Category Archives: Hayes Funeral Home – Chapeau

R.I.P. Lillian Smiley


Lillian Smiley (nee Bechamp)


Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 89 years. Daughter of the late Joseph Bechamp and the late Delina Ranger. Beloved wife of the late Ivan Smiley. Loving mother of Janice (Ivan Turner), Jacqueline (Louis Turner), Suzanne (John Brisson), Nancy (Jean-Paul Picotte) and Karen (Billy Turner). Special grandmother of 13 grandchildren and great-grandmother of many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of Angeline (Keith Davidson), Alphire (Maggie) and Laurier. Predeceased by a daughter Margaret and by her brothers Joseph, Paul, Lorrain, Rene and Alire. Resting at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Parish cemetery.


R.I.P. Helen Fleming

Obituary of Helen Fleming (nee Fitzpatrick)

fleming_helenPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Thomas Joseph Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Mainville. Beloved wife of the late Jack Fleming. Loving mother of Terry, Bobby (Kathy), Herbie (Sharon), Jack (Kathy), Donald (Lynn), Brian (Cricea) and Danny. Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Sister of Betty (Stan), Zita (late Gordie), Jacqueline (late Bernie) and T.J. (Martha). Predeceased by her son Michael and by her siblings Rene, Sylvia, Marion and Carl. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment parish cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

R.I.P. Wilfrid Lariviere

Wilfrid Lariviere


Peacefully in Manoir Sacre Coeur, Mansfield, Quebec on August 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years, Wilfrid Lariviere, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Beloved husband of the late Laura Landry.  Loving father of Suzanne (Gilbert Dupuis), Christine (Paul Heath), Jean-Paul (Patsy), Leo (Kim), Alice (Dennis Stewart), Elie (Mary), Ephrem, Lawrence (Nancy), Denise (Gordon Moreau), Lisa, Wilfrid Jr. “Joe” and Sherry-Lyn.   Survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Dear brother of Theresa and predeceased by Lorette and Leo.

Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Friday,  September 1 in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.

R.I.P. Loretta Durocher-Reid (nee Gallagher)

Loretta Durocher-Reid

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Loretta (Durocher) Reid in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with her family by her side in her 81st year.  Loretta (Durocher) Reid (nee Gallagher) of Waltham, Quebec, wife by first marriage to the late Lyman Durocher and by second marriage to Donald Reid. Loving mother of Shirley (Paul Morin), Sharon (Herbert Fleming) and Charlene (Paul Allard). Dear step-mother of Jim Reid (Heather), Deborah (Brian Roberts), Christopher Reid and David Reid. Cherished grandmother of Derek (Karolann), Tiffany (Daniel), Brittany (Mark), Ashley (Brandon), Matthew (Rikki-Lee), Eric (Ali) and Alexander (Kristen) and by second marriage Jocelyn, Joshua, Kayla, Jen, Christine, Dustie, Clayton, David and James. Proud great grandmother of twenty great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Michael Reid and the late Martha Ann McGuire). Sister of Vida (late Sylvester Raymond) and sister-in-law of Jean Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher Loyal (Betty) Durocher and Cecile Durocher. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Earl (Eileen) Gallagher, Elmer (Phyllis) Gallagher, Michael James Gallagher, Eunice (Ellard) Tackney and Francis Gallagher. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph, Quebec at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Waltham, Quebec. 

R.I.P. Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle (nee Michaud)

Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle

Peacefully at Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear wife of the late Edwin Doyle (2014). Loving mother of Tim, dear sister of Frances Langton and Jim (Mary) Michaud all of Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents James Michaud and Anastasia Watters as well as 5 sisters and 2 brothers; Mary O’Neill, Anne-Mae McGee-Baker, Aileen Burton, Rose Poirier, Monica O’Leary, Edward and Lawrence. Aunt Cammie will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street Chapeau, Quebec on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2 pm. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Parish Bulletin – Feast of the Transfiguration – August 6, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Elva Campagne & Donald

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Iona Morris

By: Marilyn Crozon

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Lennox & Edna Kelly

By: Helen & Waverly Nephin

Mike, Franҫoise & Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $850.00 Janet Retty (August 14)
St. Joseph $1,440.00  
Chapeau $1,665.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Tuesday, August 8th


The parish office will be closed this Monday, August 7th. Thank you.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Matthew Karl Juliusson son of Stefan Tait and Christina Juluisson-Morse and Marie Louise Lair daughter of Pierre Lair and Edith Adam. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

Wings of Remembrance – Butterfly Release’’Carefor & Community Services of Pembroke will be hosting the above on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the back lawn of Carefor Mackay Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke. The event, including family activities for all ages, will provide an opportunity for all to remember family and friends by releasing a butterfly in their memory. Butterflies are $25 ($20 donation receipt). Call 613-732-3949 ext. 1115 before August 14th to purchase a butterfly. You do not need to purchase a butterfly to attend. (See poster included).

