devoted to her family. She was passionate about gourmet cooking, entertaining and gardening. Her life long love of fashion led her to open the boutique Ose in the By-Ward Market with her son Richard where she expressed her creativity designing women's accessories. The family wishes to thank and recognize the exceptional and loving care provided by the Ottawa Hospital ICU staff at both the General and Civic Campuses. Friends are invited to the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway), Wednesday, February 9th after 11 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at eglise Saint-Gabriel, 55 Appleford, at 1 p.m. The Interment of cremated Remains will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Rd. Thursday, February 10, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation www.ohfoundation.ca. Sign the Guest Book.
HARKNESS, Jean (nee Dunning) Jean Harkness of Cumberland, Ont. on Wednesday, January
19th, 2011 at age 89. Beloved wife by 1st marriage of the late Arthur Hanson and by 2nd marriage of the late Peter
Harkness. Daughter of the late Victor Dunning and the late Pearl Brennan. Dear mother of Deanne (the late George
Triffo), Priscilla (Wally Filuk), Ingrid (the late Keith Millar) and David Hanson. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren
and great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren. Sister of Ross (Sandra) Dunning. Will be fondly remembered by many
brothers and sisters-in law, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her sister Evelyn Harris and her brother
Lloyd Dunning. Special thank you to the staff of the Centre d'accueil Roger Seguin for the compassion and great
care received. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice if so desired. You may express your condolences to the family
on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. at: THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691
Condolences and Donations or viewing of a Photographic Tribute at www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
Squadron Leader Irving Farmer 'Hap' Kennedy WWII Veteran DFC & Bar RCAF M.D. It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. 'Bus' Kennedy announce the passing of their beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather in his Cumberland home on Thursday, January 6, 2011. He was in his 89th year. 'Bus' is survived by his loving wife Fern (Dale), brother Laurie (Teresa), sister Joyce, daughters Ann and Carol (Dan), grandchildren Robin, Curtis, Laura, Mark and Sean, and many nieces and nephews; step daughters Nancy (Russ) and Martha (Graham) and their daughters Meredith, Robin, Samantha and son Peter. Fondly remembered by Dorothy Kennedy. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Eva, brother Robert Alvin (Ruth), brother Carleton 'Tot' in 1944, and sister Evelyn (Joe Burdett). Bus was born on February 4, 1922 in the family home in the village of Cumberland. At the age of 18, Bus enlisted in the RCAF in July 1940. His ambition was to be a fighter pilot and after flying Hurricanes in England in 1941 (263 Squadron RAF), he was transferred to Spitfires in 1942 (421 Squadron RCAF). In late 1942, he arrived in Malta (249 Squadron RAF). In Malta, 'Hap' (as he was known to his fellow pilots) was awarded, as an Ace, with the Distinguished Flying Cross. Years later he wrote of enthusiasm for the Allied effort in the Malta days. Due to be posted back to the UK, "the Invasion of Sicily was on and was too good to miss." He was given permission to join 111 Squadron in Sicily (1943) then transferred to 93 Squadron as a flight commander. Posted back to the UK in 1944, with the invasion of France looming, Hap joined 401 Squadron RCAF and with morale high, soon was in France after the Normandy Invasion. He was awarded with the bar to his DFC. In July, leading a Squadron, he was hit by flak, bailed out, and evaded capture with help from a French family and the Maquis. In England, he learned that his younger brother, Tot, had just been killed (Bomber Squadron 434). Hap returned to Canada. Hap often said of his war experiences that "it wasn't the combat but the deep comradeship" that he recalled with fondness. Years later, Hap was decorated with the French Legion of Honour. After the war, Hap studied medicine at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. Following internship, he worked as a physician to the Inuit through Indian & Northern Affairs and set up a general practice in Lanark. In 1961, returning to Cumberland, he built his own clinic where he practiced medicine for 37 years. He was greatly respected by thousands of patients throughout the township for his dedication and compassion as a country doctor. Retirement allowed Hap to further enjoy that which brought him greatest pleasure: his love of nature, reading, flying his aircraft out of Rockcliffe Flying Club, and his family. He was extraordinarily diverse in his interests and skills. He was a naturalist, a gardener, a philosopher, a teacher, an author, and a poet. He sang Robbie Burns, he quoted Robert Frost, he watched hockey; he was a thinker, advisor, listener, and a provider. He was a man of integrity and honesty, a humble man who shunned attention, yet drew people to him. He was gentle yet tough as nails. "I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, And that made all the difference. - The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Monday, January 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Read/sign guest book.
