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Alice Grenier (née McCourt), Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Alice Grenier (née McCourt)
1921 - 2020

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Alice Grenier (née McCourt)

Peacefully at the age of 99 at CHSLD Montarville in St. Bruno after many years of decline during which vascular dementia gradually stole her from us. Devoted wife to the late Ernest Grenier, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born in Glasgow, Scotland to Felix McCourt and Hannah Cunningham, she was the youngest and last remaining sibling of 7 (Hannah, James, Margaret, Felix, Jean and Cathy). She met her Canadian husband during WWII and was married in September of 1942. When Mum arrived in Canada as a War Bride in 1946 she already had two children. She courageously made the journey and adopted Canada as her new home, settling in Montreal where she was welcomed by the Grenier family. She soon learned French and, although she embraced her new life, Mom never stopped being a Scottish lass and was often heard to say – “that’s not how we do it in Scotland”!

She left her mark on her beloved family – son Brian, daughters, the late Maureen (Michael Farnan) and Kathleen (Bill Balfour); grandchildren Samantha (Dan Gallagher), Christine (Mike McInnis), Rory Farnan (Tanya), Melinda (Mike Flemming) the late Cara Farnan, and Kevin Farnan (Meredith); great-grandchildren Kaydyn Farnan, Farrell and Finn Gallagher, Benjamin McInnis, Zoe and Samuel Flemming and Michael and Alexander Farnan. Among her many nieces and nephews Carol Boyle and Moira MacRae were always a presence in her life. We will miss her but feel privileged to have had her with us for so long.

Alice was a feisty lady who had a very strong work ethic and was a loyal friend to many. In the early years she worked for Paul’s dry cleaning service and Bell Canada as an Information Operator. Later on, until retirement, she worked as a cashier for Steinberg’s on Greene Ave. in Westmount. She loved people and they loved her back. She was a voracious reader who also loved crossword puzzles. When she and Ernest retired to their log cabin at Blue Lake she became involved in the community and, among many other activities, she helped establish the Golden Age club of Lost River. She had many friends who remained dear to her throughout her life. She faced many challenges and sadness but somehow held on to her positive attitude and was able to enjoy life and the gift of all her loved ones.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at CHSLD Montarville – un gros merci! There will be no funeral service as per her request and cremation has taken place. Arrangements are with Urgel Bourgie Athos. A celebration of her life will be held at some later date when we may once again congregate.

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Messages in memory of Alice Grenier (née McCourt)

Richard Francoeur
May 31, 2020
Au nom des membres de l’association du lac Bleu ,nos offrons nos plus sincères condoléances aux membres de sa famille . Mme Grenier a été très active au sein de notre association pendant de nombreuses années à titre de directrice au sein du conseil d’administration . Un dernier remerciement Alice pour tes années passées à rendre service aux membres de l’association . Richard Francoeur Président de l’association du lac Bleu
Chayer Louisette et Bruno
May 31, 2020
Nos plus sincères condoléances à Kathleen et William et à toute votre famille.
Kathy Inniss
May 29, 2020
Our condolences to you and your family. Hope you feel more peace with each coming day. Kathy and David
Carol and Brian McGill
May 28, 2020
What an interesting and full life she lived! Our condolences to the family.
Anita quintal
May 26, 2020
Blues lake thé best times with thé best Friskey aunty Alice xxxx
Alison Jackson
May 26, 2020
Saddened to hear about Mrs Grenier. She was a wonderful lady - quiet but very positive and grounded in her dealings with you. I cherish having known her and witnessed all the love she gave to her children and grandchildren during tough times. Thinking of you all. Alison
Patricia Moore Murphy
May 26, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Alice on several occasions during my years working with Maureen at Consolidated Bathurst and later during Maureen's time in Cambridge. Alice was greatly loved and respected. My condolences to all the family and friends in their loss.

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