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Desbiens Bernais, Marielle



Marielle Desbiens Bernais passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the CHUS Fleurimont, on Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, at the age of 72.  Dear daughter of the late Eudore Desbiens and the late Julienne Isabelle.

Marielle is survived by her loving husband Alex Bernais; her cherished children Lisa (late Russell Phaneuf), Larry (Emilie Simard) and Yves; as well as her precious grandchildren: Nathaniel Phaneuf, Chelsea Phaneuf and Sarah Bernais.  She will be sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, other family members and friends. 

Visitation for family and friends will take place at the Cass funeral home, 545, Dufferin, Stanstead, on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, February 12th, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  A celebration of life will follow at the funeral home with Reverend Lise Kuzminska officiating.  Interment will follow at the McPherson cemetery in Georgeville.

The family would like to thank the caregivers of the intensive care unit, 9th floor, for the excellent care provided to Mrs. Desbiens Bernais.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children’s wish Foundation – Music Fest 2016, c/o Christine Willey, 4990, Nutbrown, Waterville, QC, J0B 3H0, would be greatly appreciated.

Bishop, Norman

Passed away peacefully at the Wales home, Richmond, on Tuesday February 2nd 2016, Mr. Norman Bishop at the age of 87.

Loving husband of the late Lola E. Nicholls, and of Ethelwyn Ewing. Dear stepfather of Brian Taber (Joanne), and Marlene (John Kestle) and loving grandpa of Andrew (Alana) and Brandon. Norman also leaves to mourn his dear nieces; Julie (Gail), Kathy (Jamie) and Donna (Geoff) and his great nieces; Tara, Kristie, Alena, Casie, Robyn, and Jesse, along with many other relatives and dear friends.

Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 295 Principle S, Richmond, where friends may visit on Friday February 5th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 AM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday February 6th at 11:00 AM with Mr. Ellis Clark officiating. Interment will take place in the Lachute Protestant Cemetery in the spring.

Donations in Norman's memory may be made to the Wales Home Foundation, 506 Rte 243 N. Cleveland, QC J0B 2H0 and would be appreciated.

Montgomery Carruthers, Margot

Passed away unexpectedly on February 1, 2016 at her home in Stanstead, Quebec.

Loving wife of Garry, Margot is predeceased by her parents Earl Gordon Montgomery and Gladys McNutt.

Dear mother of Gregory Foulkes (Julianne) and Robert Foulkes (Suzanne); and step mother of Bryan Carruthers (Joanne) and David Carruthers (Sally).

She will be missed by her grandchildren Olivia Foulkes, Braden Foulkes, Melissa Beauregard, Justin-Pier Beauregard, Gabriel Beauregard, Ariane Beauregard, Derrick Carruthers, Lyanne Carruthers, and Tyler Carruthers.

She leaves to mourn her brothers Gordon and Peter Montgomery, and her niece Michelle Montgomery.

To honour Margot's wishes, a private graveside service will be held in the spring.

Gustin Harrison, Mildred


Mildred Gustin Harrison passed away suddenly on January 31st, 2016 at the CHUS-Fleurimont in her 66th year.  Loving wife of Kenneth Harrison from Ayer’s Cliff, Mildred is predeceased by her parents Bernal Gustin and Margaret Higginson as well as her sister Edna (Stanley).

She leaves to mourn her brothers and sisters: Mary-Lou, Laura (late Clifford), Avon (Nancy), Richard (Colleen), Harold (Nicole), Danny (Lynn) and Marilyn (Larry). She also will be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

To honour Mildred’s wishes a private funeral service will be held in the spring.

Palme, Helmut


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Helmut (Rudi) Palme of Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 29th, 2016, at the age of 91 at the CHUS in Fleurimont.

Born in Czechoslovakia, he and his late wife Maria (Maco) Palme immigrated to Canada in 1951.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 22 years, Sandra Gallup. He will be forever missed by his daughters Claudia (Nina) Palme (Douglas Myers) and Vera Palme; step daughters Nena Tremblay and Heidi Lindell (Adamo Licursi); grandchildren Kyle and Rachael Myers; step grandchildren Garadun, Titania and Leif Truesdale; Anita, Melina, Vincenzo and Luca Licursi. He also leaves to mourn his brother Friedrich (Fritz) Palme (Renate) and niece Christiane in Germany; his sister-in-law Heather Gallup (Gordon Weber); his brother-in-law Brian Gallup (Christianne Marcoux). He was very close to nephews Gilbert Rosenbrier (Claudette), Stefan Palme (Manuela Wihl) and niece Laura Stewart (Ken). Also survived by many grandnephews, grandnieces and friends.