(Editor's note: Dr. Kennedy
was well known and respected in the Cumberland area, as attested by the many messages of condolence that you can
read on the guest book. You can also read a note on the Cumberland Village page. - pwm)
McMILLAN, Scott On January 5th, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, Scott A. McMillan passed away peacefully at the age of 36. He was the loving son of Colette St. Germain and Alan A. McMillan (Karen King). Loving father of Jessie, brother of Amanda, Trevor and Tanya. Dearest companion of Cynthia and best friend of Danny and Kristen. Loved and will be missed by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and grandma Claire. Predeceased by grand parents Goldie, Alex, and Bernie and cousin Martin. Many thanks to all the staff at Extendicare Medex and to all in the medical profession who touched Scott's life. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 9th at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre (2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Scott's Life will be held on Monday, January 10th in the Pinecrest Chapel at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made to www.colefuneralhome.com.
(Editor's note: Rockland residents
may remember Scott. He was a manager at Flagstone Restaurant, a fine eatery and meeting place, which took the place
of the old Burger King at the Corner of Laurier and Laporte. It closed in March 2009. The property is now a fitness
gym. - pwm)
Elaine Isabelle Gregoire
GREGOIRE, Elaine Isabelle (nee Presley) 1911 - 2010 At Buckingham
on December 7, 2010, a native of St. Pascal, Ontario.
Dear wife of the late Rev. Rolland Andre Gregoire. Predeceased by her parents Frederick Presley and Florence Johnston,
by her son John Wesley (husband of Monique Labelle). Also predeceased by brothers Clinton (Alice Charlton), William
(Hazel Dixon), Austin (Evelyn Blaney). She was married to Rolland Gregoire for 61 years. They met and were married
at Pendleton United Church where he came to serve as a student minister. Loving mother of Roland (Linda Cornell)
of Osgoode, Ontario. Proud grandmother of Roland (Emily) and Matthew of Winchester, Ontario and great-grandmother
of Darren John and Rylie Marie Gregoire. She was an active member of the United Church Women for many years. Also
she spent a number of years as superintendent of the junior Sunday school at St. Andrew's United Church. She was
a graduate of Kemptville Agricultural College. The years she spent at the rural one room school at Ettyville provided
her with many happy memories. Specials thanks to Dr. Richard Routhier, Dr. Martin Lacasse and to the devoted staff
at the local hospital - CSSS de Papineau and the nursing home - Centre d'accueil for the excellent care. Service
will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, 570 Avenue Buckingham, Gatineau, Quebec on Saturday, December 11, 2010
at 2 p.m. The family will be at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Thurso
United Church, 161 Fraser Street, Thurso, Quebec JOX 3BO, St. Andrew's United Church, 570 Avenue Buckingham, Buckingham,
Quebec J8L 2H3 or the Foundation of the CSSS de Papineau, 155 Maclaren East, Buckingham, Quebec J8L 0C2 would be
appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in care of CADIEUX TUBMAN FUNERAL HOMES, 322 Avenue de Buckingham,
Gatineau, 819-986-3834. Condolences or tributes can be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
PAYER, Nancy Lee (nee Goddard) Nancy Lee Payer of Rockland, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, November
6th, 2010 at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Bernard Payer. Loving mother to Jen, Jeff and Andrea "Annie."
