Passed away peacefully at the Hospice Residence on April 17, 2018 at 73 years of age.  Beloved partner of James W. Shea for 13 years.  Loving mother of Alain Summerside (Nicole), Normand Summerside (Dolores) and Melanie Summerside.  Reunited with her late parents Theodore and Thérèse.  Dearest sister of Nicole, Michelle, Pierrette, Lucie, Lorrainne, Denis, Yvon, René and Sylvie.  If you so desire, memorial donations to the Hospice of Windsor or to Family Respite would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  Many thanks to all the staff at WRH-Ouellette Campus and Hospice of Windsor for all of your compassionate care of Monique to the end of her  journey.


Monique was a proud French Canadian who embodied the motto “One Country, Two Languages”.  Early in her career she worked in marketing and advertising in Quebec.  She came to Windsor in 2004 to head the French Translation Department of BBDO which handled advertising for Chrysler Canada. After her time in advertising, she started her own translation firm from home where she could work and tend to the garden she loved.


Memorial visiting Friday, April 27th from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Memorial visiting will continue on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am until time of Memorial Service celebrating her life at 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at

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