Category Archives: Hayes Funeral Home – Chapeau

R.I.P. Beatrice Battis (nee Conroy)

Bea Battis

Passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018, in Manoir Sacre-Coeur, Mansfield, Quebec at the age of 91 years.  Predeceased by first husband Maurice Allard and by second husband Harry Battis and son Ronnie as well as brothers Michael (late Mona) and Bernard (late Theresa).  Beloved mother of Richard (Regina Ricci) and Janice (Rene Leblanc) and Debbie (Anthony Romano).  Cherished Nanny of grandchildren David, Emily, Danielle, Jordan, Mark, and Chase and great-grandchildren Casey, Quinn, Grayson, Wyatt, Levi, Aria, Eva and Charlotte.  Beloved sister of Gordon (Toni), Kenneth (late May), Francis (late Lois), Joan (Henry Sallafranque), Marilyn and Norma (John Duggan).  The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at Manoir Sacre-Coeur for their compassionate care and kindness to “Miss Bea” as well as to her family.

Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fondation Manoir Sacre-Coeur, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.


Parish Bulletin – 15 Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15 July 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday   No Mass
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  For the deceased members of the Drapeau Family

By: Gene, Eddie & Family

Wednesday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass for Beatrice Battis
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Sharon Gribbon

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Sherry-Lee Maria Fleury

By: Genevieve Bresseau

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For Special intentions of Merrill & Patsy Allard

By: The Family

Lester Gaudette

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Edgar & Anita Gaudette & Deceased Relatives

By: The Family

Linus Coghlan

By: Janie, Patsy & Francis

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Chapeau Marlene Adam Gail, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alvin Lepine, Anchie Bechamp, Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $1005.00  
St. Joseph $1201.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday July 23rd
Chapeau $1397.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday July 16th

THANK YOU: The family of the late Miles Venasse wish to thank everyone who offered their sympathy or gave donations and brought food to the house during our time of sorrow. Thank you also to our family and George and Erla Picard for providing the lunch venue; Fr. Tim Moyle for his kind words at the funeral and St. Paul the Hermit Church choir. Also thanks to the nursing staff at the CLSC in Fort Coulonge for their assistance and to Hayes Funeral Home for their professional services.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: The golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 3rd at the Island Brae Golf Course and Club de Golf Pontefract. Proceeds are going to the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department and the Meilleur Residence. Entry Fees are $60 for Golf, Supper & Prizes, Golf only $40 and Supper only $30. Supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheenboro Parish Hall. (Salad, Steak, Baked Potato and Dessert). Register in Advance at George’s Bar 819-689-2715. Book your cart in advance.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: Summer Hours – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Come visit the Gallery, featuring an Art Exhibition, Market, History Books of Allumette Island, Indigenous, Exhibition, Gift Shop, museum (1850s Parlour and Bishop’s Room), Doll Collection, Vintage Clothing Boutique and Bridal Salon. The next bake, book sale will be on Saturday & Sunday August 4th & 5th. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale. ‘Someone’s throw away is someone’s treasure’. Thank you for your support!

 FEATURE ARTISTS/ARTISANS Nancy Nighbor of Pembroke: Nancy’s creation of drawings in pen and ink prints of landmarked sites in the area (Fred’s, Keon’s, St. Alphonsus church, Fort William etc.). Nancy will be available to demonstrate a pen and ink drawing of a landmark site on Sunday, July 22nd at 2 p.m.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: 2 p.m. tea and social hour on Tuesdays. All are welcome, bring a friend. For more info. Call Donna 689-5344, Peggy 689-5141 or Bernie 689-5223. (Coffee doesn’t go over well in the heat)

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC: Plan to attend the 80th Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday, July 29th, with Bishop Mulhall and Father Denis Lemieux. The theme of the Pilgrimage will be “The Way of the Listening Heart”. The principal Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Local priests will be assisting with the blessing with St. Ann’s oil. A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs. Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available. Everyone Welcome! For further information, please see:

Pembroke Council 1531 will sponsor a bus to the annual pilgrimage to St Anne’s Church, Cormac on July, 29. Pickups will be at Holy Name Church at 9 a.m. and St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9:15 a.m. The bus returns after the healing mass.