Cherished sister of Kathy (Brian Beck), Jeff Goddard and daughter of the late Fred Goddard, Norma Simonds and her
stepfather Peter Simonds. Fondly remembered by many other family members, friends and her cat Stewart. "I
am with you always." - Matthew 28:20. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A funeral
service will be held at the funeral home chapel, on Monday November 15, 2010 at 11:00 am. You may express your
condolences to the family on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m. at: THEO BRUNET & SONS
FUNERAL HOME 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691 www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
Le 23 juin 2010, monsieur Gaston Renaud est décédé à
l'âge de 68 ans à l'Hôpital Général d'Ottawa à la suite d'un courageux
combat contre le cancer. Il était président et chef de la direction de son entreprise de traduction
(Renaud Expertise Inc.). Pendant 30 ans, il a également enseigné le français à l'Université
de Western Ontario et à l'Université de Lethbridge, en Alberta. De plus, il était l'ancien
président de l'Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta ainsi que le fondateur de l'ACFA de
Lethbridge. En outre, il a instauré la première école française au sud de l'Alberta.
Monsieur Gaston Renaud est le fils de Anita Bédard et de feu Alfred Renaud de Magog. Il laisse derrière
lui son épouse Cunéra Koolen et leur fils Félix à Rockland, Ontario, ses autres enfants
Véronique (Scott Cooper), Daniel (Sarah Gillespie) et leur mère Monique; ses frères Clément
(Monique Pelletier) et feu Jean-Marc (Huguette Tanguay), ses sœurs Carmelle (Gabriel Lacroix) et Suzanne (Serge
Gauthier); ses petits-enfants: Victoria, Luc et Hannah; plusieurs oncles et tantes, neveux et nièces, cousins
et cousines et sa belle-famille des Pays-Bas. Selon les volontés du défunt, il n'y aura pas d'exposition.
Un service religieux sera célébré le 3 juillet 2010 à 10h, en l'église St-Jean-Bosco
de Magog. Les cendres seront déposées au cimetière St-Patrice de Magog. La famille sera présente
à l'église dès 9h, afin de recevoir les condoléances des parents et amis. En guise
de sympathies, des offrandes de messes ou des dons à LA SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DU CANCER seraient
appréciés de la famille. You may still be able to leave a condolence message here.
PAQUETTE, Cory of Rockland, Ont. passed away on Monday May 24th, 2010 at age 26. Beloved husband of Jennifer Lynn McBride. Son of Nelson Paquette and Diane Lamarche. Dear father of Aaron Paquette. Cherished brother of Jennifer Lyn (John) of Kelowna, BC. Loving grandson of Rita and Bernard Paquette of Cornwall, Ont. Will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents Theresa and Claude Lamarche of Cornwall, Ont. Funeral service will be held at Ste-Trinité church, 2178 Laurier St. Rockland, Ont. on Monday May 31, 2010 at 11am. Donations to the CHEO or to the Royal Ottawa hospital foundation would be appreciated. www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
(From the December 12, 2010 edition of the Ottawa Citizen)
Cory Paquette: A smile that could light a room
Parts of his character spoke deeply. His devotion to his family was unquestionable. His departure has left a deep hole in the lives of those who loved him. The hole will always be there because nothing can replace him, but the jagged edges will gradually and delicately be smoothed out by the love his friends and family had for him.
His smile could light up a room, his deep blue eyes could work miracles and his laughter could lighten any mood. His voice carried the assurance that "all will be well." His love of nature reflected his soul and his spirit. His photographic talents were astounding. He loved taking photographs of nature: a snowflake, an owl on a fence post, a sunrise.
We look out the window and keep expecting to see him walking home. We see him in a crowd. We expect his daily telephone call. Our tears subside and we remember once again the smile and the laugh and we are well for a time.
Our son was a technician in heating and cooling with a talent for troubleshooting. He loved the field in which he worked. He would never walk away from a challenge and would resolve it no matter how long it took. He had a family that loved him dearly.
Cory's soul partly resides in Nunavut. He had travelled there a few times, once on a school trip in 2000 and a couple of times for his work. Cory connected with some Inuit values and had fallen in love with them: living off nature, hunting and fishing, spiritual values and a certain freedom from living off the land. A former teacher commented that his soul had never come back from his school trip. Someday, his father and I, and his sister and her partner will travel to Nunavut and spread some of his ashes ... where they belong.
