Category Archives: Obituary

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. 

R.I.P. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan)

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DE JONGH, Sheila E. – Peacefully at home on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in her 83rd year. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Barend W. “Bob” DeJongh. Loving mother of David (Ann Marie) DeJongh. Survived by sister Theresa (the late Leonard) Gagnon and sister-in-law Sally (the late Christie) Ryan. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary Theresa Ryan (nee Kelly), by brothera Enos (the late Alma), Mervin, Wilfred (the late Cecilia) and Christie Ryan, and by sisters Alexina (the late Bob) Cotnam and Alice (the late Leo) Godin. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Online Condolences may be left at http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

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

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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. Marian McGuire-Rochon

 

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Marian Rochon

 

ROCHON, Marian Helen – Peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Friday, July 14th, 2017 in her 64th year. Marian Rochon (nee McGuire) formerly of St. Joseph, QC, beloved wife of Leo Rochon. Dear sister of Geraldine Levesque (Jack), Arthur (Joan), Charlie (Nancy) and Marilyn Clouthier (Willie). Predeceased by parents Gerald and Patricia Mcguire (nee Carroll), and by brother Carl McGuire. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Visitation at the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Reception to follow at St. Joseph’s Hall. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the St. Columbkille’s Cathedral Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

R.I.P. Mr. Rene Picotte

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Rene Picotte

Peacefully, on July 14, 2017, Rene Picotte, of Allumette Island, Quebec, beloved husband of the late Laurette Allard (August 26, 1997).  Loving father of Annette (Roger Allard), Therese (Jacques Duplain), Jeanne (Charles Vaillancourt), Michelle (Jean DeRoy), Diane (Guy Picard), Denis (Adele Chaput), Pauline (Joe Iraci), Helene (Angelique Mathieu) and the late Roland Picotte (December 28, 1963).  Cherished by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Therese Allard and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Funeral service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, on Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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. Lawrence Chartrand

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CHARTRAND, Lawrence – Peacefully at home on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in his 65th year. Lawrence Chartrand of Pembroke, beloved son of the late Benjamin and Alvida Chartrand (nee Fleury). Loving father of Robbie (Kristy) Chartrand and Charlene (Andrew) Garven. Caring grandfather of Drew, Scott and Todd Garven, Ethan Leah and Rihanna Chartrand, and Alyssa Craig. Sadly missed by many brothers, sisters and relatives. Respecting Lawrence’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment of Ashes in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Chapeau. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Mr. Victor Gleason

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GLEASON, Victor William Joseph – It is with great sorrow that we announce his passing on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in his 79th year. Victor Joseph Gleason of St. Joseph, husband of the late Verna Gleason (nee Durpeau) and the late Jeanne Gleason (nee Tremblay). Father of Richard “Ricky” (Nicky) Gleason, Barry (Annette Wisteard) Gleason, Reno (Anna) Gleason and Kevin Gleason (Amy Bucholtz). Step-father of Raymond (Theresa) McKay, Rickey (Sheila) McKay, Ronnie McKay and Rheal McKay. Son of the late Mary Ellen Gleason and Henri Harmoer. Brother of M.J. (the late Carmelita) Tallon, Patrick (Margaret) Tallon, the late William (Jacinta Lewis) Tallon, the late Mary Louise Tallon, Rosemary Tallon (Terrence Trottier), the late Donna Tallon (Frank Kylgo), the late Joseph (Debra) Tallon, Douglas (Susan) Tallon, Brian (Susan) Ranger and Edward (Sandra) Ranger and the late Gary Ranger (Ann). Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, nieces and nephews. Respecting Victor’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Fr. John Affleck (Diocese of Pembroke)

AFFLECK, Reverend John Orval – On June 16, 2017 at The Healthcare Unit of Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse, Pembroke, Ontario, John Orval Affleck entered into eternal rest in the Lord.   He was in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents, Leita and Cecil Affleck, he is survived by his brother Tom (Norma) and his sisters, Shirley Affleck and Ellen (Bill) Ranger. Ordained to the Priesthood at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa in 1976, Father Affleck served the Church in Pembroke at Our Lady of Lourdes and Holy Name of Jesus parishes and at St. John Chrysostom parish in Arnprior.   As a Chaplain in the Canadian Forces he was stationed in Canada at Halifax and  Moose Jaw and at CFB Baden-Baden in Germany.  Following graduation from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, he established a private practice in analytical psychology and did this work in Ottawa during the past twenty years.  Throughout these years he continued on occasions to assist Pastors within his home diocese. In a recent memorandum he wrote “I thank all those many persons and the Sisters of Saint Joseph who supported me in the privilege to work with all members of the Holy Church.  I thank God in Jesus, through His Spirit who chose me to work in the service of the Soul.” Resting on Tuesday, June 20 at The Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1127 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario. Rite of Reception of the Body at 3:30 PM with visitation following until 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 21. Interment in the Priests’ Plot at St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Memorial Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph missions. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8

R.I.P. Herman Morin

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 65 year. Son of the late Armand Morin and the late Rachel Ducharme. Dear husband of Mary Lucille Durocher. Special and loving father of Émilie and Rebecca Morin. Cherished brother of Carole, Catherine (Yves Bellefeuille), Paul (Shirley Durocher) and Patrick (Isabelle DeBrun). Herman will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 rue St. Jacques, Chapeau, Quebec on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Waltham, Quebec.