Riviere Legault, Fay

In Memory Of
Riviere Legault, Fay

Sept. 8,1934 – March 11, 2022

Mom embarked on her final journey last Friday, passing away peacefully in her sleep after a longstanding struggle against cancer that she faced with courage and determination. She won many battles but ultimately lost the war.

Fay went to join her mom Roselda Cote as well as her siblings Vera, Ola, Jean, and Garnet for a boisterous game of “bonhommes” – the raucous Riviere family version of parcheesi. She also joins her father Garnet and husband Ernest, who passed away in 1974.

She is survived by her four children – Louise, Rita, Paul, and Andre – numerous nieces and nephews – both familial and honourary – and a slew of cherished friends and neighbours.

Fay loved to travel, dine out, and party – especially elaborate dinners and birthday celebrations that included the requisite champagne and dozens of yellow roses.

Mom often said not to wait till her funeral to buy her flowers, to bring them to her while she was alive and could appreciate them. In lieu of flowers, and in her memory, please buy a bouquet for a loved one – or take them out to dinner to create memories, celebrate life. Raise a glass to toast Fay’s long life. Remember her love of family and friends and her often overly frank, funny, and sometimes flabbergasting comments. Don’t be sad! That is not what she would have wanted. Despite her struggles and challenges, Fay had a happy life. Cherish her memory and let it live on.

According to her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Following cremation, she will be returned to nature in the spring or summer at the Remembrance Grove at the Côte-des-Neiges cemetery where she will nurture a sugar maple overlooking Saint Joseph’s Oratory. A celebration of her life will be held at that time.

The family wishes to thank the home, cancer, and palliative care teams at CLSC Benny Farm, Nova, and St. Mary’s who were kind, compassionate and considerate to our beloved mother – especially in her final weeks.

We also wish to thank friends and family for sharing their memories of our beloved mother. The outpouring of love and appreciation for Fay has been comforting during these sad times.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Time and memories are precious. Stock up on them while you can.

Au revoir Mom. Bon voyage!

Riviere Legault, Fay

In Memory Of
Riviere Legault, Fay

Sept. 8,1934 – March 11, 2022

Mom embarked on her final journey last Friday, passing away peacefully in her sleep after a longstanding struggle against cancer that she faced with courage and determination. She won many battles but ultimately lost the war.

Fay went to join her mom Roselda Cote as well as her siblings Vera, Ola, Jean, and Garnet for a boisterous game of “bonhommes” – the raucous Riviere family version of parcheesi. She also joins her father Garnet and husband Ernest, who passed away in 1974.

She is survived by her four children – Louise, Rita, Paul, and Andre – numerous nieces and nephews – both familial and honourary – and a slew of cherished friends and neighbours.

Fay loved to travel, dine out, and party – especially elaborate dinners and birthday celebrations that included the requisite champagne and dozens of yellow roses.

Mom often said not to wait till her funeral to buy her flowers, to bring them to her while she was alive and could appreciate them. In lieu of flowers, and in her memory, please buy a bouquet for a loved one – or take them out to dinner to create memories, celebrate life. Raise a glass to toast Fay’s long life. Remember her love of family and friends and her often overly frank, funny, and sometimes flabbergasting comments. Don’t be sad! That is not what she would have wanted. Despite her struggles and challenges, Fay had a happy life. Cherish her memory and let it live on.

According to her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Following cremation, she will be returned to nature in the spring or summer at the Remembrance Grove at the Côte-des-Neiges cemetery where she will nurture a sugar maple overlooking Saint Joseph’s Oratory. A celebration of her life will be held at that time.

The family wishes to thank the home, cancer, and palliative care teams at CLSC Benny Farm, Nova, and St. Mary’s who were kind, compassionate and considerate to our beloved mother – especially in her final weeks.

We also wish to thank friends and family for sharing their memories of our beloved mother. The outpouring of love and appreciation for Fay has been comforting during these sad times.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Time and memories are precious. Stock up on them while you can.

Au revoir Mom. Bon voyage!

FUNERAL DETAILS

Mom embarked on her final journey on Friday, March 11. 

The  interment will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuseday , May 24th at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, 4601 Cote-des-Neiges Rd. (meet at the administrative offices at 3:15 p.m.)

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