From the time Cory started school he created strong bonds with his friends. He was faithful and had integrity. He respected family traditions and was proud of his French heritage. He had great empathy for those who suffered. I remember a time when he shared with me with me how painful it was for him to see someone suffering: he was only about 10 years old. I also remember him sharing with me his Grade 5 science hypothesis: because he was colour-blind, he could only identify certain colours. But, because of that, he would appreciate the world for what it represented and not for the colours themselves. For example, a rainbow, a sunset, a sunrise: They were beautiful for what they could represent and it was not only about the colours. His eyes could appreciate them like no others'.
He loved to spend a day on his all-terrain vehicle and travel in the woods with his friends. He loved camping and sharing good times with his buddies. He loved his son and his wife very much. It was important to Cory that his son grow up to learn about family values and traditions. We miss him, we love him and we believe he is happy.
— Diane Paquette
Lise Séguin Guibord, daughter of the late Arthur
Séguin and Dolorèse Hotte of Rockland, Ont., passed away on Saturday April 3rd, 2010, at age 63.
Lise was the beloved wife of Marcel Guibord (new mayor of Clarence-Rockland, 2010-2014), dear mother of Stéphane
(Julie Léveillé) and Mélanie and loving grandmother of Maxim and Félix Guibord. She
will be fondly remembered by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral
service will be held at Ste-Trinité church in Rockland, 2178 Laurier Street, on Friday, April 23rd 2010,
at 11:00a.m. You may express your sympathy to the family at the church (from 10.00 a.m. until 11:00am). Instead
of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the ''Du Moulin Foundation for the Promotion of Health¨
(a charitable organization), situated at 203-2741 Chamberland Street in Rockland Ont. K4K 0B8 (receipts will be
sent for any donations of $20 and above). Information: www.brunetfuneralhome.ca
BURNS, Karen Lynn (nee Findlay) RN, CPN(C) Sunday, January
24, 2010 at the age of 48 from ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Wallace "Wally" Burns. Loving mother of
Jessica (Brady Polson), Rebecca and Keith. Loving sister of Donald (Elaine), Eldon (Kathy), Shirley (Peter Bishop),
Beverley Csontos (Alan Webb) and Brian. Predeceased by parents Percy and Madeline Findlay (nee Eastman) and her
sister Marilyn (Bill Peacock). Will be dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to the
Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Monday, January 25, 2010 from 1 to 4 and 6
to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation
in Karen's memory to either Angels in Action (www.angelsinaction.ca) or The Hospice at May Court (www.hospicemaycourt.com). Click
here to view or sign the guest book.
MEMORIAM - Mary
Lou Shorthill (January 22, 2011)
-Always remembered, Hector and family
Architect Extraordinaire Peacefully and unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27th, 2009. Harry was born
in the Finnish Community of Montreal on Aug. 3rd 1933, to Eero Ala-Kantti and Helmi Kangasniemi. Beloved husband
of Marilyn (nee Hamilton). Dear father of Kurt (Carla) and Erik (Lori). Cherished grandfather of Aleisha, Jesse,
Ashley, Brandon, Abby, Alex and Sydney. The family will always cherish the memories of their Christmas celebration
held on Saturday, just hours before he received his heavenly wings. A memorial service will be held January 2nd
at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 2476 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland. Donations to the Dialysis Unit Ottawa
Hospital General Campus would be appreciated.
GRAHAM, Geoffrey Edwin Fredrick, loving father of Brittany and Mackenzie; husband,
lover and best friend of the true "love of his life" Sandra, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
after 51 years of doing what he loved -- enjoying life to the fullest and loving his family. Born in Montreal,
raised in Beaconsfield, educated at Carleton (BA Criminology '81), lived in Orleans and thrived at Tremblant. A
28 year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police (Westport, Rockland and Major Crime East Region), Geoff was the
good guy committed to catching the bad guys. An avid tele-mark skier he was obsessed with being the first on the
mountain ever searching for the pow; nothing made him happier than stoking the fire at the F'Inn Cabin with the
Woodcutters and a fine single malt. Respected by his peers, loved by his many, many special lifelong friends and
cherished by his family including his parents Peter and Teddi (deceased), brother Jamie (Maureen), sister Jennifer
(Andy) and dear Scott (Robin), brothers-in-law the other Scott (Patti) and Jamie (Nancy), Bob and Joan. He was
the neatest uncle to Alex, Brendan, Jesse, Coco, Owen and Katie; Rob, Rick and Sam. Our Buffedviking, a devoted
and relentless Viking fan (now they get Favre!), was bigger than life with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, a
song always in his head and heart full of love for his girls -- he is so missed. Friends, colleagues and family
are invited to share their stories and laughter and toast the Life of Geoff. A Scottish wake will be held on Saturday,
November 28, 6:00 pm till 1:00 am at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road off the Vanier Parkway.
