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Whitaker Wilson , Doris

(July 16,1926-May 17,2017)
Passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, May 17th  in Asbestos, Quebec at the age of 90 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Daughter of the late James W. Whitaker and Jane A. Best of Leeds Yorkshire, England.
Leaves to mourn her beloved husband of 57 years Glen Wilson of Danville, Quebec. Her children, Deborah and her husband Jean Louis of Penetanguishene, Ontario;  David and his wife Christine of Richmond, Quebec; her grand children,  Andrew (Julie), Brian (Annick), Gregory (Marie), Nicholas (Kayla) and Jacob; great grand children Elizabeth and Hunter. Predeceased by her siblings James, Albert, George and Alice. As well, she will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to all the staff at the HÔPITAL, CLSC ET CENTRE D'HÉBERGEMENT D'ASBESTOS (CLSC) for taking excellent care of her these past few years.
Donations can be sent to:  HÔPITAL, CLSC ET CENTRE D'HÉBERGEMENT D'ASBESTOS (CLSC) ,  475, 3e Avenue, Asbestos QC  J1T 1X6, 819 879 7158 poste 39438
There will be no service at this time.

Wood, Arnold Henry

1929 - 2017

Mr. Wood passed away at the CSSS Memphemagog, on April 5, 2017 at the age of 88.  Beloved husband of the late Florence Keeble, formally from Ayer’s Cliff.

Arnold leaves to mourn his cherished children: Michael, Norman, Darlene (Mike), and Ronald and will be missed by his 4 grandchildren.  Mr. Wood was a brother to Edith and Marion and predeceased by Winfield, Madeleine, Ronald, Wayne (Ruby) and Harold.  He will also be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank all the staff of the Long-Term Care section of the Magog Hospital for the excellent care given to their father.

A graveside service will be held at the Ayer’s Cliff Cemetery, 967, Main Street, Ayer’s Cliff, Qc, on Saturday, April 29th 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Barbara Wintle officiating.

As a tribute to his memory, donations made to Magog Hospital Foundation, 50, St-Patrice Est, Magog, Qc, J1X 3X3, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Walker Henderson, Hazel

Passed away at the CHUS Hotel-Dieu in Sherbrooke , on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Henderson.
Cherished mother of Lyman (Ella), Lynn (Betty Anne), Penny (Allan Lloyd). Wellman and Wendylea. Hazel is survived by her sister Flora Young. She was the loving grandmother to Stephen Lloyd (Angel), Arthur Lloyd (Amanda), Elizabeth Lloyd (Dexter), Matthew Lloyd (Kathleen), Earl Henderson, Stephanie Henderson, Jeffrey Henderson, Jennifer Henderson, Zachary Henderson, Christopher Henderson (Cindy) and Katherine Henderson and great grandmother to Joseph Henderson and Nicholas Henderson. She will be missed by many other relatives and dear friends.
There will be a burial at a later date.
 The family would like to thank the ambulance drivers and the nurses and doctors at the CHUS Hotel-Dieu for the care given to Hazel.

Wilson Desruisseaux , Dorothy


Passed away at the Centre de Santé de la MRC de Coaticook , on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late Dolor Desruisseaux.
Dorothy leaves to mourn her children: Shirley Desruisseaux Marceau (the late Guy), and Raymond Desruisseaux (Adriana Kezar); her grandchildren Sylvie (Michel Juneau), André, Jean (Patti Warnock) and Paul and also her 5 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.  
Sincere thanks to the employees of the Manoir Gale  and the Centre de Santé de la MRC de Coaticook for the excellent care provided to Dorothy.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-2630, King West, Sherbrooke, QC J1J 2H1 would be appreciated.

Waldron Bain , Audrey

(April 6, 1922 – March 1, 2017)

Audrey (Waldron) Bain of Sawyerville, Quebec passed away peacefully at the Connaught Home, North Hatley in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Crescent Bain twenty-five years ago.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Norma Richards (Jim), granddaughters Jennifer Eyre (Mick), Robyn VanderHoek (Darren) and great-granddaughters Alina and Brielle.
She will be fondly remembered by her niece Lois Garneau (Jack) and her nephew Gerald Gilbert (Gloria) and their families. She will also be missed by all the Bain, Waldron, Dempsey and Gilbert families.

Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), where friends and family may visit on Sunday, March 5th from 1 to 3 pm. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Tami Spires officiating. A family graveside service will take place in May in East Clifton.

Donations in Audrey’s memory can be made to the East Clifton Cemetery c/o Donna McConnell, 70 Low Forest Rd. Sawyerville, QC J0B 3A0 or to the Dr. W.J.  Klinck Foundation (Grace Village), 1501 Campbell St. Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C1.

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.

Williams, Thomas


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Thomas Williams in Ottawa, on December 30, 2016. Loving husband of the late Margaret Foy. He will be dearly missed by his son Peter and also by his sister Nellie Rioux of Danville, QC. Predeceased by his brothers Denis, Michael, James, Albert and his sister Beatrice of Tingwick, QC. He also leaves to mourn numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Thomas worked at Johns –Manville Canada Inc. in Asbestos, QC for 36 years.
 Visitation will be held at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The family will be present to receive condolences at the St-Patrick’s Church, 20 Gordon St., Sherbrooke, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed  by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment in St-Anne’s Cemetery Danville at a later date.

Westman (nee Gilbert), Thelma Jeanette


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thelma Jeanette Gilbert Westman aged 88 on December 8th, 2016 at the CHUS Hotel Dieu in Sherbrooke, Quebec after a short illness. Thelma was born in Bishopton, Quebec on August 17th, 1928, the daughter of Ralph Gilbert and Verlie Kenney.

Thelma began her long and successful teaching career as soon as she finished high school. Her first position, at the age of sixteen, was teaching five students in a one room schoolhouse in Erle, Quebec. After teaching there for two years, Thelma attended MacDonald College to get her teacher's certificate. Subsequently, Thelma taught in many different towns including Baie Comeau, East Angus and Bury. Returning to school herself, Thelma graduated from Bishop's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in French in 1969. Following graduation, Thelma took a position at Richmond Regional High School where she finished her thirty year teaching career.

In addition to her profession, Thelma was active in a number of community organizations including the United Church Women, the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery, the Richmond Melbourne Historical Society, Canadian Club and the Canadian Federation of University Women, holding various positions in all of these organizations. Her involvement with the CFUW led to her being an integral part of the publication Days to Remember: One Room Schoolhouses in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Never one to be bored, Thelma was always doing something interesting. She had a lifelong interest in sewing and painting but also took Spanish lessons, enjoyed her book club, joined the Golden Agers, did Aquafit and belonged to a creative writing group. If there was some new activity to try, Thelma was always ready to join in. Her enthusiasm and joie de vivre were evident to all.

Thelma will be greatly missed by her daughter Summer, her son Daron, her son-in-law Gerry Filgiano, and her three beloved grandchildren Carolyn, Greg and Tom, as well as her many nieces and nephews.

Thelma's family would like to thank the staff of the Manoir St-Francis, the Wales Home and the CHUS Hotel Dieu for all the support and kindness they showed Thelma during her stays. The attentive care she received from all was much appreciated.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Lennoxville United Church at the corner of Church and Queen Streets, followed immediately by the funeral service led by Reverend Linda Buchanan at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada ( would be welcomed.

Wilson, Frederick R.

1944 - 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick R. Wilson on November 16, 2016, at the age of 72, at the CSSS Memphremagog after a long illness. Fred was the son of Frederick T. Wilson and Anna Golko of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He leaves to mourn his wife Diane Brus, his daughter Lauren (Benoit), his grandson Jayk, his brother Donald (Mary-Lou), Winnipeg Beach, as well as many other family members and dear friends. Fred is also survived by his sister Joyce, Winnipeg.

We are consoled knowing that the first thoughts of Fred will bring a smile as he will be remembered for his wit, laughter and calmness.  Fred worked at Air Canada for 38 years.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral home, 900 Clough St., Ayer s Cliff, QC, on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  A memorial service will follow at the funeral home, interment at the St-Barthélémy cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory to the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation, 50 rue St-Patrice Est, Magog, QC, J1X 3X3, would be appreciated.

Woodward, William

Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Bill Woodward in his 77th year. 

Brother of Sylvia (late Ian MacLeay), Sally (Kevin Hughes) and Joanna (Keith Cheal) Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on October 11, 2016 at the Malvern Cemetery, Lennoxville, QC. Reverend Ruth Charleau officiating.

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