Annette Sylvia Waram (née Lavigne)
September 30, 1938 - October 11, 2021
The family announces with great sorrow the passing of their beloved and devoted wife, mother, sister, and matriarch at Health Sciences North on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at the age of 83. Annette was the beloved wife of Ralph Alfred “Al” Waram and daughter of Isidore and Marie Jeanne Lavigne (née Devost) both predeceased. She was a loving sister to Émile (Celia), Rose Jones (Fred predeceased), Jeanette Carriere predeceased (Roger predeceased), Claire Ducharme (Emilio), Daniel (Pamela), Victor (Barbara), André predeceased (Pauline), Denis predeceased (Rena), Marianne Jacobs (Murray), Hélène Leclaire (Daniel), Louise Vachon (Rick), and Raymond (Sherry). She leaves behind her sister-in-law Marie Weaver (Bill predeceased), Richard Waram (Kathy), and Shirley Waram (Richard). Left to grieve her are her proud children David (Giuliana), Suzanne Grier (Brian), Michael (Pauline), Catherine Fex (John), and Sandra Frappier (Denis). Her grandchildren; Laura, Cheryl, James, Adria, Jessica, Christina, Christina, Brianna, Jordan, Brendan, Hayley, Gia, Cory, Sara, Sabrina, Sebastian, and Christian are left with her legacy and will carry it to her numerous great-grandchildren.
A stalwart family supporter, there was not one of those members Annette wouldn’t support in any way they needed. Having learned that value young in life, in a large family where each depended on the other, her duty and devotion was first and foremost to family with her head held high and one foot in front of the other. Her siblings would attest to that. There wasn’t anything that was too difficult to overcome or work that was too hard to do. She did what she had to do for family.
Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she delighted in their company. They always looked forward to seeing her and hearing the stories of her youth that she gave to them so that they would have a strong sense of their own personal ancestry and interconnectedness with each other. She was eager to share with them the lessons she learned in this journey whether it was to build character or a prolific garden. It was during these times that she fostered a fierce sense of independence in them and an importance of education. They were eager to learn it all.
Famous throughout the family and her circle of friends were the many handmade gifts that she generously bestowed to all of us and that bears part of her legacy. Thousands of hours were lovingly spent making wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, First Communion dresses and tuxes, Baptism gowns, summer clothes, school clothes, winter clothes and the ever popular and unique Halloween costumes. If you had an article of clothing with the tag “My Favorite, ASW'' you knew it was made with exceptional love and a talent to match. Her handmade quilts that number in the hundreds are distributed throughout the world. Warm And Cuddly made by Annette Waram.
Her call to service was extended from family to community. Over a lifetime she thought nothing of sharing those creative talents and a gift for organization to assist in whatever charitable venture needed them. Very special to her were the group of ladies who gathered regularly over decades to make chemo caps. It would become a ministry close to her heart. This involvement to help others selflessly and to ease their burden has completed her legacy.
Her children are left to model the near impossible, but we will do our best in her honour. We are confident that she is at that great banquet table playing canasta with all the people who she loved and spoke of often and who arrived there before her. This is not good-bye; this is au revoir. “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 And, that she did!
Friends may gather at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Funeral mass will be held in St. Patrick’s Church 39 Walford Road Sudbury on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 11 am. Masks are mandatory at funeral home and church. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to World Vision or the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Provided by: Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home