A service for family and friends will take place at the Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, on Sunday, November
29th at 2:30 pm. Rather than flowers, a donation to Bruyere Continuing Care would be much appreciated. I know you
like my pocket, I feel you watching down on us now and forever.. You can read and sign the Guest Book by clicking here.
Guindon Gilles, of Ottawa, Ont. passed away on Wednesday September 16, 2009 at
age 63. Son of Anita Pigeon and the late Joseph Guindon.
Dear brother of Michelle Jack, André (Michelle Lackner), Ginette (Grant Goyer), Yvon (Lise Marcil), Serge
(Tracy Osbourne), Josette (Daniel Rochette), Rémi (Melanie Millar) and Pierre (Debbie Fortin).Will be fondly
remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Lise (Raymond Godard). A special thank you to
the staff of intensive care of the Ottawa General Hospital . Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel,
Rockland, Ont. on Tuesday September 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and
Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. You can read more here: www.brunetfuneralhome.ca.
Lehi of Rockland passed away at the age of 20 on May 9, 2009. He is the son of Monique and Dominique Sanson. He
leaves behind three sisters and two brothers and nephews and nieces. The viewing was at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints, 6255 Cumorah way, Orleans, on Tuesday May 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service was held
on Wednesday, May 13 from 11 am to noon, followed by a luncheon at the same place. We thank all those who touched
his life as well as the medical staff at CHEO and the Saint Elisabeth Health Care for their care and compassion.
For those who wish, a gift to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children Wish Foundation, or PC Children Charity
is appreciated. You can read and sign the Guest Book by clicking here. Lehi is buried in Dale's Cemetery. Lehi's brother Mathoni passed away on Saturday, June16, 2012.
SAUCIER, Robert Of Rockland, ON peacefully on Friday May 8th 2009 at age 67. Loving
husband for 46 years of marriage of Sandra Bethune. Son of Viola Dupuis and the late Adolphus Saucier. Dear father
of Robert (Chantal) and Diane (Steve). Loving grandfather of Vickie, Bobby, Robbie, Joey, Vanessa, Tyler and Jessica.
Brother of Estelle and Jeannine. Will be fondly remembered by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews
and friends. Predeceased by his sister Agathe. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Ottawa
Hospital General Campus Cancer Center for their good care. Funeral service will be held at the Ste-Trinite Church,
Rockland, ON on Wednesday May 13th 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ottawa Hospital General
Campus Cancer Center would be appreciated. You may express your sympathy to the family Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. at: THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME 2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691.
SIMONEAU, Simone (nee Bertrand) Peacefully on Sunday morning, April 26, 2009, at home, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late George T. Simoneau. Loving mother of Michele, Pierre (Nicole Bosse) of Campbellton, NB, Marie (Dean Elder), Marc (Chantal Cherton) and Julie (Vicky Tessier). Loving grandmother of Robert, Sarah, and Melana (Sang Woo Nam of Cambridge, ON), and great-grandmother of Anderson. Sister of the late Annette (the late Louis Perrault), the late Roland (Genevieve Bertrand), Madeleine (the late Darcy Rancourt), Gilberte (the late Gerry Brule), Pauline (Joe Zito), Claire and Leo (Christine Bertrand). Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, on Sunday May 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Monday, May 4th, to Ste-Genevieve Church, 825 Canterbury Avenue, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. With special thanks to Anne and everyone who assisted in her final journey. Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, 613-731-1255.