STONE FENCE THEATRE COMES TO SHEENBORO: The Old Fort William Cottagers’ Association (OFWCA) hosts Stone Fence Theatre’s musical production “I Come from the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan” at Sheenboro Parish Hall, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:30 pm.   The hall and bar open at 6:30 pm. St. Paul the Hermit Parish will host the bar and keep the proceeds. Tickets are $28 per person and the price includes dessert and tea/coffee at the intermission.   We will again seek pie donations from our talented bakers of Fort William and Sheenboro! If you wish to make a donation of a pie, dessert or squares, please contact Chris Graham at At past theatre events, our bakers wowed everyone with their delicious pies, we hope that you do again! You may purchase a ticket from Chris Graham, Janet Retty, Chris Cavan, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann.

 ST. THERESA’S -FORT WILLIAM: Will be having a mass on Sunday August 19th at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall the intentions of this mass will be for all deceased cottage families of Fort William. Marlyne Turner, Sherry, Richard and the Venasse Family

SAVE THE DATE: This year’s ‘Islandfest’ will be taking place on August 24th and 25th in the village of Chapeau. Games, activities, live music and much more! We hope to see you there. If you wish to volunteer, please contact the Municipal Office at 819-689-2266.

 PPJ CYCLOPARK 2018 JAMBOREE JULY 27-29TH: FREE! Ride the entire trail over 3 days and discover all the PPJ has to offer. Start in Shawville and ride all the way to L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or join in along the way and ride a shorter distance. Accommodations and dining available for purchase along the trail. More information:, or call/text Tiziana at 418-271-9204, or email, or at

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of soul for Mrs. Beatrice (Bea) Battis (nee Conroy) who passed away at the nursing home in Fort Coulonge on Thursday. The arrangements for her funeral have yet to be finalized but will be posted on the parish website ( once they are made.

2) Congratulations to Fiona Brennan, infant daughter of Jessica Kelly and Richard Brennan who was baptized in St. Joseph Church last Sunday. May she live a long life of faith and joy.

3) The financial statement of our revenues and expenses are available in each of the churches this weekend. A copy will be posted on the bulletin board at the entrances and others available for you to take one home. You will note that all the parishes are running a deficit at this point in the year. This is because: a) repairs that have been done to the rectory and churches, and b) the high oil bills that came from the endless winter of 2017-18. It isn’t a great concern though since we traditionally receive more revenue and fewer expenses in the 2nd half of each year. We were in a similar state at this point last year as well and yet each of the parishes ended the year in good shape. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak to me about them. If I don’t have the answer right away, I will research it and reply asap. I thank everyone very much for your generous financial support of each of the parishes.

4) The annual Parish Draw tickets for St. Alphonsus will be available beginning this week. Once again the prizes are a homemade quilt and various cash prizes. This is an important component of the revenues we generate as part of our Parish Supper so we ask that each family either sell or purchase 10 books. Thank you for your continued assistance in this annual fundraising effort.

5) Once again this weekend there will be strawberries for sale on the grounds of the Chapeau Gallery after the 10:30 am Mass with the proceeds going to support our Peruvian carpenter’s school project. Don’t be tardy in getting to the tent if you want to make a purchase as last week all the strawberries sold out very quickly!

6) Jesus sends out his disciples to spread the good news of the Kingdom in today’s gospel passage. If we want to be considered among his followers (and thus inherit the promised eternal life he offers) he expects us to do the same. So what have you done this week to accomplish that same end?

R.I.P. Miles Vennase


Passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the age of 66 years old.  Cherished son of the late Regis Venasse and the late Ella Fleury Beloved husband of Marlyne Turner. Loving father of Sherry (Carl) and Richard (Kim).  Special grandfather of Halle and Nolan. Miles is survived by his siblings Diane (Laurier), Willis (Bird) and Debbie ( Gary ) and his sister-in-law Cathy.  Predeceased Cecil (late Jean), Danny, and Louis (late Margaret).  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral to be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Chapeau, Quebec .

