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Compagna , Georgette

1933 – 2017

At the Centre d’hébergement de Cartierville, Mrs. Georgette Compagna passed away at the age of 84 years, daughter of the late Exilia Gosselin and the late Moise Compagna.

She was the sister of the late Gisele (Compagna) Danforth and her brothers, the late George, late Lionel and late Paul. She leaves to mourn her sister-in-law Monique Joley Compagna and her nieces and nephews Pierre, Claude, Liette, Yves, Lise, Alain and Midge Danforth, Robert, Rita, Debbie, Philip, Phyllis and many friends.

The family will receive condolences on Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30, followed by a service at Cass Funeral Home 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville). Interment in the St-Antoine Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Centre d’hébergement de Cartierville  floor F2 for their dedication and exceptional care during the 39 years she lived there.

Carole , Ewing Driver

It is with much sadness that our family announces the passing of Carole at the Wales Home on November 9th, 2017 at the age of 80 years with her loving husband and best friend Hilton Driver by her side. Carole was the daughter of Maurice Ewing and Jeanne Poulin. Dearly loved mother of Jan (Gordon Saray), Lisa, and Paul (Lois Miller) and grandmother to Amy and Elliott Saray, Elyse, Leah and Anna Driver, Rosa and Marcella Driver-Moliner.
Carole will be greatly missed by her brothers Dennis Ewing (Denise) and Ron Ewing (Theresa), her brothers in-law Galen Driver (Heather) and Norman Allard (Lorna), many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family would like at this time to thank the staff of the Connaught (Grace Village) and very recently the Wales Home for the excellent and warm care she received over the last several months.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 18th, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00pm at the Township of Melbourne Hall located at 1257 Route 243, Melbourne, Quebec. Please join us and share your favourite memories. A spring burial of ashes will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either of the care homes would be greatly appreciated:  
Grace Village, 1515 Rue Pleasant View, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C6
Wales Home Foundation, 506 Route 243 Nord, Cleveland, Quebec JOB 2H0

Custeau, Patrice

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the CHUS Hotel-Dieu on October 26, 2017 at the age of 90.
Beloved husband of Gisèle Fontaine and the late Thérèse Gagnon. Dear father of the late Christian, Yvon (Micheline), Diane, Gilles (Carole), Jocelyne (Paullin). He was the brother of Mireille and the late Mariette (Norbert Tanguay). He leaves to mourn his stepchildren Johanne (Paul) and Judith (Pat), his grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held in St-Rosaire Catholic Church, Sawyerville, on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 9 to 11 am followed by a funeral service at 11am. Interment at the St-Rosaire Cemetery, Sawyerville.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the CHUS Foundation for Palliative Care, 530, 10è avenue South, Sherbrooke, QC, J1G 2R9 would be appreciated by the family.

Carson , Hazel


Passed away at the CHUS Fleurimont August 25, 2017.  

Loving wife of the late Garth Carson, mother to Mary and Lois (David Jones) and grandmother to Dylan Jones (Katie Castro) and Caleb Jones (Laurène Jardin).  Daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Horan, she is survived by brother George Horan and sisters Deveda Morrill, Elva Lockwood and Murdeena Jordan as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brothers Andrew, Gordon, Carl and Clair Douglas Horan, and sisters Eileen Carson and Leola Kazulak.

Hazel  was a well-known teacher in the community of Richmond where she taught for more than 30 years at St. Francis Elementary School. She was a graduate of Macdonald College and Bishop’s University.

She will be lovingly remembered for her dedication to her family and friends and her commitment to the community where she was a member of many organizations including the Women’s Institute (Gore).  

A service in memory of Hazel will be held at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Richmond, on Sunday, August 27 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hazel Carson Memorial Scholarship at Bishop’s University, c/o University Advancement Office, 2600 College St. Sherbrooke QC J1M 1Z7 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Clément , Nicole


Nicole passed away peacefully at her home in North Hatley, on Monday, May 22nd, surrounded by her beloved husband Peter Southam, her daughters Chloë (Carlos), Katherine (Shannon) and Justine, and her two wonderful grandsons Thomas and Julien.

She also leaves to mourn her mother Aurella Clément (Antoine, predeceased), her sisters Jocelyne, Lynda, Marie-France, Sonia, Dominique and Danielle, their husbands, several nieces and nephews, and long-time cherished friends.

At Nicole’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. A private family ceremony has been held.  

