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Ross, Charles W.

Passed away peacefully at the CHUS Fleurimont in Sherbrooke, on Thursday February 23 2017, Mr. Charles Ross in his 91st year.

Charles leaves to mourn his loving wife of 66 years,  Lena Millar, along with his nieces, nephews, many dear friends, with a special thanks to Jim Thompson for being there for us.

Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St., Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), where friends may visit on Friday March 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday from 1 to 2 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday March 4th at 2:00PM with the Rev. Blair Ross officiating. Interment in the Malvern Cemetery. There will be a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.  

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of the 8th floor surgery, CHUS Fleurimont, for the wonderful care they provided.

Donations to The Wales Home Foundation, 506 Rte 243N, Cleveland J0B 2H0 would be greatly appreciated.

Isbrucker, Harry A.

1937 - 2017

Harry Isbrucker passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife and partner Danielle Caron on the morning of February 19th, 2017. A humanist, a forester, and a committed community volunteer, Harry will be greatly missed by his family: Victor & Kathleen Pick, Michael, Richard, Eric & Matthew, Nicolas Couture & Julie Landreville, Felix Couture, and the mother of his four sons, Jane Isbrucker (nee Rinia). Harry also leaves behind his two sisters and their families: Hilly Isbrucker & Frederick, and Marlies & Ab, Imke and Sander Maassen Van den Brink, and also Danielle's sister and brothers, Lise & Dominique, Michel & Ginette and Jean & Denise, their families and Tante Claire. Harry will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Willem, Benjamin, Asher, Avery, Carlin, Francois, Charles, Maxime, and Gabrielle. Harry leaves too many friends to mention and will be missed by the community that he loved so much. Harry planted a forest of trees that will continue to grow and be enjoyed for decades to come. The family wishes to thank everyone that helped Harry through his illness, and especially the wonderful Oncology team at CHUS.

 A reception and commemoration will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 4th at the CASS Funeral Home in Stanstead.

 Contributions to the CHUS Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.


Parsons Dougherty , Audrey


January 7, 1922 to February 18, 2017
Audrey (Parsons) Dougherty of Bury, Quebec, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017 at CHUS Fleurimont, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Stuart Dougherty. Loving mother to Robert (Linda), Mavis (Alvin Matthew), David (Hèléne) and Joyce (late Larry O’Sullivan), (late Geoff Whitley). Proud grammie to Doug (Adrianna) and Tamara Quinn, Angela, Brent (Kathie), Julie-Anne and Phil (Alaina) Dougherty and Brendan O’Sullivan. Loving great-grammie to Brayden, Owen, Carson and Abby Dougherty. Cherished sister of Fay (late Lyle Rand). Dear sister-in-law of Harvey (Eleanor), Sylvia (late Herman) and Jimmy (Betty) Dougherty.  Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Lynn (Gwen), (Gladys), and Tom (Doris) Parsons, Una (Wesley Leavitt), Myra (Willard Mayhew), Ruby (Percy McKelvey), Lillian (Earl Thompson), and Nina (Herbert Rowell). Predeceased by her sisters-in-law and their spouses Carmen (John Clough), Ethel (Howard Smyth), Evelyn (Everett Davies), and Muriel (Gerald Benjamin).
Visitation will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 558 Main Street, Bury, Quebec on Friday June 2, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Funeral service follows at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s and interment at Bury Cemetery, McIver Street. Family and friends are invited to a reception after at the Bury United Cultural Centre, Main Street, Bury, Quebec.  
Condolences and memories may be posted at As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Bury, Quebec J0B 1J0.

Williams, Randall James


Passed away peacefully at the CHUS Hôtel-Dieu, on February 16, 2017 at the age of 71 with his wife at his side.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Renee Clermont and children Jacky (Jay), Terry (Lyne), Timothy (Sarah) and Jonathan (Cindy), 14 grandchildren, his 3 sisters, Judy, Jane (Denis), Debbie (Dave) and many nieces and nephews.

Randall was without a doubt in the hearts and minds of everyone who ever knew him and will be greatly missed.

Morrison (née Pope), Helen Elspeth

February 7,1917-February 12, 2017

Helen passed away on February 12, 2017 at the age of 100, at the  Centre de Santé in East Angus, Quebec.

She was the loving wife of the late Gordon Wadsworth Morrison. She will be deeply missed by her son John. Helen was predeceased by her son Michael.  

Helen was a long time resident of Sherbrooke and a member of St. Peter's Church and St. Georges Church choirs. For approximately 30 years she was employed as a secretary to the late Mr. Joseph E. Casaar. She was an accomplished cook and loved to entertain. Another favorite interest was following professional tennis matches.