R.I.P. Denis Venne


It is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at the age of 74 years. Son of the late Cecil Venne, Virtue (née O’Brien) and stepmother Margaret (née Fleury). Loving father of Chris (Christina), Connie (Yves Leroux), Julie Caron and Wesley (Julie). Predeceased by sisters Bernadine (aka Duffy) and Cecilia, his son Timothy, and brother-in-law Andy Forester. Survived by sisters Theresa (Don McDonald), Helen (Jack Hill), Rose Ann, brothers Edward (Evelyn) and Wayne (Linda). Cherished life partner to Bobbie Jane MacKenzie. Grandfather of Andrew, Alyssa, Jordan, Jessie, Renée, Aiden and Ryan. Great-grandfather of Talula and Theo. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Wednesday, June 13th (2-5 and 7-9:30 pm), then at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau Quebec, on Friday, June 15th (2-4 and 6-8 pm). Mass of Christian burial at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Saturday, June 16th (at 11 am). In lieu of flowers, donations by cheque or online to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Victor Gagnon


Joseph John ‘Victor’ Gagnon


Joseph John “Victor” Gagnon died at home, Chapeau, Quebec with his family by his side on April 23, 2018.  Beloved husband of Ruth Doran and the late Elizabeth Woods (Dec 2000).  Loving father of Suzanne (Garry Gagnon), Chapeau, Christine (Larry Turner), Nichabau, Quebec, Beverley (Perry Pias), New Jersey, USA and Vickie Lynn (James MacNabb), Renfrew, Ontario.  Stepfather of Denise Hill, Montreal, Quebec, Suzanne Logue, Scotland and Robert Dunberry of Toronto, Ontario.  Cherished grandfather of Bob, Kelly, Gillian, Beth, Cory, Emily, Scott and Jessica and great-grandfather of six great-grandchildren.  Step-grandfather of Jennifer, Jasmine, Lindsey, Jason, David and Savannah and six step-great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his siblings Owney (late Rainey), Howard (Theresa), Helen (late Wells Goldberg) and Dina (late Fred Dealy).  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Funeral Mass will follow in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau at 11 a.m.  Interment Holy Spirit Cemetery, Nichabau.  In memoriam donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Marie Drapeau (nee Laroche)

Marie Drapeau

In hospital, Shawville, Quebec on April 15, 2018 at the age of 88 years.  Born July 18, 1929 in Fort Coulonge, Quebec.  Marie married Denis Drapeau (dec. 1986) on Aug 1,1950. They had 10 children-seven boys and three girls. Predeceased by her son Marcel and two grandchildren Jordan and Simon.  Daughter of the late Jules and Maria Laroche of Fort Coulonge.  Predeceased by her brothers Leo, Joe, Jules, Willard, Donat and  Robert and sister Theresa.  Survived by her brothers and sisters Cecile (late Jean-Guy Trudel), Margaret (late Placide Laroche), Yvette (Richard Pilon), Ronald (late Eilleen), Leonard (Carole), Albert (Zita) and many nieces and nephews.

Loving mother of Roderique (Linda), late Marcel (Margaret), Larry (Caroline), Genevieve (Edward), Joseph (Rachelle), Levi (Sylvie), Denis (Cindy), Denise, Robert (Elena) and Suzanne (Danny).  She will be missed by 33 grandchildren- Julie, Genevieve, Luc, Nate, Cory, Meagan, Philip, Candace, Vivian, Logan, Catherine, Nigel, Peggy, Melanie, Justin, Christopher, Natalie, Nadine, Joey, Rosalie, late Simon,Tyler, late Jordan, Hailey, Shawn, William, Christian, Stephanie, Denis, Robert, Travis, Meagan and Darcy and by her great-grandchildren Cadence, Grace, Seth, Darion, Rowan, Kate, Roderick, Hannah, Kailey, Phoebe, Finley, Kassandra, Morgan, Ariana, Aubrey, Jesse, Tenley, Tayla, Benton, Jayden, Jacob, Logan, Quinn, Madelyn, Donavon, Greyson, Bella, Beckett, Jake, Noah, Izzy, Annabelle, Evelyn, Olivia, Lexy, Isabelle, Alex, Evelyn, Chloe, Hudson and Styles and great-great granddaughter Adisyn.

Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Funeral Mass will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday at 11 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

Obituary of Yvonne O’Brien (nee Chaput)

Yvonne O’Brien

In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on April 15, 2018 in her 94th year, Yvonne O’Brien, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Beloved wife of the late Sylvester O’Brien.  Cherished mother of Helen (Bruce Davis), Pauline (Barry Letang), Carol Anne (Mike Ryan), Edward (Gene Drapeau) and predeceased by daughter Joan (Max Payne).  Loved by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Daughter of the late Eudgère Chaput and Anna Gendron.  Dear sister of Maurice, Rita (late James Harkins), Theresa (late Howard Gagnon), Laura (Romeo Chaput), Arthur (Mariette and the late Gayle Gardyne) and Ethel (late Lester Gaudette) and predeceased by Aline (late Ellis Raymond), Rose May (late Harry Roberts), Romeo, Reina (late Real Bertrand), Paul and Jeanne.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Funeral Mass will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery.  Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Parish Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent – 18 March 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass of John Joseph “Jack” Jennings
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  For Special intentions of all the priests of the Pembroke Diocese

By: Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Carl Bowers

By: Mary Lapierre & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Robert Godin (Anniv.)

By: Pauline & Family

Friday 11:00 AM


  For Special Intentions of Evangeline Audet & Monique Pleau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday 7:00 PM


  Stations of the cross
Saturday 5:00 PM


Palm Sunday Leo Downey & deceased parents & relatives

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Myrtle Sullivan

By: Mary Spence

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Palm Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Palm Sunday Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Catherine D’Arcy

Darrell Belland

By: Mom & Dad


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carl Price Paul Morris
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril
Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 732.00  
St. Joseph $1014.00  
Chapeau $1575.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, March 19th

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

CHRISM MASS: Bishop Mulhall will preside at the celebration of the Chrism Mass to be held on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Everyone is invited to participate at this Mass during which the Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

NORTHFORK Country Kitchen is hosting their Annual PANCAKE BREAKFAST: This

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adults $20.00 Children $10.00 Children under 5 Free. Please call 819-689-2588 for reservations. MENU includes: homemade pancakes with fresh maple syrup, omelette, home fries, bacon, sausage, homemade beans, juice, tea, coffee.

FISH FRY -HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTREGood Friday, March 30th: take out is available $12.00 adults $7.00 children. Supper will be ready at 4pm fish, fresh fries, coleslaw, bun, tea, coffee Sponsored by Chapeau District Lion’s club and Pontiac West Fire Dept. Tickets sold in advance, get them early limited amount sold. Tickets can be purchased from your local firefighters or Lion’s Club members.

THANK YOU: A sincere “Thank You” is extended from Marianhill to St. Alphonsus CWL and the “Four Shades of Green” who entertained at their March Birthday. Your presence with us was truly appreciated.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having a pancake, sausage & homemade bean breakfast on Sunday, March 25th. Everyone is Welcome!

ECUMENICAL WAY OF THE CROSS: An Ecumenical Way of the Cross through the streets of Pembroke will be held on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. This year marks the 38th year of the pilgrimage which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Metro Moncion Grocers Pembroke Market (425 Pembroke St. East) and will end with a Hunger Meal at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Annex (284 Trafalgar Road). Transportation will be provided from the Annex back to Metro Moncion Grocers following the Hunger Meal. Voluntary donations for the poor will be excepted. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or at

EASTER ACTIVITIES-SPONSORED BY THE CHAPEAU R.A: Please join us for a fun filled afternoon of Easter fun! Activities include crafts and cupcake decorating. We will also have live bunnies and an Easter surprise. Fun for all ages! Cost: $2/child on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1pm – 3 pm at Harrington Community Centre basement. All children must be accompanied by an adult!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Come and join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, with adoration, singing of hymns and the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. Our guest speaker will be Father Michael Weitl from Madonna House. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or            at the Diocese of Pembroke.

