In Memory Of Halfkenny, Avis

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Kane & Fetterly - Salon A
5301 boul. Decarie Blvd.
Montreal Quebec H3W 3C4
 


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Kane & Fetterly - Salon A
5301 boul. Decarie Blvd.
Montreal Quebec H3W 3C4
 

The family of Avis Maxine Halfkenny, age 83, is saddened and heartbroken to announce her sudden passing on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Avis passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Father Dowd Seniors Residence, Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal.

Born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell William Halfkenny and Grace Lenore Halfkenny (Mentis).


She was a Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and a Friend to all.

Avis moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1965, and made it her home. Along with family and friends, she enjoyed the active and upbeat multicultural community of Cote-des-Neiges for the next 56 years.

The neighborhood was safe, close knit and offered a sense of belonging. Everyone was friendly and doors were never locked, especially hers. Many friends and family were showered with her kindness and compassion, offering up great meals, accommodations, and conversation for anyone who dropped in.

She enjoyed reading, was an avid card player and loved music. Music, however, was her absolute favorite pastime, whether listening, dancing, or singing, it was all the same and all good. She was fun, loving and a joy to be around.

Besides her parents, Avis was predeceased by her sons Maxie and Lance.

Avis is survived by her children: Verna, Leslie, and Sheldon. 

Sisters: Verna and Doris.

Grandchildren: Candice, Raeleen, Cameo, Ashton, Tyla and Dylan.

Great Grandchildren:  Max, Benjamin, Mia, Ava, and Kiara.

Niece: Velvet. 

Nephews: Shane, Craig, Scott, Derek, and Carlos.

Great nieces, nephews as well as many loving close relatives and friends.

 

The family would like to extend a huge gratitude to Viola who was there every step of the way. Her care giving, compassion, kindness and selflessness was unwavering. May she always be blessed. 

Additionally, we would like to thank the staff at Father Dowd Seniors Residence for their support, dedication, and hard work over the years. What an amazing team.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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Messages for the Family of Halfkenny, Avis

From: Guylaine B.

Je suis vraiment désolée pour la grande perte que vous vivez présentement. La mort est notre pire ennemie. Heureusement, notre grand créateur a un espoir pour nous. On lit en Révélation ou Apocalypse 21 : 4 "  Et il essuiera toute larme de leurs yeux, et la mort n’existera plus ; il n’y aura plus ni deuil, ni cri, ni douleur. Les choses anciennes ont disparu. » Bon courage!
From: shelley Murrell

To Verna and family

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom it's got to be the hardest thing that we go through in life.
May she R.I.E.P. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
And pls know that it may not get better but it will get a little easier.

Stay Strong cuz

Love your cuz Shelley and Jeffrey
From: Barbara Gavin (Jones)

Dear Verna, Sheldon, Leslie, Candace, Camio and all extended family,

I'm sending my deepest and most sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother.

It's very true as young children we never forget who was kind to us and Avis is one I'll always hold dear in my heart. Avis was truly a loving and sweet natured lady and I shall forever remember her. always.

Verna, I remember when we were young and played together I would call upon you and your Mom always greeted me with such Love and kindness... this was her genuine nature.

I'm sorry I cannot be there with you today but please know my heart and love is with all of you. May the love of God sustain you at this most difficult time.

Rest In Peace Avis with love, Barbie.
From: Pam Borden

Rest in heavenly peace Avie. To know you is to love you and you will be missed by everyone who knew you.💖 Pammy Borden
From: Vicky Brooks-Johnson

Wishing heartfelt condolences to you and your family Verna at this difficult time. May the precious memories of your mother bring you peace and joy in the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Cousin Vicky
From: Janet Borden

Cousin Verna, Sheldon, Leslie and Family

Your Mother and Grandmother will always be with you, you’ll always remember how it felt to laugh with her and to be loved by her. I hope those memories will bring you comfort in time.

Aunt Avie blessed so many people with her love and kindness, I loved her dearly.

Rest In Peace Lovely Lady

Fr. Janet Borden & Family
From: Maria Chambers and family

My sincere condolences to the family. May God give you peace as you lay your mom to rest. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Maria and Family 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
From: Verda Halfkenny

I lost a sister and a friend on Wednesday. I'll always remember our times together. My heart goes out to the family. I loved Avie and I love you all. Rest in peace, Avie
From: Barb Layne

Dear Verna:

I send my condolences to you and your family. May God bless and keep your Mom.

She's at peace in God's Kingdom.
From: Arron Halfkenny

Heart felt condolences for my beautiful cousin Avis.

Arron Halfkenny
From: Corrie Tynes

My condolences to the family on your loss. Aunt Avis was one of a kind and a true good honest spirit who was always smiling and wanting to have a good time.

She was very good to me during my summer vacations to Montreal as a kid. She always made me feel welcome and also made sure Lance looked out for me. I can picture her saying “Do you want something to eat babe?” and then making sure that I had a good meal before I left. I looked forward to her food and all of the old stories that she would tell me while I ate.
Those are some of the fondest memories from my childhood trips to Montreal.

