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Peters Turcotte, Thérèse

1928 – 2016

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Mrs. Peters Turcotte at the Coaticook Hospital on December 5th 2016, at the age of 88.  Long-time companion to the late Roland Cormier and daughter of the late John Peters and the late Tekla Giran.

Visitation will be held at the Cass funeral Home, 545, Dufferin, Stanstead, on Saturday December 17, 2016 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of life.  Interment at a later date.

She leaves to mourn her daughters Joanne and Ginette (Marcel Faucher).  She was predeceased by her daughter Theresa.  She will sadly be missed by her grandchildren: Jason (Misty) and Eric (Marilyn) Poitras, Ghislain and Jeremy (Annie) Noël, Daniel (Julie) and Brigitte Faucher as well as her 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  She also leaves many nephews, nieces, other family members and friends.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Josée Lévesque, social worker at the CLSC Coaticook, for the wonderful care and devotion given to Mrs. Peters and her caregivers.

Donations to the Coaticook hospital Foundation, C.P. 293, Coaticook, QC, J1A 2T7, or to the Eastern Townships Alzheimer Ass., 740, Galt West, suite 112, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 1Z3, would be appreciated by the family.

Tuite, Lewis

1937 – 2016

At his home in Richmond on November 30, 2016, at the age of 79 years old, passed away John Lewis Tuite, husband of the late Marguerite Marcoux and long time companion of Marjorie Ward Abercrombie.

Loving father of Kevin (France Thouin) and Stephan (Lynne Labelle). Stepfather of Marilyn (Paul Pagnuelo), Diane (William Gifford) and Faye (Stanley Campbell).
Dearest grandfather of Brian, Steven, Rose-Camille, Ella-Maude, Charles-Antoine, Stephanie, Matthew, Andrea, Nelson, Amy, Adam and his great grandchildren. He is also survived by many friends and family.

Visitation will take place at Cass Funeral Home, 295 Principale S, Richmond, on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. The family will be present to receive condolences at Sainte-Bibiane Church, 970 Principale N, Richmond, on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1 pm to 2 pm, followed by the funeral service at 2 pm. Interment in Sainte-Bibiane cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CHUS Foundation, 530 10e Avenue Sud, Sherbrooke, QC, J1G 2R9.

Mackay, Mabel


Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Morrison Residence in Sawyerville, in her 98th year. Loving wife of the late Douglas Mackay.

Mabel is survived by her children Garth (Marian Bain), Ross (Hélène Crête) and Wendy (Ross Aulis); her grandchildren Sean, Shari (Blair), Christopher, Karine (Erick) and Julie (Tyler); her great-grandchildren Maélie, Andrew and Noémie; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Arthur, Jessie, Bill, Arnold and Howard.

Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 15 Station, Sawyerville, where family and friends may visit on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7 pm to 9pm, and on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 am to 11 am, followed by the funeral service at 11 am. Interment in the Eaton Cemetery.

Séguin Phillips, Leona

1924 – 2016

Mrs. Leona Séguin passed away at the CSSS Memphrémagog, on November 28th, 2016 in her 93rd year, formally from Stanstead.  Loving wife to the late George Moran and the late Russell Phillips.   Daughter of the late George Séguin and Émilia Gaudreau.

Mrs. Séguin will be missed by her sisters Thérèse and Jeannette.  She was predeceased by her brothers Alfred, Oscar, Roland and Clarence.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Humphrey, Gordon Frederick

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Frederick Humphrey on November 24th, 2016. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Irene Porter, his cherished daughters Lana (Dan Taylor), Nancy (Chris McNab), and Norma (Roger Villeneuve), and adored grandsons Michel and Mathieu Villeneuve, and Jacob, Cedric, and Trevor Taylor.  His sister Shirley Nutbrown (Harold Nutbrown) and their son Kevin, his sisters-in-law Rita Nugent and Cora Porter and many nieces and nephews. 

There will be visitation at the Cass Funeral Home in Lennoxville on Tuesday, November 29th in the evening, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The funeral will be held at Beulah United Church in Ayer’s Cliff on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Celiac Association.

Coulter, Gerry

Gerry Coulter died suddenly on November 24, 2016.