Special thanks are extended to the staff at The Centre de Santé for their attentive care.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Montreal, where she resided for about 20 years, at a later date.

Turpin, John Alfred (Dick)

John Alfred Turpin (Dick) D.F.C., age 92, passed away at Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial hospital in Halifax, on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1924 in Quebec City, son of Captain William and Olive M. Turpin, of Quebec City, Quebec, and loving husband of Grace Louise Turpin (deceased 2005).

Dick was a graduate of Quebec High School before enlisting in the RCAF 20 July 1942. His first tour of operations was in Bomber Command as a Navigator and Air Bomber, one of the most dangerous assignments of the Second World War.  During his tour of 30 sorties he carried out 23 attacks on enemy territory by day and night. Dick was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for officers and Warrant Officers for acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations.
After the war, Dick attended Bishops University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Education. He began his teaching career at Hudson High School in Hudson, Quebec, teaching English and Math while coaching the senior boys’ hockey team. Dick then obtained his Masters in guidance counselling from Harvard University. He went on the set up the guidance counselling program for the English language school system in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Dick was active in local events that included at one point President of Rotary Club, energetic involvement in the Lennoxville Curling Club and various charities. He was instrumental in converting an abandoned rail-bed in Lennoxville into a walking trail. Dick was a fun, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to anyone who knew him. He was also an avid and talented artist.

Dick is survived by three dear children Bill (Lindsay Brown), Nancy (Bruce Dowd) and Peter (Anne Turpin); beloved grandfather of three grandchildren Jason (Maggie), Rob (Kalli) and Michael (Stephanie) and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Frank. He was the brother of Charles, the late Pearl Raynes, the late Phyllis (Turpin/Jenkins) Smart, the late Grace Parker, the late Richard Turpin and the late Thomas Turpin. Dear sister-in-law Ann Sowerby (late Ray) and brother-in-law Douglas Macdonald (late Margaret).

Visitation will take place at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Malvern Cemetery.


Drew, Aileen


Passed away peacefully at the Coaticook Hospital, on February 6, 2017, surrounded by her family in her 96th year.

Left to mourn are her children Margaret (Art Côté), Barbara, James (Debbie Hartley) Larry, John, Mary Ellen (Joe Mackey) and Terry (Barbara Guthrie), her 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters June (Bill Mills) and Nancy.

A graveside service will be held on May 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Reedsville Cemetery, North Hatley, with Reverend Heather Thomson officiating.

A reception will follow at the Army Navy Airforce (Hut), 300 St. Frances, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) J1M 0B3.

Patrick (née Desrochers), Aurella


Passed away at the CHUS Fleurimont, Sherbrooke, the 5th of February 2017 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of 67 years to Percy Patrick.

Survived by her children Lynda (Bob Blampin), James (Mary Beth Johnston), Patsy, Ricky (Lori Hill), and Michael, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, as well as other family members and friends. Pre-deceased by her son Bob (Johanne Bergeron).

Visitation will take place at Cass Funeral Home, 295 Principale S, Richmond, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Payeur, Estelle

1926 - 2017

 Mrs. Estelle Payeur passed away at the Coaticook Hospital on February 1, 2017, at the age of 90, formerly of Stanstead.  Wife to the late Roger Marcoux and daughter of the late Philippe Payeur and the late Rosilda Paquet.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral Home, 545, Dufferin St, Stanstead, on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:50 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Sacré-Coeur Church in Stanstead.

Mrs. Payeur leaves to mourn her brother Joseph (late Georgette Demers) and her 2 sisters : Thérèse (Léandre Audet) and Irène (late Roger Boisclair).  She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Gérard (late Émilia Cayer), Raymond (late Agathe Poulin), Lucille (late Donat Bédard), Jeanne d’Arc (late Émilien Rouillard), Marie-Rose (late Victor Lemay), Simone (late André Lamay) and Ludger (Gaétane Vanasse). She also leaves her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Marcoux family : Paul (Marie-Paule Gagnon), René, Robert (Denise Matteau), Clémence (Réjean Dupuis) (late Réjean Blouin) (late Aurèle Robert), Guy, Ti-Jean (Rachel Cournoyer), Lorraine (Benjamin Arroyo), Yvon (Francine Desaindes), Marcelle (Late David Arroyo), Claude, Gérald, Raynald, and Réal.  She also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Maison familiale of Coaticook and the Coaticook Hospital for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Payeur. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Coaticook Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Coaticook, QC, J1A 2T7.

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