His life was a testimony of strength, perseverance, service and achievement - a life filled with adventure!

As per his wishes he was cremated and there will be a private scattering of his ashes in the Atlantic at a later time. Visitation will be held at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 1 to 3 PM followed by a service and celebration of his life.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory to the charity of your choice.

Wilkie Stocks, Blanche

Blanche, age 99, passed peacefully on January 19th 2016 at the Cannaught Home in North Hatley. She was born in Sherbrooke on July 3rd, 1916.

Blanche will be celebrating her 100th Birthday with her heavenly family....her cherished husband Clinton Stocks, her brothers Harley, Howard and Kurt and her mother and father Jenny and Avery Wilkie. Auntie will be fondly missed by her nieces and nephews, Ronald Wilkie ( Beatrice ), Mary Beth Falcao (Glenn), Stephen Avery Wilkie and Larry Wilkie. She was also a Great Aunt to Robert Stocks (Eleanor), William Stocks (Heather) Genesa and Jenael Falcao, Trina and Trevor Wilkie, and Lisa, Alan and Danny Wilkie.

The family would like to thank all her loving caregivers at the Cannaught home and also a dear friend Annie Cowan who was a constant presence by her side.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Memorial Tribute, 256 Queen Street, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1K6

Reid Blanchette, Ruth


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of 58 years to Dale Blanchette.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents Brisen Reid and Eva Paige, older brother Roy, and her twin brother Harry. Left to mourn this remarkable woman are her nieces , nephews, family and friends.

Visitation at Cass Funeral Home, 295 Principale Sud, Richmond, on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9 am to 11 am. The funeral service will follow at 11 am, with Tami Spires officiating. Interment will take place in the spring.

Special thanks to the staff at the CHUS-Fleurimont for the excellent care provided to Mrs. Blanchette.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Rebekah’s (Richmond Division) would be greatly appreciated.

Maselowitch Planidin, Alice

Passed away peacefully at the Wales Home in her 95th year on Friday, January 15, 2016.

Predeceased by husband, Michael, and son, Eugene. Left to mourn is daughter, Tanya of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and son Serge (Sharon) of Sechelt, B.C. Also survived by her grandson, Shawn, of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Alice had volunteered in the Lennoxville area and had also worked at Bishops College School for a number of years.

At her request, she was cremated. A private graveside service and interment of ashes will be held at Windsor Protestant Cemetery at a later date.

As memorial tributes, donations to the Wales Home Foundation (506 Rte 243N, Cleveland, QC, J0B 2H0) would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Cass Funeral Homes, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Walker Doherty, Wanda

Suddenly, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, January 15, 2016, Wanda Walker Doherty, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late James Doherty.

Cherished mother of Andy, Kerry (Cathy) and Michael (Pam); loving grandmother of Keeley (Will), Ashley( Joseph), Kassidy and Robyn (Dom). Special aunt of Mark and Robert and many other nieces and nephews; dear sister of Waneta (Gaston), Walter (Ann), and Caroline (Glenn).

Visitation at the Cass Funeral Home, 6 College St, Sherbrooke QC on Tuesday, January 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Funeral services on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11 am at St. Mark’s Chapel, Bishop’s University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke QC. Reverend Heather Thomson officiating.

In Wanda's memory, donations to the Fondation de CHUS (530 10th Avenue S., Sherbrooke, QC, J1G 2R9) would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Howe Shepherd, Genevieve

July 5, 1918 – January 15, 2016

Peacefully, at the Grace Christian Home on January 15, 2016, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Robert (Bob) Shepherd Sr. and daughter of the late Ralph Howe and the late Mildred Carr.

Genevieve leaves to mourn her son Robert (Janet McGovern) and daughter Roberta (Ron Clark); her grandchildren Danny (France) and Chris (Marilyn); her great-grandchildren Jaret, Logan and Brett; and her step-great-granddaughter Amélié St. Pierre (Sebastien).Genevieve was predeceased by her sisters Thelma, Leona, Alta, Phyllis, and Olive, and by her brother Kenneth.

She will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Resting at Cass Funeral Homes, 3006 College, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. George’s Church, 84 Queen, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville). Reverend Curtis Patterson officiating. Interment in Compton Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. W.J. Klinck Foundation (c/o Massawippi Christian Retirement Homes, 1501 rue Campbell, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 0C1) would be greatly appreciated.

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