Russell, Jeanne of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away on Monday, April 28th, 2014, at her late residence, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Belair and the late John Russell. Loved mother of Marlene and her husband Leslie Burleigh of St. Thomas, Aurele “Pat” and his wife Edith of Cochrane and Diane and her husband Rejean Thibeault of Port Carling. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by 2 sisters Lillian and Mary and a brother Aurele. Sadly missed by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Jeanne was born in Cochrane on July 14, 1915, the daughter of the late Napolean and Roseanna Desforges.
A public memorial service to celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Visitation from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation as taken place, with the ashes to be interred in Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Valleyview Recreation Fund.