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Williams, Randall James

(1945-2017)

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.


Drew, Aileen

1921-2017

Passed away peacefully at the Coaticook Hospital, on February 6, 2017, surrounded by her family in her 96th year.

Left to mourn are her children Margaret (Art Côté), Barbara, James (Debbie Hartley) Larry, John, Mary Ellen (Joe Mackey) and Terry (Barbara Guthrie), her 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters June (Bill Mills) and Nancy.

A graveside service will be on May 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Reedsville Cemetery, North Hatley, with Reverend Heather Thomson officiating.


Patrick (née Desrochers), Aurella

(1933-2017)

Passed away at the CHUS Fleurimont, Sherbrooke, the 5th of February 2017 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of 67 years to Percy Patrick.

Survived by her children Lynda (Bob Blampin), James (Mary Beth Johnston), Patsy, Ricky (Lori Hill), and Michael, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, as well as other family members and friends. Pre-deceased by her son Bob (Johanne Bergeron).

Visitation will take place at Cass Funeral Home, 295 Principale S, Richmond, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Payeur, Estelle

1926 - 2017

 Mrs. Estelle Payeur passed away at the Coaticook Hospital on February 1, 2017, at the age of 90, formerly of Stanstead.  Wife to the late Roger Marcoux and daughter of the late Philippe Payeur and the late Rosilda Paquet.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral Home, 545, Dufferin St, Stanstead, on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:50 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Sacré-Coeur Church in Stanstead.

Mrs. Payeur leaves to mourn her brother Joseph (late Georgette Demers) and her 2 sisters : Thérèse (Léandre Audet) and Irène (late Roger Boisclair).  She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Gérard (late Émilia Cayer), Raymond (late Agathe Poulin), Lucille (late Donat Bédard), Jeanne d’Arc (late Émilien Rouillard), Marie-Rose (late Victor Lemay), Simone (late André Lamay) and Ludger (Gaétane Vanasse). She also leaves her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Marcoux family : Paul (Marie-Paule Gagnon), René, Robert (Denise Matteau), Clémence (Réjean Dupuis) (late Réjean Blouin) (late Aurèle Robert), Guy, Ti-Jean (Rachel Cournoyer), Lorraine (Benjamin Arroyo), Yvon (Francine Desaindes), Marcelle (Late David Arroyo), Claude, Gérald, Raynald, and Réal.  She also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Maison familiale of Coaticook and the Coaticook Hospital for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Payeur. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Coaticook Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Coaticook, QC, J1A 2T7.


Palmer Watson, Sandra

1943 – 2017

Mrs. Sandra Palmer Watson of Ayer’s Cliff passed away suddenly at the CHUS-Hôtel Dieu in Sherbrooke on January 30, 2017 at the age of 73.  Daughter of the late Stella Sylvret and the late Wallace Palmer.

She leaves to mourn her children Melanie and Jamie (Lea-Anne); her grand-children Evan and Erica, her sisters Joy Trayers and Anne White and their families, and many great friends near and far.  She was an amazing woman and will be dearly missed. 

Funeral services to be held at a later date.


Morrison Nielsen , Vera

It is with great sadness that the family of Vera Morrison Nielsen announces her passing on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the age of 81 years.

Vera, wife of the late Orla Nielsen, will be lovingly remembered by her children, Garry, Penny and Brenda (Henry); her six grandchildren, Shawn (Courtney), Brandon, Kiersten, Danika (Steven), Kyla and Ryley; and her great grandson Chase.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at the Cass Funeral Home, 15 Station, Sawyerville, QC, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM  and on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, followed by the funeral at 2:00 PM.  Rev.Tami Spires officiating. Interment in the Eaton Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Eaton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 934, Cookshire-Eaton, QC, J0B 1M0, would be appreciated by the family.


Holmes, Betty Jocelyn

Passed away peacefully at the Connaught Home, North Hatley, Quebec on January 28th in her 94th year.

Loving mother of Judith (Maurice), Glenn (Brenda), daughter-in-law Anne Houstoun, granddaughter Heather and sister Nancy Young.  Predeceased by her husband Steve (2007), sons Timothy (1984) and Hugh (2010), brother Phillip and sisters Joanne, Mary Jean and Barbara.  
Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date.

