After a 21 month struggle, finally, some peace in the hands of Our Lord.  A great lady, born May 4, 1915 to Amelie and Armand Baillargeon.   Loving wife of the late Thomas. She was also predeceased by her siblings Wallace, Olivier, Antoine, Antoinette, Henriette and husband Manuel. Survived by her brothers-in law and sisters-in-law Vickie and Lorraine Baillargeon, Harry and Geraldine Hayes, Noella Hayes (the late Jack), Charles and Ruth Hayes.  Dearest mother of Sue Dufour and husband Ray, Paul and wife Jackie, Robert and wife Sharon, Cathy Bauer and husband Rick, Michael and wife Colleen, Peter, Edward and wife Catrin, Patricia Nodder and husband Ron.  Enthusiastic and supportive grandmother of Renée, Dan, Laurie, Thomas, Peter, David, Michelle, Jillian, Christopher, Shelly, Matthew, Steven, Kelly, Katie and Andrew, great G.G. of 16.  A great lover of life, she met many challenges.  She began teaching in 1933 in a two room schoolhouse. From 1943-1965, she stayed home to raise her family, and returned to teaching until she retired in 1979.  She continued to tutor and mentor even after retiring.  Age was never an impediment.  She got her drivers’ license at age 73 and remained extremely active and involved with family and church.  She was an avid reader, “hooker”, rug hooking that is, gardener and lover of art, even discovering a love of painting at age 97.  She was an inspiration to all, and it was an honour to have her in our lives.  Special thanks to all the people who allowed mom to live her life independently at Lion’s Manor and those who cared for her at Huron Lodge.  If you so desire, donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, Downtown Mission or Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Families First East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841).  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. John Vianney Church, 385 Dieppe Street after 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a memorial donation at www.familiesfirst.ca.

 

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