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Claude Therrien, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Claude Therrien
1936 - 2020

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Claude Therrien

In Montreal passed away on March 30 2020, at the age of 83, Mr Claude Therrien, beloved husband of Claudette Bombardier.

Besides his wife

Joanne Toman (nee Forster), Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Joanne Toman (nee Forster)
1959 - 2020

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Joanne Toman (nee Forster)

It is with profound sadness and unconditional love that we announce the death of Joanne Mary Toman (nee Forster), on March 17, 2020 in Saint-Bruno, QC. She was 60 years old. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Ronald, of over 38 years, her daughters Pamela (Derek), Krystin (Robert) and Kelly (Callum), her precious granddaughters Joanna and Lea, as well as her only brother Kevin (Sue), sister-in-law Donna (Barry), mother-in-law, Jane, her nephews Reilly, Drew, Rory and Colton, as well as countless loyal cousins.

She is also mourned by lifelong close friends whom she developed sacred connections with, transcending friendship. It is through many of these friendships that she made lasting impacts on the lives of their children, whom she loved and nurtured as if they were her own (Kristina, Debra and Claire, Summer, Ashley, Amanda and Christopher). They will each remember her legacy of unconditional love and miss her terribly.

Despite a 10-year long and difficult battle with dementia, Joanne will be remembered for the light she brought to the lives of so many people she touched both before and after she was diagnosed with her illness, and for the resilience she exhibited until the very end.

In her final years, she could be found smiling, dancing and singing to the staff members at CHSLD Centre Montarville, where she was cared for with the utmost love and compassion until her final moments.

The family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Izabela Klosowski, Dr. Carmen Messier and the team of doctors, préposés, nurses and allied health professionals at Centre Montarville who ensured her peace, comfort and dignity throughout her journey home over 5 years. They will each be remembered for their incredible devotion and kindness toward her until her very final moments.

Joanne always wanted to give meaning to her experience by helping others. In appreciation, we therefore ask that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name: https://www.canadahelps.org/fr/dn/20227.

In an effort to ensure the safety and safe travels of all her loved ones, funeral arrangements and a celebration of Joanne’s remarkable life and legacy will be made for a later date and will be communicated as soon as logistically possible.

John Arthur Abbass Traoré, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

John Arthur Abbass Traoré
1973 - 2020

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John Arthur Abbass Traoré
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Our beloved friend, cousin, uncle, son, brother John Arthur Abbass Traore was called home. He was born in Montreal, Quebec on June 30, 1973 and departed his adopted city of Toronto, Ontario on February 27, 2020. He passed gently during the night.

All those who knew him, would attest to Abbass’s sense of humour and gentleness being even greater than his large stature. An imposing presence, he was a gentle giant whose driving purpose was to ease the burden of anyone whether in his presence or afar. Abbass never, EVER, missed an opportunity to tease, share a joke, anecdote or funny story. He would work assiduously to make you laugh which he succeeded in doing more often than not. One would always leave their interaction with Abbass lighter, happier, and better.

All those who knew him, would affirm how Abbass would always put the interest of others before his; he was beyond selfless. Abbass would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He would even go as far as to give his beating heart to any of those that he loved. That is how altruistic he was. To know Abbass was simply to love him.

All those who knew him, could attest that Abbass’s sense of commitment to his loved ones was limitless and all encompassing. This is why everyone: woman, man or child, those riding high or those who were down on their luck gravitated towards him. His colleagues at “When The Pig Came Home” delicatessen were his adopted family. They can attest to his work ethic and dedication to the success of their small business. Abbass’s passion for cooking matched his passion for telling jokes which he conveyed to the hundreds of customers he interacted with at work. Abbass had many friends from all walks of life who will confirm that he was always ready to help and put a smile on their face.

All those who knew him, would agree that Abbass had a full life. He left Montreal mid-way through CEGEP and completed grade 12 at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto where he made many friends. He then attended Humber College to study culinary arts and culinary management. Throughout his professional career, he worked as a cook or sous-chef with a brief stint as a bouncer at a bar. He volunteered at the Quebec Epilepsy Society, the Canadian Red Cross and was a big brother to the youth at Perth Community Homes. In CEGEP, he played rugby, like his dad, on the provincial championship team. He was a wrestler who competed at the Mohawk Survival School in Kahnawake. Abbass was an avid reader of mystery and science fiction books. He travelled to Mali, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, France across the US and Canada.

Abbass left too early. He will be laid to rest near his grand-parents, Arthur and Elma Westmoreland. He is survived by his grandmother, Florence Westmoreland, his great uncles and aunts Dr. Randolph Estwick, Clinton Phillips, the descendants of La Grande Famille N’Ko Bangaly Traore in Mali, Ba Chaka Traore, Fanta Traore, Kourouni Traore, his mother & father, Juanita Westmoreland-Traore and Ismaila Traore, his aunts and uncles, Gail Otis (Marc), Erwin Eastmond (Francine), Beverly Macdonald (Jimmy), Barbara Thompson, Patsy Daubney, Deborah Paris, Brenda Paris, Michael Paris (Anna), Victor Paris (Ruth), Candyce Follette, Marylin Collins (Gary), Elizabeth Gaye (Egbert), Saundra Anierobi (Chuma), Diane Mitchell (Clive), Roberta Samuels, Carrie Samuels his brother & sister in law Bangaly Traore & Elduise Johnson, his cousins, his nephews and nieces, and many friends in Montreal, Ontario, Washington, Paris, Bamako and Auckland.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Union United Church's Rev Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship Fund. Forms are available @ http://www.unionunitedchurchmtl.ca/ or Sickle Cell Anemia Association @ http://https://anemie-falciforme.org/donate/

The family will receive relatives and friends at :

3955 ch Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent

Visiting Hours

Monday March 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral service

Funeral will take place on March 16, 2020 12:00 PM at the following address: 3955 Côte-de-Liesse Road, St-Laurent, QC, H4N 2N6 -a celebration of his life will be held in the chapel of the complex.

Pierre Tremblay, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Pierre Tremblay
1956 - 2020

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Pierre Tremblay

In Montreal passed away on February the 4th of 2020, at the age of 63, Mr Pierre Tremblay.

He leaves to mourn relatives and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends at :

2630 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal

Visiting Hours

Monday May 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral service

Funeral will take place on May 11, 2020 12:00 PM at the following address: 2630, rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal (Québec) H3J 1N7 - in the Chapel of the Complex.

Rita Tremblay (Née Cook), Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Rita Tremblay (Née Cook)
1928 - 2020

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Rita Tremblay (Née Cook)

In St-Bruno de Montarville passed away on March the 17th, 2020, at the age of 91, Mrs. Rita Tremblay (Born Cook), beloved wife of the late Maurice Tremblay.

She leaves to mourn many relatives and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends at :

3955 ch Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent

Visiting Hours

Saturday May 09, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Guy Turcotte, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Guy Turcotte
1952 - 2020

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Guy Turcotte

In Lachute passed away on March 17 2020 at the age of 67, Mr Guy Turcotte, beloved husband of Lise Schink.

Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn many relatives and friends.

Online ceremony viewing

Urgel Bourgie / Athos offers an online ceremony viewing service for family and friends.
This service is available on any desktop computer, tablet or smartphone for anyone who cannot attend the service in person.

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Online ceremony viewing is available at our Beaumont, Beaubien and Lasalle funeral home complexes and Côte-de-Liesse and Saint-Hubert cemeteries.

Please contact us at 1 844 735-2025 for more information.

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