Category Archives: Obituary

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

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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.

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R.I.P. Miles Vennase

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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

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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.

Obituary of Yvonne O’Brien (nee Chaput)

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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.

R.I.P. Lillian Smiley

 

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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.

Parish Bulletin – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Frances Tallon Giroux

By:   Mike & Rosa Mainville

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving for a favour received

By: A parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Claire & Raymond Gleason

By: Betty & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Hughette Groulx

By: Hector & Yvonne Landry

Lorna Bresseau

By: Kevin & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul Morris
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Peter

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $1170.00  
St. Joseph $1425.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 23rd
Chapeau $1775.00  

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

ST.JOSEPH’S C.W.L: Short C.W.L meeting after Mass on Friday, October 20th. Thank you!

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On Wednesday, October 25th we will be having a mass at 10:00 a.m. for all the deceased members of the Young at Heart followed by a Pot Luck at 11:30 a.m. A general meeting will take place afterwards with cards to follow. For more information please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH: Please have the ticket money to me (Donna) by the 21st of this month. We will have the draw on the 22nd at the end of mass. Thank you for all Your Hard Work.

ST. JOSEPH: The envelopes for the parish supper donation are at the back of the church. The one-time donation this year is to replace the income we usually receive from the parish supper. Please pick up an envelope if you haven’t already done so.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information: www.truenorth2017.eventbrite.com; info@actionlife.org; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Jennifer Layman will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. Her topic will be the Pembroke and Area Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and is open to everyone.

FRIENDS OF PERU: We had our annual meeting and the donations from 2016 were very generous and served to meet the needs of many people in the parish of Chincha Baja. We were able to help some who needed help with education, others with health problems, other with poverty and some of the needs of our parish and the priests. Thanks for your help. We will have envelopes at the back of the church on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Please take one and when you give your donations, place them in the collection. If you have an email address please add it on the envelope. Thank you for your generous gifts and we will make sure that 100 % of it goes to those in need. Income tax receipts will be provided.   Jim and Alicia Keogh(email ajkeogh12@gmail

Annual Celebration of Life Dinner: The Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, sponsored by the Renfrew County Right to Life, will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. Friendship Hour will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with guest speakers, Donalee Loback of First Step Options and Dr. Deacon Bob McDonald of Barry’s Bay. Tickets are $25/adult and $15/student. For reservations, call Barb Austin at 613-735-6265 or Sue Dagenais at 613-401-6482.

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by November 1, 2017.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bible Study Classes continue on Thursday evenings in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy at 7 pm. Now more than ever since we have space to grow, new members are always welcome!

2) This Wednesday after the 10 am Mass in Chapeau we will be viewing the 2nd presentation in the ‘Catholicism‘ series by Bishop Robert Barron in the Church sacristy. Each video is a little over 30 minutes in length and offers tremendous insights and lessons about what and why we believe what we do as Catholics. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Gospel message and our faith. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first Friday of each month beginning with November 3rd when we will begin to watch ‘The Pivotal Players‘. This is a series that looks at major figures who played a ‘pivotal’ role in our Catholic history. The first DVD is a look at the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

3) We will be posting a breakdown of finances for the Chapeau Parish Supper that was held at the start of the month. Even though we are awaiting the arrival of one last bill, it is clear that it was another financial success which will allow us to pay for the heating of that church throughout the coming cold months of winter and spring. That’s something we can all be most grateful for!!!

4) On a personal note, I wish to share something with everyone. As I think many of our parishioners are aware, I suffered a severe burn-out a few years back near the end of my term as pastor in Mattawa. As a consequence of that event, I have had to battle the demon of depression pretty much constantly in the years that followed. Anyone who has had to deal with this illness knows that it can be extremely debilitating and paralyzing and it affects one’s ability to sometimes accomplish even the most basic of personal tasks. It’s come to my attention that these failings sometimes become a staple of local gossip and commentary. As a result, I’d like to suggest the following: If you see that I am struggling, please do me the kindness of asking me how I’m doing and let me know that you’re keeping me in your prayers, especially when it’s evident I am going through a rough time. Such supports as this go much further than you might realize in helping me to climb out of the hole that depression creates in my life. It is most assuredly far more helpful to me than just complaining among yourselves when you notice the evidence that I’m walking through a difficult time. I love being your priest and spiritual father and trust that despite my many flaws and failings, you appreciate me being here. I know therefore that I can count on your assistance in helping me to overcome this particular demon in my life by bringing your concerns and support directly to me when required. Thank you. Fr. Tim

5) It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Mr. Basil Hearty of Chichester, QC. Basil died in the Ottawa Hospital on October 10, 2017. He leaves Beatrice his partner of many years. Also grieving his passing are Norman, Daniel, and Joshua, and his 6 grandchildren Aaron, Adam, Ashley, Aden, Brooklyn, and Payton and one great-grandchild, Colton as well as many nieces, nephews, and children fostered by Basil and Beatrice over many years. At Basil’s request, there will be no wake or funeral Mass, only a private graveside service when his ashes are interred in his parents’ grave in Chapeau. Please keep his soul and the consolation of his family in your prayers.

 

 

R.I.P. Mr. Basil Hearty

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Mr. Basil Hearty of Chichester, QC. Basil died in the Ottawa Hospital on October 10, 2017. He leaves Beatrice his partner of many years. Also grieving his passing are Norman, Daniel, and Joshua, and his 6 grandchildren Aaron, Adam, Ashley, Aden, Brooklyn, and Payton and one great-grandchild, Colton as well as many nieces, nephews, and children fostered by Basil and Beatrice over many years. At Basil’s request, there will be no wake or funeral Mass, only a private graveside service when his ashes are interred in his parents grave in Chapeau. Please keep his soul and the consolation of his family in your prayers.

R.I.P. Wilfrid Lariviere

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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)

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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.