RENAUD, Marcelle (née Champoux)
It is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
Beloved wife of the late Camille Renaud. Loving daughter of the late Lévis and late Florida (née Boucher) Champoux. Treasured sister of Lucille. Predeceased by her siblings Jean-Paul, Irene, Jeanette, and Fernand. Cherished mother of Maurice (Anne Marie), Denise (late Ron) and Liette (Chris). Predeceased by her son Gérald (Michelle) and her daughter Simone. Loving grandmother of Eric, Marc, Daniel, Robert, Lisa, Dana, Mathew and Jonathan. Devoted great grandmother of Lexxie, Boston, Jenna, Kaylee, Baeli, Brittany, Brody, Blake, Felix and Colton. She will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews.
Marcelle was born and raised in Temiscaming, Quebec. In 1948 she married Camille and they eventually settled in Val Caron, Ontario. Marcelle was a resourceful, hard working woman whose number one priority was her family. Even though she had the smallest home, the door was always open and her kitchen was the gathering place for everyone! She was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed sharing her delicious cooking and baking. With a moment’s notice she could magically turn a dinner for six into dinner for twenty-six complete with her trademark coleslaw and delicious desserts! Family favourites were her famous butter tarts, tasty tourtières and her wonderful Christmas cake! Her grandchildren still cherish their memories of baking and decorating gingerbread cookies with Mémère every Christmas!
Marcelle was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 588. She played darts and looked forward to competing in the annual district and provincial finals. She also enjoyed bowling in her younger days.
Many happy years were spent camping at Temkin Point on Lake Temiscaming. Once again, the focus was on family and her grandchildren have great memories of being spoiled during their summer vacations with Mémère and Pépère.
Marcelle loved to dance! She liked to “lead” and was in great demand especially with the younger set on the dance floor who loved to be around her as she demonstrated her smooth moves!
In later years she enjoyed traveling, especially the bus tours, casino trips and bingo outings she shared with her sister Lucille, niece June and cousin Eugenie. She also looked forward to her Sunday drives with Gerry and Michelle.
She was a lifelong tennis fan and was thrilled when she and Lucille were finally able to attend a Roger’s Cup Tennis final game in Toronto just six years ago.
Marcelle was always up for a game of cards, anytime and anywhere! She was a fierce competitor and had a few choice words to share whenever there was too much talking, not enough playing, over bidding or table talk!
Among her many talents was her wonderful knitting. Over the years family and friends have received many beautiful sweaters, socks, toques, Christmas stockings and double-lined mittens, all knitted with so much love and now so cherished by all.
For the last ten years Marcelle was very happy in her own apartment at La Place des Bon Amis where she enjoyed the friendship and kindness of many good neighbours.
Throughout her life Marcelle loved to joke and tease! Even during challenging times she always kept her sense of humour. She had many famous comments including “Zip it!” and “Son of a Beehive in Corn Syrup!” and a few others that were more colourful! Marcelle was quite a character filled with “joie de vivre”! Everyone loved her and wanted to be around her. Known to so many simply as “Mémère” she was one of a kind who filled our lives with love and laughter. She will never be forgotten and forever loved! May she rest in eternal peace!
The family would like to thank everyone who helped Marcelle during the last few months of her life. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kaufeldt, Dr. Pun, Natalie Bureau, Lise Larochelle and all the home care nurses and personal support workers. Thank you to Dr. Singh and the HSN 4th floor nursing team with a special mention to Emily, Sherri and Heidi for their excellent care of Marcelle and her family during her final days. She knew she was in good hands and it gave her great comfort!
Due to the current Pandemic, a private funeral mass will take place. Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice by cheque or online are gratefully accepted. Please visit the funeral home’s website to send tributes and messages of condolence. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home.
Provided by: Cooperative Funeral Home