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Sylvester , Wanda


It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Wanda Sylvester, on April 11, 2017 at the age of 59. Daughter of the late Clayton Sylvester and the late Helena Martin. Wanda leaves to mourn her life companion Roland Duquette, her beloved children: Raymond Jr. (Jenny Bolduc), Christina (Kevin Gauthier) and Michaël; her grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Amy, Jayden and Jacob; her brothers and sisters: Hazel (Bruce Kerr), the late William (Linda Lowe), Myrna (the late Pierre Bolduc), Brenda (the late Brian Lowe), the late Joyce (the late Herbert “Junior” Thompson), Geraldine (Bill Murray) and Larry “Pete” (Rena Charron). She also leaves to mourn her mother-in-law Colombe Turcotte, her  sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Pierrette, Serge (Diane Boutin), Christine (Michel Alix), the late Jocelyn (Nicole Redden), Sylvain (Colette Drouin), Yves and Josée (Andreas Haubl) and the family of the late Raymond Sr. Lloyd along with her many nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends.
Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 50 Craig St. Cookshire on Friday, April 14th 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and also on Satruday, April 15, from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral service at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Bury , 558 Main St. Bury, QC. Interment at the Bury Protestant Cemetery.

Smith , William (Bill)

April 23, 1935 - March 21, 2017
Born in Leeds, Quebec, William (Bill) Smith leaves to mourn his loving wife, Barbara Stevenson, and his children Peter and Linda Smith (Jean Thivierge), his step children Bryan, Mary, Jane, Susan and Martha Mitchell, William's sisters Enid and Juanita of Ottawa.
Bill was a very compassionate man who cared deeply for his family, friends and community.  He was Regional Manager for Ultramar for over 40 years and a devoted Town Councilor for the Borough of Lennoxville.  Bill was an avid golfer and past president of the Lennoxville Curling Club.  He shared many good times with friends playing cribbage and bridge.  Bill and Barbara have wonderful memories of their extensive travels and cruises.
Visitation will take place at Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St., Lennoxville, QC, on Friday April 7th, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Lennoxville United Church on April 8th at 2:00 p.m.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Champoux , his family physician, and the medical team and nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the CHUS Hotel-Dieu Hospital.                    
Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Fund would be appreciated.

Séguin Phillips, Leona

1924 – 2016

Mrs. Leona Séguin passed away at the CSSS Memphrémagog, on November 28th, 2016 in her 93rd year, formally from Stanstead.  Loving wife to the late George Moran and the late Russell Phillips.   Daughter of the late George Séguin and Émilia Gaudreau.

Mrs. Séguin will be missed by her sisters Thérèse and Jeannette.  She was predeceased by her brothers Alfred, Oscar, Roland and Clarence.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Skelton, Christopher (Kit) John


With heavy hearts and deep sadness we mourn the unexpected and sudden loss of a great man, peacefully and surrounded by family, July 1, 2016.

Beloved and handsome husband of Teresa (nee Oates) for 47 years.  Devoted and proud father of Gillian (Brent) and David (Shawn).  Loving giant and thoughtful Grampy to Ava, Kate, Finn and Claire.

Cherished son of David and Marjorie (nee Tabberer) and brother to Penelope (Peter).

He was an alumnus of Bishop’s College School and Queen’s University. An accomplished civil engineer and long-standing member of OIQ and PEO, he was a talented builder, artist, gardener and selfless supporter of the Eastern Townships communities.

A youthful and celebrated friend, his positive, optimistic and fun-loving approach to life was an inspiration to all.

With each sunrise he sought the most of the day.

His passion for family, friends, land and sea will forever be missed and never forgotten.  

Funeral service at Centenary United Church, Stanstead, Quebec, Saturday July 9th, 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kit’s memory can be made toward scholarships and bursaries to enable local students to attend Stanstead College.  Stanstead College, 450 Dufferin, Stanstead, QC, J0B 3E0 

Sullivan Blanchette, Bonnie


At the CHUS Hôtel-Dieu on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Lawrence Sullivan and the late Mavis Parker.

