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Foucault, Patricia

July 24, 2009 93

FOUCAULT, Patricia - We wish to announce the passing of our darling Mum, Mumsy, Nan and Nanny on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at the Laurentian Hospital Site in her 93rd year. We have been losing her for several years to Alzheimer's disease day by day, but we cherished the times when the twinkling in her blue eyes meant we were blessed with her real presence for a time, no matter how short. She was an English war bride who came to Canada in 1946 with her two oldest children to start a new life with her husband A.J. Peter Foucault, who predeceased her in 1970. Always ready and eager to learn, she was willing to try anything or go anywhere at a moment's notice, whether it was walking on the Hoover Dam or redoing the walls of a steam bath with cedar. She loved all things that live and wouldn't even kill a bee in the house, instead she would swoosh it in a towel and bring it back outside. Her flower garden kept her busy from the spring to the fall and she would be giddy as a school girl watching things grow. In her earlier years she knit, crocheted and did needlepoint. A lifelong reader she enjoyed playing cards, walking in the woods and picking berries of any kind. Everyone was “Pippin“ at one time or another and she considered herself Canadian through and through. She leaves behind a family who adored her. Daughter, Suzanne Waddick (husband Ed), Chatham; son Peter Foucault (wife Louise Cholette), Sudbury; daughter Wendy Labine (Karen Peters), Kingston; son Timothy Foucault (wife Wendy Howard), Chelmsford; grandchildren Lisa Christian (George Christian), Dan Foucault both from Chatham, Jason Foucault (Serena Fazio), Amber Foucault (Jason Finch) both from Toronto, Serena Kennelly (Morris Kennelly), Chelmsford and Crystal Foucault, Sudbury. Great grandchildren Peter Christian, Adrian and Adam Foucault and Kara-Lee Kennelly. She will be fondly remembered by Taylor and Robyn Kennelly, Pearl and Len Yauk of Parry Sound and their family as well as Berthe Ripper and her family from London. The family feels deep gratitude to the staff at Extendicare Falconbridge for their loving care of Patricia. We sincerely thank Dr. K. Deblacam and Dr. A. Roch for their understanding and compassion, also the medical staff in the ER at St. Joseph's Medical Centre. A heartfelt thank you to the 4th floor Laurentian Site nursing staff and our appreciation to Gerry Lougheed Jr. and his staff for their help and kindness. A private family service has already been held in the chapel at JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.orgNever far from our thoughts and always in our hearts, we will miss you “The sweetest little lady anyone could ever want to meet.“ 

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