He was born Bernard Gerard Coulter in Kingston Ontario on August 14 1959 to Madeline and Gerald Coulter, both of whom are deceased.  

After taking a BA in Philosophy and History, then an MA in Sociology at Queen’s University, Gerry completed his Doctoral degree in Philosophy (Sociology) at Carleton in 1992.

Gerry’s academic teaching career began at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon in 1992, where he met his future wife, Mary Ellen.  After a year teaching at Carleton, Gerry joined the faculty of the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University in 1994 where he contributed to the growth of the department and the success of the university until his death. He was extensively published including three books and about 100 articles. He founded the innovative, free-access International Journal of Baudrillard Studies in 2004, and is recognized across the world as the expert on Baudrillard and his ideas.  

Gerry was an extraordinarily talented and caring professor.  He was appreciated and respected as a faculty member who inspired and encouraged students to discover their strength and worth. Gerry was awarded Bishop’s University’s highest award for teaching - the William and Nancy Turner prize.  In the words of former student Laura Smith, “Gerry was not only my favorite professor and the reason that I’ve kept on with academia and Baudrillard studies, but a true friend. It was the support, encouragement, and positivity from Gerry that propelled me onwards at many forks in the road. The amazing thing is that, as you know, this inspiration and encouragement was felt by so very many students. Gerry’s teaching allowed students to challenge their own assumptions in ways that pointed them not toward a predetermined end, but toward developing confidence in their own critical thinking ability. This generous, infinite gift – developing one’s inner well of strength – will stay with me my entire life.”
Gerry loved keeping in touch with many of his students in the years after they studied with him.

Gerry is survived by his partner of 23 years, Mary Ellen Donnan, and beloved canine companions Kai and Samantha.

Visitation will take place at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be at St. Mark’s Chapel Bishop’s University on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev Heather Thomson officiating.

Anderson (nee Gillespie), Winnifred


Peacefully, on Thursday, November 17, 2016, Winnifred Anderson (nee Gillespie), daughter of the late John Gillespie and the late Sarah Suffolk.

Beloved wife of Edmund Anderson; mother of Karen (Victor), Jonathan (Nathalie), Joan (Jerry) and Paul (Liane); sister of Ethel Neal (nee Gillespie); and grandmother of 9 grandchildren.

Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oasis Christian Centre, 219, Queen St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville). Interment in the Huntingville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oasis Christian Centre (219 Queen, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1K4).

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.

Kendall, Clarence Duncan


Clarence Kendall, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016 at the Wales home in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (Honey) Stewart, father of Janna, Doug (Suzan), and grandfather of Jamie and Andrew.

Clarence was a graduate of Lennoxville High School and Bishop’s University. Grandpa was truly larger than life. He was an amazing father and grandfather. Clarence as a teacher, a principal and a Director General of the Eastern Township of Quebec School Board was respected by generations of folks and touched so many lives. Clarence was involved in the founding of Fulford Academy, and was a founding investor. He loved the outdoors, the waters of Lake Massawippi and countless hobbies.
 Visitation will be at the Lennoxville United Church, 6 Church, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 12 pm to 2 pm.  A celebration of life will be follow the visitation at 2 pm. Following the service, a lunch will be held in the church reception hall.
Doug, Suzan, Jamie, Andrew and Janna want to express their deep gratitude for the outpouring of love and support shown to them during this time – a true testament to how much Clarence was respected and loved in his community.

They would also like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers at the Wales Home who took such good care of Grandpa.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Alexander Galt Regional High School or the to the Alzheimer's Society, 740 Galt Ouest, Suite 112, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 1Z3.

Beekers, Regina

Monday, November 7, 2016, at the age of 94, passed away peacefully at the Residence Camille Lefebvre, Lachine, surrounded by her loving family.

Regina Beekers beloved wife of the late Godfried Beekers and dear mother of Theresa, Fred (Danielle) and Diana (Joe). Regina was the cherished grand-mother of Jennifer, Micheal, Mindy, Cassy, Christopher, Mitchell and Martin, and of 7 great grand children.

Memorial tributes in Mrs Beekers memory can be made to the Quebec Lung association, 222-855 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC, H2L9Z9.

A memorial service will be held at Cass funeral home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke, QC, on November, 18, 2016 at 1 pm. Father Doyon will be officiating.

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