Bonnie leaves to mourn her husband André Blanchette; her children John (Sandra Jeanson), Luke and Christine (John Moe); her granddaughter Kim; her brothers-in-law Claude Blanchette (Monique Gendron) and Michel Blanchette; and her sister-in- law Thérèse Blanchette (Robert Beaubien); as well as many cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The family will be present to accept condolences at the Trenholm United Church,  Rte 243 Trenholm, Que., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with the Reverend Reginald Jennings officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at the CHUS Hôtel-Dieu and the Drummondville CLSC for the excellent care provided to Mrs. Blanchette.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fondation du CHUS, 530 10e Avenue Sud, Sherbrooke, QC J1G 2R9, would be appreciated by the family.

Sayers, Francis (Buck)

1945 - 2016
Francis (Buck) Alexander Sayers passed away on May 16th, 2016  at the CSSS Memphremagog in his 71th year.  Beloved husband of Ellen Rever and son of the late John Sayers and Audrey Mitchell.    Dear father of Randy (Jenn), Shelley (Ross), Carroll (Colleen).  He will sadly be missed by his grandchildren Adam, Travis, Randi Lee, Courtney, Tiffany, Alex, Collin and Hailey, as well as his great-grandchildren Sophie and Miles.  He leaves his brothers and sisters Bea, Peter, Linda, Larry, Elsie, Donnie, Carylon, Bev, Billy, Johny, Fay, Bobbie and Neil.   He is predeacesd by his brothers Archie, Terry, and Steven.  He was half brother to Jerry, Dianna, Joanne, Darlene and is preceased by his half brother Robert.   He will be missed by his adopted son Lorne Pegg, his brother and sister in laws as well as many nephews, nieces, musicians and friends everywhere.
The family wishes to thank the personnel of the blood clinic department  at the CSSS Memphremagog and well as the Cancer care unit of the CHUS Fleurimont.
A private graveside funeral will be held at a later date.

Smith, Andrew

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Andrew Smith on May 5th, 2016, at the age of 72 years old. Son of the late Andrew Smith and the late Joan Marshall.

Beloved husband of Gail Young and dear father of Janet (Keith Hadley), Tracey (Peter Jacklin), and Erin (Marc Lussier). Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He leaves to mourn his brothers, David, Ronald (Joan), Micheal (Benita), Gary (Sue), Randy (Brenda) and Brian (Pauline). Andrew was predeceased by his brother Geoff (the late Gloria). He also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242 North Hatley, on Thursday, May 12th 2016 starting at 3:00 pm. All welcome.

Sisco Vachon, Dorothy

Peacefully at the Connaught Home on March 31, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Everett Vachon. 

Dorothy will be remembered fondly by her sons Derek (Eleonore) and David; her grandchildren Stephan, Karen and Marc, and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Charles (Suzanne). 

Resting at Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2 pm to 3 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3 pm. Reverend Ruth Charleau officiating.

Strickland, James M.

James Maxwell Strickland passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in his 94th year.

Son of the late James and Dorothy Strickland and predeceased by his sister Alice (Thissen). He leaves to mourn his cousins: Alfred and Gertrude Jean (Gilmore) Whittier, Annie Whittier (Hébert), Grace Whittier (Armstrong), George Whittier, and Carol Whittier (Hall); as well as many friends and associates.

LCol. Strickland will be remembered in military circles as Commanding Officer of the Sherbrooke Hussars during the unit’s centennial in 1967. He was active in sports, drama and cycling.

By arrangements with Cass Funeral Home, visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at St. George’s Church, 84 Queen, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), from 1 pm to 2 pm, followed by the funeral service. Interment at the Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

Stratton Wing, Rita

1921 – 2015 Rita Stratton Wing passed away at the Connaught Home on December 19th, 2015 at the age of 94.  Rita is predeceased by her husband Alton Clayton Wing and son Richard.

She leaves to mourn her sons Douglas and Mike (Marie-Paule Champagne), her ten grandchildren and their children as well as numerous other relatives and friends.  To honour Rita wishes a private funeral service will be held at a later date.

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