Sincere thanks are extended to the Connaught Home for their care and compassion over many years and a special thank you to Sue Black.

Contributions to the Dr. W.J. Klinck foundation building fund would be welcomed.


Martin Goodsell, Alice Bertha

1937 – 2017

Passed away peacefully at the CSSS Memphremagog, on Wednesday January 26, 2017 at the age of 79.  

Cherished wife of Raymond Goodsell, a loving mother to Paul (Micheline), Suzanne and Carmen (Michael) and a dear grandmother to Jeffrey (Émilie), Scott (Marie-Éve), Jessica (Yannick), Jennifer (Jerome) and Lindsay (David).  She was a proud and precious great-grandmother to Norah, Alice, Loucas, Lydia, Daphney and Hunter.  She will be missed by her brother Roland Martin (Jeanine), brother in-laws Tom Richer and Léopold Lacroix (Gisèle) as well as many nephews, nieces, other family members and friends.

Resting at Cass Funeral Home, 545, Dufferin, Stanstead, where family and friends may call on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   A celebration of life will follow at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Bannerman palliative care unit at the Magog hospital for the amazing care and attention given to Alice, as well as to the wonderful staff at the CSSS Memphrémagog (3e hébergement) for their many years of endless dedication and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Magog Hospital Foundation, long term care unit, 50, St-Patrice East street, Magog (Quebec), J1X 3X3, would be appreciated by the family.


Dezan, Richard

1947 - 2017

Richard Dezan passed away peacefully at his home in Ayer’s Cliff on January 26, 2017 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Eileen Fee and son of the late Lawrence Dezan and Madeleine Tyler.

Richard was a cherished father to Chris (Marie-Eve), Cheryl (Darcy) and Crystal (Frederic) and a dear Grandpa to Jayden, Madelyne, Colin, Ethan, Melody, Nicolas and Dominic.  He also leaves to mourn his sister Joyce (Eric) and brothers and sisters in law Ron (Beryl), Warren (Petra), Elizabeth, Audrey (Russell) and Sandra (Neal).  He will sadly be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral Home, 900, Clough, Ayer’s Cliff, QC, on Tuesday January 31, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  A memorial service will follow at the funeral home.

The family extends a special thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Prévoir kidney clinic of the CHUS, especially Dr. Langlois.  Another special thank you to the 24-hour palliative care service through the CLSC in Magog, more specifically to nurse Jesabelle and Dr. Masse.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Quebec Diabetes Ass., 8550 boul Pie-IX, bureau 300, Montréal, QC, H1Z4G2 ; The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 230-2300 René Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H3H 2R5; or The Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6T9, would be appreciated by the family.


Penhale, John

John Penhale, formerly of North Hatley, passed away peacefully at the Bannerman Palliative Care Unit in Magog on January 19, 2017at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Colette (née Labbé).

John was the father of Anthony (Geneviève Guertin), Ann and Andrew (Marie-Ève Côté), and grandfather of Gabriel, Alexandra, Margaret and Henri. In the Penhale family, he was the son of the late Edith Evelyn McNaughton and of the late Alfred Lloyd Penhale, and the brother of Beverley Penhale (the late John Nicol), Bonnie Penhale (the late Anthony Malcom) and Ian Penhale (Lise Gendron). He was also the brother-in-law of Andrée Labbé (Darel Wright), the late Pierre Labbé (the late Nicole Fortin), France Labbé (Pierre Chateauneuf) and Louise Labbé (the late Benoît Cartier). He will also be mourned by his nephews along with many other relatives and friends.

Resting at Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the St Patrick's Catholic Church, 20 Gordon St, Sherbrooke, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the funeral service.

The family wishes to extend its appreciation to the staff of Place Sandborn in Ayers’ Cliff and to the doctors and staff of the Bannerman Palliative Care Unit in Magog for the excellent care given to John.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation for the benefit of and use by the Bannerman Palliative Care Unit, 50, St. Patrice Street East, Magog, Quebec J1X 3X3 would be greatly appreciated.


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