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching ( Sunday, October 1st ). Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

MASS AT ST TERESA’S (FORT WILLIAM) will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 11.a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall presiding. Mass intentions are for Fr. Mike Costello, Fr. Murray Tardiff and for all deceased cottage members of Fort William.

 2017 SPRING FLOODS: ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD-AFFECTED VICTIMS: The Canadian Red Cross will provide a one-time payment of $600 per household with a main residence located in a flooded area. Please come to meet us on Wednesday, August 9, between 12 pm and 8 pm at CSLC de Mansfield, 160 Chemin de la Chute, Mansfield-et-Pontefract. Make sure to have with you proof of identity and of residence.

 Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery is open for the summer – Friday, Saturday and Sundays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Come visit the artists and artisans new creations.  Featuring- paintings, pen and ink prints of landmarked sites, folk art, fused glass, hand painting and etched glass, homemade bath products, jewellery, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and many more.  Feature Artist – Patsy Allard of Allumette Island – Paints in acrylic, knits, crochets and sews baby clothes, quilts, hats, mittens and scarves, etc. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.

Next Bake Sale – this Sunday, August 6th after mass.  Thank you for your support.

August 13thCheryl Raymond of Waltham – She was always intrigued to learn new arts and crafts, so she self-taught to hand-paint on glass and wood, old fashion tatting, cross stitch, embroidery and crochet, knit, cake decorating (taught by her mother). August 20th – Margaret Lynch of Ottawa/Allumette Island – She describes her art as the way she sees the sacred in ordinary things. Fruit, flowers, and landscapes speak soulfully and joy

PARISH SUPPER-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH- CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC: On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. The menu is Turkey, Ham and trimmings- Homemade pies. Adults $15, Children 12 & Under: $6, Toddlers Free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

 Pastoral Care Department of the Pembroke Regional Hospital is in need of the following kind and generous people to serve as:

–          Pastoral Care Volunteer Visitors: Spending a few minutes to speak with patients on a one-to-one basis. You would be given a list of several patients to see, spending approximately 10-15 minutes with each. We are looking for 10 additional visitors.

–          Eucharistic Ministers: Celebrating the Eucharist with Roman Catholic patients wishing to have Holy Communion that day. We are looking for 8 additional ministers.

Should you consider either of these ways of helping those who are confined to hospital, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 613-732-2811 ext. 6264. If there is no one in the office, please leave your name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) The telephones are finally working in the Chapeau office. At least they are today. Tomorrow? Who knows? If you want to call there directly to reach Pauline or me on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, the number is 1-819-506-6977. We usually have the call forwarding on from the St. Joseph’s office to the one in Chapeau so you can still reach us at 819-689-5232. In cases of emergency only, a priest can be contacted by calling 613-281-0872.

2) We welcome Rowan Godin (John Godin/Krystal Landry) and Aiden Godin (Matthew Godin/ Amanda Byers) who were baptized into our Catholic faith in Chapeau last weekend.

3) Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Tim Doyle whose mother Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle died this past Wednesday evening. Her wake is to be held at the Hayes Funeral Home in Chapeau on Monday (2-4 pm, 7-9 pm) and funeral service will be on Tuesday at St. Paul the Hermit Parish in Sheenboro. Please visit either the parish or Hayes Funeral Home website for the time of the funeral. Please pray both for the repose of her soul and the consolation of her family.

4) As a follow-up to last Sunday’s homily, here is the quote I referenced that expands upon your role as Catholic lay evangelists within your parish:  “Fulfilling one’s Christian mission requires joining with other members of the church. For example, it is good to be active in one’s parish which “brings the Church into the neighborhood” (n. 27). “A member of the lay faithful can never remain in isolation from the community, but must live in a continual interaction with others, with a lively sense of fellowship” (n. 20).”

5) Draw tickets for St. Joseph’s parish are now available to be sold or purchased. Prizes include a handmade quilt and various cash prizes. We ask every family to either purchase or sell at least 10 books of tickets to ensure that the draw is a financial success.