Rest easy Aunt Avis and tell Lance that his Lakers could be in trouble this series!
From: Denise Mentis-Smith

Sending sincere condolences and love to all of you during this most difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in the wonderful memories you had of Aunt Avey.
Love Denise Mentis-Smith & Family
From: DALE OLIVER

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF AVIS HALFKENNY. SHE WAS A VERY SWEET LADY WHO WELCOME MY BABY BROTHER CALVIN INTO HER HOME SO MANY TIMES, AND HE WOULD COME AND TALK ABOUT HSI TIME THERE. HE LOVED AVIS AND I THANK HER FOR DOING THIS FOR CALVIN. SHE WAS A VERY FUNNY LADY AT TIMES, BECAUSE WHEN THERE WAS ENTERTAINMENT AT FATHER DOWD, THE MUSIC WAS OLD SCHOOL MUSIC, FOR HER BACK IN THE DAY. I WOULD ARRIVE AT FATHER DOWD AND WATCH HER JUST LOVING THE MUSIC. THANK -YOU AVIS, AND NOW YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS. REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE.


DALE AND THE OLIVER FAMILY.
From: Elsa

Verna, Leslie, Sheldon,
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May Avis rest in eternal peace.

From George and Marva Carter
From: Kathleen Chaput

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is with the family at this time. May you Rest In Peace now.My deepest Condolences.
From: Charles & Evelyn Borden

To All of our Family,
Sincerest condolences on the passing of Avie; she was and always will be family to us. We loved her in life and we will love her in death.
Uncle Charlie, Aunt Evie and Family (Truro, NS)
From: Sherry Ryan

My sincere condolences to the Halfkenny family.
Avis, may you Rest In Peace.
Sending love to Candice, Leslie, Kiara, Tyla, Ava, Verna, Cameo, Sheldon and Verna and all others. 💕❤️💕❤️🙏🏽
From: Christine Abidakun

We can only live on forever, if our loved ones remember us fondly and share those memories with others.
From: Laura

Sending my condolences to the Family.
From: Katherine and Joe Thomas

Hi Verna

Very Sorry to hear about Avis. I know you will miss her, but just know this is God's will. I'm sure she is resting peacefully. May God continue to shower His Blessings on you as you keep her in your memories.

Love You
Aunt Kay and Uncle Joe
From: Lina, Bobby Wilson

Verna,
We were so sorry to here about your Mom's passing and we send our deepest condolences to you, your family and all her friends.
I never got to know your Mom as well as I would have liked, so I took some time to read what others had to say.
She was certainly the Mom, Grandmother, sister, cousin, relative and friend everyone would like to have.
I can only say, hold on to those memories and all those kind words and she will be with you and your family in sprit for ever.
From: Velvet King

My condolences to Leslie, Verna, Candice and Tyla, I know you were very close to your mother and grandmother. Aunt Avie was my favourite aunt and I just realized that I'm her only niece. Last time I saw her was in 2014 at her birthday dinner which was on my birthday too. I remember being the coat check girl at some of her parties when I was a kid, making up and serving sandwiches for her guests. A lot of great memories there. She'll be missed.
From: Karl Martin

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Your mother was a loving and thoughtful individual that will be sorely missed. Always a pleasant heart and open arms to all that had the pleasure of being in her presence.
Her departure from your family and the rest of us is difficult to bare, and most definitely will be a life time of grief due to her endearing personality... May the good Lord embrace her and cushion you and your family with strength during this difficult time..
From: Lorraine Gannon

Sending my Deepest condolences to the family . Avis was like second mo to me , I am saddened to hear that she has passed on .there will always be a special place in my heart for her . Rest in peace Avis .
From: Vonnie Dorrington Spencer

To the family of Avis Halfkenny my deepest condolences. All of us could share precious memories of this special lady who walked in kindness and grace; always a joy to be in her presence. Praying God's peace during this very difficult time.
From: Claudia Borden

Verna Sheldon Leslie, sending my deepest condolences to you all. May God continue to COMFORT you all at this time. Your mom was a beautiful soul. And may she rest in Heavenly Peace. You earn your wings. Soar high beautiful Queen. Sour high 🙏🏾🙌🏽🌷🌷🌷🌷❤
From: Betty Lou Maxwelll- Baylis

Dear Verna, Sheldon, Leslie and Family

Sending our heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of dear Avie. No words can make you feel any better at this time but know your all in our prayers. Avie was a beautiful person to everyone who knew her. Her love and hospitality to others will never be forgotten. She will live in your hearts forever. Love & God Bless.
RIP always.

Betty Lou Maxwell-Baylis & the Maxwell family of Truro, N.S.
From: Sharon Brown

Dearest Verna and Family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. Though we never had the honour of meeting her I’m sure she had the love and respect from everyone who knew her. May the love of those around you provide comfort in the days ahead.
Much love,
Sharon and Bobby Brown
From: Brenda Tynes

To the family my deepest condolences.Aunt Avis was certainly one of a kind to say the least.She was always so good to me and our family.Fun loving for sure.Always a great laugh when you were in her company.I still remember 3yrs ago when we went to visit her.Raymond and I walked up to her bedside and right away she looked up oh Brenda and I hadn't seen her in a few yrs but she remembered me.What an awesome last memory.When Raymond started singing Precious Lord she joined right in with him.So touching.R.I.P.my precious lady.I am sure the family was gathered at the gates to welcome you home<3
From: Sandy L D9/C9

To Leslie & Family,

My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. The memories left behind will live forever in your hearts. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Tammi Upshaw

Sending prayers and sincere condolences to all the family in the loss of Avis. May you find some comfort in the wonderful memories she left in your hearts. Sending special hugs to sister Doris and daughter Verna.