Monique “Monica” Jeanne Paré, of Maidstone, in her 62nd year, at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus on Sunday, January 31, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Beloved eldest daughter of Theresa May Paré (nee Desjardins) and the late Arthur Paré (1983). Soulmate, best friend and companion of Robert (Bob) Roy of Windsor. She loved Bob’s children Robbie & Kristy, Candace & Jason and Jennifer and their families as her own. Cherished sister of Denise Paré Watson and husband Harold of Kelowna, BC; Yvonne Phillion and husband Robert of Victoria, BC; Deanne Spivey and husband Brian of Burford, ON and Anne Marie Paré, of Colchester, ON. Monica will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews Erin, Meredith, Jennifer, Jordan, Jim, Thomas, Dan, Sarah, Meghan and Hayley and by a very special grand-nephew Christopher. She will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins, especially Aunt Cecile and Uncle Frank Paré and Aunt Rose Croteau and their families. Monica was a long-time employee of the University of Windsor in the Leddy Library. She loved her life and struggled valiantly to stay with us, enduring much pain and hardship along the way. She was a devoted member of St. Mary’s parish where she was a proud member of the Associates, and had many amazing friends who stood by her side to the end, especially Fr. Maurice Charbonneau, Kolleen Fuerth and Jean Dumouchelle. Our family would like to extend a very special thank you to nurse Lori Ranchuk of Bayshore Homecare, who attended Monica on an almost daily basis for over a year and became an instant family friend. Monica was so grateful for the care she received from all of the exceptional doctors and nurses who attended to her needs over the years, including Dr McFarlane Sr. and Jr., Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Quan, Dr. Anees and Dr. Mehta, and in her final hours, Nicole in Intensive Care where she showed care and compassion to the family. Visitation held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday February 3, 2016 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers will be held at 7:30 pm. Family and friends will be received on Thursday February 4, 2016 at St. Mary’s Parish (Maidstone) (12048 County Road 34) from 10 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Windsor Essex County Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Windsor Essex County Canadian Diabetes Association are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with Monica’s family at www.windsorchapel.com
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