In Memory Of OAKES, Fr. George

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St. Thomas More
980 Moffat
Verdun, Quebec
December 5, 2018
14:00 - 17:00 / 19:00 - 21:00

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St. Thomas More Church
980 Moffat
Verdun, Quebec
December 6, 2018
10:30
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Father George Oakes.
Predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Oakes-Nicholson (nee Cornell), his father, George W. Oakes and his brother, Ross Oakes, he will be deeply missed by his cousin, Patricia Howe-Loebach of London, Ontario and her family Michael, three daughters and grandchildren, and many other cousins and their families.
Father George was ordained a priest at St. Patrick's Basilica on Nov. 4, 1978. He served as a deacon at St. Monica's (1977) and as a priest at Resurrection of our lord (1978-1986) St. Ignatius of Loyola (1986-1988) St. John Brebeuf (1988-1989) and St. Thomas More as pastor (1989-Nov. 30, 2018)
He experienced so much love and support from the parishioners that many close friendships were formed during these years.
Visitation will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 980, Moffat Ave., Verdun, QC H4H 1Y9, on Wednesday, December 5 from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church on Thursday December 6 at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Fund of St. Thomas More Church, 980 Moffat, Verdun, QC H4H 1Y9.

Messages for the Family of OAKES, Fr. George

From: Karen Sullivan

God needed one special angel when he called you home George. Thank you so much for your love and friendship over the years. You were always there for me and my family. Our memories from the Folk Group at St. Malachy's will be especially close to my heart. Rest in eternal peace dear friend. With Love,
Karen Taillon Sullivan
From: Maureen Glover

We are all so sad to hear the news of the untimely death of our dear Friend Fr. George Oakes. He was the kindest, most loving, caring Man and loved by so many people from all the parishes he served in. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all of us. Rest in Peace Dear Fr. George
The Glover Family
From: A ndree Lacroix

TO AFRIEND OF LOG DATE
MAY GOD BLESS YOU
FROM ANDREE LACROIX AND DANNY COLFORD
From: Sr. Marie Therese, SOLI

I am so sorry to hear of the death of our dear Father George. Words cannot describe how wonderful Father George has been to my family, he has been a true spiritual Father to each one of us. My family has been deeply touched by his friendship and kindness over many years. and several generations. Father baptized all my cousins, my sister and I. We have enjoyed many memorable Christmas Masses, baptisms, weddings and anniversaries in Verdun as a family. When he last wrote me on the occasion of my final vows he said that he prayed for me everyday. I will do the same for him.
From: Kathleen Rowe

Father George was a thoughtful, kind and courageous human being who loved his calling to help others. In so doing, he became an inextricable part of our lives and the heart and soul of St. Thomas More Parish. His humanity shone through in all of his relationships and in the words he used to convey his always loving message. Rest in peace Father George and thank you.

Kathleen and all the Rowe family
From: Al. Mcfarlane

May god be with you. Thank you for all you've done for our families alf and Geri mc farlane
From: Olivia, Leslie and Rick

Our family was welcomed with love and kindness by Father George to St. Thomas More Parish when we moved to Verdun. Our fondest memory of him is a Sunday service when our daughter was just a newborn. We had trouble settling Olivia during mass and my husband got up to sooth her at the back of the church. Father George approached us afterwards to say that we needn't leave mass when she cried and that it was a joy to have (and hear) children at church. We feel blessed to have known Father George.
From: Lugara Family

So very sad to hear of Father George's passing. He was a great man, priest and friend. He treated everyone with heartfelt warmth. My boys were altar boys and he treated them very well, always guiding them with his expertise and knowledge. We will miss him dearly.
From: Nicole Vocino Riendeau

RIP Father George. With heartfelt sympathy!!!!
From: Vi and Don Couldon

Our sincere condolences to family and friends of Father George. We knew and worked with him at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. He was a very kind and dedicated man and will be truly missed.
From: Joel Olney

