Real estate agent Jerry Bonneau passed away unexpectedly last Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the age of 58. He had worked for Remax for the past 10 years or so and was well-known and well-liked in the business.
"He was a very helpful person," said Remax manager Imelda Ariens who had worked with him since 1994.
"He was one of the first to offer his help for the Hudson Street Fair or for the Santa Claus Parade. He was always there," Ariens added.
Bonneau was a devoted family man. His desk at work was covered with pictures of his grandchildren. He was also an enthusiastic fisherman and had bought a chalet up north to get away and relax.
He had not been in good health, having recently been diagnosed with cancer and was waiting for treatment. His sudden death did not appear to be related to that disease.
Bonneau will not only be missed by his family but also by his colleagues.
Cecile Marie Tully
August 20, 1919 - April 18, 2008
Cecile was born on August 20, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec.
She grew up in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
As well she spent part of her youth in Cuba.
She completed her R.N. at the Hotel Dieu in Cornwall, Ontario and proceeded north in 1944 to the McKenzie River Delta as a nurse practitioner working closely with the native community.
Upon returning to southern Ontario she met her future husband John Robinson (Jack) Tully.
Together they worked with the natives at St. Regis, Quebec.
It is at St. Regis in 1951 that they began their family and their journey together.
Many years were spent in northern and central Manitoba and throughout Alberta along with time spent in the Maritimes and Ottawa continuing their work with the natives.
Cecile and Jack retired together in Alberta at their beautiful acreage outside of Gibbons, overlooking the Sturgeon River.
Cecile is survived by her loving family: her husband Jack, her children Ken, Bill (Jill) Kathy (Doug) Sal (Craig) and her grandchildren Grahame, Shannon (Stefan), Mark, Laura, David, Geordie, Anna, Jessica, Richard and her great grandchildren Orin and Greta.
She is also survived by her sister Annette Julien of Cornwall, Ontario.
Cecile is predeceased by her sister Alice Warner her brothers Henri, Armand, and Fern Bard.
The family would like to extend their special thanks to the Coronary Care Units at the Sturgeon and Royal Alexandra Hospitals.
Special thanks to her neice Denise Bard who made a special effort to be with the entire family.
An interment service at a later date will be held at the cemetery in Athelstan, Quebec.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alberta Heart Stroke Foundation.
The service will be held on Thursday, April24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel 16204 Fort Road.
Laurent "Mac" Murphy
Hudson recently lost another of its old-timers.
Laurent "Mac" Murphy, at age 17, delivered bread and helped in the making of it in the 30's (not too many machines in those days!) for Jules Cadieux Bakery on St. John Street in Hudson.
He started out in 1932 with his horse "Dick" and buggy.
His route took him from Point Cavagnol to Dragon. In the winter he and the horse would be waist-deep in snow delivering the bread. They always got through.
In those days, bread costs seven cents a loaf. In 1937 he got a truck, a Chevrolet.
What a relief! Those were hard times, but they were also the Good Old Days.
"Mac" L. Murphy left us for a better world on February 13, 2001, at age 85 (1915-2001).
May he rest in Peace.
Mr. Norman Santarossa
December 12, 1942 - April 17, 2008
SANTAROSSA, Norman 65 years, unexpectedly, on April 17, 2008 at his home in Tecumseh.
Beloved husband and best friend of Lise (nee Marcoux).
Norm was totally devoted to this two children Julie and Marc (with best friend Michelle Corbin).
Dear son of the late Marco and Rina Santarossa (nee Bortolin).
Dear brother to Angelo, of Windsor.
Dear brother-in-law of Clem (deceased) and Geraldine; Art (deceased) and Mona; Eloi and Raymonde; Gemma and Paul (deceased); Colette and Al Kessel; Doris and Herb Thompson; Ivan and Georgina; John and Sue; the late Charlotte, Remi, and Jeanne, and will be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews as well as his beloved pet "Ozzie."
Norman was retired from the City of Windsor Public Works Department after 30 years of service.