Clark , Lawrence


Passed away at the CHUS Hôtel-Dieu, Sherbrooke, on May 21, 2017, at the age of 82, Lawrence Clark beloved husband of Nicole Chagnon and dear father of Wendell and the late Wayne Clark.
Mr. Clark leaves to mourn his sister Freda Clark (Evan Coote) and his brother Neal Lester (Sandra Fee Lester). His brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws: Richard Chagnon (Christian St-Cyr), Charlotte Chagnon (Late Franklin Wood), Robert Chagnon (Peggy Vergaki Chagnon), Pierre Chagnon (Bethany Jensen Changon), Wesley Chagnon and Jacqueline Chagnon as long with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at South Durham United Church, on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A Funeral Service will followed at 1pm with Rev. Reg. Jennings officiating. Burial at South Durham Cemetery.
Donations to the Lung Association of Quebec, 104-6070, Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal, QC, H1N 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family.

Coddington Saunders , Muriel


Passed away peacefully at the Wales Homes, Richmond, on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the age of 95. Wife of the late Eric George Saunders and predeceased by her son Peter. Also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Coddington family.
A graveside service will take place at the St-John’s Protestant Cemetery, Gallup Hill (Melbourne) on May 13, 2017 at 1pm.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Wales Home for the wonderful care given to Muriel.

Couture Fortin, Noëlla

1925 - 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Noëlla Couture Fortin at the CSSS Memphremagog, on April 28 2017 at the age of 91 years and 4 months.

She was a loving wife to the late Lionel Fortin and dear mother to Pierre (Claire), Gaétane (Jean), Carole (late Normand), Micheline (Dave) and Sylvie (Mark).  She leaves to mourn her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral home, 545, Dufferin, Stanstead, QC, on Saturday May 6 2017, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m.  A celebration of life will follow at the funeral home.  Interment at the Mont-Ste-Marie cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff of the long term care unit (3H1) of the Magog Hospital for the excellent care given to Mrs. Couture.  Donations to the Envolée – volunteer staff of the palliative care unit at the Magog Hospital, 50, rue Saint-Patrice Est, Magog (Québec) J1X 3X3, would be appreciated.

Cookman Weare , Doris


Doris passed away on April 7th, at the CHU Fleurimont
in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  She was predeceased by her husband
She leaves to mourn her children.  John “Fred” (Nicole), Doreen (Paul)
Robert (Alice), Linda (Rene), Karen (Jim), Larry (Donna), Wayne (Sylvie), Ricky (Donna),
Leonard (Sandy), Judy (Denis), Jimmy (Lynn) and Dennis (Patty).  She also leaves many
grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandson, other relatives and
many friends.
 She is survived by her sister June (Tom), and brothers Melvin (Colette) and Ronald.
Visitation will take place at the Cass Funeral Home, 295 Main Street South, Richmond, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 12th at 2:00 pm with a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Interment at the Ulverton United Church Cemetery at a later date.

Coulter, Gerry

Gerry Coulter died suddenly on November 24, 2016.

He was born Bernard Gerard Coulter in Kingston Ontario on August 14 1959 to Madeline and Gerald Coulter, both of whom are deceased.  

After taking a BA in Philosophy and History, then an MA in Sociology at Queen’s University, Gerry completed his Doctoral degree in Philosophy (Sociology) at Carleton in 1992.

Gerry’s academic teaching career began at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon in 1992, where he met his future wife, Mary Ellen.  After a year teaching at Carleton, Gerry joined the faculty of the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University in 1994 where he contributed to the growth of the department and the success of the university until his death. He was extensively published including three books and about 100 articles. He founded the innovative, free-access International Journal of Baudrillard Studies in 2004, and is recognized across the world as the expert on Baudrillard and his ideas.  

Gerry was an extraordinarily talented and caring professor.  He was appreciated and respected as a faculty member who inspired and encouraged students to discover their strength and worth. Gerry was awarded Bishop’s University’s highest award for teaching - the William and Nancy Turner prize.  In the words of former student Laura Smith, “Gerry was not only my favorite professor and the reason that I’ve kept on with academia and Baudrillard studies, but a true friend. It was the support, encouragement, and positivity from Gerry that propelled me onwards at many forks in the road. The amazing thing is that, as you know, this inspiration and encouragement was felt by so very many students. Gerry’s teaching allowed students to challenge their own assumptions in ways that pointed them not toward a predetermined end, but toward developing confidence in their own critical thinking ability. This generous, infinite gift – developing one’s inner well of strength – will stay with me my entire life.”
Gerry loved keeping in touch with many of his students in the years after they studied with him.

Gerry is survived by his partner of 23 years, Mary Ellen Donnan, and beloved canine companions Kai and Samantha.

Visitation will take place at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be at St. Mark’s Chapel Bishop’s University on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev Heather Thomson officiating.

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