R.I.P. Lorna Brazeau (nee Gaudette)

Lorna Brazeau

Peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Larry, her parents Lornée and Evon, sisters; Laura (Roland) and Geraldine and grand-daughter Jennifer.  She is survived by her loving daughters Nancy (John) Healy (daughter of Armand), Lori (Chris) Rozeboom, Mary-Anne Brazeau (Chris Palubiskie) and Lea-Anne (Chato) Cheney; grandchildren Amanda, Samantha, Nicole, Gabriel, Chloe, Kayla, Nicholas, Skylar, Danika and Mackinsy; great grandchildren Avery and Novalee; stepchildren Maurice (Jean-Marc), Darlene (Lionel), Wilfred (Diane) and Richard (Amy) and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, her sisters; Dianne (late Ron), Marine (James) and brothers; Allan (Shirley), Romeo, Larry (Lisa) and Wallace (Jennifer).  Many thanks to the staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital ICU as well as the staff at the Perley, who gave our mother such loving care.  Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St-Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, July 28, 2017 from 9 to 10:15 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Carl Bowers

Carl Bowers

Passed peacefully in hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on June 25, 2017 at the age of 94 years.  Son of the late Michael Bowers and Elizabeth Carroll, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Predeceased by his wife, Elva Brennan, son Kevin, brothers M.J., Tony (Irene) and James and sisters Mary, Elsie (late Clifford Roach), Beatrice (late Gerry McHale) and Teresa (late Ed Montgomery).  Survived by daughter Carol Ann, sons Donald (Susanne), Wayne and Terrance; grandchildren Dale, Kendra, Melissa, Caitlin and Erin; great-grandchildren Kayleigh, Ryan, Nathan, Hunter, Myles, Charlotte, Rory and Baby Jack as well as by his twin sister, Sister Rita and brother Clifford (Odelene).  A veteran of WWII in the artillery, Carl returned home to Allumette Island, Quebec after the war to civilian life, married and raised his family with Elva on their farm.  A strong community supporter and volunteer, he held a strong belief in service to family, friends, country and God.  Carl will be sorely missed by family and friends.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home,  56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.   Funeral Mass will follow in St. Alphonsus Church at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.

R.I.P. Fr. Michael Costello

costello_fr_mike_in_redReverend Michael Raymond Costello, Catholic priest of the Pembroke Diocese, passed away peacefully on Friday June 23, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Father Mike, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by the many parishioners throughout the Ottawa Valley who became dear friends over his 55 years of dedicated service. He was born in Arnprior, Ontario in 1936, the youngest of Josephine and Joseph Costello’s seven children.  He will be greatly missed by his dear brother Dom (Bonita). Father  Mike was predeceased by his sisters Patricia (Des Sullivan), Loretta (Pete Tario), Audrey (Terry Mulvihill), Marj (Harry Powell) and his brother Gerv (Rose).  He was a much-loved uncle to twenty nieces and nephews.

Father Mike began his religious life at the age of 19, studying at St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener and St. Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa before being ordained in Arnprior in 1962. Father’s first summer appointment was Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke. He was then appointed at St. Alphonsus Parish in Chapeau, with charge of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission in Waltham and helped in Holy Spirit Mission in Nichabau, and Mission Notre-Dame du Lac, Desjardinsville. He then returned to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke in 1969. In 1973, he was assigned pastor to St. Edward Parish in Bristol, serving Shawville, Norway Bay and area.  In 1986, he moved to St. Thomas d’Aquin Parish in Astorville, Ontario.  In 2000, he returned to the Ottawa Valley to minister to Holy Name of Mary Parish in Quyon, St. Edward Parish in Bristol and Immaculate Conception in Bryson.  Bryson was later exchanged for Paroisse St. François d’Assise in Lac des Loups.

In addition to his parish work, Father Mike was also a dedicated teacher. He taught at St. Mary’s Teachers College in Chapeau, the Lorrain School of Nursing in Pembroke, Victoria Avenue High School in Shawville and John Paul II High School in Campbell’s Bay.  For almost 30 years, Father was a significant presence at the Shawville Hospital, serving the spiritual needs of all faiths.

Father Mike retired in October of 2016.  When he was not serving his parishes, his favourite place to be was at his cottage at Fort William, Quebec, hosting family and friends.  Father loved to regale those gathered with his many stories while sharing good food and much laughter.  He will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers and the wonderful staff at the Shawville Hospital, especially Father’s dear friend, Dr. Earle Potvin.

All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at the Holy Name of Mary Church in Quyon, Quebec on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and on Wednesday, June 28 at St. John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior, Ontario from 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial presided by His Excellency Michael Mulhall will take place at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior.  Reception to follow at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Donations in Father Costello’s memory to the Holy Name of Mary Parish, St. Edward Parish or St. Paul the Hermit Parish Restoration Fund, or the Shawville Hospital would be appreciated.