Simone was a former resident of Sarsfield, but had moved away many years ago as her husband's
MINOGUE, Catherine "Kay" Peacefully at Sarsfield Colonial Home, Wednesday
April 22, 2009. Kay was a life long member of the Cumberland Women's Institute. Widow of Fergus Minogue. Loving
mother of Lois Morin (Robert), Linda Tanner (Gerald) and John (Frances). Devoted grandmother of Sheri (Marcel),
Rob (Cyndi), Erin (Tom), Shanna (Brian), James (Catherine), Jennifer and Lara (Kurtis) and 8 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her son Norman (Diane) and her grandson Jason (Becky). Special thank you to the staff of the Sarsfield
Colonial Home for their compassionate care and attention. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St.Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday April 25, 2009 at the St.Andrew's United Church, Cumberland, at 11 a.m.
In memoriam donations to the St.Andrew's United Church, Cumberland would be appreciated.
SMITH, C.A.M. (1925-2009) Chester Albert Marson (CAM) Smith died quietly
after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family. CAM was the cherished husband of Mary, the devoted father
of Bruce (Stefa), Rod (Lenore), Pamela (John), Jennifer (Robert) and Peter (Krista), the dear brother of Gloria,
and the proud grandfather of Tanya, Tara, Andrew, Mark, Jonah, Amelia and Neil. For 42 years, CAM was a loyal employee
of the National Research Council of Canada where he enjoyed the opportunity to do wide-ranging mechanical-engineering
research. He was heavily involved in various community-service and charity organizations, including being the President
of the Cumberland Community Association, Cumberland Curling Club, Cumberland Home Support and the Cumberland Lions
Club (Charter Member). The family would like to thank the dedicated caring staff at the Perley and Rideau Veterans'
Health Centre in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley or the Cumberland Lions Club would be appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Cumberland (2476 Montreal Road) on April 25th
at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Cumberland Lions Hall. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca.
MEMORIAM - Monique
Lussier (January 30, 2012)
It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Jeannette Monique
Lussier,of Rockland, On., on Friday, January 30, 2009 at the age of 56 with her
loving spouse and partner Patrick Meikle at her side. Daughter of the late Roland Lussier and Graziella (Berthe)
BERTRAND, Roland Of Sarsfield Ont. on Wednesday December 24th, 2008 at age 87. Beloved
husband of Genevieve Nolan. Dear father of: Carl (Aline), Marilyn (Lubos Mahovsky), Janet (John Paul), Claude (Lynne),
Richard (Louise), Jack (Anne-Marie) and Guy. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children.
Brother of: Simone (late Georges Simoneau), Madeleine (late Darcy Rancourt), Gilberte (late Gerry Brule), Pauline
(Goe Zito), Claire and Leo (Christine). Predeceased by one sister Annette (late Louis Perrault). Funeral service
will be held at St-Margaret Mary Church, Cumberland Ont. on Tuesday December 30th 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations to
the Ottawa Cancer Center would be appreciated. You may express your sympathies to the family at the church 45 minutes
before the service. For more information call THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME ROCKLAND, ONT. 613-446-4691.
CHENIER, Anna Nee Chung Fung-King, of Rockland, On., passed
away on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at age 58. Beloved wife of Bob Chenier. Daughter of the late Chung Chi-Hei
and the late Ko Shiu-Chan. Loving mother of her 3 sons, Dominic, Geoffrey and Christopher. Dear sister of Brisco,
Jennifer, C.F., Tony and Lao Yuk Yu. Will be fondly remembered by her family, friends, church and community. The
family wishes to express their appreciation to all those who have helped, shared and prayed with us. Thank you
for giving us strength. A Funeral service will be held at the Ste-Trinite Church, Rockland, On., on Tuesday, December
2nd, 2008 at 11 a.m. Family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 10:15 a.m. Donations to the Ottawa
Hospital General Campus Cancer Center would be appreciated. For more information call THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL
HOME 2419 Laurier Street, Rockland, On. Tel: 613-446-4691.
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