He loved to golf (was a hacker), was a lifetime member of the Windsor Council 1453 Knights of Columbus and was a dedicated Goodfellow volunteer and was recently awarded the Blackie Demarce Memorial Award for his volunteer work.
Norm was blessed with an incredible sense of humour and brought smiles to everyone he met.
For those who didn't know, Norm was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers.
Visiting Sunday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (519-735-2830).
Knights of Columbus prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Parish prayers Monday at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 beginning with a prayer at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. then to St. Anne Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
Fr. Robert Couture will be the celebrant.
Interment at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
In recognition of Norm's great love of walking, a donation to the Trans-Canada Trail 43 Westminister North, Montreal, Quebec H4X 1V8 or to the St. Anne Church Restoration Fund 12233 Tecumseh Rd. E., Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 1M3 would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Norman in Marcotte Heritage Forest.
A dedication service will be held on September 28, 2008.
All are welcome.
You may share a memory at www.marcottetecumseh.ca.
"We loved him, but God loved him best"
Mrs. Phyllis Goyette Parsons
July 13, 1927 - March 10, 2008
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the West Island Palliative Care Residence on March 10, 2008.
Loving mother of Kathleen (Blake) and Stuart (Dolly).
Cherished grandmother of Alexandre, Paula and Nicholas.
She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, (514) 685-3344.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be greatly appreciated.
Mr. Donald William Stevens
May 4, 1931 - February 28, 2008
STEVENS — It is with deep sadness that the family of Donald William Stevens announce his passing at the age of 76 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, youngest daughter Melanie and baby Graham.
Dad was born and lived in Montreal, Quebec until the age of 41 when he moved to Calgary where he was a taxi driver for 24 years. Dad had a great love for the outdoors and “his mountains”.
There were numerous day trips and camping adventures with his family as well as many hunting trips with his sons.
Don will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Mark (Annette) and Gary (Gee); daughters, Cathy (Ross) and Linda as well as 9 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
Margaret "Ellen" Boudreau
BOUDREAU, MARGARET "ELLEN" - Peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on May 24, 2003 Margaret "Ellen" Boudreau of Saint John West wife of Leander Boudreau. Born in Rupert, Quebec she was the daughter of the late Miller and Edna (Thompson) Gibson.
Ellen was the President of Branch #69 Legion Seniors and an avid quilter, crafter and seamstress.
Surviving in addition to her husband Leander are two daughters Diana McIntyre and her husband Bernie of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Bonnie Dixon and her husband Todd of Saint John, one brother David Gibson and his wife Irene of Rupert, Quebec, one sister Julia Ciok and her husband Stan of Dunrobin, Ontario, two grandsons Kyle Dixon, David McIntyre and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, one daughter Wendy, one sister Caroline and one brother Dale.
Resting at the Castle "Fallsview" Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. (634-1701). Funeral service will be held at the "Fallsview" Chapel on Wednesday May 28, 2003 at 10 am. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting at "Fallsview" on Monday, May 26, 2003 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, May 27, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Following the interment a reception will take place at the "Fallsview" Family Reception Center.
HUDSON, Roy Fisher, QC
HUDSON, Roy Fisher, QC - Died April 15, 1999, in his 79th years, at home in Baddeck, with his family present.
He was a son of the late Harold and Sarah (Fisher) Hudson. Fisher served overseas during the Second World War with Bomber Command. He attended Mount Allison University and Dalhousie Law School.
At the time of his death, he was in his 50th year as a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister's Society, practicing in Baddeck.
Fisher was awarded his Queen's Counsel in 1964.
He was the charter president of the Baddeck Lions Club, and active in many other community organizations.
A lifelong member of the Progressive Conservative Party, he was first elected MLA for Victoria County in May 1967.
He served as MLA from 1967 to 1974 and again from 1980 to 1988. He served in the Provincial Cabinet as Minister of the Environment, Housing, Recreation and finally, Tourism.
He was a member of the Cape Breton Highlands Golf Club for may years and was also an active player at Bell Bay Golf Course. Fisher was a member of Stormont Lodge 96 and was affiliated with Queen's 34.
