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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. 

‘I just started to cry’: WestJet employee’s act of kindness reunites Calgary man with dying sister – Calgary – CBC News

This article from the CBC News website is about a lad who flew home to be with his dying sister from our parish. What a wonderful act of kindness from a WestJet employee! Please remember ‘Susan’ in your prayers for her generous gift.


Source: ‘I just started to cry’: WestJet employee’s act of kindness reunites Calgary man with dying sister – Calgary – CBC News

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.

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


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

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.

Roy’s Golf Tournament

Roy’s Golf Tournament 

Friday August 4, 2017 at Island Brae Golf Course and Club de Golf Pontefract

Proceeds to Pontiac West Fire Services and Residence Meilleur

Entry Fee: $60 (golf, supper, prizes)

Golf Only: $40  Supper Only: $30

Supper Served at Sheenboro Parish Hall at 6 pm.

(Menu: salad, steak, baked potato and dessert)

Register in advance at George’s Bar 819-689-2715.

Book your cart in advance!!

New Artist in Residence named in Chapeau!

The former St. Josephs Convent in Chapeau, Quebec has chosen the “Resident Artist” for the Convent. Patricia Allard has been commissioned to sell her art work at the future “Boutique du Couvent” which will be located in the former Chapel of the Convent. The paintings will reflect a variety of styles such as religious paintings to Pop Art. The Convent is presently working on Art Show focussing on Patricia’s amazing paintings. I will be promoting this talented artist who truly deserves province wide visibility. A date for the Show will be announced soon and it will be at St Joseph’s Convent in Chapeau, Québec.

R.I.P. Mr. Rene Picotte

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.