“West Pontiac Connects: is proud to announce that we are now running our third session of the 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation running from March 12 to May 18, 2018. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Victoria Branco at 819-689-2878 or by email at if interested.”

Next Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program : will be held on April 7th and April 14th, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pembroke. Register online at or contact your parish office. Deadline to register is March 29th.

The Ottawa Mission: If you would like to donate warm clothing or other items for the homeless frequenting the Ottawa Mission, call Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Volunteers will ensure that all items are delivered.

Medjugorje – Children’s clothing (ages 3 to 12 yrs.) is needed in Medjugorje for children of impoverished and needy families. Since 1993, Pat Duggan of Combermere has been involved in a small but diversified mission making a difference in Medjugorje. For information please refer to or call Pat at 613-756-2655, Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Clothing will be delivered in mid-May and end of Sept. 2018.

The Sheenboro Parish Council chose the St. Bryce Mission in Costa Rica as our parish’s cause to help mothers and their infants. This mission helps the Cabecar indigenous people at the St. Francis Emmaus Center is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica, the nearest city to the Chirripo indigenous reservation. According to the mission’s website: “The center, modeled off the internationally-lauded model of “pregnancy waiting homes”, provides a safe, comfortable place for up to 30 Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days before and after the birth of a child or in the event of the hospitalization of a child.” Because of the lack of access to medical services and harsh living conditions, the Cabecar population suffers infant and maternal mortality rates nearly 5 times higher than the rest of the Costa Rican population. However, annually, 400 mothers visit the centre and the medical help has reduced infant mortality by 50%. For more information, please see Please watch Fr. Tim’s and the parish blog, as he will be posting informational videos about St. Bryce Mission.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I ask please that you pray for the repose of the soul of John Joseph “Jack” Jennings brother of Jim, Anne, and Rose Marie who died this past week. His funeral will be celebrated on Monday in Sheenboro. May God grant solace and comfort to his wife Marilyn Lapierre and his family as they grieve his loss.

2) Congratulations to William Thomas Swan child of Deidra Chartrand and Adam Swan who will be baptized into our Catholic faith this Sunday in St. Joseph .

R.I.P. Thomas Gordon McCrea


Gordon McCrea, 99, of Pembroke, Ontario, formerly of Mentor, Ohio and Sheenboro, Quebec passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Marionhill in Pembroke on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Gordon deeply impacted the lives of everyone who knew him. He was adored by family, loved by his neighbors, and always willing to help a friend or a stranger, no matter the situation. He will be missed by everyone and forgotten by none. Gordon was born January 22, 1919 in Sheenboro to Thomas and Margaret (nee Meehan). He was married to Marie (nee Perrault) for 63 years prior to Marie’s passing in 2016. They spent many happy years together and in 1984 retired and returned to Canada where they very much enjoyed summers at their cottage on the Ottawa River. Winters were spent in Arizona where they were visited often by family and friends. Gordon is survived by his brother, Robert of Connecticut as well as his two sons, James (Judy) of Brecksville, Ohio, and Patrick (Carson) of Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is survived by six grandchildren that he loved dearly, Ashley Showalter (Marty), Paul Byars (Jennifer), Jacquelyn, James, Ryan, and Laura. Gordon was also the very proud and loving great grandfather of Katherine, Evelyn, and Vivian. He is also survived by his son-in-law and third son, Mark Byars, of Atlanta, Georgia. Gordon was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Sandra McCrea Byars of Atlanta, Georgia and siblings Margaret, Guy, Joseph, Basil, Florence, Genevieve and Mike. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations to Marionhill would be appreciated. 

Parish Bulletin – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 14, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  Eileen Brunette

By: Norma Ranger & Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Kirk McGuire & Cobe Rabb

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Iona Morris

By: Jean Gallagher

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Peggy Nadeau & Brenda Collver

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Fr. Doug Morris

By: Jim & Sophie Ringrose

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Mary Carroll

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

Teresa Conroy

By: Teresa McDonald

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Ron Price
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Meril
Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $625.00  
St. Joseph $1,130.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, January 15
Chapeau $1,497.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, January 22

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: will sponsor a Card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre this Sunday, January 14th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m. Light lunch will be served. All are welcome!

