It is with sorrow that the family announces the passing of Fernande Proulx (née Côté) on July 8th, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Fernande was predeceased by her husband Lucien Proulx (1926-1987) and her parents Albert Côté and Lydia St-Aubin. Fernande was very proud of her 9 children, Michelle Robichaud (Jean), Jacques (Dorothy), Marc, Sister Suzanne-Christine, Daniel (Roberta), Pierre, Jean (Kathy), François (Shelley) and Jeannette (late Trevor Volway). Fernande cherished her 11 precious grandchildren Erica, Jean-Guy, Lyne, Jean-Pierre, Luc, Erik, Mathiew, Alexandra, Julie, Stéphanie and Trevor. She also rejoiced in her 7 great-grandchildren Jacob, Joey, Gabrielle, Ashleigh, Émilie, Isabelle and Patrick. Fernande will be sadly missed by many brothers and sisters: Louis (Cécile), Jean-Paul (Thérèse), Thérèse Beauparlant (Roger), Marguerite Lalande (Hervé), Jacques (Paulette), Gérard (Yvonne), Luc (Pauline), Marcel (Patsy), Rita Barbe (predeceased) (Ronald) along with many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law from the Proulx family. Mom will always be remembered by all that knew her as a kind, honest, down to earth and smiling woman. She never let life bring her down, she always stood proud for what she believed in and she always held her head up high. Mom maintained her pride and dignity up until her last breath. She was active up until the very end; her involvement at the Centre Communautaire of Sudbury was a great source of pleasure for her. The family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to her long-time family doctor André Roch. Special thanks to Drs Roch, De Blacam and Sauvé for their extended support, comfort and worlds of wisdom to our mother and to the family while mom was in the hospital. The family is also thankful to the very special, caring and gentle nursing staff (4th floor North Tower) that took care of mom. Viewing will be held at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury, Wednesday, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the St-Jean-de-Brébeuf Church, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.