He received his 50-year jewel September 6, 1996. He is survived by his wife, the former Noreen Ward; sons, Brian, Lower Sackville; Sandy (Janice) and Stewart (Louise), Baddeck; Graham (Linette), West Bay; daughters, Elaine (Gregor) Allison, Baddeck, and June (Jim) MacKenzie, Middle River; brother, Bruce, Ashdale; sisters, Helen Anderson, Burnaby, B.C., and Mina (Harold) Sinclair, Argyle; eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Claude.
The body is resting at MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck, with visiting hours 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Saturday and from where a Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Saturday. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, with Rev. David Lutes and Rev. Charles Donovan officiating.
Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Hundreds gathered at St. James Anglican Church in last Wednesday's sweltering humidity to pay their respects to Ken Hodgson, who passed away July 26, just weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 55.
The memorial service was delayed a good half hour by a power failure in Hudson's west end. Volunteers scurried to line up a generator and enough extension cords to power the sound systems relaying the proceedings from the church to the overflow crowds in both halls.
"It's Ken, telling us to move it outside," said a longtime admirer of the man we all knew as a lover of the outdoors and a friend to everybody who knew him. If the measure of a man is the number of friends he gathers on his journey through life, Kenneth Charles Hodgson was a giant.
It was the typical big-hearted Hudson community sendoff - an ecumentical service officiated by both Rev. Eleanor Caruana and Rev. Rod Ferguson and a choir of the best voices from a town filled with singers. Ken's daughter Sarah sang to the accompaniment of Matt Holobuski's guitar.
Ken's brothers John, James and Gene led the remembrances. All had returned to Hudson to spend time with their youngest brother and the photo of the four brothers greeted wellwishers to Tuesday's visitation. There was an overwhelming sense of community coming together as one, taking the time in our busy lives to come and sit, to be still for a while and pray for Ken and his family. All the speeches were poignant but not all were solemn; Bryan Bowser shared funny stories of their weekly breakfasts at the Viviry, painting a memory picture so many could identify with.
It's been a lifetime of bittersweet moments for Ken's family since he entered hospital back in June. His wife, companion and best friend Cheryl, daughters Sarah and Victoria (Richard) grandchildren Jake and Julie, parents-in-law Bud and Vivian, sisters-in-law Karen, Pamela, and Brenda, brothers-in-law Peter and Russell, as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins did everything they could to buoy his spirits after the devastating diagnosis.
They said Ken was profoundly moved by last month's memorable outdoor benefit concert, dubbed Kenstock by his friends and colleagues at the Willow Place Inn. Many of the entertainers and Willow staff who donated their time and salaries to a special fund for the family were among those who filled St. James or flocked to HYC for the reception to raise a glass in his memory.
The service began with a wonderful sailor's hymn, full of allegories about reefs and breakers and raging tempests:
Will your anchor hold in the storms of Life?
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife,
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drag or firm remain?
There was a huge multi-generational Hudson Yacht Club representation and it's no wonder. Ken's would be one of the first boats in the water every spring and one of the last out as snow squalls swept the Lake of Two Mountains. Whether at the helm of a J-29, Tanzer 22 (his boat parts business has kept the Tanzer fleet sailing into its fourth decade) or his radio-controlled Mini Soling, Ken was a fierce competitor who never took winning seriously enough to lose the famous smile.
He didn't need a boat race as an excuse to get out on the water. You'd see him kayaking alone, through the early morning mists, up along the Heights shoreline.
If you remember Ken's efforts as the brewmaster behind the production of Hudson Ale, you already know he was a booster of all thinks Hudson, an eager participant in everything from the Hallowe'en decoration contest to the annual Shiver Fest cross-country skiing event. Clear winter days would find Ken and Cheryl, clad in their his-and-her Lycra racing suits, pacing one another across the snow.
One winter, when days of freezing rain had limited us to ski-skating across the icy Whitlock Golf Club fairways, Ken was the only skier to show up for the annual Hudson Loppet. He paid his $5 entry fee to NOVA Hudson, then set out to ski the course the way he did everything in life - with that wide smile, effortless grace and the sheer joy of living. -Jim Duff