I was lucky enough to count George as a personal friend. He, along with Kevin Griffin, was part of what I use to call the Dynamic Duo at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. Resurrection rocked, ... well Folk Grouped ;) while they were there. Got to know George, first as an altar server, and we stayed connected even when he was moved to his next parish. Fond memories of a few Bar-B-Barn ribs nights, with time to catch up on our lives, and then followed by a movie. Thank you George, for being ... the Fr George who always answered the call, be it to come back to Resurrection to officiated at my wedding, and then, to baptized my daughter. You lead a good life, and you truly cared about your Parish Families. You will be missed greatly. Using a line I heard you use, many a time, at a funeral mass. " Well Done, Good and Gentle Servant, Well Done." My sincere condolences to your Family and Friends in this time of loss. George, enjoy your eternal rewards, of a life will lived.
From: John & Wendy Kinal

To the family of Father George and friends, We had the pleasure of knowing Father George for more than 35 years. He was such a beautiful person and officiated at our marriage in 1984, at Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Lachine. He was a family friend, and our family priest who officiated and attended marriages, Baptisms, Birthdays and guided us spiritually at the funerals of many family members. When and if we were in Montreal visiting family and friends at Christmas, we would attend his Christmas Mass. He will be missed and be fondly remembered by the Kinal family. RIP Father George.
From: Emmett Francoeur

Deepest sympathies from myself and my wife Patty O'Connor to the whole family. George was such a positive fellow in all the situations where our paths crossed, with a large helping of wit. His kindness will be missed.
From: David McKee

To Father George's family.

My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers. He was a good man and had a good heart.

David McKee

married by Father George 1986 at Resurrection of our Lord - Lachine 1986 Aug.9
From: Julius and Jean Sult

Father George was our family friend for over 50 years, godfather to Peter, Matthew and Mark. He presided over the sacraments for our children and was ever-present in their lives. How wonderful it has been to call George our friend from his secular career at Loyola College to celebrating 40 years of priesthood just one month ago. Rest In peace dear friend.
From: Colleen and Brent Pearce

Our deepest sympathies to Fr. George's family.
Fr. George was our wonderful friend ! We will miss him terribly.
He was caring and thoughtful and giving....he was one of a kind ! We will miss his dry sense of humour and the fun times we shared.
And his big hugs !
His greatest happiness I know is being with God.....he told me recently
that his ordination day was the happiest day of his entire life.
Rest in peace our dear friend Fr. George....we know you're in heaven.
From: Dube Family

Father George was a significant presence in our family. First at Bishop Whelan school and Resurrection Church. In our family, he presided over three marriages, 5 baptisms and countless additional celebrations over the 40 years we have known him. He always made himself available with great enthusiasm. He has given us such good memories and He most certainly will be missed.
From: Laye family

Dear Father George,
May you rest in peace. Thank you for everything you did for us and the kids over the last 25 years. We will miss you. With love,
Amrita, Bernard, Anthony,
Natasha and Nicolas Laye.
From: Timothy Wood

To the family and friends of Father George.... He was a big part of our family and a wonderful kind and caring man. We will dearly miss him and will certainly cherish the memories that we have of him! He married my wife and I and baptized both of my children and even performed my confirmation. Watch over us all Father George!
From: McCarthy Family

We're all very sorry to learn this sad news about Father George, a kind, devout, dedicated priest. In recent years he would visit our Mom while making his rounds in the healthcare system and seniors’ residences. Our Mom was church organist at Resurrection, Lachine, during Father George’s years there. She always remembers one of Father George’s favourite hymns… May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You. And so, Father George, with that happy memory in mind, may the Good Lord bless and keep you!
And thank you!
Peter McCarthy, on behalf of Gerry McCarthy and family, Lachine
From: Lorraine Giblin

The “good and gentle servant” has become an angel watching over us and enjoying his heavenly rewards. I didn’t know you well, Father but I felt your genuine warmth & kindness in those few times that we did meet. I know you are happy now in the company of your Dear Lord. You will be missed. RIP
From: Sylvie Cormier & Michael Delli Colli

It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Father George Oakes.
He was a big part in our lives, he married us and baptized both of our boys. We were blessed to be able to actively take part of his Sunday Mass by being extraordinary ministers of holy communion. Father George did both of our boys First Communion and he also did their Confirmation. An extraordinary man in ordinary shoes, always smiling, joyful, full of life and positiveness for everyone. You will be remembered by many of us, you will be missed deeply, but I am sure that he would want us to start smiling at one point in time… ONE DAY at a time, ONE BREATHE at a time… Life starts with a breathe and ends with a breathe… Every breathe we take is a present… and the present is a present in itself...