CWL membership fees ($20.00) will be due early in the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

A reminder to confirm your participation and the participation of your loved ones at the Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees activity: Seniors’ Café. Please indicate the location and date of your presence at 819-665-3604 by choosing from the attached schedule.

St. Paul the Hermit Parish: On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Sheenboro Parish Hall at 4:00 p.m. the parish will have a fundraiser and social event: Jim Beattie’s Musical and Visual Tour of the Ottawa Valley. A meal will be served of Irish stew. Tickets are $15.00 per person and will be available for purchase at the mass on January 20, 2018 from members of your parish council. Everyone is welcome and if you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact Joann McCann at 819-689-2229 or email at Tickets will be available at the door.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having their pancake & sausage & homemade beans breakfast on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

FROM THE FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE: The next Marriage Preparation Program will be held on February 24th and March 3rd, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew. The deadline to register is February 16th.

Tuesday Social Club: Every Tuesday at 1 pm at Harrington Community Centre. Bring a friend (there is no official membership). All are welcome for an afternoon of companionship.

YOUNG AT HEART: Our club will sponsor the Euchre games for the next 3 months starting on Mondays, and our regular cards will follow on Wednesday’s at 1 pm. All is welcome!

Upper Pontiac Sports Complex: We will be having our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm. It will be held at the Harrington Community Center. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend. We would also like to thank our November and December Friday night skating sponsors. Public skating is from 6:30-7:50, and there is no charge Friday nights, thanks to our sponsors:

Mark Jennings Investors Group, DC Bar & Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, Derek Fleming Trucking, Rhea Vaillancourt, Ian Gagnon Garage & Towing, & Chapeau District Lions Club.   If you are interested in sponsoring Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613) 401-6953.

 LOST & FOUND: A pair of Boys skates they were found in a snow bank at the Hall. If they are yours you can go pick them up at the Hall on Monday evenings, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

YOGA WITH JASON: Class have started on Thursday’s, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Family and Senior’s Centre. Six- week sessions are $65.00 and drop- in is $12. Everyone Welcome.

WEDDING BANN: There is a promise of marriage between Sarah Lynn Allard and Graham Michael Therens on February 3, 2018 at Harrington Community Centre in Chapeau, Quebec.

The Annual General meeting of the Municipality of Allumette Island Tourism Committee: Will be held at West Pontiac Connects on January 18th, 2018 at 7pm. We have three members that are retiring, therefore we will have 3 open seats for new members that want to promote tourism on the island and be involved in the community. The board of directors wishes to thank Nicole Bertrand, Mary Lou Morin, and Helen Davis for their years of service on MAITC.

 SOUP SENSATIONS – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018: First Step Options is sponsoring a ‘Soup Sensations!’ to be held on Thursday, February 1st at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 357 Miller St., Pembroke, from 11-2 and 4-7. The event consists of tasting soups generously provided by 6 different eating places situated in Pembroke, of a silent auction of door prizes and of entertainment. If you can volunteer for different positions throughout the day, please contact Greta Landry-Masseau at 613-635-7440 or 613-639-3679.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I ask please that you pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Carmelita Gleason who died this week. Her funeral was celebrated on Saturday in Sheenboro. May God grant solace and comfort to her family as they grieve her loss.

2) Bible Study group will meet on Thursday at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. We are beginning a new book of the Bible so now would be a great time to join us!

3) Oops. Evidently, I need help learning how to count to 10 as there was still one more video to view in the ‘Catholicism’ video series! The last video will be on the subject of prayer and the Holy Spirit. We will watch it in Chapeau on Wednesday morning immediately following the 10 am. Mass.

4) There is a meeting of the Parish Finance Committee on Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

5) The Sheenboro Pastoral Council has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 7 pm in the Chapeau Office. Please let either Joann McCann or the office know if you cannot make it to the meeting.

6) Since the weather kept everyone away on Friday, the ‘Pivotal Players’ video has been rescheduled to this Friday following the 10 am. Mass in St. Joseph’s.