Révérend Michael Raymond Costello, prêtre catholique du Diocèse de Pembroke, est décédé paisiblement le vendredi 23 juin 2017 dans sa 82e  année.

Père Mike, comme il était connu, sera manqué par plusieurs paroissiens et paroissiennes de la Vallée de l’Outaouais qui sont devenus de bons amis durant ses 55 années de services dévoués. Il est né à Arnprior, Ontario en 1936, le plus jeune des sept enfants de Josephine et Joseph Costello. Il sera manqué par son frère Dom (Bonita). Père Mike est prédécédé par ses sœurs Patricia (Des Sullivan), Loretta (Pete Tario), Audrey (Terry Mulvihill), Marj (Harry Powell) et son frère Gerv (Rose). Il était l’oncle bien-aimé de vingt neveux et nièces.

Père Mike a commencé sa vie religieuse à l’âge de 19 ans en étudiant à St. Jerome’s College à Kitchener et au Séminaire St-Paul à Ottawa avant d’être ordonné à Arnprior en 1962. Sa première nomination pour un été a été à Pembroke, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Ensuite, il a été nommé vicaire à la Paroisse St-Alphonse à Chapeau, où il avait la charge de Waltham, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, alors qu’il aidait aussi avec Nichabau, Holy Spirit Mission, et Desjardinsville, Mission Notre-Dame du Lac. Il est par la suite retourné à Pembroke en 1969 comme vicaire à Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. En 1973, il a été nommé curé de Bristol, St. Edward Parish, servant Shawville, Norway Bay et la région. En 1986, il a été nommé curé de la Paroisse St-Thomas d’Aquin à Astorville, Ontario, et plus tard aussi la Paroisse St-Louis de France, Chiswick. En 2000, il est revenu dans la Vallée de l’Outaouais comme curé de la Paroisse Saint-Nom de Marie, Quyon, St Edward Parish, Bristol, et Paroisse Immaculée Conception, Bryson. Plus tard, Bryson sera échangé pour la Paroisse St-François d’Assise à Lac-des-Loups.

En plus de son ministère paroissial, Père Mike a aussi été un enseignant dévoué. Il a enseigné à St. Mary’s Teachers College à Chapeau, à Lorrain School of Nursing à Pembroke, à Victoria Avenue High School à Shawville, et à John Paul II High School à Campbell’s Bay. Pour près de 30 ans, Père Mike a assuré une présence significative à l’Hôpital de Shawville faisant du ministère auprès des gens de toutes confessions religieuses.

Père Mike a pris sa retraite en octobre 2016. Lorsqu’il ne servait pas ses paroisses, il aimait être à son chalet à Fort-William, Québec, pour recevoir famille et amis. Père Mike aimait bien nourrir les gens et les entretenir avec plusieurs histoires. Il sera grandement manqué de tous.

La famille désire remercier tous ceux et celles qui lui ont prodigué des soins, le personnel de l’Hôpital de Shawville, spécialement son bon ami le Dr Earle Potvin.

Tous sont invités à l’Accueil du corps à l’église Saint-Nom de Marie à Quyon, Québec, le mardi 27 juin 2017 à 14h. Suivra un temps de visites de 14h à 17h et de 19h à 21h, de même que le mercredi 28 juin à l’église St. John Chrysostom à Arnprior, Ontario à partir de 10h. La messe des funérailles, présidée par Son Excellence Mgr Michael Mulhall, sera à 11h. Il sera enterré dans le cimetière sur la route Malloch. Une réception suivra à la salle paroissiale St John Chrysostom. Des dons en mémoire de Père Costello peuvent être faits à la Paroisse Saint-Nom de Marie, à St Edward Parish, à St. Paul the Hermit Restoration Fund ou à l’Hôpital de Shawville.

R.I.P. Iona Morris


Iona & Raymond Morris of Sheenboro

Peacefully, at home in Sheenboro, Quebec with her family by her side, on June 11, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of Raymond Morris for 61 years. Loving mother of Susanne (late John Lapierre), Bonnie (Tony Kime), Shamus (Joanne), Erin (Terry Morris) and Colleen (Rob Schilkie). Cherished Granny of 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Thomas McGuire and Susan Cox and brothers Sylvester (late Doreen), Bert (Pinky), and Billy. Survived by sister-in-law Patricia Morris (Mickey Morris). Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Thursday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery.  Donations to the Meilleur Residence would be appreciated.